Here are some of the bottles that show the evolution of the gorgeous Gooderham and Worts labels which proves that someone at the company was beginning to think about the brand. The green Lemon and Lime 'Tom Collins' Mixer bottle hails from a different age when highballs were very popular and almost everyone drank after work. I remember from my bartending class that the Collins were brothers and Tom drank gin while John drank rye. Tom Collins is still remembered today, while John Collins rye drink is a distant memory.
G&W whisky was carried to the most remote regions of the world and so names like Government House, Twin Seal and Bonded Stock had additional meaning as secure from counterfeit.
The Prince Regent brand of whisky was very popular in Canada and helped make Gooderham and Worts with its black and white stallions around a red G&W stamp into an easily recognizable brand. The idea that a Prince had his own private stock of whisky appealed to Canadians, who all wanted a taste.
Prince Regent G&W whisky bottle, a photo by Roberrific on Flickr.