The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By Bob Huber 

Bottles leave bitter memories

 

May 19, 2006



You can’t buy bitters anymore. They were all the rage during the Civil War, but their popularity petered out.

You see, armies of the North were to a large extent financed by a special wartime tax on booze, and so bitters were born. Bitters were...



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