Category Archives: Gin

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man

Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters and the Headless Man 10 October 2017 My friend Gary Beatty forwarded the above picture and email below of possibly an unlisted variant of a Dr. Van Dyke’s Holland Bitters bottle from St. Louis, Missouri. I … Continue reading

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A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle

A labeled Gordon’s Dry Gin, Gordon’s Pale Orange Bitters and a Tanqueray Fine Gin bottle 06 February 2017 I really like to see complete packages when it comes to antique bottles. This means a great looking original label attached to … Continue reading

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Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin

Woodgate & Company – Club House Gin 18 September 2014 NO PLEASURE CAN EXCEED THE SMOKING OF THE WEED Ken Edward had this cool Woodgate & Co., Club House Gin bottle at the Downieville Bottle Show this past weekend. Ken let me … Continue reading

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Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London?

Tracking Hodges’ Bitters back to London? 09 June 2014 Some of the earliest American bitters brands and formulas obviously came from Germany, England and other parts of Europe. We saw this the other day with the Hungarian Bitters which led me to Hodge’s Bitters … Continue reading

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Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

Bernard’s Orange Bitters and a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 14 February 2014 Here we have yet another mysterious and unlisted ‘orange bitters‘ trade card from the Joe Gourd collection (see below). At first I thought … Continue reading

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De Kuyper’s Orange Bitters

Six De Kuyper Gin Bottles, 19th and early 20th centuries, May 4, 2013 Maryland Auction – Crocker Farm De Kuyper’s Orange Bitters PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 12 February 2014 De Kuyper originated in 1695 in Holland when Petrus De Kuyper started manufacturing … 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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Don’t Bogart that Gin . . . ger Ale

Don’t Bogart that Gin . . . ger Ale 01 November 2013 The ad also reveals that Gordon & Co. purchased the Equinox Springs bottling business in Manchester, Vermont. Another post from Ginger Ale authority Ken Previtali. This will join … Continue reading

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A little on African Gin bottles

A little on African Gin bottles 22 October 2013 The two pictures above came across my wires with the email below. I was curious about the African embossing and why Dutch Gin was so popular in Africa, so I thought … Continue reading

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Newburgh (Glass House Co.) 1751-1759

Newburgh  (Glass House Co.)  1751 – 1759 Part 1 of a Series by Stephen Atkinson 11 September 2013 The manufacture of glass was commenced in the village of New Windsor near present day Newburgh, 66 miles north of New York City, … Continue reading

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