Bardcorp managing director Greg Bardsley has just visited the home country of Chartreuse liqueur. He’s holding one of the commemorative Chartreuse green cocktail shakers that Bardcorp recently printed for a Spanish festival.
These Australian-made plastic bottles are now on their way from France to Catalonia in Spain for Santa Tecla, a major festival held annually in September to celebrate the patron saint of the city of Tarragona. As the printing on the shakers say, Chartreuse is la beguda de les festes (the beverage of the festival), and has been so for over 100 years. The red dragon printed on the bottle (and on the festival poster) is celebrating an anniversary; Drac de Sant Roc has led the Santa Tecla street procession for the past 30 years.