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Bocchino Alchermes 5 Star Bottled 1950s 75cl / 30%
A bottle of Alchermes 5 Star, an Italian liqueur produced by C. Bocchino & C. at Distilleria Canellese. We estimate this was bottled in the 1950s.
Alchermes is an Italian liqueur flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla. Traditionally, the liqueur derived is colour from the addition of Kermes, a small insect that gives the drink its name. This fact made the drink unpopular in the early 20th century and coal tar extracts were more commonly used for colouring. Alchermes is an ingredient in many Italian desserts, including Zuppa Inglese.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.
Base of neck