Grand Marnier was made in France from a secret recipe created by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle in 1880. A connoisseur 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.
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.