In 1863, Anthony HARDY, a London importer and aesthete, moved to Cognac, the better to control his supplies of high quality spirits. He established strong bonds of friendship and respect with every personal encounter. The road was not an easy one. Already at the end of the 19th century, Anthony HARDY faced ultra-protectionism in his home country and the original market, Great Britain, threatening to ruin years of hard work.
Wars and revolutions took their toll. In 1945 Jacques A. HARDY, Anthony's great grandson and the current chairman, took up the reins and breathed new life into its development. Today, maintaining the network of foreign customers with traditional HARDY humor, Jacques is ably assisted by the active presence and savoir-faire of the rest of the family, equally skilled.