- 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.
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.
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.