Grand Marnier is part of the century-old tradition of great spirits. It’s an internationally known and highly rated brand. Its main expression is the Cordon Rouge. The nobility of Cognac and the exoticism of the bitter orange essence that make up this liqueur lend it an unrivalled fragrance and flavour that are both powerful and complex. The recipe, that has not changed since it was first created, has gained international recognition and a reputation that has defied the passage of time and changing trends. The Grand Marnier story began almost two centuries ago - in 1827 - when Jean Baptiste Lapostolle (1801-1840) built the original distillery in Neauphle-le-Château, a small city outside of Paris, which quickly gained an outstanding reputation for its high quality fruit liqueurs.