Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Counterfeiting of Dr. Henley's Wild Grape Root IXL Bitters

There are several incidents recorded where a wholesale liquor dealer / manufacturer were found making and fraudalently selling an article of a spurious nature. One such piece of evidence was found in a copy of Pierre Lacour's book; The Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials Without the Aid of Distillation originally published in 1853 [which I have a copy of] and subsequently reprinted. In a 1868 edition copy [owned by Bill Lindsay] of this book is a 1875 San Francisco recipe for making 26 gallons of the renowned I X L Bitters penned in ink in the back of the book! I can just imagine Louis Gross filing another lawsuit!

1 comment:

  1. Gross & Co. may have gotten a dose of "what goes around, comes around". I have always felt he and Henley copied M. Keller's California Wine Bitters Los Angeles bottle !