Chartreuse Diffusion

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Status:
Operational

Established:
1764

Owner:
Privately owned

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor Policy:
Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel:
Not supplied

Address:
10 bd Edgar-Kofler,
Voiron,
France

Chartreuse’s recipe is far more closely guarded than the Coca Cola formula – not surprisingly, when you consider it originated as an elixir of life (or at least youth). In the 16th century many alchemists were engaged in the search for an elixir – and in 1605 Marshall d’Estrees, a friend of King Henry IV of France, gave a recipe to the Carthusian monks. The manuscript was hand-written and signed by Estrees, so it is assumed he was the original creator of the Elixir, a fact apparently supported by his living to the age of 97. But the recipe lay untouched in a monastery near Paris for 132 years before it was eventually taken to the Monastery of Grand Chartreuse where Brother Jerôme Maubec, a master apothecary, worked to perfect the elixir.

All the liqueurs manufactured by the Carthusian fathers are made from entirely natural products with their vivid colours coming only from the plants they contain. The Chartreuse production process includes four distillations and three macerations. The result of the different processes is blended together and left to mature and marry in oak casks, many of which are more than 100 years old.

They Make...

Chartreuse V.E.P. Jaune (Yellow)

Category

Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Verte (Green Chartreuse)

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Jaune (Yellow Chartreuse) Liqueur

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Élixir Végétal

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse V.E.P. Verte (Green)

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Liqueur Eau de Noix

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

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Nut liqueurs

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Genepi des Peres Chartreux

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

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Floral Liqueurs

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Myrtille des Pères Chartreux

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

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Fruit liqueurs

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Chartreuse 1605 Liqueur d'Elixir

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Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Liqueur du 9 Centenaire

Category

Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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Chartreuse Cuvée des M.O.F. Sommeliers

Category

Liqueurs / alc. cordials

Sub category

Botanical (herb/spice)

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A total of 11 products made by Chartreuse Diffusion are listed on diffordsguide.com

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