Cognac Hine has released a special commemorative decanter to mark its 250th anniversary this year. Just 250 have been made available for sale worldwide.
The decanter was shown for the first time at the company’s 250th anniversary celebrations in Jarnac, and thereafter presented in New York, London, Moscow and Hong Kong. Hine Cellar Master Eric Forget said: “I had to choose a Cognac with exceptional qualities.” His choice led him to a barrel containing an eau-de-vie selected in 1953 by François and Robert Hine, who were then running the company. The particularly difficult weather conditions of this great year have given this Cognac qualities which enabled it to acquire an outstanding longevity, said the company.