In addition to some great Western bitters, there was an abundance of better whiskies at the Anderson show this year. Ken Schwartz had over a hundred whiskieys available on several tables, with some great fifths available...Amber Bear Grass, Chalmer's, Clark's, McKenna's, Cutters, Portland Hotaling, William Cline, and on and on. I am not sure how many were sold, but it was nice to see this many quality bourbons on tables. Another table had an R.T. Carroll, Renz's Blackberry Brandy, Castle flask, Shoulder Crown Cutter flask, 3 cities Lilienthal's, J.F. Flask. Still another table had a nice Miller's flask, and AAA Old Valley. BK had a pretty" two name Bear" and a top notch shoulder crown Hotaling fifth. There was also a mint, and boldly struck Pride of Kentucky glob that drew a fair share of interest.
I was able to acquire the finest Nabob that I have ever handled, and a very scarce Van Schuyver Portland glob. Once again, Anderson proved to be a very good show with more quality glass per foot than most. The weather was beautiful and in the 70s which was a welcome change from the ice fog and cold weather of Southern Oregon. I was unable to attend Ken Schwartz' open house this year, but my sources indicate a jam packed and wonderful event it was!