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Among the spirits my grandfather left behind, these four bottles caught my attention. Are they interesting or rare?

Liqueur Stregga

Liqueur Stregga

Tokay

Tokay

Anisette

Brisette

Starka

Starka

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Starka does not age in bottles, and has no vintage, so I don't think it can be of any interest.

Tokay ages very well, and 70 years old one might be interesting. On the other hand, I have a serious reservations regarding Richon leZion wine-masters of 1947. I would expect something along the lines of Carmel wines, but less refined. It definitely has a great historic value, because it was produced prior to Israel statehood. Ask your Jewish friends.

I have no say on other exhibits.

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I recognize Strega. It is a digestif from Benevento, Italy. Flavor can become unstable over time. Used in some modern cocktails as well. I don't have my books in front of me, but it is normally more yellow, from saffron. An herbal liqueur. There's recipes using it in the PDT book and sometimes in Imbibe magazine.

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