New to Lukas Wine & Spirits, Grand Marnier Quintessence Liqueur!
“Created in 2011, the Cognacs used to create Quintessence are sourced from Grand Champagne, the most prestigious cru zone in the Cognac region and from the private reserves of the Marnier-Lapostolle family. The age of these cognacs is from 25 to 100 years and have been carefully selected from the Grand Marnier Cellar Master, Patrick Raguenaud. Specifically selecting our 1906 Grande Champagne and the 1955 Grande Champagne for the blend. Paradis is a special cellar where all our extra old cognacs are stored. In order to preserve absolute quality from the vintage, the cognac is actually taken out of the barrel after reaching maturity and put in large glass containers and then transferred to the Paradis Cellar. The oldest of our Paradis cognacs is 1875.
Grand Marnier has used the same bitter Bigaradia oranges selected for all of the brand’s marques. However, to produce Quintessence, a unique, exacting and time-honored Marnier recipe, called “double parfum,” has been implemented. This perfume is very delicate, subtle, fresh and richer than the traditional perfume. To create the “double parfum,” orange peels are macerated with the perfume of the first distillation. This is followed by a second distillation to further refine the flavor and produce the final result: an amazingly tantalizing and delicious flavor.
Finally, the Cognacs, “double parfum” of orange and sugar are blended together to create the perfect balance and elicit the most beguiling flavor. This is followed by the “marriage time” as the blend ages in small French oak casks. At the end of this marrying period (12 months), the cognac and the perfume are judged to have reached the perfect harmony, balance and the quintessential taste.” – per Grand Marnier
Vibrant amber hues and copper reflections when light plays on its texture.
Fresh, lively and delectable, lovely orange notes followed by fruity, floral and heavier notes of almond and vanilla.
The Grand Marnier Quintessence is easily the most luxurious release in years with a packing that will catch the eye and be sure to create an interesting conversation. Lukas Wine & Spirits has already pre-sold a few of these precious bottles and have just a few left for anyone who would like to acquire a one before the 2012 Holiday Season goes into full swing.
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager