Marnier-Lapostolle

Cognac 1950 Marnier-Lapostolle

Cherry Cognac, Grand Marnier, Triple cerise, Lapostolle

Provenance: Delorme, 7/6/1999

Cognac 1950 Marnier-Lapostolle (1524)
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Vintage 1950
Vintage text Presumed 1950's
Alcohol 40.0 %
Button Glass shoulder button
Fill level Mid neck
Packaging No casing
Size 70 cl

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Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle

Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle

The House of Marnier-Lapostolle is one of the last family-owned and operated companies in the beverage industry. The House of Marnier-Lapostolle has practiced the art of blending and aging Cognacs for over 150 years. Today, management is in the hands of Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her father, Jacques - the 5th and 6th generations of the family. 

Cellar Master

Cellar Master

Their famous Grand Marnier Liqueur was created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, crafted with a blend of aged Cognacs and Caribbean oranges. The youngest cognac in Marnier's Cognac VS blend is aged at least three years in French oak casks before being blended by their Cellar Master, Patrick Raguenaud, at the Château de Bourg-Charente, a 17th-century castle located in the heart of the Cognac region.

Château de Bourg-Charente

Château de Bourg-Charente

Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle learned the basics of distilling spirits from his father, who was a wine and spirit merchant. He married the grand-daughter of Jean-Baptiste Lapostolle, owner of the distillery in Neauphle le Chataue near Paris, which specialized in fruit liqueur production. Alexandre soon took a significant role in Jean's distillery. One day at the distillery, Jean brought Alexandre a blended orange cognac from the Cognac region of France and Alexandre adored the product and decided to produce the similar sort. 

Enhancement

Enhancement

After he moved to the Chateau de Bourg, he had convenient access to the supply for his new liqueur. He used the Citrus Bigaradia oranges from the West Indies. For enhancement of the aroma, he macerated the separated orange peels in neutral alcohol before the steam distillation process.

Stylish bottle

Stylish bottle

In the 19th century, they considered oranges as luxurious goods reserved for the private rooms of prices and princesses and the gardens of Kings and Queens. Columbus planted the first orange tree in the New World in 1443 in Hispaniola (now Haiti). Grand Marnier still uses the Citrus Bigaradia bitter oranges selected from plantations around tropical regions of the world such as Caribbean's. 

Alexandre's creation

Alexandre's creation

The reason for this specific species is so when after drying the peel; it will still retain a solid perfume that gives the unique aroma and character to the liqueur. In 1880, Alexandre's creation, Grand Marnier was introduced in the stylish bottle with the famous red ribbon and seal on the label. Four years after the launch, the amber orange liqueur won the first official prize, the Grand Prix at the International Exposition of Nice.