Grand Marnier

Grand Marnier

Paris, Île-de-France

Grand Marnier is a line of French liqueurs based on the beautiful flavour of French cognac as married with the essence of orange. The result is a liqueur that has been in constant demand since its invention in 1880. Cordon Rouge is the staple of the company but it also offers five additional gems, each with its own personality.


Jean Baptiste Lapostolle established his distillery outside of Paris in 1827. It was not until the year 1880, though, that Grand Marnier would come to be. This is the year in which Louis-Alexandre Marnier decided that it would be a great idea to combine French cognac with the essence of bitter oranges from the Caribbean.

After a lot of experimentation, he finally came up with the perfect recipe to allow the cognac and orange flavours to live in beautiful harmony. And so, a historic liqueur was born, which after so much time, continues to be a beloved and necessary spirit around the world.

Grand Marnier was bought by the Campari Group in 2016 and added to the fine products on offer from the group.

Product Range

The portfolio of products from Grand Marnier is made up of five wonderful products, all in bottles with the silhouette that clearly marks them as part of the same family.

  • Cordon Rouge: This is the red-ribboned signature expression from the brand. Using the same recipe as created in 1880, this liqueur is 51% cognac and 49% orange liqueur.

  • Cuvée Louis-Alexandre: In name and in flavour, this is a homage to the company’s founder, Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, who first had the idea of taking cognac and mixing it with bitter orange. This expression is 82% VSOP cognac and 18% orange liqueur.

  • Cuvée du Centenaire: Created in 1927 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of La Maison Marnier Lapostolle, this mix of 82% XO cognac and 18% orange liqueur is a beautiful display of craftsmanship and quality.

  • Cuvée 1880: This special cuvée was created in celebration of the year that the brand was born. A sophisticated blend in a show-stopping bottle, this contains 91% XO cognac from the Grande Champagne region and 9% orange liqueur.

  • Cuvée Quintessence: Made using exceptionally old vintage cognac from the Grand Champagne region and from the private family cellar, this luxurious liqueur is 82% cognac and 18% orange liqueur.
  • Other Relevant Information

    The bottle design for Grand Marnier was based on the shape of a traditional cognac still. This design was trademarked by Louis-Alexandre in 1892. The red ribbon and wax seal became part of the signature look of the brand at the same time and are still used today.

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