Category Archives: Liquor Merchant

Digging News from St. Joe

Digging News from St. Joe 29 November 2014 Nice to get some digging news from St. Joseph, Missouri. I went to college in Kansas City, Missouri and I remember St. Joe being north. In business I am aware of St. Joe … Continue reading

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I wish someone would find me a Newfoundland Bitters

I wish someone would find me a Newfoundland Bitters 19 November 2014 Sitting lonely, in the Carlyn Ring and W.C. Ham Bitters Bottles book, is a listing for N 21 NEWFOUNDLAND BITTERS, The Daily Picayune (New Orleans) April 4, 1869. I had seen … Continue reading

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K.S.S.B = Kagy’s Superior Stomach Bitters – Ottawa, Illinois

K.S.S.B = Kagy’s Superior Stomach Bitters – Ottawa, Illinois 15 November 2014 You know, I like bitters bottles. Collecting them, tracking them, researching, buying, selling, trading, winning, recording, photographing, writing, blogging etc. Kinda hooked. It has gotten to the point … Continue reading

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McManman’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters – Milwaukee

McManman’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters – Milwaukee Another Young America Stomach Bitters and Isham’s Stomach Bitters Variation? 11 November 2014 McManman, now that is a peculiar way to spell a version of the name McMahon. Almost a tongue twister. I also … Continue reading

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Isham’s Stomach Bitters – Chicago

Isham’s Stomach Bitters – Chicago 10 November 2014 (R•111114) The Isham’s Stomach Bitters is an extremely rare bitters that some say may be a western bitters. Even in Ring & Ham is says, “Thought by some to be from San Diego, … Continue reading

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Herzberg’s Bitters & Botanic Bitters by Herzberg Brothers

Herzberg’s Bitters & Botanic Bitters by Herzberg Brothers 04 November 2014 I haven’t thought about my Botanic Bitters (pictured on right above) until I received the below e-mail from a fellow with a Herzberg’s Bitters cylinder (pictured on left above). … Continue reading

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A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles

A pair of S. Rosenthal & Co. NYC bottles 29 October 2014 Recently, I have corresponded with Chris Eib regarding various bottle related topics and during this exchange, Chris sent me the picture above of two S. Rosenthal & Co. bottles … Continue reading

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Hunki Dori Bitters – H.B. Matthews – Chicago

Hunki Dori Bitters – H.B. Matthews – Chicago “Before they left, they evidently reached a high state of hilarity as they imbibed quite freely of Hunki Dori Bitters” Burglars Drink Hunki Dori Bitters – 1874 new report (see below) 26 … Continue reading

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Alexander SaVille and his famous Delaware Bitters

Alexander SaVille and his famous Delaware Bitters 22 October 2014 I like the illustration of the SaVille Building in Wilmington, Delaware at the top of this post. Could there be a bitters story here? You bettcha! Look carefully at one of the … Continue reading

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A labeled Mett (or Alett) Stomach Bitters from Joliet

A labeled Mett (or Alett) Stomach Bitters from Joliet 14 October 2014 (R•101514) Lou Holis sent me the top picture via e-mail saying, “Hello. Picked this up last week on eBay. Bottle is from Joliet, Illinois (my home state). It is a label only, … Continue reading

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