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Natural Whiskey Barrel with 1950s Coffee Inlay Wood Ring

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Because each ring is made by hand just for you, please allow 6-8 weeks for the ring to be created. You will receive a shipping notification once your ring has shipped. Thanks!

The Story

Read about how we make our rings

Whiskey Barrel Wood

There is something about sitting down for a drink with friends. Whether it's whiskey or coffee, the atmosphere is one of relaxation and good times. We know people are passionate about their whiskey and bourbon, as well as their espresso, so we've crafted a ring that brings both together.

Select from your favorite American whiskey brand. 

Note: The color of each whiskey barrel wood is the same as they are all made from Oak.

  • Jack Daniel's
  • Buffalo Trace
  • Maker's Mark
  • Wild Turkey
  • Jim Beam

Coffee - Yes, that's right! Coffee...in a ring!

This design was originally conceived for a friend of mine who owns a coffee shop. I used beans from his store in the ring I created for him, but the coffee used in future rings is a bit more unique. I was able to obtain an unopened Hills Bros coffee can from 1952. The coffee inside was still fresh (they really knew how to make stuff back then) and has a great vintage story.

Coffee Rationing

Though we can enjoy coffee in an endless stream today, this has not always been the case. Coffee rationing in WWII began in 1942 - families could only get one pound every five weeks - and the rationing didn't end until 1946. There were a few reasons for this. Firstly, the GI's needed coffee in the field. Secondly, German U-boats were sinking boats with coffee shipments from Brazil making coffee hard to get.

Rationed coffee was packaged in glass containers, which were not only reusable, but also saved precious tin resources for the troops. That this coffee could be purchased in a can was a sign that the war had ended.

For me, the idea of an unopened can of coffee sitting in the back of someone's pantry for so many years is a reminder of the frugality of that great generation which was permanently impressed upon them during the war.

Custom Coffee Option

If you have a favorite coffee shop and would like to use their beans, we can make that happen. Simply select the option on this page. We only need about 2 tablespoons of coffee beans (ground coffee may work as well). If you would like to send along more beans than necessary, well, coffee is always appreciated in the shop ;-).

Please send coffee to:

Rustic and Main
3401 Uphill Ct.
Charlotte NC 28269

Gift Certificate Option

If you're worried that your one of a kind ring won't be ready for the special day, you can add our gift certificate option to your order. Each card is ornately designed and will be inscribed with your order details and sent in a matching envelope. Give that special person something to open and see their excitement when they find out what's being crafted just for them!

Find out more, here.





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