The sweet brand is named after the town of Werther in Westphalia. ALthough the company was founded in 1903, the famous sweet was not marketed until 1969 as Werthers Echte and then only within Germany. The brand name Werther's Original was adopted in the 1990s for the international market.
Well-known TV advertisements dating from from around 1991 featured an older man offering Werther's butterscotch to his grandson.
You may be an audiophile that likes Werther's original sweets so you might also appreciate this advertisement for a WEATHERS ORIGINAL turntable kit from 1952!