#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge


Created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is the flagship of the brand and combines the intensity of tropical bitter orange with the character of cognac. The recipe, which has not changed since it was first created, results in a liqueur with powerful aromas and flavours. It contains 51% of cognac sourced from the five best crus.

Cordon Rouge contains 51% cognac, with ABV 40%.

COLOUR Bright topaz, brilliant with gold and amber tints.

AROMA Attractive oranges notes with nuances of candied zests; vanilla flavours from the cognac.

FLAVOUR Full and ample; bitter orange aromas balanced by cognac notes of hazelnuts and toffee. The finish is long and harmonious.

BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE Perfect serve: Grand Cocktails.


2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Best in Show Liqueur & Best Fruit Liqueur.

2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: 96 points, “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” & Great Value.

A Manifestation of Sophistication with an Eccentric Twist unveiling an Inimtable Icon

Sophisticated and refined, the Grand Marnier brand comprisesa selection of truly unique products that provide an immersive drinking experience like no other. Sophisticated in its very nature, Grand Marnier’s aura is characterised by its unique and eccentric blend of cognac and exotic bitter oranges.

Grand Marnier’s main expression, Cordon Rouge, comprises 51% fine French cognac and 49% exotic bitter orange. Its elegant presence combines with the intriguing exotic bitter orange essence, lending the inimitable liquid an unrivalled and powerful fragrance. It delivers a complexity of flavours perfected centuries ago, yet remains truly versatile in the contemporary world due to the brand’s timeless French provenance and heritage.

Today Grand Marnier’s heritage is maintained by Master Blender, Patrick Raguenaud. Born and raised in Cognac region, he embodies the knowledge and tradition which has accompanied the brand since its story began.

What is the difference between Brandy and Cognac?

Brandy refers to any kind of distilled spirit which is made from fermented fruit juice. Cognac is a type of brandy which includes the use of specific grape varieties such as the Ugni Blanc, and which undergoes a defined period of distillation and a minimum ageing within French oak barrels to ensure the very best quality. Cognac can only be produced in the Cognac region, while it follows strict production methods that are tightly regulated by French law (the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). Garnering international recognition both historically and in the present day while continuing to resonate with aficionados across the globe, Grand Marnier exudes convivial luxury and a charismatic yet intriguing edge, with its fine golden liquid perfectly showcased through its iconic bottle.

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Media release provided by Carrie Rotenberg, Your Brand Integrated Marketing Communications Inc. Image and tasting notes courtesy of Grand Marnier. I received a complimentary bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge in order to facilitate this feature.

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