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What does Chartreuse VEP taste like?

What does Chartreuse VEP taste like?

Like many European liqueurs, Green Chartreuse comes with its fair share of mystique. Made from a secret blend of 130 herbs, seeds, and spices, it has a curious and impalpable flavor: sweet yet spicy, herbaceous yet refreshing, with a much smoother finish than other mystery blends like Fernet Branca or Jagermeister.

What does VEP stand for Chartreuse?

“V.E.P.” (Exceptionally Prolonged Aging) is a registered trademark specific to Chartreuse. Ingredients. Alcohol, sugar, water, plant substances (130 plants) Degrés d’alcool. 54% vol.

How old is Chartreuse VEP?

Standard Chartreuse is aged for 3-5 years in the largest liqueur aging cellar in the world (read: ONLY liqueur aging cellar in the world) The V.E.P.s are aged from 11-20 years and while they carry no age statement you can determine a least the date of the bottling by adding 1084 to the first three digits of the …

What type of alcohol is Green Chartreuse?

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Green Chartreuse (110 proof or 55% ABV) is a naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and other plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about eight hours. A last maceration of plants gives its color to the liqueur.

Is Green Chartreuse medicinal?

The complex flavours of the green are intensely herbal, medicinal and powerful. There is a sweetness that never cloys; it lingers and develops on the palate, lasting minutes. It is one of the only liqueurs that ages and improves in bottle and gives it’s name to the colour chartreuse.

How do you store Chartreuse?

The alcohol in them is strong enough to preserve them. High-proof liqueurs such as most absinthe and Chartreuse can also be stored at room temperature. Vermouth is a wine and should be stored as such—refrigerate it after opening.

What is Chartreuse good for?

Their pale green elixir is essential in cocktails like the Last Word and Bijou, and can elevate an après-ski sipper: Add a shot to hot chocolate, and you’re on your way to drinking a Verte Chaud.

Do you need to refrigerate Chartreuse?

High-proof liqueurs such as most absinthe and Chartreuse can also be stored at room temperature. Vermouth is a wine and should be stored as such—refrigerate it after opening. Simple syrups, orgeat, and other syrupy ingredients need to be refrigerated, if you’re planning to keep them around for longer than a day or two.

Should Chartreuse be refrigerated?

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