With hundreds of years of tradition and history, Chartreuse comes from a breathtaking, remote mountain monastery high in the French Alps. Produced as an act of devotion by the Carthusian order of monks, it’s now consumed in a similar act of devotion by many Americans! The formula for Chartreuse is complex and varied, including over 130 different types of mountain flowers, herbs, roots, and other botanicals. To maintain the historic secrecy, the formula is known only in part and only to three monks so that no single person is in possession of the entire recipe.
Chartreuse is powerful and unique. Only two Chartreuse monks know the identity of the 130 plants, how to blend them and how to distill them into this world famous liqueur. They are also the only ones who know which plants they have to macerate to produce the natural green and yellow colors.