The latest outstanding creation from the House of GRAND MARNIER, world renowned for its expertise in blending pure natural orange essence with the finest aged cognac since 1880. Today, the 5th and 6th generations of the Marnier Lapostolle Family pay tribute to the vibrant spirit of the founder, Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, by creating QUINTESSENCE with the same expertise that has made GRAND MARNIER popular for more than 130 years. QUINTESSENCE is made with the most precious cognac coming exclusively from Grande Champagne, the most prestigious growing area of Cognac, and the family Paradis, the Marnier Lapostolle Family’s private cellar. These cognacs date back to 1906. This rare blend of cognacs is then combined with a unique double distilled Citrus Bigaradia orange essence resulting from a time honored secret GRAND MARNIER process. Instead of being macerated in neutral alcohol, oranges are macerated in a very aromatic orange essence before being distilled. The result is a very subtle essence, the QUINTESSENCE of orange distillation. The blend of cognac and orange essence is then aged in French oak casks, so that the flavors can mature together, reach the perfect balance and the quintessential taste. Only 2,000 bottles are available worldwide and are individually numbered.