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Grand Marnier White Blend Cognac 1980

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Blueberry and cocoa aromas continue in the mouth. Velvety softness trails across the palate leaving a rich, fruity finish, true to the spirit of the Washington Merlot.

Region: France » Cognac

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Grand Marnier :
Grand Marnier is the world’s most famous orange liqueur, produced at the Château de Bourg-Charente in Cognac, France. It was created in 1880 when Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle produced his recipe at the distillery founded by his grandfather-in-law, Jean-Baptise Lapostolle, at Neauphe-le-Château. It was, for the time, an exotic blend of Caribbean oranges, Citrus bigaradi... Read more
Grand Marnier is the world’s most famous orange liqueur, produced at the Château de Bourg-Charente in Cognac, France. It was created in 1880 when Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle produced his recipe at the distillery founded by his grandfather-in-law, Jean-Baptise Lapostolle, at Neauphe-le-Château. It was, for the time, an exotic blend of Caribbean oranges, Citrus bigaradia, and aged Cognac. In those days, oranges were considered luxury items consumed only for special occasions, and to distill them with Cognac was a rare treat indeed. At the insistence of his friend, hotelier César Ritz, he named the concoction “Grand Marnier.”  By 1900, it had made the rounds, winning numerous medals at world exhibitions and gathering huge acclaim. It was embraced as an elegant after dinner drink after gaining popularity at the Ritz hotel. In the early 1900s, the celebrated chef Georges Aguste Escoffier created two of his most famous recipes using Grand Marnier - the Crêpe Suzette and the Grand Marnier soufflé - now still considered among the best and beloved of classic French desserts. A bottle of Grand Marnier was even found among the wreckage of the Titanic and can be viewed in the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.    In 1921, commercial production of Grand Marnier began at the Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle at Château de Bourg-Charente in Cognac. This is also where the Cognac is produced, aged and selected for the blend. In 1927, the Cuvée du Centenaire, marking the company’s hundredth anniversary of the founding of Jean-Baptist Lapostolle’s original fruit liqueur distillery, was created as a special blend, and is still produced. In 1977, the Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire was created as the liqueur’s top blend, marking its 150th anniversary.   Today, Grand Marnier is still a popular after dinner drink consumed neat on the rocks, as well as a component of many cocktails including the Margarita. It is still often used in recipes, many of which do Escoffier proud.  Read less

External Reviews for Grand Marnier White Blend Cognac

External Review
02/27/2013

Bitter orange flavours are enhanced by the cognac with nuances of orange marmalade and hazelnuts. The finish is long and harmonious


External Review
05/04/2012

The original liqueur created in 1880, by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. A delicate blend of fine cognacs and distilled essence of tropical oranges with the addition of the "Marnier secret.


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Savor the taste of Grand Marnier the symbol of style, good living and hospitality for nearly 200 years. Grand Marnier enhances the drinking experience, making every cocktail taste better, and adding style and sophistication to every situation.



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Blueberry and cocoa aromas continue in the mouth. Velvety softness trails across the palate leaving a rich, fruity finish, true to the spirit of the Washington Merlot.

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