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Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes

Herkules Bitters – Now in Three Sizes 26 October 2017 (R•102717) As most of us know, Hercules is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman … Continue reading

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Daily Dose | July 2016

July  |  2 0 1 6 28 July 2016 It is with great sadness that I report that Jerry & Helen Forbes, dear friends of ours, lost their house yesterday in the Soberanes Fire. Here is a PRG Facebook screen capture from last … Continue reading

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The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother Bottle

The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother bottle 05 September 2015 Frank Wicker sent the pictures (which I have cropped in Photoshop) of a Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic saying, “Hi Ferdinand, have you ever seen one … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bitterquelle. . .

Everything’s better with bitterquelle… by Ken Previtali 04 March 2015 (R•071415) Reading the recent post on Hunyadi Janos reminded me of how the details of what we might consider commonplace can be intriguing. What could be more commonplace than water? … Continue reading

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Chief Two Moon Meridas and his Bitter Oil

Chief Two Moon Meridas and his Bitter Oil 30 September 2014 (R•013117) While cruising around eBay a little while ago I came across this monster cardboard folding advertising piece for Chief Two Moon Bitter Oil. I mean, this piece is big, … Continue reading

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Where is the Bitter Puyastier from?

Where is the Bitter Puyastier from? 21 June 2014 David Jackson sent me a picture of him holding a Bitter Puyastier and said, “Hi Ferdinand, Do you have any info on this bottle? I have one in amber and have seen it in … 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 (R•053115) 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 … Continue reading

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Peychaud’s Cocktail Bitters – L.E. Jung and his Gators

Peychaud’s Cocktail Bitters – L.E. Jung and his Gators 02 July 2012 (R•111213) “Created in the 1830s in New Orleans, Peychaud Bitters is a gentian-based bitters still used today for mixed drinks, in particular the Sazerac cocktail. People were sipping … Continue reading

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In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’?

In collecting Bitters, do you need the ‘S’? 25 June 2012 I received an email from Tim Henson regarding a Siner’s Celebrated Bitter Cordial which brings up an interesting point relating to how Carlyn Ring and Bill Ham cataloged Bitters bottles. … Continue reading

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Bitter Witch – What a great name!

Bitter Witch – What a great name! 21 April 2012 (R•043016) In looking at the latest American Bottle Auctions | Auction #55 I was impressed, as usual, the the variety, depth and presentation of the bottles. That is expected. Next … Continue reading

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