If you like cognac and you like oranges, then the latest release under the Cointreau label is going to be right up your street.

Cointreau Noir is a blend of the well-known orange liqueur and Remy Martin Cognac.  It’s a collaboration by Pierrette Trichet, the Remy Martin Cellar Master and Bernadette Langlais, Master Disteller from Cointreau.

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The all new Cointreau Noir is, according to Matthew Hodges, marketing and business development director at Remy Cointreau GTR,

“a rare partnership between these two historic houses which have combined their talents to produce a new liqueur.”

It’s a “sultry, dark version of the orange liqueur we all know and love – the blend of Cointreau with Cognac seems to add depth, which we believe will appeal to dark spirits connoisseurs, as well as lovers of cocktails like Cointreau Fizz.”

The liqueur will first be rolled out through travel retail outlets in the Americas t his autumn – meaning our cognac loving cousins across the pond will get the first chance to get their hands on a bottle.  Plans to market Cointreau Noir in both Asia and Europe are also in the pipeline.

The tasting notes describe Cointreau noir as “fresh and fruity on the palate,” and area combination of sweet vanilla, mellow oak and, naturally, the zest of orange peel.

We don’t yet know the exact price of a bottle of Cointreau Noir, but imagine it will be in the region of a bottle of regular Cointreau.

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Sources: www.thespiritsbusiness.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.

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