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Hine Cognac appoints Berry Bros. & Rudd as UK distributor

Hine Cognac has appointed Berry Bros. & Rudd Brands as its sole UK distributor.

The new arrangement, which takes effect on 1 July, will see Hine Cognac join Berry Bros. & Rudd's range of luxury spirits. 

With a history spanning more than 250 years, Hine Cognacs are revered around the world for their delicacy. The House of Hine also holds a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, making it the official Cognac supplier to the British monarchy.

Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded frmo the same shop since 1698. The independently owned business is also a Royal Warrant holder - it holds two warrants, one from the Queen and another from the Prince of Wales. 

Lizzy Rudd of Berry Bros. & Rudd said: "We are thrilled to welcome Hine Cognac as a key brand in the Berry Bros. & Rudd portfolio. The House of Hine is renowned for exceptional quality and is the indisputable specialist in single-vintage Grande Champagne Cognacs.

"Both our businesses are long established and have had an association for many years. We are proud to offer these fine Cognacs to the UK trade as part of our focused luxury spirits offering and area delighted to build on the strong foundations laid by Speciality Brands."

Per Even Allaire from Hine Cognac added: "We are excited to be expanding our partnership with Berry Bros. & Rudd, having worked with the business over many years across its retail and private client divisions and with sister company Hotaling & Co. in the US."

1 June 2022 - Bethany Whymark