A brilliantly diverse category, encompassing the monastic liqueurs like Chartreuse alongside Italian classics such as Amaretto and Sambuca, cult drinks like Jagermeister and old stagers like Kummel. Many herb liqueurs contain dozens of different ingredients, the exact constitution and combination of which is invariably a jealously-guarded secret.
A half bottle of Chartreuse's Yellow Liqueur – a milder, sweeter, more approachable Chartreuse more suited for the uninitiated. Remarkably, no Chartreuse products contain any artificial colourings - the colour comes from the ingredients.
Please note this bottle has a damaged label as shown in the photograph.
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.
Cynar (pronounced chinar) is a much loved Italian bitter liqueur, named for the artichokes (Cynara Scolymus) that are the main flavouring ingredients. We estimate this litre bottle dates from the 1970s.