Stillgarden creates Chartreuse-style liqueurs
Dublin-based Stillgarden Distillery has released Ireland’s ‘first’ Chartreuse-style herbal liqueurs, Buí 43 and Glas 55.
Stillgarden has turned to creating a herbal style of liqueur in response to the ‘dwindling supply’ of Chartreuse on account of Carthusian monks limiting production ‘to protect their monastic lifestyle and devote their time to solitude and prayer’.
The brand’s herbal liqueurs have been created using socially sourced botanicals where possible, and extracted essences foraged from its community and harvested from the garden.
Founder Viki Baird said: “We are always looking for market opportunities that are in line with our skills and ethos at Stillgarden, and having already developed our low-alcohol Italian Amari range, we saw the market opportunity playing to our strengths again, hence the launch of our first two liqueurs: Buí 43 and Glas 55.
“Our development team has worked closely with and received fantastic feedback from some of the best mixologists and palates in Ireland to help create our own unique premium Irish herbal liqueurs.”
She added that the brand’s team of distillers, botanists and liquid experts have used foraging expertise, vacuum distillation and ultrasonic technology in the creation of the liqueurs, allowing them to “get creative in ways that aren’t possible using traditional distillation methods in combination with local and sustainable produce.”
Buí 43 is a yellow herbal liqueur created with botanicals such as Irish honey, lemon balm, cloves, anise, and a range of other herbs.
Meanwhile the green-hued Glas 55 has been formed with a lemon balm, peppermint and sage base, all harvested from the community garden.
Both colours are the result of each expression’s botanical ingredients.
Buí 43 and Glas 55 are currently available to pre-order and will be available by the end of October.
Earlier this month, Licor 43 debuted a crème brûlée-inspired liqueur.