Thomas Hine was born in Dorset and travelled to France in 1791 to learn the secrets of how cognac, his father’s favourite tipple, was made. His sense of timing was questionable though and he soon found himself fleeing the French Revolution and imprisoned at Chateau de Jarnac. He remained there for several months, meeting and falling in love with Elizabeth, the daughter of the House. Since then, six generations of Hine have run the house. It remains a family-owned business with a team of 30 people acting upon 260 years of history. Since 1962, Hine remains the only official supplier of cognac to the British monarchy. The stag, the Maison’s emblem, proudly sits on French land with his head turned towards England, saluting the path travelled.
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