Made from whiskey barrels once used by the Maker's Mark Distillery.
Read about how we make our rings
Weathered Whiskey Barrel Wood
Ancient as it may be, there is an undeniable refinement about whiskey and its production. Whiskey barrels come from hand-selected oak trees, usually from the white oak family, and are the primary means by which the flavor of the final spirit is achieved. The charred inside of a whiskey barrel acts to remove Sulphur while the wood sugars are caramelized and leech into the whiskey. Our weathered whiskey barrel wood is an ode to those smoky barrels which cure your favorite whiskey to maturity.
Weathering the wood is done via an old process, whereby the wood is dipped in water mixed with ferrous sulfate, the same stuff often used as a mineral supplement. You can read more about that process here. The mixture reacts to the tannins in the wood, turning them silver, gray, or dark gray, creating a permanent color change in the wood that is unique to each piece.
Natural Whiskey Barrel Liner
The whiskey barrel liner provides an aesthetic contrast. Most of the whiskey barrel wood we use contains traces of the charred oak, part of the whiskey barrel making process, and adds distinct flecks of color to the oak. Sometimes the simplest design is the best.
Offset Rose Gold Inlay
Rose gold adds a distinct bit of class to the ring; a touch of Main street with the Rustic appeal.
Each Ring is Handcrafted in North Carolina
I am proud to craft each ring by hand in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is my honor to play a small role in the new "Made in USA" movement that is taking place across the nation and to do so by sharing part in our American heritage.
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