The Hine Cognac company dates back to 1817 and the town of Jarnac based on the banks of the Charente River in the heart of Cognac region. The story starts with a young Englishman, Thomas Hine, fleeing from the French revolution and ended up imprisoned at Chateau de Jarnac, doesn’t sound like much of a hardship being imprisoned at a Cognac house, especially as young Thomas goes on to marry the daughter of Chateau de Jarnac – some people have all the luck. After the marriage Chateau de Jarnac becomes known as Hine Cognac and so starts a long history of six generations developing and perfecting the production and blending producing a fine range of Cognac’s. The UK was the focus of export for Hine and the House of Hine was awarded a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1962 making them the only official supplier of cognac to the British monarchy.
Here at Prestige Drinks we hold real affection for a small number of brands which represent value for quality, and Hine Cognac is certainly one of those brands. If you were ever to ask us to recommend a cognac we would almost certainly recommend a Hine product, that is how highly we regard their products. If you’re already a Hine fan you’ve stumbled across a great product, if you’ve not yet trialled them jump aboard. The range of Hine includes H by Hine, Hine VSOP and Hine Antique XO.
Engraved Hine bottles choosing either 3 or 4 lines of text and the optional occasion stencils on Hine VSOP and XO. The products available are personalised H by Hine, Personalised Hine VSOP and the Personalised Hine Antique XO.
Exclusively to Prestige Drinks we also offer the option of engraving a photo or having a picture printed directly onto the bottle. Photo engraved pictures is a process of converting your image into a map of alternating shapes that once engraved presents a grey-scale replication of the image you provide, this service is available on photo engraved H by Hine, photo engraved Hine VSOP and photo engraved Hine Antique XO. The printed image option provides a full colour image printed directly onto the glass bottle and is available on picture personalised H by Hine, picture personalised Hine VSOP and picture personalised Hine Antique XO.
All Hine gifts can be ordered on next day delivery and there are options to add wooden gift boxes to complete your purchase. The full range of wooden boxes can be viewed on the accessories page.
We treat all personalised bottles individually, taking our time and experience to set out your message to create the most impactful bottle decoration possible. This may include increase the size of some fonts within the message to pay particular focus on key lines or phrases, spacing message over extra lines and removing unnecessary punctuation.
If you can type it, we can engrave it! When using alternative languages it may be neccessary for us to alter the font to ensure all characters are supported, in these cases we use the closest style font to your original selection.
Unfortunatley we are unable to engrave emoji's or picture characters. Where these are added the character will be removed from your message.
We specially select the fonts we use. Once a bottle has been engraved the cut glass is then infilled with a special decorative silver paste. These fonts ensure we provide the optimum width and depth during the engraving process to creat maximum visibility once infilled.
The fonts we currently use are: Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Handwriting, Verdana and Segoe Print.