The House of Hine has switched its Australian distribution partner from island2island to Vanguard Luxury Brands, according to a report in the Shout yesterday. The change takes place immediately. Hine thanked island2island for helping establish the Hine brand in Australian and looked forward to working with Vanguard Luxury Brands to continue to build out their network of bartender and retailers that promote and carry the Hine Brand Cognacs.
The House of Hine was founded in 1763 in Jarnac, France. Hine was family-owned for six generations, until the late 20th Century when the company was owned by a series of conglomerates including Guinness P.L.C, HMLV (current owner of the House of Hennessy) and CL World Brands. Currently, Hine is owned by EDV SAS. The House of Hine holds the distinction since 1962 of being the only official supplier of Cognac to the British Crown.
Hine is predominately a producer of a wide variety Champagne Cognacs, including Fine (blends of eaux-de-vie from the Petite and Grande Champagne cognac growing crus) and Grande Champagne (blends of eaux-de-vie solely from the Grande Champagne growing cru) Cognacs.