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Antique Spirits

Our collection of Antique Spirits offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, featuring bottles from famous brands such as Jim Beam and Benedictine to forgotten historic producers lost in the mists of time.

With some of the collection dating back to the 1920s, this is a chance for serious collectors or those who are simply curious about these old bottlings to explore and own a piece of spirit history.

The vast majority of these spirits are fully drinkable, allowing connoisseurs to determine how famous brands have changed over time, and cocktail enthusiasts to create the most authentic period drinks possible.

Most bottles are in truly excellent condition considering their age, with intact seals and clean, clear labels. Some of course have suffered minor damage over their long lives and if this is the case we have endeavoured to let you know the exact condition.

Of course these are very much one-off products, and many are highly sought-after and increasingly valuable. We’ll be adding new bottles to the site as we discover them, so keep checking back for new arrivals. If you would like more details about a particular bottle, or would like us to try to source a specific one for you, do let us know.

If you are looking to add a particular bottle to your collection or you’re after a unique and intriguing gift, delve into our substantial range of Antique Spirits and discover the drinks of times past.

Bussière/Abbaye de Cenon Liqueur de la Vieille Cure - 1960s

75cl, 43%
Abbaye de Cenon

An ancient bottling of an old French herbal liqueur from the 1960s. The label is pretty worn, but we were able to figure out what it was.  More info

Bussière/Abbaye de Cenon Liqueur de la Vieille Cure - 1960s
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$158.72

Buton Cherry Brandy - 1949-59

72cl, 30%
Buton

Italian cherry brandy, made by Buton at some point between 1949 and 1959. Only a time traveller could tell you which exact year it was made, but sometimes mystery is part of the charm of these…  More info

Buton Cherry Brandy - 1949-59
$198.41

Buton Cherry Brandy - 1960s

75cl, 30%
Buton

A rare 75cl bottling of Italian cherry brandy dating from the 1960s! We have a few of these and the labels have started to peel off of some of them, but that just makes them more antique-y, right?  More info

Buton Cherry Brandy - 1960s
$132.27

Buton Cherry Liqueur - 1970s

70cl, 30%
Buton

Classy-lookin' Cherry Liqueur, produced in the 1970s by Buton. A lovely decanter-style bottle, which even comes with a fancy-lookin' stopper. It's a little bit dirty, though it remains in good…  More info

Buton Cherry Liqueur - 1970s
$132.27

Buton Crema Cacao - 1949-59

75cl, 31%
Buton

We believe that this ancient but well-kept bottle of Crema Cacao from Buton was produced between 1949 and 1959. A handsome piece for collectors of things - antique bottles of spirits, to be specific.  More info

Buton Crema Cacao - 1949-59
$198.41

Buton Crema Cacao - 1960s

75cl, 31%
Buton

Choccy liqueur from the 1960s. Top job.  More info

Buton Crema Cacao - 1960s
$132.27

Buton Crema Cacao - 1970s

75cl, 31%
Buton

This very stylish bottle of Buton Crema Cacao was produced in the 1970s. A beautifully crafted piece, perfect for collectors.  More info

Buton Crema Cacao - 1970s
$105.82

Buton Dry Gin - 1950s

75cl, 40%
Buton

This is a very rare bottle of Dry Gin which was produced in Bologna, Italy by the Buton company. It was made in the 1950s and has a delicate aroma. Great in cocktails.  More info

Buton Dry Gin - 1950s
$238.09

Buton Elixir Di China - 1949-59

75cl, 30%
Buton

This old botling of Italian liqueur from Buton probably dates from the 1950s. It's made with cinchona bark to add 'a pleasant fragrance to the tonic, which is of remarkable quality'.  More info

Buton Elixir Di China - 1949-59
$198.41

Buton Felsina Amaro - 1950s

75cl, 0%
Buton

This is a 1950s bottling of Felsina Amaro from Buton in Bologna, Italy. An incredible antique from over 50 years ago. Please note that the label does not state the ABV of this product and that it…  More info

Buton Felsina Amaro - 1950s
$198.41

Buton Liquore Certosa - 1960s

75cl, 22.50%
Buton

This Italian liqueur was bottled in the 1960s and is a rare antique piece. Antique spirits are particularly popular with bartenders who want to jazz up a cocktail.  More info

Buton Liquore Certosa - 1960s
$158.72

Buton Madame Arabella Anisette - 1949-59

75cl, 34%
Buton

Named after Madame Arabella, this Anisette from Buton looks to have been a rather regal treat. This rare bottle of anise liqueur was produced between 1949 and 1959. Please note that the fill level is…  More info

Buton Madame Arabella Anisette - 1949-59
$198.41

Buton Maraschino (75cl) - 1970s

75cl, 32%
Buton

A 1970s bottling of Buton Maraschino, produced in the 1970s and well preserved since then. Now an heirloom of times gone by, it has become a handsome piece for spirits collectors or cocktail…  More info

Buton Maraschino (75cl) - 1970s
$132.27

Buton Maraschino - 1960s

73cl, 32%
Buton

Classic Maraschino from Buton with a relatively high abv of 32% abv. This bottling dates from the 1960s.  More info

Buton Maraschino - 1960s
$158.72

Buton Maraschino - 1970s

70cl, 32%
Buton

Antique Maraschino liqueur from the Buton company, produced in the 1970s. This is presented in a fairly untraditional bottle for a Maraschino, which is often tall and square - whereas this one is…  More info

Buton Maraschino - 1970s
$132.27

Buton Maraschino - 1980s

75cl, 32%
Buton

A Maraschino from a little-known producer, but it's a fine drink, bottled at a higher abv than many similar products. A case of they don't make them like they used to? This bottle is from the 1980s.  More info

Buton Maraschino - 1980s
$105.82

Buton Orange Brandy - 1960s

75cl, 35%
Buton

3 guesses what flavours come from this Buton Orange Brandy. Just look at the colour of the liquid and say whatever comes to mind. Once you've figured it out, read the big letters on the label you…  More info

Buton Orange Brandy - 1960s
$132.27

Buton Rosso Antico - 1970s 75cl

75cl, 17%
Buton

Made in the 1970s in Bologna, Italy, Rosso Antico is a sweet, rich red vermouth from the Buton company. It was based on red wines and flavoured with herbs and spices.  More info

Buton Rosso Antico - 1970s 75cl
$132.27

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1960s

75cl, 17%
Buton

Made by Buton in the 1960s, this is a collectible bottle of Rosso Antico Vermouth.  More info

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1960s
$158.72

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1970s

75cl, 17%
Buton

This is a rare old bottle of sweet, red Italian vermouth made in the 1970s by the Buton company.  More info

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1970s
$132.27

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1970s 1l

100cl, 17%
Buton

Produced in Bologna, Italy, in the 1970s, this is a litre bottle of Buton's superb red vermouth, made with red wines, herbs and spices.  More info

Buton Rosso Antico Vermouth - 1970s 1l
$158.72

Byrrh 1l - 1980s

100cl, 17%
Byrrh

Byrrh (which sadly doesn't rhyme with myrrh, but rather is pronounced 'beer'), is a quinquina, an aromatised wine made with quinine. (Another example would be Dubonnet.) This antique one litre…  More info

Byrrh 1l - 1980s
$132.27

Bénédictine (43% - Small Bottle) - 1940s

Bénédictine

We believe this antique bottling of Bénédictine herbal liqueur was produced all the way back in the 1940s - over 60 years ago! It's a small bottle, estimated to be 37.5cl, although sadly the label…  More info

Bénédictine (43% - Small Bottle) - 1940s
$119.04

Bénédictine - 1960s

35cl, 41.50%
Bénédictine

A 1960s bottle of Bénédictine in very good condition, with the seal intact.  More info

Bénédictine - 1960s
$85.98

Bénédictine - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Bénédictine

A 1970s bottle of Bénédictine in very good condition, with the seal intact.  More info

Bénédictine - 1970s
$132.27

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