Hine Cognac has launched a limited-edition 25th Anniversary bottling of its Cigar Reserve XO Cognac.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac celebrates the brand’s creators Bernard Hine, the late former cellar master of Hine, and Nicholas Freeman, the late chairman of Hunters & Frankau. The duo met in 1986 and launched the original Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac 10 years later.
Created by Hine’s cellar master Eric Forget, this expression combines Hine Reserve Cognac with the 1986 Grand Champagne vintage Cognac. It has been released by Hunter and Frankau in a limited run of 250 bottles, each filled and numbered by hand at Hine House in Jarnac.
Hine says the 1986 vintage was chosen not just to commemorate the year that Hine and Freeman met, but because of the fine tobacco, oak, sweet spice and white peach notes it lends to the final blend.
“Although we don’t recommend any specific Havana to pair with it, personally I have found the new Romeo y Julieta Línea de Oro Hidalgos to be a fine match,” says Jimmy McGhee, head of communications for Hunters & Frankau.
The Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac 25th Anniversary Edition is exclusively available in the UK, in select cigar shops, bars, hotels, and private clubs.
For more information, head over to Hine’s official website.
Last December, the House of Hine announced the US release of Hine Cigar Reserve XO would be released in the US for the first time.