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Chartreuse, the intensely herbal, ancient liqueur made in secrecy by Carthusian monks, is a favorite of craft cocktail obsessives. With its vast collection of green and yellow bottlings, Pouring Ribbons is a hub for this breed of fetishist. Bartenders will walk you through customizable tastings, sold by the ounce or half-ounce (from $3 to $200), based on your familiarity with the spirit, comparing the flavor of, say, a forties yellow Chartreuse with its eighties or modern-day counterparts.
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