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XO Antique: A #RGRebelSpotlight Exclusive

As we bid a fond farewell to the captivating nuances of last week's spirit, our journey continues with anticipation and excitement.

This week #RGRebelSpotlight shines on a cognac brand that dares to be different, a beacon of innovation in the world of cognac. Prepare your senses for an encore performance as we shift our focus to a brand that promises to redefine your perception of excellence while still keeping it classy.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the esteemed Grande Champagne, the crown jewel of the Cognac region, the venerable House of Hine stands strong as a testament to six generations of unparalleled craftsmanship. Formerly recognised as 'T Hine & Co Cognac' the distinguished estate has carved its legacy in the heart of the historic Cognac terroir.

With 173 acres of meticulously tended vineyards, Hine embraces a rich tradition of crafting limited yet extraordinary quantities, setting an impeccable standard for quality. Hine's commitment to excellence is evident in every sip. What sets them apart is the unique aging process of their vintage casks, stored in the damp cellars of Bristol, England. This coastal humidity imparts a character to Hine's Cognac that isn't seen in your regular cask - a departure from the traditional southwestern coast of France.

The result? An exceptional cognac that showcases Hine's commitment to creating unmatched refinement in the realm of spirits.

Hine's XO Antique Cognac epitomises the essence of reworked timelessness, crafted from a meticulous blend of eaux-de-vie sourced exclusively from the premier cru, Grande Champagne, this exquisite offering pays homage to the visionary behind the brand; Georges Hine.

Originally conceptualised in 1920 by the maestro himself, this revered recipe was revived in 2010 by the esteemed Cognac house, presenting a singular expression of XO crafted solely from the premier cru.

Each drop of this distinguished Cognac bears the legacy of 40 distinct Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie but reworked into a modern package. Aged for a minimum of 10 years within traditional French Limousin oak casks. this painstaking process not only honours Hine's illustrious heritage but also exemplifies their enduring commitment to unparalleled craftsmanship that defines the essence of this revered Cognac house.

Hine's XO Antique Cognac is a celebration of craftsmanship that seamlessly bridges the realms of tradition and innovation. This particular blend, encapsulated in a modern design, offers a captivating experience that resonates with both the time-honoured past and the vibrant present. The aromatic symphony released by this traditional XO is a testament to its complexity, starring figs, sweet vanilla, and ripe green fruits interwoven with delicate earthy tones, creating a perpetual dance between fruit and oak.

For those searching for an alternative to the classic, Hine's XO Antique Cognac is the gateway into the world of cognac. This XO diverges from the classic Grande Champagne blend, as it undeniably showcases the region's premier cru status through its exceptional complexity and depth of character.

With our dedication to uncovering one-of-a-kind and delicious spirits, Hine's XO Antique promises a journey that transcends the ordinary, delivering an unparalleled experience that marries the best of the old and the new. This homage to the Cognac house's storied craftsmanship results in a symphony of taste that pays tribute to the heritage, history, and uncompromising quality that define Hine's XO Antique.

At Robert Graham 1874, we take pride in showcasing brands that redefine the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the spirit space. Each product we showcase in our store has a story to tell, and we're excited to continue to share these narratives with you.

Stay tuned for more insights into the remarkable world of the unusual and the extraordinary. #RGRebelspotlight.

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