Created in 1763, Hine is armed with more 250 years of attention to detail from the early work in the vineyards to the art of blending the finest eaux-de-vie.

Hine owns 115 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the appellation’s two finest crus, the Grande and Petite Champagne. A team of 30 dedicated persons ensures the uncompromising longevity of one of the world’s most praised cognac house, independent and family-owned.

Hine has always been acclaimed by connoisseurs and sommeliers for being the specialist of single vintage cognacs. In its cellar in Jarnac, Hine preserves an unparalleled collection of demi-johns dating back to the 1850s. Since 1962, Hine is the sole official supplier of cognac to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 1867, the House took the recumbent stag as its official emblem, rooted to the French soil, turning its head in the direction of England; a stag who keeps its wandering past firmly in its sights, remembering when young Thomas Hine crossed the Channel to first set foot on a land he then called home.

Mastering the liquid forms of time. Every batch imprints its identity while our cellar master Eric Forget ensures 258 years of Hine heritage, one eau-de-vie at a time. The vineyard is the essential foundation of Hine’s commitment to excellence, since a great cognac is first and foremost a great white wine. Hine owns 115 hectares of vines in the heart of the appellation’s two finest crus: 105 in Grande Champagne and 10 in Petite Champagne. In 2019, Hine was awarded both the Certification Environnementale Cognac and the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) label as a pioneering estate, which recognise its sustainable agricultural and viticultural commitments.

More than ever, Hine is involved in the preservation of the plant heritage of its properties with the implementation of massal selection, a technique that protects the genetic diversity of the vineyard. This diversity is a qualitative lever and a guarantee of durability for the plant material of Domaines Hine.

VIRTUAL SHOW SCHEDULE

THURSDAY 22 APRIL

AN INTRODUCTION TO MAISON HINE - Starts at 7.30pm

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Introduction to Maison Hine Tasting Set - Cognac Show 2021 - 5x3cl : The Whisky Exchange

Created in 1763, Hine is proudly one of the oldest houses in the Cognac region and is named after Thomas Hine of Dorset. Hine’s philosophy of creating the highest quality Cognacs respects the Maison’s heritage and terroir. This is noted by the British Royal family who bestowed the Royal Warrant for Cognac to Hine in 1962; the only Cognac house to hold this honour. Taste through four of the Hine range with the Hine Ambassador and learn how to make a Hine-ball cocktail using the included ginger ale with Nicolas from the Henrietta Cognac Club.

FRIDAY 23 APRIL

HINE EARLY LANDED - Starts at 6.30pm

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Hine: Early Landed Tasting Set - Cognac Show 2021 - 5x3cl : The Whisky Exchange

The tradition of aging Cognac in the UK dates back to the 19th century when Hine first shipped their cognacs from Jarnac to the cooler, more humid cellars in Bristol. Hine continues this practice in the present day and is the only house in cognac to do so. Don’t think where you age a product makes a difference to the final taste? Well think again, this tasting will show just how important the terroir of the cellar is.  

SATURDAY 24 APRIL

XO TASTING WITH HINE & AE DOR COGNACS & DROUIN CALVADOS - Starts at 3.30pm

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XO Tasting with Hine, Drouin and AE Dor - Cognac Show 2021 - 3x3cl : The Whisky Exchange

An opulent session focused on the ‘Extra Old’ bottlings from three fantastic producers; AE Dor and Hine Cognac, and Drouin Calvados. Learn about what makes an XO an XO, and how time & casks affect the flavours present in a spirit.

CULTIVATING THE DIFFERENCE – HINE BONNEUIL  - Starts at 5.45pm

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Hine: Cultivating the Difference Tasting Collection - Cognac Show 2021 - 3x3cl : The Whisky Exchange

Hine produce a single estate, single vintage range of Cognacs from the Grande Champagne estate of Bonneuil. Each is the ultimate expression of the terroir where the grapes are grown and is limited to less than 20 casks per vintage. In this tasting, compare the 2006, 2008 and 2010 vintages from the Bonneuil estate.

COGNAC VS CALVADOS WITH HINE & DROUIN - Starts at 7pm

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Hine & Drouin: Cognac vs Calvados Tasting Set - Cognac Show 2021 - 5x3cl : The Whisky Exchange
Take part in an interesting and delicious comparison between Calvados and Cognac by comparing VSOPs and XOs from each of Hine Cognac and Drouin Calvados. The producers will discuss the differences and similarities between the categories and finish off with a yet-to-be-released Drouin Calvados that has been finished in a Hine Cognac cask.
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