La Grande Josiane is a Liqueur d’Armagnac or Armagnac liqueur made to old family recipe by Chateau de Bordeneuve. Chateau Bordeneuve is owned by the Guasch family who produce Armagnac under the Chateau Bordeneuve label and also produce a fantastic range of vintage Armagnacs under the Baron de Sigognac label. There is one short column still at the domaine (almost 100 years old), which produces up to 50 to 60 casks of new spirit annually. The wine is distilled on its lees, and drawn off at 55 to 58%, depending on the harvest.
La Grande Josiane is made from 100% natural ingredients and is made by blending Chateau Bordeneuve Armagnac and extract of Bigararde oranges (also known as bitter or Seville oranges) together and the resulting liqueur is then left to age in oak barrels for the flavours to co-mingle, mellow and integrate to produce this soft, smooth orange brandy liqueur. It is characterised by orange flavours (obviously), caramelised oranges, honey and spices.
Please note, La Grande Josiane is no longer available in 50cl bottles, only 70cl.