A reader has a HINE VS bottle, means Very Special: This cognac category is no longer produced by HINE, the youngest would be H by Hine which is a VSOP.

When our reader’s great aunt died he found the bottle in her basement (with a bottle of very old Cream de cocoa) and wanted to see if this was worth anything. This one has a screw top, and is a US import.

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Whole Hine VS bottle

whole Bottle.

Label reads: by appointment to her majesty queen Elizabeth II Suppliers of Cognac, Cognac Hine S.A Jarnac


750ML(25.4Fl.OZ) 80 proof

Produce of France

established 1763 Cognac

Imported by Somerset Importers LTD
New york N.Y

Bottled by Cognac HINE S.A Jarnac France

Printed in France

Hine VS Cognac

It’s a screw top?


Liquor bottle France 075ML

On back tells story of HINE.

Our reader is interested in selling this bottle, please comment below if you know anything about this bottle.

Please also don’t just drop your email adress, if you are interested in purchasing, because we would like to learn more about price and value of this Hine.

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    RaShaun Curry

    I was given this bottle by a former school teacher who spent time in France in early 1980s. And would like to know what it is worth it has never been unsealed and is in original green sleeve. I have a photo of bottle which I can send upon contact.

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    kyle wayne skarbek

    I have also a bottle of the same thing, just wondering what the price would be for retail.

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