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02-27-2004, 21:47
As many of you know, I got interested in bourbon from working in the industry on the marketing side. I haven't done any of that in recent years, but one of my clients back in the day was Jim Beam. I thought you might enjoy seeing this, which I came across today while looking through some samples. It is the back cover of a trade brochure I wrote. The front cover headline read, "Jim Beam is the World's #1 Bourbon. And Bourbon is Our #1 Business." Not sure if I can be blamed for the strange capitalization choices, but you get the general theme of the piece. I thought the designer did a particularly nice job of arranging the labels (all Beam-owned products) so the word 'bourbon' was visible on every one. Take that Jack Daniel's.

02-27-2004, 21:52
That's a great little poke at TN. Nice job!

I thought if it didn't say "Kentucky" it wasn't bourbon. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

02-28-2004, 17:08
Thanks Chuck, nice pic.Did this run back in 1994?

02-28-2004, 20:11
It was a trade brochure, not an ad, but it was from 1994.

02-28-2004, 20:42
I'm no great photographer Chuck, but I love the lighting in that pic; The way it goes from bright sun to shadowing lines back and forth, it really creates a nice effect on the 'perfectly placed, scattered' labels. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif

02-28-2004, 20:44
No, all Kentucky bourbon is from Kentucky, but not all bourbon is from Kentucky. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/skep.gif