Historically, the credit for the development of liqueurs goes to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who created various tonics and beverages to promote health by experimenting with combinations of roots and herbs mixed with a spirit base. Many of those products, including Chartreuse & Benedictine, have survived to this day. Read More »
An old bottle of Elixir China produced by Cora. Named after the Chinaroot, a source of quinine, which it contains, rather than the country. Pronouned 'kee-ner', we estimate this was bottled in the 1970s.
A very rare 1960s bottle of kummel made by the Branca brothers in Italy, who today are considerably more famous for their Fernet and Menta bitter tonics. Please note that the level in this bottle is rather low.
A 1950s bottling of Liquore Strega. Created in the 1860s, Strega is made using entirely natural ingredients. 70 herbs and spices are in the recipe, including Ceylon cinnamon and Samnite mint, which is then aged in ash barrels for the flavours to marry.