It’s Friday. Time to wind down the week and open the bourbon cabinet for a few days and let it air out. No doubt many of you will be enjoying some Maker’s Mark this weekend. I thought this vintage ad would be perfect for you. “It tastes expensive…and is.” Pretty ballsy stuff for the time I imagine. But then again Maker’s was working to fix the reputation of bourbon, and I for one, am damn glad they did. I encourage you to show your thanks by having a glass of Maker’s this weekend and tell them yourself how you feel …
I apologize in advance for my recent infatuation with Visual.ly’s new infographic tool. With that out of the way I’d like to introduce you to a new infographic that compares @MakersMark’s Twitter activity with that of @JimBeamOfficial. Let the tweeting begin! infographic created with visual.ly
Fair warning folks, this is my first ever official bourbon review. Or should I say, my first ever bourbon review put down on paper. Because you know darn well that I’ve tasted my fair share of bourbons and haven’t been shy is sharing my opinion verbally. So let’s just call this the first “official” review so we can get on with things.
As I write this review, I’m not entirely sure that the world really needs another person cranking out bourbon reviews. After all, there are plenty of great websites with detailed and methodical reviews telling you more than you’ve ever wanted to know about a specific bourbon. And besides, I don’t have the patience to be detailed and methodical.
Nothing better than infographics to help tell the story of bourbon. Here’s a quick look at the life of #bourbon on Twitter over the last 30 days. Congrats to @WhiskeyDisks for their strong showing this past month. (You can check out their full website here.) Let’s get these numbers up folks. Please start using #bourbon when posting on Twitter about your adventures with bourbon. And please remember to practice safe tweeting. infographic created with visual.ly
As I’ve proclaimed elsewhere on this website, I really, really love bourbon. My love for bourbon has resulted in a personal bourbon collection of around 20 different brands, a fantastic Facebook page about Bourbon that is growing in popularity, this website and a growing network of friends around the country who love bourbon as much as I do. Reflecting on all these great things it’s hard to believe that about 4.5 years ago I didn’t even drink bourbon. In fact, I think that I can tell you that the only bourbon I had consumed up till then was Jim Beam …
Nothing says class like an ad with a butler and a mounted deer head on the wall. This ad for Walker’s Deluxe Bourbon is from 1966. I’d love to hear from those of you that remember this brand and perhaps even the brand. And if anyone knows where I can find a sweet cardigan like the one being worn by the woman in the back let me know.
Our first Bourbon Shot to be posted on our new website comes from Bourbon & Banter member Dave Angelis. Dave has been submitting Bourbon Shots for a while now on Facebook and I’m excited to give him the first slot on the new website. Thanks Dave for contributing to our growing bourbon community. If you’d like to submit your own Bourbon Shot please follow this link to submit via our Facebook page. And check back often to see if you’re featured so you can share with your friends and take home a few bragging rights.
There’s no doubt that bourbon is enjoying a tremendous resurgence in popularity these days. Combine the recent increase of bourbon-related advertising and the relative lack thereof over the last few decades and one forgets that bourbon, and it’s related advertising, have been around a long time. They say that everything old becomes new again and for bourbon that is definitely the case. However, I don’t think we’ll ever see bourbon advertising look quite the same it did decades ago. To help remind us of bourbon’s rich marketing legacy I will be posting old images and ads as I find them …
Hello, my name is Patrick but you can call me “Pops”.
I really need to get something off my chest, an admissions of sorts. You see, I really, really love bourbon. It’s become quite the obsession of mine over the last few years and despite the fact that I don’t live in Kentucky I’ve done a pretty good job of getting my hands on various bourbons to taste and bourbon-related information to better educate myself on the mighty brown.