Bourbon Tooth Paste

The 1950′s are often remembered as a magical and idyllic time in our nation’s history. And who am I to argue now that I’ve learned that bourbon tooth paste (with real alcohol) was created and marketed in the 50′s.

Bourbon Tooth Paste

According to a piece over on MentalFloss.com, the tooth paste was invented in 1954 by Don Poynter. (Don’s other claim to fame was the creation of crossword-puzzle toilet tissue.) Apparently a nice spread in Life magazine helped propel his tooth paste to become a huge seller – albeit for a short period of time.

Perhaps if he had increased it’s potency up from “six proof” it would have been even more successful. 

 

 

 

About Patrick "Pops" Garrett

Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends.

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