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.
An old bottling of the world's bestselling brand of ouzo – Ouzo 12. This syrupy aniseed liqueur willl be familiar to anyone lucky enough to have holidayed in Greece. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1990s.
High-quality mint liqueur from French artisan producer. All the Briottet range have proper 'real' fruit (or, in this case, herb) flavour integrity - they taste like the fruit / herb itself, not some confected approximation. Highly recommended.
A drink declared to be "The world's first gin liqueur" and created by Christopher and James Hayman, descendants of Beefeater's legendary founder, James Burrough. High strength and sweet, it works well served neat or on the rocks, as well as a base for long drinks and cocktails.
Made to an original Latvian recipe, Kummel Mentzendorff is a classic caraway-based liqueur now produced in France by the Loire's famous Combier distillery. Serve chilled to within an inch of its life after a hearty meal.
A half litre bottle of cinnamon liqueur from Krucefix, based in the holy Slovenian village of Križe. Made from nothing more than cinnamon, fresh Alpine water and natural sugar, it is the perfect accompaniment to both sweet and savoury foods.
A half litre bottle of wild mint liqueur from Krucefix, based in the holy Slovenian village of Križe. The liqueur is made using Krucefix wild mint eau de vie as the base, with syrup extracted from wild mint, an ingredient long used in herbal medicine.
An old bottling of Riemerschmid Goldwasser Liqueur – flavoured with cinnamon and with real edible gold flakes in the bottle. The firm is based in Erding, on the outskirts of Munich and have were founded in 1835. We estimate this dates from the 1980s.