|- Rare and Unique Vintage Spirits and Liqueurs -
Absinthe, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, Whisky, Bourbon, Rye, Chartreuse, Rum...
and legendary wines including vintage Madeira, Tokaji Essencia and Chateau d'Yquem
Our mission at Finest & Rarest, is quite simply to bring you the rarest, most fascinating spirits
and some of the most legendary wines - unique irreplaceable bottles in many cases dating back
to the nineteenth or even eighteenth century. We sell almost nothing less than 50 years old.
Whether you're looking for an ancient cognac from the "Comet" vintage of 1811, other
pre-phylloxera cognacs from the 1830's, 40's or 50's, an original Absinthe Pernod Fils such as
Toulouse Lautrec might have drunk at a Belle Epoque Parisian café, a pre-war Glenfiddich, or a
Hannisville rye from the days before Prohibition, you've come to the right place.
While our primary focus remains 19th century spirits - we are the leading specialists in
pre-phylloxera cognac, 19th century rum, and pre-ban absinthe - we've recently broadened our
range to include a selection of extraordinary wines, including 18th and 19th century Madeira,
Imperial-era Tokaji Essencia, the greatest vintages of Chateau d'Yquem, magnificent Bordeaux
and Burgundy, and other remarkable rarities.
Only a small percentage of what we sell is shown on the website. Our stock is small but ever
changing and is heavily slanted towards French spirits and liquors of the Belle Epoque or earlier.
On the wine side, we specialize in the unusual, the rare and the romantic, with a particular focus
on early 20th and 19th century vintages.
Two Cusenier Creme de Casis circa 1900, two bottles of Absinthe Edouard Pernod circa 1910, an
Absinthe Pernod Fils and two bottles of Chartreuse Verte Tarragona from around 1915 - all part
of a cache found in the walled-up cellar of an old inn in Tasmania.
Pierre Chabanneau & Cie Fine Champagne Cognac 1850
A rare parcel of 5 bottles, all in immaculate condition.
A remarkable cache of rare Fine Old Jamaica Rum circa 1870-1890.
Judging from the labels and bottles, these rums were bottled around 1900-1910, and had likely 20 to
30 years in cask.
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We buy vintage spirits and the finest wines
We are always buyers for exceptional vintage spirits, pre-ban absinthe, 19th century cognac, fine old Madeira, great wines
from great vintages, and other rarities. If you have something to sell, please send us photos and a clear description. We will,
by arrangement, travel anywhere in the UK or Europe to view important collections or cellars.
We do not deal in post 1940's spirits, blended whiskies, non vintage-dated 20th century cognacs or similar low value
items, and we do not offer valuations for these kinds of products.
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