Chartreuse

CHARTREUSE

Chartreuse is inextricably tied to the Carthusian Order of monks. Bruno of Cologne (later to become St. Bruno) founded the order in 1084 after giving up an affluent life in Reims, France. In 1605 the French Artillery Marshall to the King, Hannibal d’Estrees presented to the Carthusians a mysterious manuscript containing the formula for an “Elixir of Long Life”. In 1737, as the result of lengthy endeavours, Brother Jerome Maubec succeeded in manufacturing for the first time what is still called “The Herbal Elixir of the Grandé Chartreuse”. Two decades later, Green Chartreuse was created using the same recipe used today. Yellow Chartreuse was created in 1838 by another brother, Bruno Jacquet – a milder and sweeter version of the famous Green Chartreuse. chartreuse.fr

CHARTREUSE GREEN

Green Chartreuse is the only liqueur in the world with a completely natural green colour. Only two Chartreuse monks know the identity of the 130 plants, how to blend them and how to distil them into this world famous liqueur. They are also the only ones who know which plants they have to macerate to produce the natural green and yellow colours. And they alone supervise the slow ageing in oak casks.

CHARTREUSE YELLOW

Milder and sweeter than the famous Green Chartreuse, Yellow Chartreuse was introduced to the world in 1838. It also is presented in the traditional Chartreuse liqueur bottle embossed with the seal of La Grande Chartreuse. Its colour is entirely natural with no artificial flavours or preservatives. It, too, can be enjoyed neat or in a long drink.

CHARTREUSE MOF

Liqueur created by the best craftsmen of France “Sommeliers”. In 2007, an extraordinary event took place. The “Les Meilleurs Ouvriers de France – Sommeliers”, a delegation of the best sommeliers in France were given the opportunity to collaborate with the Carthusian Order. Whilst not revealing any of their secrets, the Monks worked with the sommeliers to create the Masterpiece – Chartreuse Cuvee des MOF.

CHARTREUSE VEP YELLOW

VEP (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé) is made using the same processes and the same secret formula as the traditional liqueur, and by extra-long ageing in oak casks it reaches an exceptional quality.

CHARTREUSE VEP GREEN

VEP (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé) is made using the same processes and the same secret formula as the traditional liqueur, and by extra-long ageing in oak casks it reaches an exceptional quality.