Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge was created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle by combining cognac with bitter orange. (51% cognac and 49% orange liqueur.)
Color– Amber and topaz notes
Nose– Vanilla with hints of candied zest
Taste– Bitter orange balanced by hazelnuts and toffee.
Finish– Long and harmonious
About the Distillery
In 1827, Jean Baptiste Lapostolle built what would become Grand Marnier’s first distillery in Neauphle-le-Château, a small city outside of Paris. Jean’s granddaughter married Louis-Alexandre Mariner in 1876. In 1880, Louis began to combine refined French Cognac with a rare variety of bitter orange from the Caribbean, which would become the beginning of Grand Marnier.
Grand Mariner immediately gained in popularity and was a must-have liqueur at high-end parties and the rest is history! In 2016 the Campari Group acquired Grand Marnier and it continues to be owned by Campari to this day.
Tobin’s Review 4 out of 5
Grand Marnier has a light tea color with an orange peel aroma. This liqueur is well-balanced between the cognac and the orange liqueur. I rarely taste it straight as I enjoy it in my Cadillac Margaritas!
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