Hardy Cognac has unveiled its final edition in the Four Seasons collection: L’Hiver carafe, created in collaboration with Maison Lalique. The carafe is topped with an ice blue crystal tiara adorned with dormant vines.
Following the success of the three previous releases (Le Printemps, L’Été, and L’Automne), L’Hiver carafe delivers an ultimate blend of six centenary-old eaux-de-vie carefully selected by Armand Hardy between the two world wars, taken amongst the rarest eaux-de-vie in the Paradis of the House Hardy. The oak and candied orange flavors are enhanced by a hint of cardamom and cloves.
The shape of the carafes, sculpted in Lalique crystal, is inspired by the world of perfume. The feminine silhouette and the spectacular sculpted fan-like stoppers pay homage to some of the perfume bottles created by René Lalique in the early 20th century. The motif and color of each stopper reflects the evolution of the vine during each season.
With a history dating back to 1863, Cognac Hardy is well known for quality cognacs and traditional production methods. Passed down throughout the generations, this family house of cognac was one of the very first to adopt the spoils of a worldwide distribution network. Thanks to the love of an entrepreneurial Englishman for the French Charentaise countryside, Cognac Hardy boasts a 150 year history of providing a range of cognacs to the four corners of the globe.
Limited to 400 pieces, L’Hiver carafe costs $15,000 and is available through the Hardy Cognac distribution network.