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Grand Marnier | France
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Grand Marnier is made in France from a secret recipe created by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle in 1880.

The Grand Marnier story began in 1827 when Jean-Baptiste Lapostolle founded a distillery in Neauphe-le-Chateau, France taht produced fruit liqueurs.

It was in 1876, when his granddaughter married Louis-Alexandre Marnier, the son of a wine-making family from the Sancerre region, that the Marnier Lapostolle family was born.

A connaisseur of fine cognac, Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle had the innovative idea of blending cognac with a rare variety of orange from the Caribbean the "Citrus bigaradia".  At the time, oranges were luxury items, consumed mostly at special occasions, like Christmas.  By combining the complexity and mellowness of cognac with the exoticism of distilled essence of orange - according to a still-secret recipe - Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle created the famous liqueur in 1880.

More than 150 years and 6 generations after its creation, the Marnier Lapostolle founding family still manages and directs the company.  The family is intent on keeping the legacy of Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle alive and well.

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