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The different climate and soil conditions however changed this juicy fruit to a kind of bitter, almost inedible produce. In short the project was forgotten and the "misfits" of the once proud "Valencia" oranges grew wild and abandoned, not even touched by our infamous goats. It was not till decades later (the exact date is lost in history) that someone discovered that the peels of this orange, thoroughly dried by the sun, contained an etheric oil with an extraordinary pleasing fragrance.
Somehow, after experimenting with the oils of the Laraha oranges, a recipe came to the Senior family who further experimented with various exotic spices until they were sure to have found a unique liqueur which, with a kind of chauvinistic enthusiasm, was called Curacao Liqueur.
By this time, the stepchild of the Valencia orange had received its own botanical name: "Citrus Aurantium Currassuviensis", meaning "Golden Orange of Curaçao". In the local tongue however the orange was simply named "Laraha".
Senior & Co. produces its now almost age old liqueur in the famous Landhouse (country mansion) of Chobolobo in the area of Salinja.
Curacao Liqueur The Chobolobo Mansion or Country Estate was built in the early 1800's. The Country House is located in the centre of a piece of land which has an area of 10,500 m². (2 ½ acres).The property's history is rather sketchy, but we do know that in the early 1900's it belonged to the Family Jesurun. In 1947 the property was purchased by N.V. Senior & Co. which company produces the one and only GENUINE "Curacao of Curacao" liqueur.