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CHARTREUSE GREEN No. 79


CHARTREUSE GREEN No. 79
A colour name from the liqueur standardised in 1934, the liqueur was manufactured at the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, near Grenoble (France) by Carthusian monks, from 1607 until 1901, when the monks left for Tarragona, in Spain. There are two principal types of Chartreuse sold, the one being green in colour and of very high alcoholic strength. A naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs, plants and flowers macerated in alcohol and steeped for 8 hours. The first recorded use of Chartreuse as a colour name was in 1884.