Bouvier Buchu Gin

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Bouvier Buchu Gin
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Pre-prohibition, unbroken seal, original contents! Bouvier Buchu Gin in an Embossed fifth. Colorful label. Came form the Kennison Estate out of Auburn, California. Found in the basement - a prohibition stash - under lock and key.

Among the most interesting of the “liquor as medicine” hucksters was the mysterious, and almost certainly fictional, Dr. C. Bouvier of Louisville, Kentucky. All contained “buchu gin,” a potion made by straining gin liquor through the leaves of the Latin American buchu plant, presumably taking along their essence and health-giving properties. Dr. C. Bouvier’s Buchu Gin was vigorous advertised as a remedy for kidney and bladder diseases (re-purposed for Prohibition). This bottle does not mention this re-purpose, making it pre-prohibition.

But who was Dr. C. Bouvier, the medical man whose signature was said to be on every bottle? A substantial factory building stood in Louisville with his name prominently attached to buchu gin as one product of Dr. C. Bouvier’s Specialty Company. A search of Louisville directories and census records of the time, however, fails to find any physician with that name, or for that matter any Bouvier at all. This is probably from the Rosenbaum Brothers of Louisville. [Jack Sullivan blog] (Burt collection)

Date: Prohibition
City: Auburn
State: California
ID: 21832