Whiskey & Bourbon "A" Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a posterboard backing for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Ancient Age Full color 8" x 10 1/2" ad that has a drawing of a bottle of Ancient Age in the open gate of a picket fence with a welcome mat lying in front of the bottle. The ad touts this as "The Welcome Whiskey.. Welcome..Anywhere...Anytime.
May 3, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 70

Ancient Age
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for the Ancient Age Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In the foreground of the picture is a bottle of Ancient Age Bourbon while behind this are four male hands holding up four different kinds of glasses containing four of the many drinks that could be made properly with this product. The headline challenges you that "If you can give a better Bourbon...Give it!" and the text talks about as "The toast of the holidays...wonderfully smooth, rich, warm-hearted Ancient Age, a superb gift in its brilliant holiday decanter...yours at no extra cost. Also available in the tall, handsome regular bottle. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey * 6 years old 86 proof Ancient Age Distilling Co Frankfort, Kentucky".
November 12, 1956 &
December 17, 1956
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 664

Ancient Age
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky. The ad has a photo of a serious-looking man with white hair and eyes that belong to a hypnotist holding up a glass of this product. As his eyes bore holes into you the headline shouts "If you can find a better bourbon...buy it!". The ad calls it "America's Largest Selling 6 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon".
November 7, 1961
& June 7, 1963
Life magazine
3
$7.50
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Liquor 600

Ancient Age
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Straight Kentucky Bourbon. The ad has a photo of a seductive looking lady holding a full bottle of Ancient Age in her hand as she looks toward the camera. The ad also gives a peek at their gift box and has a headline saying "If you can give a better bourbon...give it!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 11, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 316

Antique
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for Antique Kentucky Bourbon, an item that is so good that "It must be authentic to be labeled Antique". This product is called an "American Masterpiece" and it shows a picture of a slightly-drunk bottle of this product with a filled glass of this stuff on the right and an original silver sugar urn that was designed and hand turned by Paul Revere in about 1795 on the left. For this whiskey they say that "The superb taste and distinctive gentle character of Antique Bourbon are unmistakable proof of its classic authenticity. Lesser bourbons don't compare. Only bourbons of the finest quality deserves the Antique label. Try Antique - acknowledged by experts everywhere to be an authentic masterpieceof Kentucky straight bourbons".
November 3, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 1000

Antique
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a photo of a bottle standing next to the gift box that is supplied. The ad headline calls it "The gift that radiates remembrance". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges ot the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 15, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 388

Antique
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the Antique Straight Bourbon Whiskey. In this ad there is a photo of a model ship, identified as the "Red Jacket" which is called the "handsomest of the big clippers and trans-Atlantic record-holder in 1854". In front os this are a partially filled bottle of Antique Bourbon and a glass filled nearly to the top. The ad headline claims that "It must be authentic to be labeled Antique". It then says that "There's art in Antique - a bourbon, carefully natured in well-charred, new oak casks. Nothing less could produce the distinctive character and mellow taste that makes it so superbly authentic. Only the finest bourbon merits the Antique label. Try Antique - acclaimed by experts as a masterpiece of Kentucky straight bourbons".
March 9, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 1038

Antique
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a vague background with a bottle of Antique Bourbon standing alone. The ad headline introduces "A little known brand named Antique Bourbon". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 8, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 414

Antique
Black and white 10" x 13 3/4" ad for Antique Bourbon that, according to it's label, is "Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey" and "Distilled in the Slow Old Fashioned Way For and Bottled by Frankfort Distilling Co.". They have a slightly looking-up-at-the-label view of it that has the entire label in the picture. They have you thinking that "If you've never heard of Antique Bourbon, you're not alone" but we are here to educate everyone. The ad continues, "Few people have. But they're devoted to it. For them, Antique Bourbon recaptures the character of the great, pre-Prohibition bourbons. Robust and mellow. Without any bite. We make our sour mash the gentle, old-fashioned way. It's never heated over 212 degrees. So the flavor comes through without the slightest roughness. We could make more whiskey if we used higher temperatures to hurry things along. But then there'd be a danger of harshness. That's something you'll never find in Antique Bourbon. Our admirers regard it as the "real stuff". Sip a little. Chances are you'll find their enthusiasm contagious".
October 26, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 1061

Antique
Full color 8" x 11" ad for Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey". This ad has a picture of a sealed bottle of Antique Whiskey placed under a tap of running water. The water is pouring down on the top of the bottle and spraying everywhere. The ad headline calls this "The Waterproof Bourbon" and says that "Antique has a lot going for it. Rare, rewarding aroma you can't drown by mixing. Rich, nutty flavor that won't be watered down. That's why The Waterproof Bourbon is a source of so much pleasure compared to the others. You ought to tap it". At the end of this it says "Antique...undiluted pleasure".
November 1968
Playboy
1
$7.50
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Liquor 1192

Antique
Full color 8" x 11" ad with a unique look for Antique Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There are three unopened bottles on a conveyor and they are stopped under dispensers of water which are flowing down onto them. The ad headline calls them "The Waterproof Bourbon" and challenges you to "Tap a bottle of Antique. Draw an aroma and flavor that are just too rich, too rewarding for soda, water or ice to drown. Antique is never a washout. And that's why there's no other bourbon like it. Bar none. Antique...undiluted pleasure".
January 1969
Playboy
1
$7.50
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Liquor 1019

Austin, Nichols & Co.
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Wild Turkey Straight Bourbon. The ad has a painting of a field with trees scattered in the background and a Wild Turkey flying under the headline that states "The Responsibility of Being the Best". The text talks about "There is always one best" and continues on with talking about the pride of being the best and the extra effort it requires to stay in that position. Nowhere in the ad does it claims that this product is No. 1, we are just left to assume.
November 1962
Holiday
1
$7.50
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Liquor 834