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A traditional whiskey glass shape handcrafted with American Oak and finished with sweet natural beeswax.
A traditional whiskey glass shape handcrafted with American Oak and finished with sweet natural beeswax.
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The American Oak Whiskey Glass 

 

*** This is our updated version and final shape of the glass. Thanks for everyone's input and advice! All below images are of the prototype process.

A handmade oak whisky glass that enhances your drinking experience. Our glass is sealed using beeswax that helps keep the wood protected while adding some sweet flavors and notes in the process. Its design is influenced by a modern  shape which helps direct appropriate and more complex aromas to your nose. This glass is more durable and less refined than a crystal whiskey glass but it definitely serves the purpose and function.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 Wood and Whiskey

Wood has always played a huge part of the whiskey-making process. Oak barrels have been used to hold, age and flavor the whiskey for centuries. With this glass we have taken the step of reuniting the whiskey again with natural oak adding a bit more to the flavor and experience.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 Wood Type and Shape

Each vessel is shaped from natural unprocessed oak that has been carefully selected. Each oak glass is unique and some variation between glasses may be noticeable. Remember these are handcrafted on a lathe one at a time.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 

Keeping Tradition:  

Our design is inspired by industry experts, friends and much testing. It was a challenge to develop this shape in wood form, but after countless tests and prototypes, we achieved a successful confirmed final design. With the added wax sealant, this vessel can be used and maintained for years.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 

 

Wood + Beeswax  

We use an innovative blend of beeswax to ensure a proper seal on your glass. Since oak naturally breathes, we take an extra precaution to make sure your glass stays functional. Each glass is individually sealed with sweet natural beeswax prior to shipment.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 Natural Oak Glass Before Beeswax Finish

Oak Glass Improvements

Your nose plays an equal role to taste when it comes to drinking whiskey. With the modern shape of the glass, the aromas from the whiskey paired with the oak enhance your drinking experience. The notes from the oak help make the barrel aromas from the whiskey stand out further. The Oak Glass is a more durable and less refined compared to traditional whiskey glasses.

*Image is of an early prototype
*Image is of an early prototype

 

 GLASS SIZE 

 

 Note: Dimensions shown in inches.

 WHO WE ARE

SipDark was created by two friends who have a passion for making the finer things in life, better. Fine beverages can be enjoyed at some of life’s greatest moments and adventures. It is our mission to help maximize your enjoyment with design conscious beverage accessories.

Sipdark if focused on making whiskey accessories, custom glassware, cigar rests, and other unique products.

We are now a small team that has experience handling large quantity orders and one-off customizations on time. 

Risks and challenges

Our risks for this project depend greatly on quantity. We will be able to handle and fulfill lower quantities very efficiently with a very low risk to having any delays.
As quantities get larger, supplier manufactures will be utilized and some risks become apparent. Multiple suppliers have been vetted, but a possibility for a delay due to manufacturing/shipping has some small potential. We plan to over communicate project status and any delays as we work to make this project come to life.

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