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Marnier Lapostolle

Jean-Baptiste Lapostolle founded a small one in 1827 in Neauphle-Le-Château near Paris distillery, Under his son Eugène, the company became very successful and started cognac to create. His son-in-law Louis Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle created a new one in 1880 liqueur from Cognac and an essence of Caribbean bitter oranges (Bigaradia), which was soon served under the name "Grand Marnier" to the popular fashion drink and at many European dynasties. Today Grand Marnier is the best known and most widely used French liqueur in the world. This is best done after a good meal digestif serving pure, but also in many cocktails and desserts used.

Marnier-Lapostolle - Grand Marnier bottle and advertisement from 1906

The amber-colored liqueur with a copper-red tone in the core and 40% vol alcohol content is produced in different variants. The best selling brand is "Red Label" or "Cordon Rouge" or simply "Grand Marnier". For the "yellow label" or as "Cordon Jaune" designated liqueur is not used cognac, but neutral alcohol. This brand is similar in flavor to the Cointreau. The "Louis Alexandre" named after the company founder is produced with cognacs from the areas of Petite Champagne and Borderies. He is less cute compared to the Cordon Rouge. The "Cuvée du Centenaire" was created in 1927 for the centenary of the company.

Up to 25 years old cognacs from Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne are used. For the 150th anniversary of the company in 1977 the top brand "Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire" was created. Only Cognacs from the Grande Champagne range, aged up to 50, will be used. At all labels the production date and even the time is noted. For example, the code "L0136515" means that the bottle was produced in the year 2001, on the 365th day (December 31st), between 15:00 and 15:59. Furthermore, the company also produces a cognac under the brand name "Marnier" in the three different qualities VS, VSOP (Fine Champagne) and "Grande Fine Champagne XO". It will also be one Armagnac called "Lapostolle" and a Pineau des Charentes produced. The property also includes the Chilean winery Lapostolle,

Picture: left: By Simon A. Eugster - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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