Hiram Walker, “benevolent despot“, was into millin’ and distillin’.
What’s the difference between whiskey and whisky? Besides the “e”, that is.
Not to be confused with bootlicker.
A little bit and another little bit about artist Paul Stahr.
History not-so-fun fact:
This issue is dated December 4, 1919.
Prohibition began in the United States on January 17, 1920.
The version of Mountain Dew that you’re probably more familiar with didn’t come around until 1940. Also, one of its early lines was “It’ll tickle yore innards.”
A version of this is still sold in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast.
A Sanderson’s Mountain Dew promotional knife can be yours for only $139.95.
The artist, Tom Lovell, had quite a career doing pulp magazine covers and paintings of the American West. And Siamese cats in whiskey ads.
1973 magazine ad for Imperial Hiram Walker American Whiskey
You’re trying to score with this chick named Zuzu Zither.
She’s learning to play the Appalachian dulcimer.
Thank God for whiskey.
Trivia: The Appalachian dulcimer is also known as the hog fiddle. The more you know. Continue reading
1973 magazine ad for Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky
Did people really call Canadian Club “C. C.” back then? Do they now?
Me: “A CC on the rocks, please.”
Bartender: “What the hell is that?”
Me: “It’s what you drink after sky driving.”
Bartender: “What the hell is that?” Continue reading