With 100 years of experience, Monin has become the brand of choice in the gourmet flavor business. Frenchman and small-town manufacturer, Georges Monin, was hosting his family for dinner when his brother-in-law asked for an after-dinner drink. As a self – proclaimed flavor enthusiast and avid cook, Georges loved to entertain. As he was pouring the cordial into glasses, he noticed that the aroma escaping from the bottle was muted and the color was dull. He sipped the liquid to give it a quick taste and immediately decided that after serving a meal filled with such delectable flavors and captivating aromas, the cordial was an unfitting way to close the evening.