What Goes Into an $800 Bottle Of Grand Marnier?

| August 3, 2013

grand manierQuintessence, is similar to the traditional version of Grand Marnier in that it is a marriage of cognac and distilled orange liqueur. But it is here that they part ways. 20 different cognacs are used in the production of this trophy brand, all of which are world-class and aged in French Oak.

Created in 2011, Quintessence is made with the most precious cognac from the private reserves of the Marnier-Lapostolle family, including the celebrated 1906 and 1955 versions. The macerated bitter orange peel is the same fruit used in the other versions of Grand Marnier, but instead of being macerated in neutral alcohol, oranges are macerated in a very aromatic orange essence before being distilled. The result is a very subtle essence and a taste experience that will truly knock your socks off!

This is a stunner for extremely special occasions and if you can afford the freight, it comes extremely highly recommended.

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