Hine releases Antique Cognac blend

06 August, 2010

Cognac producer Hine is releasing its Antique XO Premier Cru across all world markets.

The spirit is a blend of 40 Grand Champagne Cognacs, with an average age of 30 years. The oldest Cognac in the blend, which is married in cask for a year after blending, is a 1944.

The Cognac has an rrp of £120 and its UK supplier is Pol Roger.

The bottle comes in an embossed red and grey gift box, which slides open and doubles as a display unit.




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