Category Archives: Spirits

Riddle, Fuller & Co. selling Celebrated California Bitters?

Riddle, Fuller & Co. selling Celebrated California Bitters? Council Bluffs, Iowa 27 December 2018 I recently received a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a experienced bottle collector from Iowa that included advertisements for unlisted bitters including Adler’s … Continue reading

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R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia

R.C. Ridgway & Co. Lady’s Leg – Philadelphia 24 December 2018 I received the email below and pictures of an exciting new find from Robert Biro that I thought I would share. I was curious who R.C. Ridgway was? It … Continue reading

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Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some”

Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some” 28 November 2018 (R•120418) The story here is about three related Chicago-sold bitters. The first is Lash’s Bitters from California which inspired Rex Bitters and Pond’s Bitters, the subject of this post. Pond’s Bitters was … Continue reading

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Sazerac Aromatic Bitters – P. H. Drake & Co.

Sazerac Aromatic Bitters Lady’s Leg P.H. Drake & Co. 07 November 2018 Looking at the motif of the monogram “PHD & Co.” on a Sazerac Aromatic Bitters bottle leads you to Patrick Henry Drake, the proprietor for the famous Drake’s Plantation Bitters. … Continue reading

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Gentry, Slote & Co., New York

Gentry, Slote & Co., New York 23 October 2018 Dean Ferguson sent the three pictures below of a “Good Samaritan Brandy”, “Gentry, Slote & Co., New York” flattened globular form bottle that he secured at a barn find from the … Continue reading

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Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual

Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual 13 October 2018 It was interesting to come across and read online the New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style. It was published in New York City in 1882 … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters – Pittsburgh

Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters – Pittsburgh H. Obernauer & Company 23 September 2018 I’d forgotten about my Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters with the three embossed cocks until somebody posted a picture of an example on PRG Facebook the other day. … Continue reading

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Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras

Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras 08 August 2018 The July | August 2018 issue of Bottles and Extras has a super article on the extremely rare, Goldheim Celebrated Swiss Stomach Bitters from Baltimore. The article was written by … Continue reading

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Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters

Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters 08 June 2017 Dale Mlasko recently posted pictures of a whittled and mint, red amber, Barnett & Lion’s (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Lyon) “Grey Jacket Bitters” bottle from a collection that was boxed up … 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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