A special edition of Chartreuse released in 1984 to celebrate nine centuries since the foundation of the Carthusian Order, way back in 1084. It was monks from this order, based in the French Alps, that developed the original Chartreuse liqueur.
This bottling sits somewhere between the famous Yellow and Green Chartreuse bottlings in flavour and colour, though is a little more complex than both, and is said to be one of the finest releases the famous old liqueur has ever produced.
Chartreuse Liqueur du 9 Centenaire is minty and pungent, with herbaceous notes of lemon balm, basil, and anise, alongside earthier flavours of peppery spice, dried botanical roots and chocolate, and a touch of citrusy zing. A touch of fragrant cedar and tobacco round out the finish.
An extraordinary liqueur, unlike any other on the market. Each bottle comes with its own copy label, and is packaged in an ornate presentation box. A fitting tribute to the Carthusian Order.