Circa 1952 estimated
Cusenier is a well-known French company of spirits which was founded by Eugène Cusenier and established in the Doubs department (east of France).
– 1832 Birth of Eugène Cusenier
– 1851 Birth of his brother Elysée, successor of Eugène
– 1868 First distillery in Ornans (Doubs)
– 1871 Boulevard Voltaire – Paris – subsidiary
– 1874 Company of the Great Distillery, specialized in the manufacturing of the kirsch and the absinthe
– 1937 Moving of the company in Dijon. Company is famous worldwide and is implanted in Brussels, London, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Mexico, Shanghai, Calcutta.
Curaçao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curacao.
A non-native plant, similar to an orange, the laraha has developed from the sweet Valancia orange transplanted by Spanishs explorers. The nutrient-poor soil and arid climate of Curaçao proved unsuitable to Valencia cultivation, resulting in small, bitter fruit of the trees. Although the bitter flesh of the laraha is hardly edible, the peels are aromatic and flavorful, maintaining much of the essence of the Valencia orange.
Curaçao liqueur was first developed and marketed by the Senior family in the 19th century. To create the liqueur, the laraha peel is dried, bringing out the sweetly fragranced oils. After soaking in a still with alcohol and water for several days, the peel is removed and other spices are added.