Whiskey & Bourbon "E" 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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Eagle Rare
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad has a photo of an American Eagle which is described as Ceramic no. 1 in the Nature Series. The ad headline describes it as "A monument to excellence. Eagle Rare Bourbon".
January 1984
Penthouse
1
$7.00
View Liquor 137

Early Times Full color 10" x 13" ad declares that the whiskey is a "Smash Hit". The ad has a drawing of a large baseball player slugging a long drive as the catcher and the umpire cower at it's might. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 4, 1953 &
April 27, 1953
Life magazine
3
$8.00
View Liquor 33

Early Times
Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad has a painting by Earl Gross of two men loading up their fishing boat in preparation for going out on a Kentucky lake. The ad headline makes the identification "This is Kentucky, it's man-made lake, like it's Bourbon, unequalled in the world". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 22, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 208

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a photo of an old man, in a hat and a bow tie, attempting to pail feed a group of horses, young and old, that have gathered around him at the edge of a field. The ad headline says "Fast Horses and Slow Whiskey. That's Kentucky where Early Times has made bourbon history." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 16, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 406

Early Times
Full color 10" x 13" ad shows three men sitting on a big front porch playing their instruments. The ad headline describes it as "A Kentucky song at twilight...Home with early times". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 21, 1956
&
June 18, 1956
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Liquor 118

Early Times
Full color 10" x 13" ad for the whiskey that says "Day's End...Good Friends...and Early Times". The ad picture shows a scene with three man of varying age camping out next to a lake. One man is washing his face outside with water from a bowl while the two other men are sitting and watching him. There is a small rustic table sitting in front of the man who is sitting and, lo and behold, there is a bottle of Early Times on it with a few partially drunk glasses. The ad says that "This remarkably good whisky is affectionately regarded all over the country. As a matter of fact, in Kentucky, where the world's finest whiskies are made, Kentuckians themselves overwhelmingly choose Early Times over all other straight whiskies. Do you know of any other bourbon with a recommendation this good?"
August 20, 1956
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 957

Early Times
Full color 10" x 14" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad headline whispers "Master bartender secrets revealed. Winners in nationwide competition" over a picture that shows six recipes and a bottle of Early Times. The First National Grand Prize winner is a drink called Brunette, the Second National Grand Prize winner is one called K.C. Cooler and the Third National Grand Prize winner is one called the Quickie. The ad also shows the recipes for the Earl of Manhattan, the Missle and the Royal Grenadier. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 18, 1957
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Liquor 663

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Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad has a picture of two men sitting in wooden chairs on a porch in an evening scene sharing a bottle of Early Times. The headline offers that "When the world's your own again" it becomes time for something as good as Early Times. The text reminds us that the whiskies made in Kentucy "are the world's best" and claims that the residents of the state that makes the best Whisky "overwhelmingly choose Early Times over all other straight whiskies". It then urges you to "Try Early Times for better times".
April 22, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 781

Early Times
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that wants you to "enjoy the true old-style Kentucky Bourbon". It is said that it is "always smoother because it's slow-distilled". There is an interesting photograph for this ad. In it there is a nearly-filled bottle of this product, no surprise, along with the looks of a party about to begin. There are many glasses stacked up, tongs and such, and another table filled with sandwiches. From out of the picture there is another hand holding a partially filled glass of this product. The ad says that "You'll find a smoothness and character in Early Times that makes your choice richly rewarding. It's the extra care and attention of slow-distilling...the patient willingness to take twice as long...that gives Early Times its full gratifying flavor".
February 1, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 990

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad is a Christmas scene; a red background and red table, a child's train next to a gift box and a bottle of Early Times with a glass filled with a mixed drink. The ad headline calls it "All dressed up...ready to give..". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 6, 1960
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 575

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad is a Christmas scene; a red background and red table, a child's train next to a gift box and a bottle of Early Times with a glass filled with a mixed drink. The ad headline calls it "All dressed up...ready to give..". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 6, 1960
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 575

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There is a picture of an afternoon spent at an outdoor barbecue by several well-dressed people. The barbecue pit is a majestic affair of brick with a chimney at the back and a lady is placing shish-ka-bob on the grill. In the foreground of the picture is a male hand holding a glass filled with a drink and a bottle of Early Times on the table next to the hand. The headline asks you to "Enjoy the true old-style Kentucky Bourbon always smoother because it's slow-distilled."
October 10, 1961
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 872

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that shows a group of people having a party in the house of one of them, or maybe the person isn't even there. Thsy are all dressed up sitting and talking or standing as all of them seem to have some kind of light-colored drink in their hands. This ad is for Early Times Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky and if the bottle that is set in our eyes is any indication, they are on their second one. The ad says that "When flavor counts more than price...enjoy true old-style Kentucky Bourbon. Always smoother because it's slow-distilled and bottled at the peak of perfection. >b?Early Times".
May 22, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 924

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. There is a picture of a couple sitting at a one of the tables set on the lawn outside of a white building where an evening party is taking place. They are looking at the camera which seems to be held by either the man holding the tray with drinks and a bottle of Early Times or another man taking the last drink from the tray. The couple are probably enjoying drinks made from Early Times and the headline hints "When flavor counts more than price...enjoy true old-style Kentucky Bourbon".
June 5, 1962,
July 3, 1962 &
August 28, 1962
Look magazine
2
$7.50
View Liquor 677

Early Times
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Kentucky Bourbon. The ad has a picture of a man who has been given a gift by a lady in a black dress. Even though the gift is wrapped he knows what it is because the wrapping paper has Early Times all over it. The ad headline has her explaining that this is "the perfect gift for my man".
December 6, 1963
Time magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 488

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There is a picture from behind of a couple sitting at one of those bars where the bartender wears a red coat. The man is speaking while he holds his glass up and the woman has leaned forward to listen to what he has to say. Between them, sitting on the bar, is a bottle of Early Times which means they are planning on staying for awhile. This product is considered "Easy to be with" because it is "the true old-style Kentucky Bourbon / always smoother because it's slow-distilled".
October 23, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 875

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for Early Times Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky and the feelings it can bring. It is getting close to Christmas and this could be another suggestion. In this ad a man in a suit, whose back is to us, has just presented a lady who is happily squeezing his neck, a bottle still wrapped up. The ad headline says "Early Times...with love" and, from the way the girl responded without her taking the time to open it, it must be. At the bottom of the ad it calls this "The True Old-Style Kentucky Bourbon" and it looks to me like just the gift to give.
November 27, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 959

Early Times
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad has a picture of an unopened bottle of this product sitting on a tabletop with several of its friends. There is an orange, a lemon, a lime, several cherries, cubes of sugar and slices of these assorted fruits. The headline, hinting at the possibilities, asks "want to make something out of it?" and calls it "The true old-style Kentucky Bourbon".
June 11, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 719

Early Times
Full color 7 1/2" x 11" ad for their new orange-sweet sour mix called the Instant Pussycat Mix. The ad headline says "I thought I say a Pussycat" and the text describes the new orange-sweet sour mix that "mixes up about as quick as a cat". There is a claim made that this is a "national prize winning drink" too.
June 1969
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Liquor 155

Early Times
Full color 8 1/4" x 10 3/4" eight-page booklet for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky that gives you ideas on what to do with it. The first page asks the question "What happens when the sun sets in..." and then presents a list of major cities in the United States. Pages two and three answere that "People get set for some really great Times" and shows a bottle of this product standing with the sun setting behind it. Pages four and five show drinks from each of the cities mentioned on the cover and the recipe for making each one. Page six shows the bottle again with a glass of The Pussycat next to it. Pages seven and eight have recipes from cities that weren't in the list on the first page.
October 1974
Playboy
1
$9.00
View Liquor 885

Early Times
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad has several Christmas scenes and a story about the Clanton family and how Grandma Clanton saved the day by putting Early Times under the tree because "it's the gift that separates the men...from the toys".
December 8, 1975
Sports Illustrated
1
$7.00
View Liquor 590

Early Times
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. The ad has a picture where a group of people, who are visible only as silhouettes, are at a party and the only things that can been seen in color are the bottle of Early Times and the drinks that have been created from it. The ad has ingredients or descriptions for each of the drinks and the headline says "Early Times. Mix it up or keep it straight. To know us is to love us".
November 7, 1977
Sports Illustrated
1
$7.00
View Liquor 585