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Herb Liqueurs

Herbal Liqueurs are very popular, and there are many famous examples often made by Monks, and often made to age old recipes with tens, if not hundreds, of ingredients. Chartreuse and Benedictine are both Monastic liqueurs. A number of herbal liqueurs were first created for medicinal use!

Fabbri Jolanda - 1949-59

75cl, 40.0%
Fabbri

Italian herbal liqueur, made by Fabbri between 1949 and 1959 - over 50 years ago! From what we can tell, Fabbri Jolanda was made using a fine blend of aromatic Alpine herbs and presented in a…  More info

Fabbri Jolanda - 1949-59
$194.44

Bonal Apéritif - 1940s

100cl, 16.0%
Bonal

An antique bottle of the French herbal liqueur, Bonal Apéritif. The recipe features the ever-popular and bitter-sweet cinchona bark, a lovely source of quinine. This rare bottle was produced over 60…  More info

Bonal Apéritif - 1940s
$388.87

Bardini Karfil - 1949-59

100cl, 0.0%
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
$233.32

Brotto Drupa Liqueur - 1940s

100cl, 42.0%
Brotto Drupa

This is a rare bottle of Brotta Drupa Liqueur, produced in the 1940s in Cornuda, Italy. Somehow, we don't think that this was what inspired the name of the world's biggest printing equipment…  More info

Brotto Drupa Liqueur - 1940s
$272.21

S. Giuliano Liquore Carciofo - 1960s

100cl, 17.0%
S. Giuliano

A rare bottle of S. Giuliano Liquore Carciofo produced in the 1960s. You can tell because "carciofo" means "artichoke" in Italian. Also, because it's got a massive artichoke on the label. However you…  More info

S. Giuliano Liquore Carciofo - 1960s
$194.44

Aperitivo Biancosarti - 1949-59

100cl, 35.0%
Sarti

This is a very old and rather rare bottle of Aperitivo Biancosarti, produced between 1949 and 1959. It is a popular bitter-sweet aperitif liqueur made with roots, herbs and flowers by Sarti in Italy,…  More info

Aperitivo Biancosarti - 1949-59
$233.32

Ferrol Grande Certosa Liqueur - 1949-59

100cl, 35.0%
Ferrol

Made by Ferrol in Italy, at some point between 1949 and 1959 we believe, this bottle of Grande Certosa Liqueur is quite an interesting antique piece. Even the chap on the label looks rather…  More info

Ferrol Grande Certosa Liqueur - 1949-59
$233.32

Bergia Olio Rabarbaro - 1949-59

50cl, 18.0%
Bergia

We do love a good rabarbaro: classic rhubarb flavoured bitter aperitif liqueur from Italy! This one is estimated to date, extraordinarily, from around the 1950s.  More info

Bergia Olio Rabarbaro - 1949-59
$129.62

Pizzolotto Amaro Felsina - 1960s

100cl, 30.0%
Pizzolotto

A 1960s bottling of Pizzolotto Amaro Felsina, a type of herbal liqueur that we can only assume is similar in style to the Ramazzotti Amaro Felsina, which has notes of orange and vanilla alongside the…  More info

Pizzolotto Amaro Felsina - 1960s
$194.44

Happy Red Aperitivo

70cl, 11.0%
Lazzaroni

An aperitivo-style liqueur from Italian company, Lazzaroni. Yep.  More info

Happy Red Aperitivo
$15.43

Vlahov Amaro Zara - 1949-59

Romano Vlahov

An antique bottle of Vlahov Amaro Zara, an aromatic liqueur made with plant and herb extracts blended to create a well balanced and bitter digestivo to be enjoyed after a sizeable meal. We believe…  More info

Vlahov Amaro Zara - 1949-59
$194.44

Bénédictine 69° Proof - 1970s

68cl, 39.5%
Bénédictine

A bottle of classic Bénédictine, the scrumptious herbal liqueur from France, bottled at 69° Proof (or 39.5% abv, if degrees proof is a bit out of date for you) in the 1970s. An antique piece.  More info

Bénédictine 69° Proof - 1970s
$129.62

Bénédictine 73° Proof - 1960s

Bénédictine

A small bottle of Bénédictine, Alexander Le Grand's herbal liqueur. Most good and most great indeed, both of them! It was bottled in the 1960s at 41.7% abv. Please note that the label does not…  More info

Bénédictine 73° Proof - 1960s
$77.77

Mohawk Four Compartment Liqueur Bottle - 1950s

95cl, 59.5%
Mohawk

We all know that back in the 1950s, cupboard space was a bit hard to come by because concentrated juice hadn't been invented juice and all they had was massive bottles of orange squash. Luckily, to…  More info

Mohawk Four Compartment Liqueur Bottle - 1950s
$388.87

Gancia Aperitivo - 1949-59

100cl, 18.5%
Gancia

Aperitivo from long ago! This ancient bottle from produced by Gancia in Piedmont at some point between 1949 and 1959. It is a pity that they have not continued to use the same font for their logo any…  More info

Gancia Aperitivo - 1949-59
$233.32

Buton Elixir Di China - 1949-59

75cl, 30.0%
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
$194.44

Leib Wächter - 1960s

Leib Wachter

An antique bitter herbal liqueur from Germany, bottled in the 1960s. "Leibwächter", as we all know, translates to "bodyguard". Just imagine having this fine chap as your bodyguard. You'd feel so…  More info

Leib Wächter - 1960s
$129.62

Cora Amaro - 1949-59

75cl, 25.0%
Cora

Good heavens, this bottle of Cora Amaro is over 50 years old! How ridiculous, how preposterous is it that this antique herbal Italian liqueur has survived so long and remains in darn good condition?…  More info

Cora Amaro - 1949-59
$194.44

Bergia Rabarbaro - 1970s

75cl, 16.0%
Bergia

Rare Rabarbaro made by Bergia in the 1970s. Bitter-sweet like an amaro and made using roots from the rhubarb plant to give it a fruity flavour. Absolute classic, this is.  More info

Bergia Rabarbaro - 1970s
$129.62

Zaratine Doppio Kummel - 1949-59

100cl, 30.0%
Zaratine

Kummel is a traditional European liqueur made with caraway for a richly herbal flavour. This particular bottle was made by Zaratine at some point between 1949 and 1959.  More info

Zaratine Doppio Kummel - 1949-59
$233.32

Zucca Elixir Rabarbaro -1949-59

100cl, 16.0%
Zucca Rabarzucca

The famous Zucca Rabarbaro, packed full of rhubarb and herbs for a bitter-sweet taste. You can still find bottles of this digestif, but if you're looking for a rare bottle from over 50 years ago,…  More info

Zucca Elixir Rabarbaro -1949-59
$233.32

Cucchi Avernus - 1949-59

96cl, 43.0%
Luigi Cucchi

This is a bottle of Cucchi Avernus, a liqueur made from birch flowers, which we think was produced between 1949 and 1959. Unfortunately it was not stored properly at some point during its long…  More info

Cucchi Avernus - 1949-59
$194.44

Bardini Aperitif Bar - 1949 - 59

100cl, 11.0%
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
$233.32

Frassineti Erbe Alpine - 1949-59

100cl, 0.0%
Frassineti

Italian liqueur made with alpine herbs. The picture on the bottle also looks suspiciously like a set from the Harry Potter movies, although this bottle pre-dates those films by many decades. We place…  More info

Frassineti Erbe Alpine - 1949-59
$233.32

Cinzano Amaro Savoja - 1960s

100cl, 38.5%
Cinzano

A 1960s bottling of Cinzano Amaro Savoja, later known as Amaro Savoia (the Italian spelling). It's a bitter liqueur made with herbs from Savoy (that's the English spelling now), in the Western Alps.  More info

Cinzano Amaro Savoja - 1960s
$194.44

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