Since I am apparently unable to extract a nice whiskey or bitters from the Earth, I thought I would show a few of the 50 or so jamaica Gingers in my collection. I have a nice run of greens, but take a look at the swirly, cruddy, bubbly, chunky, crooked, rejects in this grouping! I seem to be a Jamaica Ginger digger these days, though a few in my collection have come from shows, or other diggers. While Bryant's and Cassins were coming out of the ground in S.F. in 1998, Mike A. and I were the lucky ones who found a hole full of jakes...who needs a couple Bryant's anyway? I guess every bottle does not have to be big bucks to be beautifully crude and collectible. From left to right: McMillan & Kester with a flat base, and incredible crudity;E.G. Lyon's with a flat base, and foamy with bubbles; Dr. Barnes J.R. Gates, with a million bubbles; Ice blue McMillan & Kester with swirles, and junk in the glass; Jade milk McMillan Kester that is so bubbly, you cannot see the embossing, but it is fully embossed, and not stained; Dr.Barnes R.Hall which is one of the earliest of the S.F. jakes. I know there are some great jake collections out there, and they are getting pretty difficult to acquire...so I will just dig a few more!