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Yellow Chartreuse from the Monastery of La Grande Chartreuse 
Yellow Chartreuse is made from the same plants as Green Chartreuse, but in different proportions. It has been produced since 1838 according to a secret recipe that consists (as for green chartreuse) of 130 plants and herbs, macerated in grape alcohol and then distilled. Even today, only two Carthusian brothers know the names of the plants and how to mix and distill them. They control the slow aging of the liquor and decide when it is ready to be bottled. Sweet and mellow, Yellow Chartreuse is characterized by notes of honey, flowers, and spices, and its natural pigmentation comes from saffron.

© Stéphane Couchet