Summer patio weather is approaching. And while many people will order a cold beer on a hot day, some won’t. So for the cocktail lovers, we’ve put together a special liquor edition of the Vintage Ads Series. Try not to get too thirsty looking at these old ads, and please refrain from getting up to pour your next drink until after you’ve finished the list.
Now, have a look at the 10 ads we’ve pulled for you and leave a comment to let us know which one you think is the most outrageous, or your favourite.
And in case you’ve missed any of the previous entries in the Vintage Ads Series, have a look back and see what we’ve featured so far.
Vintage Beer Ads Vintage Car Ads
Vintage Cigarette Ads Vintage Fast Food Ads
Vintage Candy Ads Vintage Lingerie Ads
Vintage Horror Movie Posters Vintage Shaving Ads
Vintage Christmas Ads Vintage Winter Ads
Vintage Valentine’s Day Ads Vintage Vacation Ads
Vintage Medicine Ads
While we definitely do not support drinking and boating, there’s nothing wrong with having a little Straight Kentucky Bourbon if you’re fishing from the dock. Especially if you can get a replica trophy of a fish in case your casts don’t land.
Bacardi is one of my family’s favourites. But what we’re missing is the 10¢ recipe book. Dear Bacardi, bring that back as a special PDF download offer and we’ll all be 100% experts!
Before today I had no idea that Canada Dry made anything other than Ginger Ale. The copy is a little hard to read over the glass of ice and bourbon, but this ad is 86 proof and 100% vintage.
The CC man is back. A few of us in the office cocked our head to the side at the copy that goes with his photo. While the man featured isn’t old and grey, he isn’t young either. However, we do like his mesh shirt.
The year was 1986 and Pierce Brosnan was Remington Steele, not James Bond. It’s safe to say that the actor matured into his martinis after having his fun with Cuervo tequila.
Man to man, the good word gets around! Those who love Jack Daniels, truly love it. With a strong brand community, this Lynchburg, Tennessee brand has stood the test of time.
Look how young Dennis Hopper is in this ad! That was my first thought, with Easy Rider coming out in 1969, this ad is at least 45 years old, but I think it has aged rather well.
Meet a Great Scot! Johnnie Walker red or black label, it doesn’t matter, both are classy. And look, another Canada Dry mention in a liquor ad!
We have so many questions about this ad. Why is he playing with his moustache instead of enjoying his drink? Why is she draped over his back instead of pouring a drink for herself? What’s going on with his scarf?
However, we do want that mixing jug and Red Baron mug for Movember.
Clever copy, check. Lady in a classy dress, check.
Smirnoff has gone the way of fancy flavours in recent years, so it’s kind of nice to go back and see a vintage look at the brand.