Whiskey & Bourbon "W" 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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Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their DeLuxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a man sitting in a chair while a cobbler is working on repairing his shoes. This is a wartime ad with a headline that says "Pinch Pennies - 2 words that mean fighting inflation. 2 words that mean smooth whiskey - Walker's DeLuxe". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 4, 1944
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 525

Walker's
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their De Luxe straight Bourbon whiskey. The ad has a picture of the popular, smiling Butler working at a table with two bottles of Walker's De Luxe because he has several glasses to keep filled. The ad gives the Webster definition of "De Luxe" which is specially elegant...uncommon. The text puts it bluntly when it says that "Walker's De Luxe is a straight Bourbon whiskey, elegant in taste, uncommonly good - a Hiram Walker whiskey".
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 766

Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad with the well-dressed butler serving from a platter full of cups and a container, all labeled Tom 'n Jerry. The ad contains the recipe for this unusual Christmas drink. 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, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 249

Walker's
Black and white 10" x 14" ad that says that "Walker's De Luxe is a straight Bourbon whiskey, elegant in taste, uncommonly good - a Hiram Walker whiskey". The picture shows a head waiter in a tuxedo standing in front of the house holding a large platter with three glasses of already prepared drinks, a bottle of the Walker's De Luxe whiskey and some side items to complete the service. He is happily smiling at the prospect of making you happy too. The house looks to be a Southern mansion with full porches on the first and second floor.
October 13, 1952
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 974

Walker's
Black and white 9 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that suggests that "7-year Walker's DeLuxe makes elegant Manhattans! Try one?" There is a picture of a smiling gentleman in the dining room of a classic old house holding a large tray that contains a bottle of Walker's DeLuxe Bourbon with some missing, a pitcher that contains mixed drinks probably made from the Walker's, six filled glasses and a small container that holds something sweet or tasty. There is a banner above this gentleman with the definition that says "DeLuxe: elegant in taste - uncommonly good". The ad offers the assurances that "Even the most meticulously made drinks become notably smoother to the taste when made with Walker's DeLuxe. Mellowed through 7 quiet years in barrels of charred oak, this is Hiram Walker's very finest bourbon - elegant in flavor, 90.4 proof".
February 28, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 1008

Walker's
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their DeLuxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of producer Lee Bowman standing and talking to the Walker butler, Robert who is holding a tray filled with glasses, bottles and decanters. The ad headline states that "Our Walker's DeLuxe butler stages a hit for Lee Bowman". This ad is similar to another ad they ran with the two people standing on the opposite sides. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 21, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 515

Walker's
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Straight Bourbon with a butler serving Percy Faith as he sits at his piano. The man serving a Walker's DeLuxe Highball to Percy is the regular butler, Robert and the text indicates that Percy, who is claimed to be a perfectionist, is delighted at the taste. The normal claim for "7 years smooth...90.4 proof...elegant in taste" is made.
March 19, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Walker's / Percy Faith

Walker's
Black and white 10" x 13" ad has a photo of Lee Bowman holding a drink and speaking with a smiling butler. The ad headline describes it as "7 years smooth...90.4 proof...elegant in taste". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 7, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 335

Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the Gold Tower Decanter. There is a picture with a Christmas-background that shows this Gold Tower Decanter standing next to the holiday box they were supplied in. The headline says "7 years old. Walker's DeLuxe in the Gold Tower Decanter grift wrapped in luxurious foil!" and the text mentions that "The decanter and grift wrapping are so distinctive thay have received this year's Fashion Academy Award". This ad is larger than my scnner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 12, 1956
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 662

Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their DeLuxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There is a drawing of an ornate elevator preparing to go to the Penthouse. The Elevator Operator has his finger poised over the top button as he looks to the man in working uniform holding a platter containing glasses, ice, seltzer and a bottle of Walker's DeLuxe for confirmation of his destination. The headline tells us that "No whiskey anywhere is more deluxe that Walker's DeLuxe".
April 22, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 778

Walker's
Full color 10" x 13" ad shows four different style bottles of Walker's Deluxe Whiskey and a man standing in the background by a wooden barrel. The ad headline says "Something old (the bourbon). Something new (the bottles)".
October 6, 1958
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 140

Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their De Luxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a photo that shows three bottles of their product in the foreground and two men, slightly out of focus, in the background talking while holding their mixed drinks. The ad headline introduces "Walker's DeLuxe - easy to know, easy to like!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1959
Esquire
1
$7.50
View Liquor 392

Walker's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their De Luxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture that shows three different styles of their bourbon that is made from Sparkling Limestone Water and has been aged for eight years. In the background of this picture you can see a couple that are unpacking their picnic basket which, judging from the drink glass in the man's hand, probably contains a bottle or two of Walker's. The ad headline describes it as being "Walker's De Luxe - good as all outdoors!". 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, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 550

Walker's
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their De Luxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. There is a picture of a "decanter expressly designed by Belgium's famed Cristalleries du Val-Saint-Lambert" filled with this 8-year old bourbon and assures you that each one that you will be can be handsomely gift wrapped.
December 1960
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Liquor 707

Walker's
Black and white 10" x 14" ad that is the epitome of an action shot. This ad has a picture taken at Cypress Garden where a daredevil has driven a boat up a ramp and is flying through the air. The headline says that "It's great to take chances but not on your bourbon". They claim that "Walker's DeLuxe is aged twice as long as many other bourbons. Its extra years make it exta mellow". How long you might ask is it aged for? The headline at the bottom of the ad claims that "Walker's DeLuxe is 8 years old".
April 14, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 988

Walker's
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their DeLuxe Bourbon. There is a picture of an outdoor gathering in a posh place. The very proper and elderly butler is walking around with a platter filled with a bottle of Walker's DeLuxe Bourbon and several assorted glasses containing drinks made with Walker's. With a smug grimace on his face the butler looks toward the camera and issues the opinion that "Nothing else quite measures up".
July 2, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 691

Walker's
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their DeLuxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a restored 1931 Packard Super 8 parked in front of a barn where a couple is paying attention to a horse. The ad mentions several times that the bourbon you buy from Walker's wil have been aged for 8 years.
December 8, 1975
Sports Illustrated
1
$7.00
View Liquor 589

Walker's
Full color 7" x 10" ad for their De Luxe Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a photo of a bottle, nearly full, standing next to a glass filled with Bourbon and ice. The ad headline asks "Have a minute for a drink?" and replies "Why your answer should be no." The ad then gives statistics that explain their reasoning.
March 1977
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 423

White Horse
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad with a lady reclining in a white bathtub with brass claw feet and a white horse standing behind the tub. The ad headline claims that "You can take a White Horse anywhere".
May 1972
Playboy
0
$7.50
View Liquor 186

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Wild Turkey
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye. There is a drawing of a turkey, wild of course, flying majestically across a field with trees in the background and the headline mentions "The Responsibility of Being the Best". There is a white box in this picture that gives a statement about what a company who is trying to be the best must do to continue with that accolade. A drawing of a bottle of their Straight Bourbon Whiskey is shown in the ad.
December 1958
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Liquor 905

Wild Turkey
Full color 8" x 10 1/2" ad with a photo looking out over several ranges of mountains and a smaller photo of a Turkey walking by the trunk of a tree. The ad headline describes "Wild Turkey Hill. A place unlike any other".
January 1984
Penthouse
1
$7.00
View Liquor 136

Wild Turkey
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a blue sky with only a few clouds and a large turkey soaring along. The ad headline encourages you to "Fly First Class".
June 1985
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 394

Wild Turkey
Full color 9 1/4" x 11 3/4" ad for their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The ad has a picture of a Wild Turkey with it's head turned so it can stare at the reader. The ad headline identifies the bottle as containing "One liter of permanence in a world a little too fond of fads.". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 22, 1987
Rolling Stone
1
$7.00
View Liquor 443

Wilken Family
Black and white 5 3/4" x 9 1/4" newspaper ad for their Blended Whiskey. The ad has a photo of the Wilken Family looking into their liquor closet and the headline explains that "Our Family's Whiskey being priced so reasonable - it's easy to keep a handy supply on tap". The ad gives prices of 70 cents for a pint and $1.35 for a quart.
March 24, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
1
$8.50
View Liquor 432

William Penn
Black and white 4 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad for their Blended Whiskey. The ad is split down the middle with the left side being dark and the right side being light and the headline urges you to "Stay on the light side! Drink William Penn". It then claims that "You'll prefer this whiskey because it's LIGHT yet EXTRA RICH!" The text mentions various commercial establishments that use this product "because its rich, satisfying flavor always comes through in any drink". It mentions several popular drinks that work well with this whiskey that has been aged for at least four years and contains 35% Straight Whiskey and 65% Grain Neutral Spirits.
May 22, 1950
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Liquor 765

Windsor Canadian Whiskey Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a Canadian Guard standing next to a large bottle.
May 18, 1968
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Liquor 34

Windsor
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for their Supreme Canadian Whiskey. This holiday ad, with a red background, has a bottle of their whiskey standing next to a small soldier figurine which is next to the gift box that is being offered this year. The ad headline calls it "Holiday elegance: The smoothest whiskey ever to come out of Canada!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 14, 1968
Saturday Evening Post
1
$7.50
View Liquor 469

Windsor
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad for their Supreme Canadian Whisky. The ad has a picture of a bottle and a gift box standing on a table along with some old and rare books and a statue of a Mountie. The ad claims it is "Traditionally smooth. Joyfully priced".
December 15, 1975
Sports Illustrated
1
$7.00
View Liquor 609

Wolf Creek Black and white 6" x 12" newspaper ad. The ad challenges the reader to "Try to match the smoothness of the Rye that's 'Aged in small barrels'". It mentions prices of 95 cents per pint of whiskey and 90 cents per pint of bourbon.
March 10, 1936
Grand Rapids Herald
1
$8.00
View Liquor 32