Alfred Hitchcock, in his 1951 film “Strangers on a Train”, Quentin Tarantino, in his 2007 film “Death Proof”, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, in his 1925 novel “The Great Gatsby”, and the American rock group ZZ Top with their song “Chartreuse”, released in 2012.
Everyone has their way of sharing their passion and of introducing others to the convivial universe of Chartreuse through the symbolism of words, music or images.
15 years of the Club des Fous de Chartreuse
Founded in 1999 by Philippe Beaudet, the Club des Fous de Chartreuse is celebrating its fifteenth birthday. This group of Chartreuse fanatics meets regularly to taste different Chartreuses aged in their cellar in Paris’ Rue des Archives. The Club des Fous de Chartreuse celebrated its tenth anniversary by travelling to Voiron, where a surprise was waiting for them – an Episcopalian vintage made specially for the occasion.
The official drink of the Santa Tecla Festival
The festival celebrates Catalonian folklore, as acrobats, animated monsters, giants, bands and fireworks take over the streets of Tarragona for ten days. Chartreuse is an integral part of the festivities. Tarragona pays homage to the Carthusian monks who ran a distillery here from 1903 to 1989. This tribute is personified in the Festival’s official cocktail, the “Beguda de les festes”: 1 part Green Chartreuse, 2 parts Yellow Chartreuse and 7 parts lemon granita. Every year, limited edition bottles of Green and Yellow Chartreuse are created for the festival.