Thomas Hine left his home in Doreset at the age of sixteen. He arrived in Jarnac with a vision of learning to make Cognac, his father's favourite tipple. Two years before Louis XVI was deposed in 1796, Hine married into the family of an emiment Cognac négociant. He made the Hine name famous by creating bespoke Cognac for the English. H for Hine VSOP is a harmonious assembly of twenty Eaux de Vie aged for a minimum of four years, a fine distillate of fruit grown to the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne appellations, the two finest Cru of Cognac.
Rich gold colour. An impression of lively freshness, a sensory journey, floral on the nose with notes of jasmine and acacia, iris and lily of the valley, apricots and vanilla. Velvet smooth on the palate, a complexity of dried pectin characters, marmalades and cocoa, vanilla toasty oak and sweet, scorched fruit flavours. H by HINE VSOP is superb on its own and the perfect base for many cocktails both long or short.