Made from 130 herbs, plants and flowers gathered in the French Alps by the Carthusian monks. The exact ingredients are unknown, and have been a secret for 400 years. The mixture is macerated with a neutral alcohol spirit and distilled by the monks before being aged in oak casks for about 5 years in their Voiron cellars. Chartreuse is the only liqueur to be aged in oak vats-and the only one to give its name to a color!Look for intensely floral and herbal aromas followed by more aromas and lovely flavors of cloves, angelica, fennel, citrus, thyme, rosemary, hyssop, cinnamon, mace, pine...and each time you sip it, you notice something new! This is ideal to serve with desserts such as chocolate creme brulee, mixed berries with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, or on its own, as dessert itself, served neat or on ice.
Wine EnthusiastThis lime-green, anise-scented liqueur is sweet at first sip, then herbaceous in the middle, showing fennel, pine, tarragon and mild floral notes. The finish is spicy and warming, with anise, white pepper and ginger heat. It's a bit too viscous and fiery for straight-up sipping, but it's beautifully complex and a key ingredient for the classic Last Word and other cocktails.