About Chartreuse Edit
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Chartreuse is a French liqueur composed of distilled wine alcohol flavored with 130 herbal extracts. The liquor is named after the monastery where it is produced, which in turn is named after the mountainous region where it is located.
Chartreuse Variations Edit
There are two main types of Chartreuse:
- Green Chartreuse (110 proof or 55%, and from which the name of the color is derived), a naturally green liqueur flavored with extracts from 130 plants. Its coloring comes from chlorophyll.
- Yellow Chartreuse (40% or 43%), which has a milder and sweeter flavor and aroma.
Other kinds of Chartreuse include:
- Chartreuse VEP (Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé) is made using the same processes and the same secret formula as the traditional liqueur, and by extra long ageing in oak casks it reaches an exceptional quality. Chartreuse VEP comes in both yellow and green.
- Elixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse (142° proof or 71%). The Herbal Elixir gets its unique flavour from 130 medicinal and aromatic plants and flowers. It is a cordial, a liqueur and a very effective tonic.