Created in 1840, the "Liqueur de Santé" is the first liqueur made from the original recipe of the Elixir Végétal de la Grande Chartreuse. It was so popular that Father Garnier, attorney and responsible for the liqueurs at the time, later decided to officially name it 'Chartreuse Verte', and registered the “Chartreuse” mark in 1852. It is still produced and manufactured today by the Chartreux Fathers in their Aiguenoire distillery in Entre-Deux-Guiers (Isère - France).
Alcohol, sugar, water, vegetable substances (130 plants, bark, roots, spices and flowers).
55 % ABV
Chartreuse Verte' derives its unique character from its natural colour, its power and its aromatic complexity from 130 plants, flowers, bark, roots and spices.
Its development requires several weeks of work and is done in various stages:
- Grinds made by the monks in the plant room at the Grande Chartreuse monastery.
- Distillation to obtain the aroma.
- Different types of maceration extract the active ingredients from the plants and give the liquor its natural colour.
It then ages for a long time in oak casks before being bottled and continues to evolve and develop its complexity in the bottle.
A Chartreuse green colour, a powerful herbaceous, peppery nose.
A fresh palate with minty notes, pine sap and citrus fruits.
Bittersweet tea at the end of the mouth prolongs the taste.
Ways to Enjoy
As a digestif, discover all the flavours and aromatic power. Serve chilled or on ice.
Used as an ingredient in cocktails or in cooking in sweet or savoury recipes since the 19th century, it brings a unique character. Also, great in hot chocolate during colder months or any time you are in the mood to drink a spiked hot chocolate.