The aromatics are bold offering scents of bark and roots, cedar, coriander, anise, rosemary, jasmine, and thyme with hints of tarragon and green tea. Rich and sweet with a bright peppery balance. A classic.
There is nothing like it. It is woody, green, herbal, aromatic and delicious. From the initial piney taste to the mellow lemon flowery finish, Chartreuse (Green) is like no other liqueur out there. It's flavor is so distinctive it comes through even when mixed with other cocktail ingredients. Mix one part Chartreuse with one part dry gin to one part sweet Vermouth or Vermouth Bianco, for a savory escape called the "Bijou cocktail".
"Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since the 1740s. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbal extracts. The liqueur is named after the Monks' Grande Chartreuse monastery, located in the Chartreuse Mountains in the general region of Grenoble in France. The liqueur is produced in a factory in the nearby town of Voiron (Isère). Chartreuse gives its name to the color chartreuse. It is one of the handful of liquors that continues to age and improve in the bottle.
This is the only green liqueur in the world with a completely natural colour. The colour is derived from the plants and herbs in the recipe, with no additives or artificial colour. The mixture ages for several years in oak casks.