Bourbon Whiskey Bitters

Yesterday at the FOHBC National Show and Sale in Memphis, I was able to add two (2) new Bourbon Whiskey Bitters to my collection. It’s fun to find new colors!

B 171 BOURBON WHISKEY BITTERS, Circa 1860’s – 1880’s,
BOURBON WHISKEY ( au ) /BITTERS. // c // Pollard & Company, Boston, 9 1/4 x 2 7/8 (4 1/4), Barrel, 10-10, FM, Applied mouth, Aqua – Extremely rare; Amber – Very rare; Puce, Strawberry, and Plum – Common, Label: Three overlapping circles.

Bourbon Whiskey Bitters

Bourbon Whiskey Bitters - Meyer Collection

Bourbon Whiskey Bitters

Bourbon Whiskey Bitters - Memphis Show Additions - Meyer Collection

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to Bourbon Whiskey Bitters

  1. Warren Friedrich says:

    Very stunning color run of this barrel bitters! I really love the color contrast, hopefully one of the newest acquisitions is an aqua example.

    • Warren…I wish. The colors that are posted above were shot on a light table with my iPhone. The bottles look much better in natural light. The great majority of BWB’s typically look pretty much the same.

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