A wine-based aperitif created in 1866, Byrrh is produced from red wine, quinine and mistelle. Once more popular than today, after the Second World War and the resulting change in drinking habits, sales were lost to classic dessert wines. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s.
This is a 1950s bottling of Elixir di China from Martini & Rossi, not named after the country, but after Cinchona bark, one of the ingredients and a source of quinine, essential in the fight against malaria. We estimate this was bottled in the 1950s.
A bottle of Veiturin's Amaro. An Italian liqueur digestif, it is made by macerating her,s roots, flowers, bark and/or citrus peel in alcohol and adding sugar. We estimate this bottle dates from the 1950s.
An old bottle of Martini's Elixir di China. Bottlings of Elixir di China contain cinchona bark, a natural source of quinine. Carrying a beautifully-designed label, we estimate this was bottled in the 1960s.
An old bottle of Martini's Elixir di China. Bottlings of Elixir di China contain cinchona bark, a natural source of quinine. Carrying a beautifully-designed label, we estimate this was bottled in the 1950s.
A great looking bottle of Pimm's No. 6 Cup, based on vodka rather than the more common No. 4's gin. This bottle was originally sold in the NAAFI, the store found on British military bases, and will, according to the label, make 16 half pints (or 32 'Pimmlets') of fruit cup when lemonade is added.
An old bottle of Pimm's No.3 (Brandy Sling) which was bottled sometime in the 1960s. The bottle itself is embossed with measures down the side, each measure being a sufficient amount to make a pint of their recommended drink.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
An old 2 litre bottle of Martini's China Martini. We estimate this beautifully shaped bottle was produced in the 1980s. This takes it name not from the country, but from the Chinaroot, a natural source of quinine and is pronounced "kee-ner".
An interesting bottle of Martini's American Cocktail, most probably a mixture of vermouth and Campari that became known as the Americano, the forerunner of the more famous Negroni. This is quite well travelled, having been originally been produced for the Philippines export market.