Category Archives: Bourbon

The James A. Clark barrel from Louisville

The James A. Clark barrel from Louisville 21 September 2016 I have put out many barrel posts before but I missed the Clark barrel from Louisville, Kentucky. You see, there are only two examples, the last coming from the recent Glass Works … Continue reading

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Story of a Bottle

Story of a Bottle – Barkhouse Bros. & Co. Gold Dust Kentucky Bourbon 49er Bottle Jamboree 20 March 2016 (R•032416) In preparation for the Holabird Americana “49er Bottle Jamboree” Auction at the FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, we … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Cocktail Party & Awards Banquet

2014 Lexington National | FOHBC Cocktail Party & Awards Banquet 07 August 2014 The next group of pictures represent the Cocktail Party and Awards Banquet that occurred on Friday evening at the Lexington National. A good time to chill, catch up with bottle … Continue reading

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Kentucky’s Top 25 Rarest Bottles

In honor of and in preparation for the upcoming FOHBC 2014 National Antique Bottle Show in Lexington, Kentucky, I thought it would be nice to look at the Top 25 Kentucky’s Rarest Bottles. I will try to add pictures if I have … Continue reading

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An extremely rare Eclipse Bitters from Louisville, Kentucky

An extremely rare Eclipse Bitters from Louisville, Kentucky Stewart & Kiel – Sole Proprietors 05 May 2014 (R•052815) A large number of Cincinnatians, in view of the fact that the eclipse didn’t consider their suburb of sufficient importance to go … Continue reading

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Old Bourbon Whiskey Put Up By Wilson, Fairbank & Co. for Medicinal Purposes

Old Bourbon Whiskey put up by Wilson, Fairbank & Co. for Medicinal Purposes 24 February 2014 There is a wonderful bottle on ebay now reading “Monk’s Old Bourbon Whiskey Put Up By Wilson, Fairbank & Co. Sole Agents For Medicinal … Continue reading

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Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar

Walton’s Bitters Counterstamped Seated Half Dollar 23 February 2014 Frank Wicker (bottlepickers.com) alerted me to an interesting counterstamped coin on ebay for Waton’s Bitters. This looks to be for W 22, Walton’s Bitters from Cincinnati, Ohio in the Carlyn Ring … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters

Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 16 February 2014 Now here is a really tough brand to identify. Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters is yet another, unlisted orange bitters, represented on the extremely rare, Joe Gourd collection label … Continue reading

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William H. Walker and his Tonic Bitters

William H. Walker and his Tonic Bitters 17 December 2013 I came across this 1869 advertisement above for Walker’s Tonic Bitters that I found in the Louisville Daily Express. I think I may have an unlisted bitters. Doing a little research … Continue reading

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