Category Archives: Cordial

The Great Aqua Trio – Russian Imperial Tonic Bitters, National Tonic Bitters & Dunbar & Co. Worm Wood Cordial

The Great Aqua Trio – Russian Imperial Tonic Bitters, National Tonic Bitters & Dunbar & Co. Worm Wood Cordial 06 October 2014 I think you all know how much I like aqua bottles. Though not a color, they certainly can … Continue reading

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Dr. Gerrish and his Brazilian Concentrated Stomach Bitter(s)

Dr. Gerrish and his Brazilian Concentrated Stomach Bitter(s) and Lancaster Tonic Bitters 23 September 2014 (R•092514) Well, it looks like we can finally put to bed where the unlisted Lancaster Tonic Bitters was made (Read: Unlisted Lancaster Tonic Bitters Found). I have … Continue reading

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What?…more Orange Bitters…..!

What?…more Orange Bitters…..! by James Viguerie 20 February 2014 I think Orange bitters must have been one of the most common varieties produced. I took a look and tried to find the oldest brand of Orange bitters I could. Most … Continue reading

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The Genuine Franciscan Cordial Bitters

The Genuine Franciscan Cordial Bitters by James Viguerie 10 February 2014 The other day, when I found the New Mexico bitters, (read: Hungarian Blackberry Juice and Wild Cherry Bitters – Tucumcari or Six-Shooter Siding) I came across a Santa Barbara, California bitters … Continue reading

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L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label!

L.Q.C. Wishart’s Pine Tree Tar Cordial with the Poison Label! 31 January 2014 I like it when an example of a re-purposed bottle shows up at an auction or on ebay. They are fun to look at and add ‘personality’ … Continue reading

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Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial and H. G. Leisenring

Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial and H. G. Leisenring 01 December 2013 I spotted a dug, Snyder’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial on ebay and it lead me to thinking about the bottle, the fancy “Snyder’s” script and H. G. Leisenring. This bitters product … Continue reading

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M. McDonald Melbourne Australian Hop Bitters

M. McDonald Melbourne Australian Hop Bitters 29 November 2013 Bill Ham tipped me off to an extremely rare, M. McDonald Melbourne Australian Hop Bitters on ebay. At first I thought I had not seen the bottle before, but later recognized that … Continue reading

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Yochim Brothers Distillery, New Orleans Family History

Yochim Brothers Distillery, New Orleans Family History 15 November 2013 (R•112613) I did a post earlier this year called The New Orleans Absinthe Makers where I posted a picture of my Yochim Bros. Stomach Bitters. This prompted the following e-mail with some … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement

Dissecting a Turner Brothers Advertisement 04 November 2013 It is interesting to see liquor merchants pushing their products for medicinal purposes including wines such as Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters. Sharing  page space within the Daily Sacramento Union on 29 December … Continue reading

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Sterne’s Celebrated Congress Bourbon Bitters

Sterne’s Celebrated Congress Bourbon Bitters 3 November 2013 While looking at Bourbon Cordial advertising last night, I came across this wonderful lithograph of an early agriculture and hunting scene held by the the Library of Congress. The date is 1863. … Continue reading

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