The range of the world’s liqueurs is vast and all-encompassing, and ranges from complex, crafted liqueurs which are excellent neat or over ice, to liqueurs intended as cocktail mixers. Nearly every country in the world makes liqueurs, and nearly every plant, fruit, spice, herb, flower and spirit is used in their production. A liqueur is essentially any alcoholic drink bottled with added sugar. By European law, liqueurs are spirit based, and be of at least 15% alcohol by volume, with at least 100g sugar per litre. Liqueurs are often flavoured with fruits, nuts, spices, herbs, flowers, cream, peppermint or even chocolate.
A 1 litre bottling of Bénédictine's classic B&B, made with a blend of brandy and the herbal liqueur which made Bénédictine a household name. Rich and satisfying, B&B is wonderful as an after dinner drink or served as a little winter warmer.
A pink grapefruit liqueur from Combier - suitable for serving over ice, in sweet, fragrant cocktails or splashed in a glass of Champagne.
The peaches used in Combier's Crème de Pêche De Vigne liqueur come from the Loire Valley. Subtly rich and aromatic, this ought to make for a sweet twist on a Peach Bellini.
A dark chocolate liqueur from the Austrian liqueur brand, Mozart, produced by König. Decidedly decadent and rich, this pleasantly bitter and subtly sweet liqueur goes great over ice. Also, it looks like a giant sweet that an Ambassador might spoil you with, which is pretty cool.
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 improper storage at some point over the years, bits of the cork have disintegrated and are now floating around in the liqueur. However, it still remains an excellent collectible for spirits enthusiasts.
Please note that the label does not state the volume of this product and that it is being sold as a collectable item only, we make no warranty or undertaking regarding the contents.
Made with a blend of spices and herbs including cinnamon and gentian, imparting a great deal of bittersweet notes throughout, Averna Amaro Siciliano is a popular Italian digestif. Big fans of the brand would be excited to see this - a bottle of the flavoursome amaro produced in the 1960s.
An antique liqueur from the Croizet house, produced in the 1970s. From the label it looks like it was made with Cognac (perhaps their Napoleon expression, judging from the massive, Caps Lock "NAPOLEON" on the bottle) and orange essences. Sounds like a good combination! Sadly, the label have been slightly water damaged over the years.
Élixir Végétal de la Grande-Chartreuse was first made by the Chartreuse Monks in 1737 using a wide array of aromatic ingredients. Bottled at 69% ABV, it's a rather robust, powerful liqueur which can be served diluted in sugared water, or (rather interestingly) by dripping a few drops on a sugar cube.
A 1 litre bottle of Chartreuse V.E.P. Yellow, a refreshing but wonderfully mellow liqueur made with a brilliant selection of herbs and matured for at least 8 years. The "V.E.P." stands for Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé, which means "exceptionally long ageing". It comes presented in a bottle which harks back to how it was originally presented, including the bottle shape, cork and wax-seal.
We all know Cointreau is the bee's knees when it comes to 'triple-sec' liqueurs - vibrant, zesty and fantastic in a Margarita cocktail. This bottle comes with a fancy art-deco-ish presentation tin, celebrating the "Roaring '20s". How keen, spiffy and other such 1920s slang.