Brilliant topaz tones with amber hues.
Pleasant orange notes with hints of candied peel, light aroma of vanilla fragrance from the cognac.
Fragrant orange flavors enhanced by the cognac with nuances of orange essence and hazelnuts.
Grand Marnier is a remarkable combination of a premium blend of cognac and exotic oranges created in 1880 by our founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle.
Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle was a master of remarkable combinations and challenged the status quo in 1880. He perfected the premium Grand Marnier blend in 1880 and at the time, his vision of combining the essence of wild tropical oranges from Haiti with premium cognac from France was seen as cutting edge and completely unexpected. Continuing the tradition of her great-grandfather, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, 6th Generation, Vice-Chair explains the rich history of the Marnier Lapostolle family.
The cognac found in Grand Marnier is made from Ugni Blanc grapes from five of the best crus within the Cognac region in France and is double-distilled in copper stills. Our bitter, exotic orange called ‘Citrus Bigaradia’ sourced from the Caribbean, is a rare variety which offers an intense and unique flavor profile and aroma. Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, 6th Generation, Vice-Chair describes the rich heritage and the high quality of cognac found in Grand Marnier, while Patrick Raguenaud, Cellar Master and Master Blender, takes us through the vineyards and the barrel aging process within the Cognac region.
We take you through Grand Marnier’s rich history with a very special story explained from the perspective of a women who has been bottling Grand Marnier for 37 years. She tells the story of how she first started her work with Grand Marnier in 1976 and the process of learning from the older women to ensure everything was perfect and to honor the women before her, as they are part of the history of Grand Marnier.
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