Cette liqueur dont la recette ancestrale demeure secrète et qui mêle les notes d'agrumes, de plantes médicinales et de curcuma dévoile toutes ses saveurs lorsqu’elle est dégustée bien fraîche. More info
A Santa Tecla 2011 edition of Yellow Chartreuse. Every year since 2000, a few thousand bottles of Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse are released in Tarragona to celebrate Santa Tecla, a festival dedicated to the city’s patron-saint Saint Tecla. The back label features the poster for the year’s festival. Yellow Chartreuse was initially bottled at 40% ABV, then at 43% ABV from 2009.
Mystery surrounds the origins of Chartreuse. In 1605, one of Estrées’‘ marshals presented the Carthusian Monks at Vauvert, Paris with a manuscript containing the formula for a plant elixir. In 1764, this formula using 130 plants was perfected and formalized by Father Jérôme Maubec, who created the Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse, the monastery where Chartreuse would be produced until 1864. After a difficult end to the century marked by a French Revolution that posed many problems for religious orders, green and yellow Chartreuse were created in 1840 and quickly became popular. In 1903, the monks were expelled from France and sought refuge in Tarragona, Spain, where they continued to produce Chartreuse, despite the brand being sold to a group of liquor producers. They recovered the brand in 1929 and returned production to France, although the Tarragona distillery would continue operating until 1989. Today, Chartreuse Diffusion manages production, now at the Aigueneoire Distillery, which follows in the footsteps of Fourvoirie and Voiron. Various types of Chartreuse are distributed, from green Chartreuse, to yellow Chartreuse, the Elixir Végétal and VEPs. Older versions and limited editions are hugely popular among enthusiasts and collectors, who have nicknamed it the “Queen of Liqueurs”.
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