Navan liqueur

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Navan Natural Vanilla Liqueur
Type Liqueur
Manufacturer Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle
Country of origin France
Introduced Fall 2004
Alcohol by volume 40%
Proof (US) 80
Colour Medium- to pale-gold hue
Flavor vanilla

Navan (nah-váhn), is a vanilla liqueur produced by the House of Grand Marnier.

Navan's name stands for "Natural Vanilla". The vanilla beans are imported from Madagascar.[1]


Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, current president of Marnier-Lapostolle North America and creator of Casa Lapostolle Wines, chose the natural vanilla flavor to create Navan, a new liqueur founded on Grand Marnier's success. Navan launched in 2004 in the USA, where it is distributed by Moet Hennessy USA. It is also available in Canada and the Caribbean. In 2008 Navan introduced a revised, less sweet formula, based on feedback from bartenders and chefs.

By 2010, the Lapostolle family ceased making Navan. After repackaging and tweaking the formula, Navan did not sell the way the family had hoped.


When creating Navan, more than 150 eaux-de-vie from 500 distilleries are blended. Natural vanilla from Madagascar is flown to France where it is blended with fine French cognac that has been aged for up to 10 years. Once blended, Navan ages an additional six months.


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