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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.

Ballor Crema Cacao - 1947-49

76cl, 27%
Freund Ballor

An antique (and very stylish) bottle of Crema Cacao, produced by Freund Ballor between 1947 and 1949. A great piece for antique liqueur collections.  More info

Ballor Crema Cacao - 1947-49
$269.09

Balzarotti Vaniglia - 1961

100cl, 30%
Balzarotti

This is a very rare and rather wonderful-looking Italian liqueur from the Balzarotti company. It was made in Milan in 1961 and it has a rich vanilla flavour.  More info

Balzarotti Vaniglia - 1961
$230.64

Bandama Licor de Cacao - 1960s

Bandama

This is a lovely tropical liqueur from Destilerias Bandama, made in the 1960s and flavoured with chocolate.  More info

Bandama Licor de Cacao - 1960s
$192.20

Bandama Licor de Menta - 1960s

75cl, 0%
Bandama

A mint liqueur from the 1960s. Frappe-tastic.  More info

Bandama Licor de Menta - 1960s
$192.20

Bandama Licor de Menta - 1970s

70cl, 0%
Bandama

This is a 1970s bottling of a delicious (and very retro-looking) mint liqueur - or licor de menta - from the Spanish company Bandama. A great addition to any backbar!  More info

Bandama Licor de Menta - 1970s
$153.76

Bandama Ron Las Canadas - 1970s

75cl, 0%
Bandama

1970s rum. Let's all have a Daiquiri!  More info

Bandama Ron Las Canadas - 1970s
$153.76

Baratti & Milano Menta - 1960s

100cl, 30%
Baratti & Milano

This is a very rare and rather retro-looking Italian peppermint liqueur. It was made in the 1960s in Milan, Italy by Baratti & Milano. The producers recommend you serve this with ice.  More info

Baratti & Milano Menta - 1960s
$230.64

Barbero Americano Bitter - 1970s

75cl, 17%
Averna

Bitter digestifs have long been popular in Europe. This antique liqueur is in excellent condition considering it was bottled in the 1970s. Antique liqueurs have oxidised slightly in the bottle,…  More info

Barbero Americano Bitter - 1970s
$153.76

Barbero Diesus Amaro Amabile - 1970s

75cl, 18%
Barbero

A Piedmontese herbal 'elixir' made with around 50 herbs and plants including angelica, sandalwood, artichoke, elder, aloe, cinchona bark, sage, marjoram, thistle, peppermint, bitter orange, juniper,…  More info

Barbero Diesus Amaro Amabile - 1970s
$153.76

Barbero Diesus Major Amaro Classico - 1970s

75cl, 34%
Barbero

An Italian amaro liqueur from Barbero, featuring ingredients like cinchona, ginseng, aloe vera and more, as listed on the label (by their scientific names - like cinnamomum zeylanicum). We believe…  More info

Barbero Diesus Major Amaro Classico - 1970s
$153.76

Barbieri Aperol 1949-59

100cl, 11%
Barbieri

Aperol from the original producers Barbieri! Now owned by Campari, this Italian aperitif was made during the period 1949-59.  More info

Barbieri Aperol 1949-59
$269.09

Barbieri Supermenta Glaciale Padovana - 1950s

100cl, 25%
Barbieri

A minty liqueur from Barbieri (who you may know as the makers of Aperol), which we think was produced in the 1950s. The name of this one has reminded us that Padovana chickens exist, and they're…  More info

Barbieri Supermenta Glaciale Padovana - 1950s
$307.53

Bardi Elixir di China 1952

50cl, 30%
Bardi

This antique bottle of Elixir di China, produced by Bardi in the 1960s is a wonderful collectible. This bottle was part of a private collection. More detailed information and photographs of…  More info

Bardi Elixir di China 1952
$153.76

Bardinet Anisette Royale de Bordeaux - 1949-59

75cl, 25%
Bardinet

Staggeringly old Anisette liqueur made by Bardinet at some point between 1949 and 1959. Anisette is an anise liqueur that, unlike other liqueurs of with similar flavours, is not made with any…  More info

Bardinet Anisette Royale de Bordeaux - 1949-59
$230.64

Bardinet Berger 60 Pastis de Marseilles - 1960s

75cl, 60%
Berger

A difficult to find bottle of Bardinet Berger 60 Pastis de Marseilles from the 1960s, which comes at the rather weighty abv of 60%.  More info

Bardinet Berger 60 Pastis de Marseilles - 1960s
$192.20

Bardinet Cherry Brandy - 1960s

Bardinet

This handsome piece of history is a 1960s bottling of Cherry Brandy made by Italian producers Bardinet. While the bottle and label may look pretty cool (they definitely do), they do not seem to note…  More info

Bardinet Cherry Brandy - 1960s
$192.20

Bardinet Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy - pre-1964

76cl, 48%
Bardinet

Produced prior to 1964, this bottle of Bardinet Kirschwasser is a rare piece which is over 50 years old! Nice!  More info

Bardinet Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy - pre-1964
$230.64

Bardinet Kummel - 1960s

70cl, 0%
Bardinet

A kummel from Bardinet, a great caraway and cumin liqueur from Holland. This is a 1960s bottle with a stained label, although the cork seems sound.  More info

Bardinet Kummel - 1960s
$192.20

Bardinet Maraschino - 1960s

Bardinet

Maraschino liqueur from the Italian company, Bardinet, produced in the 1960s. A great collectable bottle sure to appeal to those of you interested in creating cocktails with antique…  More info

Bardinet Maraschino - 1960s
$192.20

Bardinet Maraschino - 1980s

75cl, 32%
Bardinet

An established name in the liqueur business, Bardinet still make some great spirits. This is a Maraschino from the 1980s.  More info

Bardinet Maraschino - 1980s
$153.76

Bardinet Rhum Negrita (70° Proof) - 1970s

70cl, 40%
Bardinet

An 1970s bottle of Bardinet Rhum Negrita, a blend of West and East Indies rums bottled by the French distillers. Rare, collectible and in good condition.  More info

Bardinet Rhum Negrita (70° Proof) - 1970s
$192.20

Bardinet Ron Negrita Blanco - 1970s

70cl, 0%
Bardinet

This white rum was bottled in the 1970's by Bardinet and is now a collectable item.  More info

Bardinet Ron Negrita Blanco - 1970s
$192.20

Bardini Aperitif Bar - 1949 - 59

100cl, 11%
Bardini

We place this bottle of Bardini Aperitif Bar as coming from some time between 1949 and 1959, over 50 years ago. An antique aperitivo from Italy.  More info

Bardini Aperitif Bar - 1949 - 59
$269.09

Bardini Karfil - 1949-59

100cl, 0%
Bardini

An Italian liqueur from Bardini, featuring the distinctive flavours of the noble artichoke, in a similar way to Cynar we can only imagine. This rare bottle was produced between 1949 and…  More info

Bardini Karfil - 1949-59
$307.53

Bardini Karfil - 1960s

100cl, 14%
Bardini

This is a very rare, bittersweet liqueur from Italy. It was made at the Bardini distillery in the 1960s, and it has a wonderfully rich artichoke flavour.  More info

Bardini Karfil - 1960s
$230.64

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