Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal de la Grande-Chartreuse Liqueur

10cl / 69%
Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal de la Grande-Chartreuse Liqueur
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Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal is a strange but beautiful liqueur made to an original 'elixir of life' recipe revived by the Carthusian monks in the 18th century. Recommended on a sugar cube or slightly diluted with sugary water.
Country
France
Colouring
Yes

Allergen Information

This product may contain the following:
  • sesame seeds and products thereof

Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal de la Grande-Chartreuse Liqueur Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Like falling face-first into a herb garden. Dill, caraway, mint, basil and oregano are all present.

    Palate: Undiluted, it shows an incredibly concentrated herbaceousness, but the alcohol isn’t overpowering. With water added (to bring it down to around 40% abv), a sweeter eucalyptus note appears.

    Finish: Long, medicinal, and herby, with a dry mint-toothpaste sensation at the very end.

    Comment: I can understand why it was created as a reviving tonic. It’s very herbal and shows a medicinal flavour profile. For me, it is too pungent neat, and needs water to open up.

    Serving suggestion: Add a few drops of sugar syrup – the sweetness and the herbaceousness complement each other perfectly.

13 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 April

    I've been a fan of Chartreuse Elixir for several years now, after I was given a bottle by a friend for my birthday. It forms part of my own custom recipe Old Fashioned - Bulleit Rye, Giffard Sugar Syrup, Angostura Bitters, and a dash of Elixir to complete the spicy, herbal, sweet drink of kings!

  • 5
    6 January

    It has been on my counter since getting it near Le Puy, France some yrs ago now. I was turned onto something the presenter at the tour verde said about it being healthy as well as being able to use it as a drink, but I forgot all the details.