Born in the Cognac region of France, Christine (Foubert) Cooney has been in the spirits business for over 30 years, serving as broker, brand ambassador, importer, marketer and distributor for mostly French products. After earning a degree in linguistics, she worked as a trilingual export assistant before starting her own brokering business.
Daniel Cooney has advanced degrees in both Fine and Commercial Arts (BFA – Graphic Design, Swain School of Design 1981 and MFA – University of California, Berkeley 1989). In addition to running his own Graphic Design and marketing companies, Dan has been a Professor of Art and Design for over fifteen years and is also a 2014 graduate of the Babson College/Goldman Sachs 10KSB Entrepreneur program.
In 2008, the Cooney’s created Heavenly Spirits LLC, a Massachusetts based Import company specializing in exceptional French spirits. They are now the leading import company in several categories, including Armagnac, French whisky, and organic French spirits. In addition to serving as national importers, and Massachusetts distributors, the Cooney’s represent themselves as both educators and cultural ambassadors.