Green Chartreuse - 1956-1964 - Voiron - Methuselah (600 cl)

Exceptional 600 cl format for this green Chartreuse produced between 1956 and 1964.

Bottle in good general condition. Cork cap with very chipped wax. Visible seal on the cap. Under cap level 14,5 cm. Label in bad condition, torn with traces of friction. Smooth glass. Dark shade. Seal on the bottle. 

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Tasting notes for the Green Chartreuse from Voiron (1956-1964)

  • EYE: This Green Chartreuse made in Voiron, dated between 1956 and 1964, is displayed in its majestic 600 cl methuselah with a deep emerald green hue, evoking a precious elixir encased in a majestic bottle. Its intense color promises a rich sensory experience.
  • NOSE: At the first olfactory contact, intense herbal aromas emanate from the Green Chartreuse. Wafts of alpine plants, fresh herbs, and subtle notes of peppermint instantly transport you to the Alps. A refined bouquet that reveals the finesse of its craftsmanship.
  • MOUTH: Here, the experience reaches its peak. The liqueur unveils complex flavors of medicinal herbs, citrus peels, menthol, and gentle spices. The velvety texture caresses the palate, while a delicate lingering bitterness underscores the authenticity of this exceptional Chartreuse.


In short: A Green Voiron Chartreuse, produced between 1956 and 1964, captivating with its emerald green robe, a finely herbal nose, and a balanced palate revealing unforgettable floral and spicy aromas. Perfectly preserved in its exceptional methuselah bottle, this liqueur has reached its peak maturity but will only improve with age. Enjoy it after a meal with slices of foie gras, savory petits fours, dark chocolate desserts, aged hard cheeses, or roasted nuts for a balanced and refined gustatory experience.

Product Details

Data sheet

600 cl
Green Chartreuse
Alcohol, sugar, honey, 130 plants and flowers
Production origin
France, Voiron
% vol.
55 %
Tasting Note
To bring out the flavors, Chartreuse is best served with ice. Traditionally considered an after dinner drink, Chartreuse is more and more being enjoyed as a long drink
Made by
The Pères Chartreux
14.5 cm
Wax, severely damaged
Tax Stamp
Very dark
Collector Bottle
Producer: Les Pères Chartreux
Les Pères Chartreux

The famous liqueur made by Carthusian monks


In 1605, at a Chartreuse monastery of Vauvert, in Paris, the monks received a gift from Marshal d'Estrées, an already ancient manuscript from an “Elixir”, which no one knows the origin of. In this period, only a few monks and even fewer apothecaries understood the use of herbs and plants in the treatment of illness. The manuscript's recipe was so complex that only bits and pieces of it were understood and used by the monastery's apothecary, Frère Jerome Maubec. He finally unraveled the mystery and, in 1737, drew up the practical formula for the preparation of the Elixir.

The distribution and sales of this new medicine were limited. One of the monks of La Grande Chartreuse would load his mule with the small bottles that he sold in Grenoble and Chambéry, and other nearby villages. So tasty was this elixir that it was often used as a beverage rather than a medicine. Recognizing this, the monks, in 1764, adapted the elixir recipe to make a milder beverage, and which we know today as "Green Chartreuse" (55% alcohol). The success of this liqueur was immediate and its fame was no longer restricted to the area around La Grande Chartreuse.  In 1838, the Chartreuse distillers developed a sweeter form of Chartreuse: "Yellow Chartreuse" (43% alcohol)

In 1903, the French government nationalized the Chartreuse distillery. The monks were expelled. The monks took their secret recipe to their refuge in Tarragona, Spain, where they built a new distillery, and began producing their spirits with the same label, but with an additional label which said "Liqueur fabriquée à Tarragone par les Pères Chartreux" ("liqueur manufactured in Tarragone by the Carthusian Fathers"). After World War II, the government lifted the expulsion order, making the Carthusian monks once again legal French residents. Since the closure of the distillery of Tarragona in 1989, the liqueur is produced exclusively in Voiron using the herbal mixture prepared by two monks at Grande Chartreuse.

Discover the Chartreuse liqueur made by the monks, on Pleasure Wine. The French specialist in rare and ancient Chartreuses.

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Reference: CJ_665
Bottle in medium condition. Cork cap with tin cap in medium condition. Level under cap 5.8 cm. No tax stamp. Label in correct condition. Against stained label. Smooth and clean glass. Normal shade. Collector



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