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Chartreuse Of. Verte (1972-1982)

  • 55% |
  • 0.70L

Nicknamed the “Liqueur de santé” (liqueur of health), it was invented in 1840 and is bottled at 55% ABV. Its colour led to it being officially named Green Chartreuse by Father Garnier, who was the agent responsible for liqueurs at the time. This edition was produced at the Voiron distillery and avai…More info

  • Distillery: Chartreuse
  • Appellation: Liqueur, Liqueur Herbale
  • Country/Region: France, Savoy
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label

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Chartreuse Of. Verte (1972-1982)

Cuvée presentation

Nicknamed the “Liqueur de santé” (liqueur of health), it was invented in 1840 and is bottled at 55% ABV. Its colour led to it being officially named Green Chartreuse by Father Garnier, who was the agent responsible for liqueurs at the time. This edition was produced at the Voiron distillery and available from 1972 to 1982.

The distillery Chartreuse

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”.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Chartreuse
  • Bottler: Of.
  • Appellation: Liqueur Herbale
  • Country/Region: France, Savoy
  • Alcohol percentage: 55 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Verte
Chartreuse Of. Verte (1972-1982)
Chartreuse Of. Verte (1972-1982)

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Chartreuse Of. Verte (1972-1982)

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format