The old but sexy, Brown & Drake Catawba Bitters lady’s leg

BROWN & DRAKE CATAWBA BITTERS

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The old but sexy, Brown & Drake Catawba Bitters lady’s leg

25 January 2013 (R•030319)

Apple-Touch-IconAThe first in the series of Lady’s Leg figural bottles is a ‘doozie’ as it is the predecessor brand to the famous Drake’s Plantation Bitters. It is even confused with the Catawba Wine Bitters embossed grapes square from Cincinnati.

The Brown & Drake Catawba Bitters, from Binghamton, New York, is one of the most desirable bitters bottles for most of us hard core collectors. I believe there are only three known examples. With history, form and character, these are great bottles. I am fortunate to have seen two personally and will not forget the ex