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Navan Liqueur NV

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Multiple layers of gold and deep amber tones. Subtle notes of Vanilla and caramel combined with a fruity and woody nose. Notes of natural vanilla come first, softly and smoothly revealing a lively and fruity Cognac as well as an exceptional lingering finish.

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

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Snooth User: vinmok
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2.50 5
03/16/2008

It's not bad, but then again, it's not all that good either, leastways for me. The "winemaker's notes" state that there is a subtle note of vanilla, which I find, from personal experience to be completely untrue as it was very much in my face. That doesn't make it bad, though, as I personally have an aversion to this particular type of sweetness. It's got a fantastically long finish, though, which is perfect if you like it, but for me, not so much. Try it, I'd say, as tastes differ quite a bit.


Snooth User: Olivier
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3.50 5
11/17/2008

nose is really vanilla, I mean real vanilla... then you taste intense vanilla, with cognac in the background I like it straight on ice, or with pineapple juice

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  • Multiple layers of gold and deep amber tones. Subtle notes of Vanilla and caramel combined with a fruity and woody nose. Notes of natural vanilla come first, softly and smoothly revealing a lively and fruity Cognac as well as an exceptional lingering finish.

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