Every drink tells a story, and the history of cocktail culture is rich and romantic. This Christmas The Everleigh Bottling Co. invites you on a unique journey back in time, with a collection of classic drinks showcasing specially sourced antique spirits from 1950 to 1980.
We’ve spent 2017 scouring the globe to find enough vintage spirits to create a limited collection of carefully selected cocktails. Taste your way through cocktail history, and with each sip, allow yourself to be transported to another time and place.
This one of a kind antique collection is a limited edition range of only two hundred sets, exclusively bottled by The Everleigh Bottling Co, each set is numbered and dated.
Purchase of an Antique Collection gift set includes:
Textured black leather gift box with gold sleeve
Four bottled cocktails featuring antique spirits, with bespoke black labels
Certificate of authenticity
The Antique Collection Cocktails
The ‘three-Martini lunch’, coined and celebrated by the office executives of the 1950s was described by US President Gerald Ford as “the epitome of American efficiency”. Gin was decidedly still the spirit of choice and discerning drinkers were divided by their garnish preference of a green olive, pickled onion or twist of lemon peel. What better way to showcase an excellent antique edition of Gordon’s London Dry style than in this timeless classic?
Indulge in the iconic Bond Martini exactly as Ian Fleming did at his regular haunt, the Dukes Hotel, London. The 1960s saw vodka first introduced to many back bars, and to this day, the Vesper is one of the only stirred sippers to showcase both vodka and gin side by side. This antique aperitif combines 1960s editions of both Gordon’s London Dry gin and Smirnoff vodka, just how James would have liked it.
One perfect serve: 1960s Gordon’s gin, 1960s Smirnoff vodka, Cocchi Americano & filtered water.
Standard drinks 1.8 | 26% ALC | VOL. 90ml
The Negroni first made a stir in Italy back in 1919 and is now internationally recognised as the ultimate pre-dinner cocktail. This 1970s edition of Campari follows the original recipe featuring carmine dye that has since been replaced in favour of artificial colouring. Thanks to the increased ABV of 46% in this vintage Plymouth gin, our antique aperitif is bold both in colour and flavour.
Dubbed by the legendary Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel as ‘one of the very best whisky cocktails’ the Bobby Burns is a rich and decadent variation on the classic Scotch Manhattan, the Rob Roy. Featuring Aberlour, a smooth 12 year old single malt Speyside whisky from the 1980s coupled with antique DOM Benedictine, this cocktail is bold and complex yet rounded and every bit refined.
One perfect serve: 1980s Aberlour 12 year scotch, 1980s DOM Benedictine, Cocchi sweet vermouth, & filtered water. Refrigerate after opening & consume within three days.