H by Hine

H by Hine is a curious blend of Grande and Petite Champagne grapes that dance in lavish balls and midnight parties before retiring home to later become this prized French cognac. This cognac enjoys adventurous nights that end with watching the sunset with friends, making funny jokes and thinking about the wonders of life. Enjoy this young Cognac in your favorite cocktails for a dash of magic only found in the greatest novels or serve neat over ice to unwind after a long day.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Bronze

Nose: The most floral of the Hine varieties. Creamy with vanilla and apple blossom notes.

Palate: Very floral, littered with a rounded fruit flavor.

Finish: Dark, fruity aftertaste length.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%

Cocktails

Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients:

30ml H by Hine cognac
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters
Champagne or sparkling wine to top
Orange twist garnish

Instructions:
Carefully soak the sugar cube with the bitters, drop it into a chilled Champagne flute and add the H by Hine. Gently top up with the Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with the orange twist.

Fish House Punch

Ingredients
300ml H by Hine cognac
300ml golden rum
225ml peach liqueur
225ml fresh lemon juice
75ml sugar syrup

Instructions
About 24 hours before the big event fill a large plastic container with water and place in the freezer. On the day, fill a large bowl or jug with the H by Hine cognac, rum, peach liqueur, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Stir well, add the ice block, then give it another stir to mix it all up. Serve in cups or glasses.

Hine Rare VSOP

Close to 20 clear brandies confectioned with Grand and Petite Champagne grapes are blended this French delight.

The warm, lively sound of the English horn painting the spring air with its music. A lazy afternoon with warm sunshine on our face while we read a book or look at cloud shapes in the sky. This delicate expression from the French distillery House of Hine brings delicate fruit taste and aromas from the moment you open a bottle. Its flavor is soft as flower petal and reinterprets the flavor of the white wines produced from Charente vines into a cognac that is our pride and an important benchmark for connoisseurs everywhere.

Tasting Notes

Nose: The complex flavor of Hine Rare VSOP begins with woody notes of raw oak spice, sweet caramel, and the soft pepperiness of white pepper with some light floral notes, like a small garden just outside your windowsill, lingering about.

Mouth: The spicy oak and caramel notes are present from the moment this fine cognac touches your lips. Sweet vanilla, fruity raisin and zesty orange peel notes are also present, developing towards a cinnamon, anise and mint aftertaste.

Finish: The finish is smooth, mint-like with raisin and spicy oak flavor with the subtleties of camphor, cinnamon, cloves and anise.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV%): 40%

Cocktails

Sidecar

Ingredients:
2 oz. Hine Rare VSOP
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice
Sugar, for the rim

Instructions:
Mix all the ingredients, except the sugar, in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Coat the rim of the martini glass with some lemon juice and then dip in sugar. Strain the cocktail into the martini glass.

French Summer

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Hine Rare VSOP
2 oz. your favorite lemon-lime soda
4 thin slices
fresh ginger
1 lime zest
1 long piece of cucumber

Instructions:
In a glass, place the ginger and lime zest and Hine Rare VSOP and press lightly 2-3 times. Fill the glass with ice and stir for 5 seconds. Pour the rest of the cognac and add the lemon-lime soda and cucumber for garnish. Stir well.

Hine Antique XO

Hine Antique XO is made from a blend of 40 eaux-de-vie (clear brandy produced from the finest Grande Champagne). The Antique blend is unique on its own merit, like the most renowned authors in literature with their own way of weaving words into art. With its unique complexity, Hine Antique XO gravitates towards fruit and oak notes that slowly develop into figs, tobacco and hazelnut. The mature eaux-de-vie used in Hine Antique XO must be matured for a minimum of 6 years, guaranteeing a refined work of art in the cognac, that lasts and lingers in the mouth, like the final notes of a piano concerto resounding in a concert hall.

Tasting Notes

Nose: The initial notes on the use are reminiscent of oak spice, vanilla intermingled with the sweet aroma of caramel. It slowly develops into menthol, cinnamon and camphor, similar to the Rare VSOP, but also bring fresh fruit notes like apples and raisins into its complex flavor.

Mouth: This mature spirits brings dusty oak and leather flavors to more herbal lemongrass, mint and cinnamon flavors. Its fresh fruit and roasted nuts flavors complete this complex and finely blended matured cognac.

Finish: The cool flavor of menthol and the spicy kick of cinnamon float on your tongue, tickling your taste buds with the sweetness of butterscotch.

Alcohol by Volume (ABV%): 40%

Cocktails

Nick and Jane

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. Hine Antique XO
0.5 oz. Luxardo Amaro Abano
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.75 oz. strawberry syrup
1 egg white
Black pepper

Instructions:
Add Hine Antique XO, amaro, lemon juice, strawberry syrup and egg white to a cocktail shaker. Without ice, shake vigorously until egg white is emulsified. Add ice and shake again, strain into a coupe glass. Crack black pepper on top.

Sazerac

Ingredients:
2 oz. Hine Antique XO
0.25 oz absinthe or Herbsaint (to rinse glass)
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 sugar cube
Lemon twist garnish

Instructions:
Rinse glass with absinthe and add sugar cube to the bottom. Cover with Peychaud’s bitters. In a cocktail shaker, add Hine Antique VSOP and ice; stir until chilled. Strain into glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

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