Legend 1863 is a tribute to the Cognac's world and to the HARDY's family. Worthy successor of Napoléon, combining the elegance of Petite Champagne with the delicacy of Borderies.
A unique bottle with an attractive design which show the rooster, the symbol of the brand and France. An exceptional quality.
Citrus and coffee cappuccino with vanilla hints, we find on palate with a beautiful long finish.
Haute Couture for Cognac
A British gentleman, Anthony Hardy, founded Hardy cognac in 1863. Five generations later, the house of Hardy is still recognized for its premium quality cognacs and a smooth, lighter in oak taste.
Alcohol : 40% Grape : Ugni Blanc
Production : fine selection of eaux-de-vie with Petites Champagne, Fins Bois and a touch of Borderies. Limestone soil.
Ageing : eaux-de-vie between 2 and 12 years, reduction in 4 steps with light heating Limousin’s oak barrel to keep the elegance of Hardy style.
Cellar master's tasting notes
Bouquet: citrus and marmelade, coffee-cappuccino with vanilla hints.
Palate : coffe, orange and marmelade
Final : long finish
THE HARDY SPIRIT
HARDY: CREATORS OF HAUTE COUTURE COGNAC
The House of Hardy was founded by English gentleman Anthony Hardy in 1863. Anthony Hardy ran a wine and spirits business in London prior to settling in the Charente, where he set up as a distiller and wine broker.
Hardy fell in love with this corner of France, changing his first name from Anthony to Antoine and adopting the rooster as his coat of arms—the same rooster that still appears on every bottle and decanter, the symbol and emblem of the Hardy Cognac brand.
The family tradition and heritage live on today in the hands of Bénédicte Hardy, who ensures that the House of Hardy continues to make its mark.
The company’s efforts focus entirely on high-end products, continuing to expand the range of decanters it offers and, 150 years after it was founded, to win prizes and awards for the quality of its cognacs.
With a title referring to the year in which the House of Hardy was founded, Legend 1863 is a vintage cognac created from a selection of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne District and Borderies that are blended using traditional methods. The cognac is aged up to twelve years in toasted Limousin oak barrels.
The end result is a fine representation of the classic Hardy style with a rich bronze color, a delicate scent of dates and rose petals, and flavors of cappuccino with a smooth finish. Hardy Legend 1863 may be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in cocktails, and it makes an excellent sidecar. It comes in a unique bottle with attractive curves and the rooster emblem, the symbol of the brand and France.