Chartreuse Elixir Vegetal (Chartreuse Élixir Végétal)

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alc./vol: 71%

Proof: 142°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of France France

Élixir Végétal de la Grande Chartreuse is the original tonic (elixir of life) first created by Brother Antoine in 1764, accordingly it is classified a pharmaceutical product in France. Take by dripping five drops on a sugar cube or in a little sugared water, or add a few dashes to hot chocolate.

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Sampled on 07/08/2012

Appearance:

Clear, khaki green with forest green flecks.

Aroma:

Candied angelica, eucalyptus, liquorice, tobacco leaf, freshly cut grass and mint leaves with ginger cake, spruce needles and cracked black pepper spirit.

Taste:

Strong in alcohol and equally strong in flavour with herbaceous, rootyness with peppermint, ginger, fresh vegetal flavours with hints of lemon, aniseed and tobacco.

Aftertaste:

Lingering bitter root flavours with lingering crushed peppermint leaf.

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