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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.

Rosso Antico Demi Sec Aperitivo - 1970s

100cl, 18%
Rosso Antico

This is a semi-dry apertif from Rosso Antico bottled in the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!  More info

Rosso Antico Demi Sec Aperitivo - 1970s
$26

L’Heritier-Guyot Crème de Mure - 1980s

70cl, 16%
L’Heritier-Guyot

A 1980s blackcurrant liqueur from the Burgundy region of France. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!  More info

L’Heritier-Guyot Crème de Mure - 1980s
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$26

Bols Cherry Brandy (37cl) - 1970s

37cl, 24%
Bols

This is an edition of Bols Cherry Brandy from the 1970s, but it was bottled at 37cl volume with an extremely long bottle neck. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Bols Cherry Brandy (37cl) - 1970s
$26

Melocoton Yara - 1970s

70cl, 13%
Melocoton

This is a peach flavoured liqueur bottled in the 1970s and thanks to the process of oxidisation it can give concentrated peach flavours to a cocktail or vintage punch. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Melocoton Yara - 1970s
$32.50

Gilles Joannet Liqueur Framboise de Bourgogne - Post-1999

70cl, 18%
Gilles Joannet

Gilles Joannet, the artisan liqueur producer, was set up in 1984. Since then it has created several brilliant raspberry flavoured liqueurs, like this collectible bottle from post-1999. Sadly the…  More info

Gilles Joannet Liqueur Framboise de Bourgogne - Post-1999
$33.92

Massucco Sciacchetra - 1970s

72cl, 39%
Massucco

This is an especially rare bottling, because not only is it a Sciacchetra - a sweet wine produced in the hills of Cinque Terre, Italy, typically paired with desserts or cheese - but it was produced…  More info

Massucco Sciacchetra - 1970s
$39

Bols Cherry Brandy - 1970s

Bols

A rich, crimson liqueur featuring the dynamic flavours of cherries and brandy, made by Bols in the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get…  More info

Bols Cherry Brandy - 1970s
$39

Dom Bairo Elisir Amaro - 1970s

Bairo

Produced by the Buton company in the 1970s, this is a very rare and highly collectible bottle of Don Bairo Elisir Amaro - a bittersweet Italian tonic liqueur flavoured with herbs and roots. This…  More info

Dom Bairo Elisir Amaro - 1970s
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$39

Marie Brizard Parfait Amour - 1970s

70cl, 25%
Marie Brizard

Marie Brizard Parfait Amour from the 1970s! Sweet orange, orange blossom and vanilla combine in this distinctive mauve liqueur. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Marie Brizard Parfait Amour - 1970s
$39

Marie Brizard Apry Apricot Liqueur - 1970s

70cl, 0%
Marie Brizard

An apricot liqueur from Marie Brizard, producer of quality liqueurs since 1755. This bottling, however, is from the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Marie Brizard Apry Apricot Liqueur - 1970s
$39

Caravel Gran Liquore - 1970s

100cl, 17.5%
Caravel

This liqueur was made in the 1970s and is an antique spirit. The label features the boat which is its namesake. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos…  More info

Caravel Gran Liquore - 1970s
$39

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! This bottle was part of a…  More info

Bandama Licor de Menta - 1970s
$39

Pernod Anise - 1980s

70cl, 40%
Pernod Ricard

This 1980s bottling of the charming anise-flavoured liqueur is a Parisian classic. Take a sip and imagine yourself immersed in the cafe culture of the City of Lights.  More info

Pernod Anise - 1980s
$39

Fraise de Plougastel - 1990s

70cl, 22%
Warenghem

A strawberry liqueur, presumably from the French town of Plougastel-Daoulas. This bottle of Fraise de Plougastel dates from the 1990s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like…  More info

Fraise de Plougastel - 1990s
$39

Hugel Liqueur de Framboise - 1970s

70cl, 30%
Hugel

With "Liqueur Surfine" on the label, we would be remiss to not mention that this 1970s Hugel Liqueur de Framboise is sure fine. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more…  More info

Hugel Liqueur de Framboise - 1970s
$39

Salbertrand Cocktail Mix - 1960s

Distilleria Erboristica Alpina Salbertrand

Rather surprisingly, this 1960s bottle of Salbertrand Cocktail Mix has a label that is really quite similar to the Worship Street Whistling Shop's Cream Gin label, in that they both have diagrams of…  More info

Salbertrand Cocktail Mix - 1960s
$39

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
$39

Clovis Reymond Liqueur de Châtaigne - 1970s

50cl, 25%
Clovis Reymond

A rare 1970s bottle of chestnut liqueur with original (albeit slightly beaten up) packaging. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!  More info

Clovis Reymond Liqueur de Châtaigne - 1970s
$39

Francoli Punch al Rhum di Fantasia - 1970s

75cl, 32%
Francoli

Ah, funky, funky, Francoli Punch al Rhum di Fantasia dating from the 1970s! You can feel the vibe from here to Asia, dip trip flip fantasia. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd…  More info

Francoli Punch al Rhum di Fantasia - 1970s
$39

De Kuyper Golden Heart - 1970s

70cl, 30%
De Kuyper

A 1970s bottle of De Kuyper's Golden Heart liqueur - a classically sweet and spicy liqueur with flakes of gold floating within. Despite being a different material altogether, we can't help but be…  More info

De Kuyper Golden Heart - 1970s
$39

Bols Kummel (34.8cl) - 1970s

35cl, 0%
Bols

Kummel is a sweet, spicy caraway seed-flavoured liqueur, and this is a bottle of Kummel produced by Bols in The Netherlands in the 1970s. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd…  More info

Bols Kummel (34.8cl) - 1970s
$39

Ferguson's English Peppermint Cordial - 1950s

Fergusons

A very rare bottle of Ferguson's English Peppermint Cordial, which we believe was produced in the 1950s. Can you believe it survived all that time without being enjoyed? Those people in the past…  More info

Ferguson's English Peppermint Cordial - 1950s
$39

Bols Apricot Brandy - 1960s

74cl, 30.8%
Bols

This bottle of Bols Apricot Brandy liqueur was produced back in the 1960s. A very handsome piece for spirits collectors - we love these old Bols bottles... This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Bols Apricot Brandy - 1960s
$39

Peter Heering Cherry Liqueur (70cl) - 1970s

70cl, 0%
Heering

The classic Cherry Heering produced by the Peter Heering - we believe this particular bottle of the famous Dutch cherry liqueur comes from the 1970s! This bottle was part of a private collection -…  More info

Peter Heering Cherry Liqueur (70cl)  - 1970s
$39

Deribaucourt Gentiane - 1990s

100cl, 16%
Sardet & Deribaucourt

A 1990s bottle of Gentiane, a liqueur made with Alpine herbs and spices, produced by the specialist French liqueur creators Sardet & Deribaucourt. This bottle was part of a private collection - if…  More info

Deribaucourt Gentiane - 1990s
$39

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