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Tincture of Centaury Bitters – Bernheim Brothers & Uri

Tincture of Centaury Bitters – Bernheim Brothers & Uri Louisville, Kentucky 20 January 2019 If you go to the I.W. Harper website and visit the history menu on the banner, the following opening screen reads, “THE I.W. HARPER LEGACY, A … 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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If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters

If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters Chicago 23 November 2018 Here is what I call a telephone bitters. A bitters product so late that you could call your favorite saloon, liquor or drug store and order a case … 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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A nice labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters

A nice labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters 22 February 2018 In the current Glass Works Auctions, Auction 119 there is an excellent example of a labeled Hindu Tonic Stomach Bitters prepared by liquor dealers Williams & Newman of Chicago, Illinois. … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey

Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey 23 September 2016 (R•092416 – Z Solved) I guess my biggest question here would be why Jacob A. Wolford would put a “Z” on his figural barrel whiskey bottle? Does it … Continue reading

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Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis

Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters – O. H. Peckham & Co. – St. Louis 26 March 2016 Ellen Hass Faulkenberry snagged this killer labeled Farrell’s Magnolia Bitters at the recent antique bottle show in St. Louis, Missouri. She posts on Facebook, “Thank you Tom, … Continue reading

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Strickland’s Life Bitters

Reference to a Strickland’s Life Bitters 16 March 2016 The Strickland’s Life Bitters is an unlisted bitters that I came across recently while searching for other material. We are talking about Dr. Alfred Strickland who founded Strickland & Company around 1862 in … Continue reading

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Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va.

Routt’s Emulsion Cod-Liver Oil With The Extracts Of Malt, Wild Cherry, And The Hypophosphites – L.P. Routt, Richmond, Va. 24 January 2016 Now that is a mouthful. It seems like Mr. L. P. Routt had a lot to say about … Continue reading

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A question regarding Capuziner Bitters

A question regarding Capuziner Bitters 01 October 2015 Incoming e-mail communication with pictures from Chris Eib regarding Hutching’s Dyspepsia Bitters, Drake’s Plantation Bitters and Capuziner Bitters. Some rather nice pictures of some cool bottles too to support the e-mail. [CI] … Continue reading

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