Cognac Hardy is 160 Years old and looking younger than ever !
As the cornerstone of the Cognac Hardy range, the Tradition Collection is not exclusive to a select few; instead, it extends the distinctive Hardy style to all Cognac enthusiasts.
Maison Hardy introduces a contemporary twist to its Tradition collection through innovative packaging designs.
The new designs exude elegance and audacity, embodying a spirit that would undoubtedly have garnered approval from the visionary Anthony Hardy.
In the realm of cognac, where tradition meets innovation, Hardy’s Tradition Collection stands out as an embodiment of audacity, innovation, and vibrant expression. This collection, pulsating with life, forms the very heart of Cognac Hardy’s offerings, presenting enthusiasts with a kaleidoscope of flavors and styles.
Let’s delve into the captivating world of Hardy’s Tradition, where each expression is a unique chapter in the rich narrative of this esteemed house.
A Palette of Flavors: The Versatility of Cognac Hardy Tradition Collection
The Tradition Collection unfolds across five distinguished crus: VS, VSOP, VSOP Organic, Legend 1863, XO, and XO Rare. Each bottle within this collection is a canvas painted with the brushstrokes of Hardy’s signature style — an elegant dance of flavors, a harmonious blend of innovation and tradition.
Contrary to exclusivity, the Tradition range opens its doors wide, inviting all connoisseurs to savor the uniqueness that defines Cognac Hardy.
A French Brand with a touch of British, the Symbolism of Hardy’s Rooster, A Proud and Hardy Tale
Once upon a time, a love story unfolded that birthed Maison Hardy, the quintessential French cognac.
In 1863, Anthony Hardy, an English gentleman enchanted by the allure of the Cognac region founded Maison Hardy, embracing his newfound French identity by adopting the name Antoine and symbolizing it with the iconic Red Rooster, a strong emblem of France.
Photo by Théo Schuman
Over the years, Maison Hardy has evolved, introducing premium ranges such as the Wedding Anniversary series. In collaboration with the famous crystal house LALIQUE, it launched the Quatre Saisons, a limited-edition collection of rare eaux-de-vie in exquisite decanters.
Today, Bénédicte Hardy represents the fifth generation. Ambassador of the House throughout the world, she is in charge of development for North America, perpetuating the heritage of the House of Hardy.
Cognac Hardy recently shone at the Design & Packaging Masters 2023, clinching a Gold Medal for their VS and Silver Medals for the VSOP and XO expressions.
These prestigious awards underscore their commitment to unparalleled visual excellence and packaging innovation highlighting the artistry and craftsmanship that define the brand.
A forerunner, launching its organic cognac over 10 years ago, and committed to an eco-responsible approach
A Decade of Eco-Responsibility: Maison Hardy’s Commitment to Sustainable Practices | Over 10 Years of Excellence in Hardy’s Organic Cognac
For more than a decade, Maison Hardy has been at the forefront of an eco-responsible approach, setting a remarkable standard with its organic cognac.
This commitment chart includes:
- Respect for Living Ecosystems and Animal Well-Being
- Upholding a high degree of biodiversity and soil fertility.
- Prohibiting synthetic chemical pesticides and GMOs.
- Responsible Management of Natural Resources
- Ensuring the responsible use of natural resources.
Launched in 2012, the organic cognac reflects Maison Hardy’s dedication to preserving the biodiversity of the Cognac region. It holds the prestigious Ecocert certification and special accreditation for the American market, complying with the NOP (National Organic Program) regulations.
With their new V.S.O.P Organic, Maison Hardy not only focuses on the liquid content within the bottles but also emphasizes eco-friendly practices in packaging, underscoring a commitment to maximizing production in France and Europe with the Fier et Hardy edition.
Maison Hardy’s commitment to eco-responsibility extends across every aspect of its operations, ensuring a sustainable and environmentally conscious approach.
The “Fier et Hardy” Collection
Hardy VS: A Symphony of Harmony
Hardy VS stands as a harmonious fusion of cognac crus, reflecting the signature smoothness and finesse synonymous with Hardy blends.
Crafted from a meticulous selection of approximately a hundred eaux-de-vie, aged for 3 to 5 years in lightly toasted Limousin oak barrels, it unveils a floral nose, an invigorating palate, and a subtle balance between freshness and smoothness in the finish.
Hardy VSOP: Subtlety and Elegance in Fine Champagne
An embodiment of subtlety and elegance, the Cognac Hardy VSOP is a Fine Champagne blend, harmonizing the finest terroirs in the Cognac region.
Aged for up to 8 years, the eaux-de-vie reveal delightful notes of fresh pear and vanilla on the nose, while the palate is enriched with walnut and cinnamon, leading to a velvety, mouthwatering finish.
Organic VSOP: A Symphony of Sustainability
Hardy Organic VSOP embodies a commitment to environmental respect throughout the production process. A blend of 10 organic eaux-de-vie from Fins Bois, Borderies, and Petite Champagne, this cognac, certified by ECOCERT, boasts a bouquet of spring flowers on the nose, followed by notes of vanilla, hazelnut, and pear on the palate, concluding with elegant and delicate spring flower nuances in the finish.
Hardy XO: A Symphony of Finess
Crafted as a Fine Champagne blend, it marries the best crus in the Cognac region, aging eaux-de-vie meticulously for 10 to 20 years. The aging process involves a reduction in four stages and maturation in lightly toasted Limousin oak barrels.
The result is a sensory masterpiece with a nose redolent of rose petal, ripe date, and a cigar box. The palate unfolds in complexity with distinctive date notes, concluding with light tobacco notes in the finish.
Spirits Hunters cocktail recommendation from the original recipes by the Cognac Hardy House
Embark on a journey of exquisite flavors with Maison Hardy’s signature cocktail: Mandarin Occidental
- 45 ml Cognac Hardy
- 10 ml Mandarin Napoléon
- 1 dash Angostura
- Flambé an orange zest
Put ice cubes in a glass. Add the Madarine Napoleon, the dash of Angostura and the Cognac Legend Hardy 1863 in a shaker with ice and shake. Remove the ice cubes and pour into a glass. Flambé an orange zest on top of the cocktail. Garnish with an orange zest.
This concoction is a testament to the artistry behind Hardy’s distinguished cognacs, offering a delightful journey for the palate.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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