Rémy Cointreau's spirits house La Maison Cointreau, has launched a new expression of Cointreau – Cointreau Blood Orange.
To create Cointreau Blood Orange, La Maison Cointreau selects blood oranges and then distills their peels along with those of the signature sweet and bitter orange of Cointreau.
The blood oranges are harvested once a year between February and March when their peels contain high concentrations of the essential oils that are then captured by distillation.
Presented in the Cointreau square bottle, with the ‘1849’ seal to signify when the House was first established, the Cointreau Blood Orange bottle’s orange-red colour embodies the new expression’s character. In addition, the bottle’s rose gold finish is a nod to the copper stills at the Cointreau distillery in Angers.
Cointreau Blood Orange 30% ABV/50cl is available to purchase at selected Waitrose stores in Spring 2017. Recommended retail price £17.
15 April 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor