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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.

Doornkaat Special Dry Gin - 1960s

70cl, 38%
Doornkaat

A rare bottle of dry gin, produced in the 1960s by German Schnapps makers, Doornkaat before they were bought by Beretzen in 1992. The chap on the bottle looks pretty excited about finding such a rare…  More info

Doornkaat Special Dry Gin - 1960s
$216.34

Drai Amaro Extra Secco - 1960s

100cl, 30%
Ilva Saronno

Produced by the Drai company in the 1960s, this is an extra dry Amaro - a bittersweet Italian liqueur flavoured with roots and herbs.  More info

Drai Amaro Extra Secco - 1960s
$173.07

Drambuie - 1960s

75cl, 40%
Drambuie

This classic whisky liqueur from Drambuie dates from the 1960s. Vintage Rusty Nail? Okay, perhaps not.  More info

Drambuie - 1960s
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$173.07

Drambuie - 1960s

Drambuie

Produced all the way back in the 1960s, this rare bottle of the famous Drambuie whisky liqueur has surely earned a place in your rare bottle collection. Please note that the label does not state…  More info

Drambuie - 1960s
$173.07

Drioli Cherry Brandy - 1949-59

75cl, 31%
Drioli

Plucked from the chronicles of time, this is a bottle of Drioli Cherry Brandy which was produced between 1949 and 1959. According to the label, this was the "Extra Reserve" Cherry Brandy, which we…  More info

Drioli Cherry Brandy - 1949-59
$216.34

Drioli Maraschino - 1950s

50cl, 0%
Francesco Drioli

A relic from a long forgotten age (okay, maybe the '50s aren't completely forgotten, but they were a while ago). This antique bottle of Drioli Maraschino liqueur comes from the 1950s. The bottle is…  More info

Drioli Maraschino - 1950s
$115.38

Drioli Maraschino - 1950s (37.5cl)

37cl, 0%
Drioli

Drioli Maraschino is cherry liqueur, with this bottle dating from the 1950s! There is no abv listed and we probably wouldn't recommend drinking it anyway...  More info

Drioli Maraschino - 1950s (37.5cl)
$115.38

Dry of the Garter - 1949-59

50cl, 43%
Lisotti

Well this is quite something. A dry Italian liqueur created by Lisotti whose "long and deep research" was supposedly influenced in some extraneous fashion by an incident in 1349 that saw Edward III…  More info

Dry of the Garter - 1949-59
$144.23

Dubonnet Blanc - 1970s

75cl, 18%
Dubonnet

This white fortified wine from France was bottled in the 1970s. You only have to imagine how this will have slowly developed in time thanks to the process of oxidation. Ideal for making an…  More info

Dubonnet Blanc - 1970s
$115.38

Dubonnet Rouge - 1960s

92cl, 15%
Dubonnet

As if we needed to be convinced of the medicinal properties of a fine beverage, this bottle of the French aperitif, Dubonnet Rouge from the 1960s, contains not only herbs and spices but also quinine,…  More info

Dubonnet Rouge - 1960s
$216.34

Ducale Mandarino - 1949-59

Ducale

A mandarin orange liqueur from producer Ducale of Monza that dates from around the 1950s. It's presented in a truly handsome bottle. Please note that the volume of this product is unreadable and…  More info

Ducale Mandarino - 1949-59
$86.54

Dufftown 12 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 43%
Dufftown

This is a bottle of 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Dufftown distillery, back when it was owned by Arthur Bell & Sons - and also before they dropped the 'Glenlivet' suffix.  More info

Dufftown 12 Year Old - 1980s
$259.61

Dufftown 8 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Dufftown

A 1980s bottling of 8 year old Dufftown single malt Scotch whisky (which they called "Pure Malt" at the time). It's a very handsome, shiny, well-kept bottle, complete with presentation tube.…  More info

Dufftown 8 Year Old - 1980s
$194.71

Dufftown Glenlivet 8 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%
Dufftown

8 year old Dufftown Glenlivet pure malt Scotch whisky, from the days where the term "pure malt" was still used - the 1980s. This was also when Arthur Bell & Sons owned the Dufftown distillery!  More info

Dufftown Glenlivet 8 Year Old - 1980s
$201.92

Duval Cherry Liqueur - 1960s

75cl, 29%
Martini

This Duval Cherry liqueur was made by Martini & Rossi way back in the 1960s. Very collectible and, presumably, very cherry-y (not a word?).  More info

Duval Cherry Liqueur - 1960s
$173.07

Duval Cordial - 1949-59

75cl, 40%
Martini

This is bottle of Cordial Duval, produced by Martini between 1949 and 1959. There seems to be some sediment in the bottle, which we believe to be sugar. The label has sadly been torn in places and…  More info

Duval Cordial - 1949-59
$216.34

Duval Pastis 1l - 1980s

100cl, 45%
Duval

A 1980s bottling of Duval Pastis de Marseille, made with star anise and liquorice and served with thoroughly chilled mineral water.  More info

Duval Pastis 1l - 1980s
$144.23

Duval Triple Sec - 1949-59

75cl, 40%
Martini

Triple Sec liqueur, produced by Martini & Rossi for Duval at some point between 1949 and 1959. A rare collectible for years gone by - ought to be very interesting for cocktail enthusiasts looking to…  More info

Duval Triple Sec - 1949-59
$173.07

E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac - 1960s

75cl, 40%
E. Normandin & Co.

A bottle of E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac, produced over 40 years ago in the 1960s. The label features the shadow of Napoléon, sat atop a horse like he often was (or at least that's how it seems from…  More info

E. Normandin 3 Star Cognac - 1960s
$288.46

Echte Kroatzbeere - 1967

70cl, 30%
Moritz Thienelt

A 1967 bottling of Echte Kroatzbeere, a German blackberry liqueur which is still being produced and winning awards today! The bottle and label design hasn't even changed all that much either! History…  More info

Echte Kroatzbeere - 1967
$144.23

Elixir D'Anvers - 1940s

Elixir D'Anvers

An impressively old bottle of Elixir D'Anvers, a Belgian herbal liqueur (which is still enjoyed today!). This bottle was produced over 60 years ago in the 1940s and bottled at 33% ABV. Sadly, due to…  More info

Elixir D'Anvers - 1940s
$259.61

Enrico Maddalena Robbia Bitter della Certose di Pavia - 1960s

75cl, 0%
Enrico Maddalena Robbia

Enrico Maddalena Robbia Bitter della Certose di Pavia *and breath* from the 1960s. No abv is listed on the bottle.  More info

Enrico Maddalena Robbia Bitter della Certose di Pavia - 1960s
$144.23

Eristow Vodka - 1970s

75cl, 40%
Eristoff

The story goes that this vodka was created for the Georgian prince, Nikolai Alexandrovich Eristoff, in 1806 and the recipe was passed down through his family when he fled Russia during the…  More info

Eristow Vodka - 1970s
$173.07

Eschenauer 1892 Cognac

75cl, 40%
Eschenauer

An extremely old bottling of Cognac from Eschenauer & Co. This rare spirit is an 1892 vintage, meaning that it was distilled over 120 years ago!  More info

Eschenauer 1892 Cognac
$1442.28

Fabbri Amaro Gran Bar - 1949-59

75cl, 19%
Fabbri

Absolutely ancient Amaro from Italy! This bottle of Fabbri Gran Bar, made using a selection of herbs and spices was produced over 50 years ago, between 1949 and 1959.  More info

Fabbri Amaro Gran Bar - 1949-59
$216.34

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