This iconic French liqueur has been made by Carthusian monks since 1737; initially intending it to be used as medicine. The exact recipes for all forms of Chartreuse remain trade secrets and are known at any given time only to the three monks who prepare the herbal mixture. The only formally known element of the recipe is that it uses 130 different plants. In 2019 the monks decided to limit Chartreuse production to 1.6 million bottles per year, citing the environmental impacts of production, and the desire to focus on solitude and prayer. The combination of fixed production and increased demand has resulted in shortages of Chartreuse across the world
Chartreuse Cuvee Des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Sommeliers
Chartreuse Cuvee des MOFS is one of very few special editions of Chartreuse, made even more special through the collaboration of the French Guild of sommeliers and the Carthusian brothers in 2008. The French sommeliers were not allowed to see the original recipe of Chartreuse, but worked closely to create this special release, an iteration of Yellow Chartreuse. This liqueur was developed and blended from the aged collection of the Chartreuse cellars.
Tasting Notes: Notes of candied citrus fruits, lemon thyme and mint. A smooth and long finish showing genepi, saffron, chamomile and star anise.
Serve Suggestion: Serve over ice or neat as a perfect digestif paired with dark chocolate