A house of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III based in Cognac.
It was a British man from London, Anthony Hardy, who founded this house in 1863.
In 1869 in Amsterdam, this house obtained the diploma of excellence for its fine champagne cognac (a blend of Cognac from Grande Champagne 1er cru and small champagne cognac legally classified 2nd cru with a minimum of 50% of Grand Champagne Cognac).
In 1891, in Saint Petersburg, the Hardy house received the gold medal of the alliance in tribute to Franco-Russian friendship.
Today Maison Hardy is run by a fifth generation.