In 1605, some monks of a monastery near Paris received, as a present, a manuscript with the recipe of a great alchemist, with several suggestions about herbs and the way of using them to produce a long life elixir.
Today, this recipe is used only by the monks of Chartreuse, who are recreating what is call Vegetal elixir of the Grand-Chartreuse. The recipe, still secret, contains 130 herbs macerated in a high quality alcohol and later distilled. The spirit is then aged for a minimum of three years in durmast barrels, in the evocative cellars of Voiron.
This liquor was produced to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of its first production. It is suggested to drink it at very cold temperature. A good digestive after dinner or with ice, very good in Long Drinks.