Originally built in the 13th Century as a moated castle, the property was extended and converted into a beautiful Château in 1528. The Marnier-Lapostolle family bought it in 1921. The drawing room, which dates from the 18th century, has an enormous fireplace, intricately carved to tell a romantic tale. When the fireplace was bought, the marble structure was so enormous that the room had to be built around it.
Château de Bourg is a suitably grandiose property for such a “grand” liqueur and the main purpose of the property was the ageing of cognac in its eight cellars which jointly hold some 30,000 casks, but since June 2012, the château has also been home to the distillery (which moved from Gaillon, Eure due to logistical issues). As anyone who has stayed there will also testify, the château is still used as a palatial guest house too.
As is the usual practice in the region, the aging cellars at Château de Bourg are actually warehouse structures built above ground but the ancient cellars set into the hillside beneath the property do house the company's 'Paradise' where demijohns hold very old cognacs, some dating back to the early 1900s.
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
Cordon Rouge (literally 'red ribbon') is the original Grand Marnier liqueur created in 1880 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle and was first served
Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire
This special blend of Grand Marnier was created in 1927 by Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company's foundation.
Grand Marnier Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire
An exceptional Grand Marnier created in 1977 by the Chairman of the company, Jacques Marnier-Lapostolle, to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary.
Cherry Marnier Liqueur
This superb cherry liqueur from the Grand Marnier stable is made to an original recipe created by Jean-Baptiste Lapostolle when he founded his distillery
Grand Marnier Quintessence liqueur
Quintessence is based on exceptionally old cognacs (between 25 and 105 years-old) sourced exclusively from the Grande Champagne region, many of them from
Grand Marnier Cordon Jaune
Cordon Jaune, literally 'yellow ribbon', Grand Marnier is only sold in a few European countries. Yellow Label Grand Marnier is packaged in the familiar
Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre
Named after Louis-Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, the original creator of Grand Marnier liqueur, with its blue and silver label, this special blend of Grand