Green Chartreuse Vol 55% Cl 70
Green Chartreuse combines 130 herbs, flowers, roots and spices, beet alcohol as base, white sugar to sweeten. Ages at least 3 years in large French oak barrels.
Monks produce Chartreuse today as they did yesterday. They jealously guard their secret and are the only ones who know the details of production.The liquors produced contain no chemical additives; the color itself comes from the plants that make them up. The 130 herbs in the recipe are steeped in a high-quality alcohol, and afterwards distilled. After this process, a distillate of honey and sugar syrup is added for Jaune. At this point begins the long aging in oak barrels, in the beautiful cellars in Voiron. Chartreuse, in 2015, will be 410 years old, and in 2014 Vert was 250 years old, and a special label was created for this occasion, which was sold in 2014 and is now already a collector’s item. Sixteenth-century pharmacists were searching for the Elixir of Long Life, and Chartreuse should be considered the summa of that century’s pharmaceutical experience; it actually groups together all the medicinal plants (130) then known. To enter the Chartreuse cellars is to go back in time: there is no one aging spirits now. The Chartreuse Vert and Jaune have minimum 3 years of aging in oak barrels and the V.E.P. minimum 10 years, distilled in 100-year-old tinned copper stills.