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Quintessence by Grand Marnier

Drawing on its 19th Century heritage, the Marnier-Lapostolle family have created Quintessence, a reinterpretation of the original Grand Marnier liqueur. Set to be introduced at the 2011 TFWA World Exhibition next month, Quintessence blends rare Cognacs with a subtle orange essence. It is described as having a more subtle bouquet, fusing long-held standards with a […]

Aug 25, 2011 | By Luxuo

Grand Marnier Quintessence

Drawing on its 19th Century heritage, the Marnier-Lapostolle family have created Quintessence, a reinterpretation of the original Grand Marnier liqueur.

Set to be introduced at the 2011 TFWA World Exhibition next month, Quintessence blends rare Cognacs with a subtle orange essence.

It is described as having a more subtle bouquet, fusing long-held standards with a contemporary vision.

Quintessence is built on a blend of over 20 different Cognacs, all from the Grand Champagne zone, with a special reliance on Cognac from 1906 and 1955.

Blending is followed by the maceration of bitter oranges and a double-distillation, a process unique to Quintessence known as “double parfum.” After all this comes the cask-aging, which lasts for a full year prior to release.

The bottle is described as clear and curvaceous. In a classical allusion to the Grand Marnier bottle, the lines call to mind the distinctive shape of copper pot stills.

An added design touch is its glass ‘shawl’, which was created to perfect the shape and highlight its sophisticated and contemporary feel.

Grand Marnier Quintessence is going into limited production with only 2000 bottles hitting the market in September and will be priced at $800.00.

Sources: MoodiereportFdtreport


 
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