One of most legendary traditional herbal liqueurs in the world, Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737. Made in the world's largest liqueur cellar, this yellow version of Chartreuse has been made since 1840, with a recipe that is over 500 years old (only two monks know the recipe!). Each plant is dried, crushed/milled and then sent to the distillery. After macerating in alcohol, they are distilled, and then aged in oak barrels for several years. Only then will be it bottled and sold. Yellow Chartreuse is softer sweeter and has a lower ABV (43%) then the original green one. Big sweet nose with lots of minty freshness. The mint comes through in waves of spearmint and peppermint, then lemon, and backed up by spice on the palate. Warming spice of black pepper and cinnamon. The finish is honeyed and sweet. Very fresh!