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Do you know what is the most popular French wine in America?

Recognizable by its green or yellow color, Charter house 100% French Made. In fact, the monks of Iseer have been responsible for its production for over 4 centuries. This plant-based liqueur can be consumed as a digestif or used as an ingredient in cocktails. So you can revisit some mixology classics and prepare a chartreuse mojito or a chartreuse mole. This alcohol is found in cooking, especially in ice cream or sabayons.

Most popular in France, this regional specialty is experiencing surprising growth in the U.S., especially since Covid-19. You are probably wondering why? Well, before the pandemic, chartreuse was already used by American bartenders to make cocktails, but during the lockdown, sales from individuals exploded. This alcohol has become a victim of its own success and is becoming increasingly rare.

Increasingly rare alcohol

In Isère, chartreuse is produced to support the abbey economically. Hence its production is not intensive and it is no longer possible to supply the demand of France and America. In fact, the United States represents about half of Chartreuse’s sales overseas. However, monks do not want to increase their production in order to respect their lifestyle and the environment. The latter set up a quota system… enough to make this liquor an even more precious alcohol!

Our Chartreuse-based cocktail

Chartreuse Punch

Chartreuse tonic

Chartreuse tonic

Alcohol abuse is dangerous to your health, consume in moderation.

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