Whiskey & Bourbon "K" 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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Kentucky Gentleman
Black and white 9" x 12 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This is a simple ad with a picture of a bottle of this product with the headline calling it "Smooth, light, convincing". The sparsly worded text mentions these three words as being only a few of the words that will come from your mouth when you take your first taste of what they call The Convincer.
November 18, 1969
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 734

Kentucky Tavern
Black and white 2 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There is a drawing of a violin sitting on a table next to two glasses filled with drinks mixed with Glenmore's Kentucky Tavern and the headline promises that "Years only Add to their Mellowness". The text claims that this whiskey has been aged for Six years which is "2 years older, 2 years richer, 2 years smoother than the bottled in bond requirement". There is a drawing of one of the bottles of this product with an old Kentucky gentleman that I must assume has some of the original responsibility for this product.
February 1937
Town & Country
1
$8.50
View Liquor 825

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a glass table that holds a bottle of this fine product next to a filled glass and a book that lies open enough for the cover page to be seen. The book title is Escape from the Ordinary and the ad mentions that Kentucky Tavern has been owned by the same family for 73 years. The ad headline calls this product "The Aristocrat of Bonds" and warns that "There's only one better buy in Bonds...War Bonds!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 28, 1944
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 568

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Kentucky Tavern Full color 10" x 13" ad with a wartime theme. At the bottom of the ad is the phrase "There's only one better buy in bonds...War Bonds. Shown in the ad is a bowling pin cut out to hold cigarettes and a lighter in the shape of a bowling ball. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
January 1, 1945
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 41

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Kentucky Tavern
Full color 13 1/2" x 10" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The picture shows a well-stocked bookcase filled with non-fiction books and a secret compartment. The key is in the lock and the chamber has been rotated to expose the selection of glasses, a bucket filled with ice cubes, a shot glass and the only bourbon worth hiding, Kentucky Tavern. Carved into the shelf are the words "Dividend at Dusk" and the headline across the top of the ad has the familiar claim "The Aristocrat of Bonds..." and the wartime plea, "There's only one better buy in Bonds...Victory Bonds".
October 8, 1945
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 709

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a tabletop that is covered with a bottle of Kentucky Tavern, three glasses filled with bourbon on the rocks, a pair of ice tongs and four books held upright by a pair of horse-racing bookends. The ad headline calls this bourbon "The Aristrocrat of Bonds" and the text talks about it being under the same family ownership from the beginning at around the time the first Kentucky Derby was run. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 6, 1946
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 548

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Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that has a drawing of two frosted glasses with Juleps sticking through the ice on the top and a bottle of Kentucky Tavern Whiskey in the background. The ad headline is "That Julep in July!" and the ad contains a recipe for Kentucky Mint Julep. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
July 22, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 170

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a platter that holds a bottle of Kentucky Tavern whiskey with two filled glasses and a statue of a cowboy who has thrown a lariat that has encircled the whole scene. The ad headline calls this whiskey "The Aristocrat of Bonds". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 21, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 326

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This pre-Christmas ad illustrates a "lovely silver holiday ensamble", a creation of Kentucky Tavern, filled with a concoction that is sure to contain some Kentucky Tavern since a bottle sits nearby along with a book entitled Recipe for the Reunion. The text claims that "Traditional drinks demand a whiskey rich in tradition" and lets us know that Kentucky Tavern has been made for 75 years.
December 16, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 818

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The picture shows an ensamble that the ad claims is being offered at leading stores or through Kentucky Tavern Creations. It shows a golden platter with two glasses with golden bases, a golden ash tray and a bottle of Kentucky Tavern. Behind these are three books held up with golden bookends and the only book title that is visible is The Aristocrat of Bonds. The headline of this picture calls it a "Triumph of Tradition".
October 20, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 682

Kentucky Tavern Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad that describes their product as having "Quality...to spare". This is a bowling related ad because it shows a lighter in the shape of a bowling ball, a bowling pin cut out to accept cigarettes and glass coasters with bowling pins around the edges.
February 16, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 57

Kentucky Tavern Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad talks about "Quality you can bet on". The drawing shows a bottle with two glasses with sleeves around the bases with numbers on them. Also shown are two jockey-type figures used as bookends. The text in the picture says "This complete ensemble is available at leading stores or the Hi-Jacs may be purchased separately".
May 10, 1948
Time magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 63

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a drawing of a bottle of this whiskey and two glasses sitting on a small croquet table. The ad calls this "a natural for neighbors". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 20, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 301

Kentucky Tavern Full color 10" x 13" ad shows several gift packages offered by this company and calls them "Gifts of Good Taste". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 28, 1949
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 46

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This seasonal ad talks about the Snow Man package their product was being offered in to make it a Jolly Holiday Decoration. The ad shows the bottle and the package and a poster that shows several different was to display it before opening the box. It also assures us that there is no extra cost for this unusual package.
Unknown
1
$8.00
View Liquor 847

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing of a bottle of their whiskey sitting on a table behind two filled glasses and in front of several books standing between bookends. The ad headline calls this whiskey "The Toast of the Town". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 15, 1951
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 231

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 5" x 14" ad for their 86 and 100 Proof Straight Bourbon Whisky. In the foreground of the picture in the ad is a table with a bottle of each of these products and a glass that seems to have been filled from the 100 Proof which has been opened and partially drained. In the background of the picture are two men, standing slightly out of focus, and the ad headline assures us that it's "Tavern' Time...". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 1960
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Liquor 676

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 7 1/4" x 11" ad for their Straight Bourbon. The ad has a photo of a bartender working at the bar with a bottle of 100 Proof Bottled in Bond and a bottle of 86 Proof in front of him. He is busy pouring drinks for the group of men seated in the background of the photo. The ad headline calls this "Tavern Time...".
May 7, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Liquor 439

Kentucky Tavern
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This is a simple ad with a bottle of this product standing against a black background with the stopper next to it and a half-empty glass on the other side. The ad assures us that "Nothing matches this rich, luxurious taste" and calls it "America's Best Premium Bourbon".
October 10, 1961
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 869

Kentucky Tavern
Black and white 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has two photos of the star of the TV show 12 O'clock High Paul Burke and talks about how he owned a pub in New Orleans eight years ago.
September 1966
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Liquor 401 / Paul Burke

Kessler's
Black and white 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that features Julius Kessler. The ad has him discussing his long family line of distillers and mentions a price of 80 cents per pint. This is an ad from a newspaper and has a slight line of discoloration from the folded area about an inch below the top of the ad.
November 13, 1935
Grand Rapids Herald
0
$8.50
View Liquor 126

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Kessler
Black and white 4 3/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their Blended Whiskey. The ad has a baseball cartoon with Mr. Smooth as a catcher and Mr. Silk as a baserunner. Mr. Smooth is reaching high for the thrown ball as he says "Kessler never bites or burns...It's smooth as silk with ice.". Mr. Silk is sliding into the plate trying to beat the throw and is saying "Kessler makes a double play...it scores on taste and price." This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 9, 1961
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 579

Kessler
Black and white 5" x 12 1/2" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. The ad has a cartoon with Mr. Smooth and Mr. Silk skiing down a snow-covered hill. Mr. Smooth is on a pair of skis and is saying "Kessler whiskey's tops in Flavor, smooth as silk each time you pour while Mr. Silk has his feet in skis but is sitting on a chair that is attached to the skis while he rests his poles on his shoulders. He is answering "It's a mountain of value, at a bar or package store!". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 13, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 607

Kessler
Black and white 4 3/4" x 13" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. This ad has a baseball cartoon with Mr. Smooth at bat. He has hit a pop-up and Mr. Silk who was the catcher has run under the ball and, in spite of the fact he has a glove on his right hand, he is catching the ball with his top hat which he holds in his left. The ad headline calls this "The Smoothest Catch in Whiskey". This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 28, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 594

Kessler
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. The ad has a close-up picture that shows a hand lifting a glass filled with a drink made from Kessler to the lips of a man and, as the headline says, "Three seconds from now, he'll know exactly what we mean when we say Kessler is Smooth as Silk". The text assures us that in the first sip, approximately three seconds, anyone will be able to appreciate the Smooth as Silk that anything made with Kessler's will have.
February 13, 1970
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 796

Kessler
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. The ad has a photo of a bottle of Kessler sitting between two filled glasses and a bowl of pretzel sticks. The ad headline calls it "Smooth as Silk Kessler. Anything your whiskey can do, Kessler can do smoother." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 20, 1970
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October 8, 1971
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Liquor 269

Kessler
Full color 9 3/4" x 12" ad has a close-up photo of a bottle of Kessler Whiskey standing next to a filled glass. The ad headline describes "Smooth as Silk Kessler. It can teach other whiskeys a thing or two about smoothness." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 26, 1971
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Liquor 271

Kessler
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a bottle of Kessler Whiskey surrounded by different types of glasses filled with different types of drinks that are possible. The ad headline says "Smooth as Silk Kessler. It helps the party go smoother."
November 19, 1971
Life magazine
0
$7.00
View Liquor 162

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Kessler
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. The ad has a photo of a big football game, the stands are filled with people and a player is running into the end zone holding the ball over his head as the referee signals "touchdown". The ad headline says "Thank goodness the best things never change."
October 1978
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 398

Kessler
Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad has a photo of a group of people who are having a "Tailgating Party" in a stadium parking lot. They are cooking up food on a grill and holding up a large jug of Kessler Whiskey. The ad headline reminds us that "Earning a buck is hard. Enjoying it shouldn't be."
November 1983
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 279

Kessler
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their American Blended Whiskey. The ad has a photo of the softball team from Ernie's Bar & Grill who are having a cookout after one of their games. They have gathered at a picnic table for a photo with their hot dogs, hamburgers, pretzels, chips and hoagies and only one thing to drink, Kessler's. The ad headline reminds us that "Earning a buck is hard. Enjoying it shouldn't be."
June 1985
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 400

King of Kentucky
Black and white 4" x 8" newspaper ad for their Kentucky Straight Whiskey. The ad has a drawing of one of it's bottles, gives prices of 70 cents for a Pint and $1.35 for a Quart and the headline claims it is the "Oldest at the Price".
March 12, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
1
$8.50
View Liquor 435

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad that has a drawing of groups of men buying tickets and going into the "Moving Pictures". The ad headline calls this the "Gift of the Gay Nineties - Movies for pleasant hours...Light Whiskey for pleasant taste". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 10, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 204

Kinsey Full color 10" x 13" ad talks about the "Gift of the Gay Nineties". Shown in the ad is an early car that is stopped on the road with a flat tire.
September 18, 1944
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 66

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Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad has a drawing by Hank Geiger that shows two men in suits talking at a bar while the bartender listens in. The ad headline begins "What the Friendly Stranger told Bud Bickford" and the text explains how Kinsey makes a good Highball. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges are not visible in the scanned view.
April 29, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 175

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has three drawings of four men watching a tennis game at their Tennis Club. Their heads swing from left to right and then, as the liquid refreshment cart arrives, the game loses importance. The ad headline tells you to "Keep your eye on the high ball!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 10, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 199

Kinsey
Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad with a drawing that show three men sitting on a sailboat enjoying glasses filled with the contents of a bottle of Kinsey that is sitting next to a bucket of ice. There is a line of signaling flags on the left side of the ad and the ad headline asks the question "Do you know what these flags mean?". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
July 15, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 178

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a drawing that shows two men trying out different types of mixed drinks. The one man is holding a copy of the Kinsey Recipe Book in his hand as he waits for the other man's opinion of his latest creation. The ad headline asks the question "What are little cocktails made of?" and the text gives three basic recipes as an example. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the other edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 21, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 200

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a drawing of two men sitting in easy chairs as a butler brings in a turkey on a platter. This picture has been cut into a jigsaw puzzle and has three pieces missing. The ad headline states that the text will give you instructions on "How to complete you Thanksgiving picture". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 11, 1946
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 201

Kinsey
Full color 10" x 13" ad entitled "Kinsey's April Calendar". There is an interesting historical fact for each day on the calendar with the bottom ad headline saying "April is a month sublime - It's Kinsey-made Manhattan time!".
April 7, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 112

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Blended Whiskey. The ad is graced with the July Calendar which has something worth talking about for each day. Since this is a calendar for July the headline tosses out the rhyme that "For cool refreshmint in July...Kinsey juleps you should try!". The text gives you directions on how to make a proper julep and also offers a Free Recipe Book.
June 30, 1947
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 759

Kinsey
Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad has the Kinsey "Gold" Knight and the Kinsey "Silver" Knight standing against a white background. The ad headline talks about "That Noble, Noble Flavor!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 3, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 203

Kinsey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad has the same two Knights as the previous ad but they are standing against a black background. This ad also has the headline "That Noble, Noble Flavor! because it's unhurried" and describes the product contained in the Gold bottle and in the SIlver bottle. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 14, 1948
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Liquor 202

Kinsey Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a silver knight and a gold plated knight. They are being compared to Kinsey's silver and gold labeled whiskey. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 20, 1948
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 19

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