Sunday, May 31, 2015

From Ferdinand Meyer

Morning Rick:

Would you be kind enough to post the Sacramento Flyer on Western Bitters News? We are getting a number of table requests and they are not available until 1 week before the Chattanooga National per policy. Thanks so much. See you soon!

Ferdinand (and Coco)


 ( Coco is Ferdinand's incredible companion. An awesome dog!) 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Santa Rosa Show

Don't Forget the Santa Rosa Show this coming Weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"One of these things is not like the other" Part II

Here is a couple of Greenies from the Vault

Monday, May 11, 2015

"One of these things is not like the other"

 I have always liked the early western Jamaica Gingers. The variety of colors and variants is endless. In adding a recently dug McMillan & Kester to my line up of "jakes", I noticed a difference in two early examples. Maybe I have just not paid enough attention, but in comparing two "variant 1" McMillan Kester's, there is a definite difference in embossing. I believe the earliest variant dates to around 1865 or so, and the lighter greenish aqua example clearly has larger embossing...especially of the "ESS". The neck is shorter and it also has a fat squatty top which appears to be earlier than the ice blue example. Their bases are identical, being flat with a tiny dot in the center. If you study the embossing, there are several additional

 I guess the learning never stops, and most likely I am the last to figure this out. Ever notice? DM

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Labeled California Wine Bitters over at Peachridge Glass

Interesting post over at Ferdinand Meyer's Peachridge Glass on  the Sainsevain Brothers, Mercado & Seully and other producers of the California Wine Bitters.

You can view the post here: