Follies of the Madmen #389

"Our whiskey tastes like carrots."

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 14, 2018
     Category: Animals | Business | Advertising | 1940s | Alcohol

Canada's food guide recommends 7 to 10 servings of vegetables per day. The guide is not specific in what form the vegetables should be consumed. "Your Honour, the Canada Food Guide is to blame for my blowing twice over the legal limit for driving!"

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Posted by agent j on 10/14/18 at 12:22 PM
"Blended Whiskey" ~~ May be a rougher rye whiskey blended with a smooth carrot vodka is GREAT?
Posted by BMN on 10/14/18 at 03:05 PM
All I can figure is that the advertising agency hired an artist who could only draw rabbits. Nothing else could explain this.
Posted by ges on 10/15/18 at 12:14 AM
Have you ever considered that maybe this whiskey is really made out of carrots?
Posted by Yudith on 10/15/18 at 06:23 AM
There were several print ads in the late 40's that featured a bellboy and what I assume is his bell captain. In the copy written for one ad, PM stood for Popular Mixer and Pleasant Moments. In another, the ad said to "...add soda, gardenias, and cheerios..." after pouring quickly onto ice. (The informal British "Cheerio!", not the cereal - I hope. I'm not sure about the gardenias.)

These PM ads are at the magazine advertisement site I mentioned in the comments for Madmen #388.
Posted by Fritz G on 10/15/18 at 07:06 AM
Wh... wait... what!?

Yudith: can't be. Whisky must be made from malted barley, other whole grains, water, if necessary caramel (and no other!) colouring, and whatever leaches out of the barrel in at least three years of lagering (though no Scot will drink it at that age). Even whiskey must be made mainly of grains. Though I could imagine a whiskey made of mostly grains with some carrot colouring and/or flavouring added. Have to say, though, I'm not too fond of overly-sweet whisk(e)y.
Posted by Richard Bos on 10/20/18 at 01:08 PM

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