Bottle #56: Benedictine

Bottle #56: Benedictine

Bottle #56: Benedictine After two bottles of Benedictine & Brandy, we finally come to bottle #56 – a real deal, actual bottle of Benedictine. I talked all about the history of Benedictine when I discovered my first bottle of B&B- Bottle #17, so you should go...
Bottle #51: B&B

Bottle #51: B&B

Bottle #51: B&B One of the reasons I cared about what happened to Grandma’s collection is because I helped create it. As I remember it, picking new minis for Grandma was part of every family vacation, and the kids were invited to help. And one of the rules was...
Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak

Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak After recruiting a native Polish speaker to help me figure out the backstory of bottle #39, Wawel honey wine, I was a little worried about starting to research Bottle #47: Polmos Wisniak. But it was actually one of the easiest bottles I’ve...
Bottle #46: Mandalay

Bottle #46: Mandalay

Bottle #46: Mandalay In 1979 Gilbey’s of Canada was looking for their next product. To move things along, they hired a product development company called Product Initiatives (PI for short). This was a strategy that had paid off brilliantly for their parent company,...
Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special

Bottle #43: Bell’s Extra Special Bottle #43 is another lovely old bottle of blended Scotch whisky, Bell’s Extra Special, packaged in a cute little bell-shaped bottle. Even though it’s made of glass, it is sadly half-empty, maybe thanks to its odd little plastic...