Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre
Grand Marnier // France
Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre is a premium orange liqueur named for Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. In 1880, he's said to have come up with the idea to blend a cognac with an orange liqueur, turning that concept into a huge success eventually named Grand Marnier. His namesake release is comprised of VSOP cognac (82%) which aged in a mix of Tronçais and Limousin French oak and Liqueur d'orange (18%). Bottled at 40% ABV, it is available in limited quantities beginning March 2019.
Fruit LiqueursFruit(s) is the the dominant flavor for the liqueur. Often, but not always, the primary fruit flavor will be listed on the bottle. And sometimes the fruit will be listed in French. The base spirit is often neutral spirit, but other liquors such as brandy can be used. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies widely.
"Candied orange peel and tart cherries combine on the nose suggesting a brandy Old Fashioned. There's also a candy bar effect—chocolate-covered almonds and nougat. The palate is light and syrupy, growing richer towards the back, with sugar-coated grapes, vanilla taffy, and a slight hit of tannins. The finish offers a lingering sweetness with an orange Champagne marmalade, a signature Grand Marnier note."