Grand Marnier is a unique blend of fine aged cognacs and Caribbean wild oranges. In 1827, Jean Baptiste Lapostolle founded a distillery in Neauphle-le-Château, France that produced fruit liqueurs. In 1880, Louis-Alexandre had the innovative idea of blending cognac with a rare variety of Haitian oranges. At the time, oranges were considered luxury items and when combined with cognac and a secret recipe, Grand Marnier was created. Grand Marnier upholds the highest standards for distillation and ages its cognacs in both Tronçais and Limousin casks.