Tasting evening for Chartreuses and Tarragona, Queen of liqueurs since 1605
House of Grauer offers a tasting evening of the Queen of liqueurs.
In 1605, Marshal d'Estrées gave monks of the Vauvert Chartreuse, Paris, a manuscript revealing a formula for an “elixir” (containing almost all the medicinal plants of the time), the origin of which is unknown.
At that time, only monks and apothecaries had the necessary knowledge to work with plants.
In 1611, Cardinal Richelieu warmly thanked the Reverend Father of the Chartreuse of Paris; this one had sent him a bezoar having relieved him of an "unfortunate illness".
(Bezoar: stone found in the digestive tract of certain animals, to which one attributed medicinal virtues). Too complex, the recipe for this elixir - named "Elixir of long life" - seems to have been only partially used for several decades in Paris.
2018 House of Grauer invite you to experience the taste of silence with the "Elixir of long Life".
6 pm to 6.30 pm
History of the world of Chartreuse by Mr. Philippe Rochez, Export Manager for Chartreuse Diffusion, in partnership with Best Taste Trading, our importer.
6.30 pm to 9 pm
Reine des liqueurs 2018 – (2 cl)
Santa Tecla 2006 – (2 cl)
Jaune Voiron 1988 – (2 cl)
Verte Voiron 1988 – (2 cl)
Jaune VEP – 2016 – (2 cl)
Verte VEP – 2016 – (2 cl)
Tarragone Jaune 1973 – 1985 – (2 cl)
H.Upmann – N° 2
Some culinary selections will accompany the tasting.
Event conditions and access
P+R Etoile parking is at 100 meters from event.
Photos and videos
Our official photographer will be at your disposal. He is the only authorized photographer to take pictures / videos during the event.
All data are confidential.