Mandarine Napoléon Liqueur is produced using aged Cognacs and exotic Mandarine oranges from Sicily and Corsica. Mandarines, (often known as tangerines) were introduced into Europe from China in the 18th century and grew particularly well in Corsica, Bonaparte’s birthplace. Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur was specially created for Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte by his physician.
Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur was commercially distilled in 1892, using finest aged French cognacs and Mandarine peels from the Mediterranean area. They were blended together with an infusion of herbs and spices. The botanicals include green and black teas, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and angelica. The distillate is then aged for several years, acquiring a rich mellow flavour. Today, it is one of the great classic liqueurs of the world and is owned be De Kuyper, one of the most famous liqueur producers. It is distilled at ‘Distillerie de Biercée’, the only fruit distillery in existence in Belgium.
Colour – Warm and bright amber. Golden orange yellow colour.
Nose – Natural mandarin zest with a woody spiciness and undertone of rich Cognac.
Palate – Sweet mandarin with nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of marmalade and licorice.
Finish – Smooth, sweet and dry.