Grand Marnier Cinquantenaire (150) versus Centenaire (100)

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  1. tdreis45

    tdreis45

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    I'm a huge fan of the original Grand Marnier (Cordon Rouge). I always drink it neat and I'm debating to take the next step to one of the higher rated varieties. Does anybody have any experience with which is best compared to the original, the Grand Marnier 100 (Cuvée du Centenaire) or the Grand Marnier 150 (Cuvée Speciale Cent Cinquantenaire)?

    Money isn't as much of an issue as taste is. Thanks for your input.
     
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    Sorry, can't help you. I'm just an unwashed peasant who adds Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge to orange juice. :embarassed:
     

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    A local steakhouse offered a "flight" of Grand Marnier, the 100 yo and the 150 yo (2 oz pour of each, $22 for the flight) as an after dinner drink special. The standard GM was much more "harsh" and "upfront" with the bightest orange flavor. The 100 yo was much smoother with a more subdued orange flavor. The 150 yo was ultra smooth, just a hint of orange with caramel as a base flavor.
     
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    I like Grand Marnier a lot, but I don't think that it is a pedigreed drink like a true cognac, so I personally wouldn't care to spend a lot of money on Grand Marnier.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for.
     
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    These drinks aren't actually aged 100 years, are they?
     
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    The 100 and 150 are to commemorate anniversaries of when the company first started. The Grand Marnier 100 has cognacs that have been aged 25 years and the Grand Marnier 150 has cognacs that are aged 50 years.