• Catégorie Cognac
  • Pays d'origine n.c
  • Fabricant n.c

In 1791 young Thomas Hine left his home in Dorset, England to seek his fortune in France. He chose the Cognac region, perhaps because his family, living on the coast, had engaged in the common practice of smuggling cognac.

This was the time of the Revolution in France, and Thomas was arrested as a spy and imprisoned in the ancient Château of Jarnac.

He was soon freed again and married Françoise Elisabeth, whose father owned a cognac company in Jarnac. He had married into a business that was to become his career and his obsession. He became a noted connoisseur, respected for his integrity and famous for the demands he made on his suppliers.

Over the years, he raised the art of making cognac to new heights, continuing to develop the business, to which, in 1817, he gave its present name: Thomas Hine & Company.

When he died, in 1822, he left more than a prosperous business. His legacy was a name already known and appreciated around the world for the exceptional quality of its cognacs.

A Hine speciality is its concentration on the maturing of so-called ‘early-landed'cognacs. This custom dates back to the 19th century, when they first shipped selected vintage Grande Champagne Cognacs in cask to Bristol, in England, to mature in the unique conditions of the Bristol cellars.

Hine also forms part of the small circle of Houses who select their cognacs exclusively from the two well-known crus of the Cognac region. These, the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne, lie at the very heart of the Cognac region, and produce cognacs that are especially suitable for long ageing. Hine produces only cognacs of VSOP quality and above.

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