A reader from Washington, USA sent us this Hine VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac and tells us: “Received a couple of bottles of liqueur from the grandson of Hyrim D. Walker who was the rear admiral of the merchant marines in the Pacific theater during World War 2.”

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Hine VSOP Fine Champagne CognacBottle

The label reads: Top label: by appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Suppliers of cognac

Second label: Maison fonde’e HINE V.S.O.P. en 1763

Main label: HINE V.S.O.P. Fine champagne cognac 4/5 quart 80 proof
Distilled and bottled by T.Hine & co.
Cognac, France
Imported by “21” brands, Inc. New York

Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: “21” Brands, Inc New York, N.Y.


How has the bottle been stored:

  • In a dry place
  • At room temperature
  • Up-right standing
  • Lying on its side

Some more information about the bottle:

  • Everythings seems fine
  • Cork is protected by a wax seal

Hine VSOP Fine Champagne CognacCork

The level of the cognac: High shoulder or top shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the upper curve of the shoulder

Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Hine VSOP Fine Champagne Cognac.

Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion. Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting your email address into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

Buyers please note: We do not accept simply pasting email addresses into the comments – please make an offer first; then later on we will connect buyer and seller. Thank you.

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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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