Chartreuse Herb Liqueur Green .750L France

EARN REWARDS POINTS ON EVERY PURCHASE

Exotic and unusual, this is a unique beverage. Intense perfumed aromas of juniper, pine and herbs. Taste is complex and somewhat spicy.
Produced by the Carthusian Fathers (monks), the Chartreuse recipe dates back to 1605. The recipe remains a closely-guarded secret; only three of the brothers know the names of the 130 plants and how to blend and distill them. They are also the only ones who know which plants must be macerated to produce the distinctive color. They alone supervise the slow aging in oak casks over several years.

 

The monks maintain a simple, prayer-filled life in their ancient monastery. As they have done for centuries, they appoint three brothers who are charged with producing the Chartreuse and keeping the recipe secret, until it is time to pass it on to other brothers.

Wine Enthusiast 93 points - This lime-green, anise-scented liqueur is sweet at first sip, then herbaceous in the middle, showing fennel, pine, tarragon and mild floral notes. The finish is spicy and warming, with anise, white pepper and ginger heat. It’s a bit too viscous and fiery for straight-up sipping, but it’s beautifully complex and a key ingredient for the classic Last Word and other cocktails..Kara Newman, April/2016
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - The aromatics are bold offering scents of bark and roots, cedar, coriander, anise, rosemary, jasmine, and thyme with hints of tarragon and green tea. Rich and sweet with a bright peppery balance. A classic..March/2012
55% alcohol
This is the only green liqueur in the world with a completely natural color. The color is derived from the plants and herbs in the recipe, with no additives or artificial color. The mixture ages for several years in oak casks.