Bourbon Tooth Paste

Bourbon Tooth Paste

In Banter by Patrick "Pops" Garrett13 Comments

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, 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. 




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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. Read Patrick's full profile.


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