Old Forester Bourbon Ad

Old Forester Bourbon Advertisement Circa 1957

In Banter by Patrick "Pops" Garrett12 Comments

I’m a sucker for an advertisement that sells to my sense of entitlement. This Old Forester bourbon advertisement from 1957 does a great job in doing just that. “You’ve earned it…LIVED A LITTLE!” Why yes, I don’t mind if I do. Hehe…

Evidently the pace was pretty darn demanding back in 1957. I wasn’t alive back then to dispute the fact but I have a feeling that today’s pace is a tad bit more aggressive. Does that mean I should have something super special this evening?

Oh hell. Who am I kidding. I don’t need a reason to enjoy my bourbon and neither do you. Here’s to a great weekend of bourbon and banter!

Old Forester Bourbon Advertisement Circa 1957



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    From Kentucky, Cheers to you, Pops. Happy hour is just a work day away. I think it will be a Dry Manhattan afternoon.

    1. Patrick Author

      Same to you Wes! I was drinking bourbon on the patio last night past midnight so technically I had a morning happy hour. Still looking forward to tonight though. Enjoy!

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    And by the way, that Forster ad reminds me of the show Mad Men, where they earn their bourbon throughout the work shift!

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