Whiskey & Bourbon "M" 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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M & M
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the Blended Whiskey from Mattingly & Moore. The ad has a six question quiz that tries to find out if you "Know your M's". The ad shows six different objects whose name begins with "M" and asks you to identify each. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 17, 1942
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 379

McKenna
Full color 10" x 14" ad with a picture of a man's burly hand holding a jug of Henry McKenna's Whiskey. The headline tells us that "When Henry McKenna called his whiskey "old line and hand made", this is what he meant". They explain that Henry brought in his corn from neighboring fields, mixed his own mash and milled the grain minutes before cooking it. As years went by, he taught his son how to do it too. He seeded each batch of sour mash with yeast that he kept from the old. His early output: one barrel per day. He built his mill and potstill in 1855 in Fairfield, Nelson County, KY and the product is still made in the same place. Corn is still brought in from the neighboring fields, the old cypress yeasting tubs and the brass and iron steam engine (71 years old) are still in use. That's why Henry called his whiskey what he did, because that is how he made it.
April 3, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 985

McKenna
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their hand made Kentucky Whiskey. There is a picture that shows a jug from 1855 next to a bottle from 1964 with a headline that states "If you want to know how Kentucky hand made whiskey tastes, open this bottle of Henry McKenna". The text gives a little bit of history talking about the Irishman Henry McKenna beginning with an output of one barrel a day. It says that his original distillary is still standing and the product is still being distilled from local corn. It also claims that the 71 year old brass and iron steam engine is still being used and, when repairs are needed, the parts are still made by hand.
May 1, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 713

McKenna
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Hand Made Bourbon Whiskey. The ad contains pictures of an early jug, their original distillery and one of the present bottles. The ad headline says that "Even if you don't drink whiskey, here's some Americana. The story of Henry McKenna and his hand made Kentucky whiskey" and the text goes on to give a short history and other facts that they hope will encourage you to try this whiskey. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 26, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 638

McKenna
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that illustrates the evolution of their Sour Mash Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The picture in the ad shows a jug of this product, labeled with the information stating "Since 1855", that has been cracked in half to reveal an unopened bottle of this same product. The headline offers "Inside Henry McKenna" and the text talks about "Kentucky's Finest Table Whiskey" that is "beginning to find its way into selected liquor stores around the country". It says that you will find it offered in either container shown and it is "Not everywhere, and never cheap. But worth seeking out."
November 18, 1969
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 726

Mount Vernon
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Blended Whiskey. There is a picture of a bar with a genial bartender on one side and customers standing shoulder to shoulder on the other. A pelican clad in colonial dress strides on the bar counter with a bottle of Mount Vernon's in one hand with several glasses and an old change purse labeled "Light on the purse" written across it in the other hand. The headline says "Just what we've been waiting for..." and the text claims that this whiskey has "The right taste-light!" and "The right price-low!" which will encourage you to say "Make Mine Mount Vernon". 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
1
$8.00
View Liquor 673