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Hine launches anniversary edition of Cigar Reserve XO Cognac

Hine Cognac has released a limited-edition bottling of one of its classic expressions to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The new 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 25th anniversary 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 the that Hine and Freeman met, but because of the fine tobacco, oak, sweet spice and white peach notes it lends to the final blend.

The Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac 25th anniversary edition is exclusively available in the UK, in select cigar shops, bars, hotels and private clubs.

17 March 2022 - Bethany Whymark