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Hardy: The Haute Couture of Cognac

The love affair between the British and France is hardly a secret (perhaps not reciprocated in many respects). But when it comes to the origins of Hardy Cognac, it’s an England–France union truly made in heaven. Discover our Special with HARDY The Beginning Wind the clock back to the mid-1800s, when an English wine & spirits merchant, Anthony Hardy, sold his wares from the UK capital city of London. Of course, as any good businessman should, he liked to get out in...
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Things You Didn’t Know About Hennessy Cognac

There’s no disputing that Hennessy is the king of cognacs. The famous name is known and revered in every corner of the planet.  Cool music icons sing about it (and certainly love to be seen swigging it). It graces the tables of Lords and Ladies worldwide, and it’s certainly the favorite spirit of many. Discover a wide range of Hennessy Cognac in our online shop. So, you probably think you know Hennessy.  But we’d like to place money on the chance that at least one...
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New Product – Bache Gabrielsen American Oak Cognac

Bache Gabrielsen are well known for producing innovative products - and their latest offering, the Bache Gabrielsen American Oak Cognac, certainly lives up to that reputation. The brainchild of cellar master, Jean Phillipe Bergier, American Oak is unique in the fact that it’s the first time a family run house has used American oak barrels during part of the aging process.  Of course, the eaux-de-vie used within the blend were first aged in Limousin oak barrels, but for the at...
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Is Armagnac Poised to Become a Hit in the USA?

So there’s no doubting the love of Cognac, both in the US and around the world.  But it appears that the small wine growing region of Gascony, France, and their brandy known as Armagnac, is hoping that two highly important economic events in the US might well see their product becoming far more mainstream.  These are the relaxing of the trade embargoes with Cuba, and the lift of the ban of Foie Gras in California. So how on earth are...
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Hennessy sails across the Atlantic for Anniversary Celebrations

250 years of an amazing institution such as Hennessy deserves to be celebrated in fitting style, and the Cognac giant certainly knows how to throw a memorable party. First they released the Hennessy 250 Collector Blend, and now it seems that 2 large barrels of cognac are reliving a part of the cognac house’s long history. Riding a wave April 18th saw the 213-foot frigate, L’Hermione, set sail from Rochefort in France - destination, Yorktown, Virgina, USA. The vessel is a...
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