I came across some dusty tax-stamped Strega the other day, which made me curious whether it may be desirable to pick up, a la chartreuse. I didn't have the money on me at the time. Googled a bit and came across a brief discussion on the chanticleer cocktail forum:
If I am in the area I may pick it up and give it a shot.
I'd love to come across some dusty Grand Marnier someday.
I found a bottle of Sangster's Old Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Liqueur for $20. The base is Jamaican rum and its quite flavorful. The blue ceramic bottle has a gold seal on the label indicating gold awards at London in 1976 and Bristol in 1978. I'm guessing that this bottle is 30+ years old. Anybody out there know anything about this stuff?
I found some fairly dusty liqueurs, some more tempting than others. A Cordial Compari with a tax stamp caught my attention along with a Liquore Strega and a La Grande Passion. Also an old bottle of Demi-Tasse Coffee Cream Liqueur, this can't still be drinkable can it?
And a couple bottles of Manto Mataxa. They weren't totally on my radar at the time, but I'll probably go back for a few of them. There was also an interesting tiny bottle of a sparkling liqueur in what seemed to be a a 200ml champagne bottle with no UPC or anything, but it had a $30 price tag on it. I'll check it out again when I go back.
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Found a couple old bottles.
An old Schladerer Black Forest Raspberry Liqueur from around the mid-late 70's that has a really cool bottle with lots of embossing.
Also a bottle of Oran Mor Malt Whisky Liqueur which is discontinued as far as I can tell. I haven't been able to find much about it, but what I have said it could be tasty stuff.
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All of this talk of dusty Chartreuse made me go back for a bottle I left behind. Tax stamp, metric and ounces, no UPC, so I guess late 70s or early 80s. I couldn't pass it up for $12.99. It's my first time trying Chartreuse, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it is quite tasty.