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Chartreuse Yellow Liqueur 700ml

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    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 Grand-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’s popularity grew and the production was later moved from the monastery at La Grande Chartreuse to the Fourvoirie Distillery, which was unfortunately destroyed by a landslide in 1935. Since then Chartreuse has been manufactured in Voiron, France.

    First introduced in 1838, Chartreuse Yellow Liqueur is sweeter and milder than the famous Chartreuse Green Liqueur. The colour is 100% natural with preservatives or artificial flavours. This liqueur can be enjoyed as is or over ice in a balloon glass. Or step it up to the Olympique Cocktail - 1 part Chartreuse & 4 parts Champagne. 

    A complex and subtle melange of delicate Alpine flowers, herbs, spices, and creamy meringue aromas. A silky entry to a moderately sweet medium to full body with delicate notes of anise and mint tea. Long, lingering sweet herb and sugar fade.

    The Finer Details
    Style - Liqueur
    Country - France
    Bottle Size - 700ml
    ABV - 43%