Doubtless one of the most famous liqueurs, Chartreuse’s green spirit and iconic bottle design are ubiquitous across the world.
First produced by an order of Carthusian monks, based in the Alps, in 1737. It is said to be based upon a recipe dating from 1605, created by François-Annibal d'Estrées. The liqueur is flavoured with over 130 different herbs, giving Chartreuse its unique profile. It undergoes a final maceration, producing the famous green colour.
The final product is sweet, yet incredibly spicy and earthy, with pungent notes of liquorice, anise, coriander, mint, basil, citrus fruits and flowers.
In a class of its own. This liqueur features in many cocktails, most notably the drink that spawned a thousand variations, the Last Word. It is also crucial for another classic libation, the Bijou.
No self respecting bar is complete without a bottle of this verdant liqueur.