Cuvée Louis-Alexandre Liqueur
94 points, “Add a cube of ice and serve as a dessert pairing.” – Wine Enthusiast
Grand Marnier’s Cuvée Louis-Alexandre Liqueur was first launched in 2000 and is a monumental step up from the classic Cordon Rouge. Named after the creator of Grand Marnier, it’s a fine blend of 82% older Cognac – VSOP standard from Cognac’s top five regions – and 18% orange liqueur. This result is like Grand Marnier turned up to eleven; candied orange peel, sweet vanilla, tangerine oil, mandarin segments, caramel, Earl Grey, baking spices, a drizzle of honey and lots of polished oak. Sip it neat and lightly chilled. Alternatively, use it to mix the most decadent cocktails.
Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle was a man with a plan – to create a liqueur so grand that it would captivate the world for generations. In 1880, he combined the finest Cognac with bitter oranges from the Caribbean called Citrus Bigaradia. These rare, exotic, green oranges are dried in the hot sun, locking in the most luxurious aromas and flavours. He named his new spirit Curaçao, but his good friend César Ritz, the founder of the eponymous hotel, suggested that Grand Marnier would be “a grand name for a grand liqueur”. Changing the bottle shape to one inspired by the silhouette of the traditional Cognac stills, Louis-Alexandre’s invention became the belle of La Belle Époque and is still loved to this very day.
£8.57 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3170945
Style No.: 788165
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