The Real Deal ~ Re-Made in Kentucky

We’ve gotten some calls asking about custom barrel heads and a few of the people are upset over pricing.  I guarantee that our products are all 100% real bourbon barrel heads taken from bourbon barrels emptied right here in Kentucky.    

Once the head is taken off the barrel it practically falls apart because they are individual pieces held together with wood pegs and the pressure of the staves and hoops.  For wedding guest books and signs we take the time to clean them, sand, clamp and glue them, and reinforce them so they won’t fall apart.  We also back them with black felt so they won’t scratch your walls or whatever surface you put them on.   All of our work (wood craft and wood burning) is meticulously done by hand and we are very proud of that fact.

If you do buy from someone else because they are cheaper, make sure before you hit the ‘buy’ button that you are getting the real thing and not a ‘faux‘ barrel head!  Just because it comes from a name you may know doesn’t mean it’s real.

Art, bourbon barrels, bloody marys

From the Business Lexington…
“By investing in the arts, businesses gain media attention, leverage advertising dollars and earn brand recognition. Some businesses have chosen to provide support through active engagement with local arts organizations, volunteering time and lending their business expertise and leadership skills. Businesses are discovering that by contributing to the arts they can also support social causes in which the arts are integrally involved. The recognition given for business support typically feeds back across business functions from sales to employee recruitment and community relations. This enables businesses to support the arts as well as use the arts to meet business goals, expand markets for products, and engage employees.”

Want to read the whole article?  Here’s a link…  http://www.bizlex.com/1editorialbody.lasso?-token.folder=comm/2011/03/17&-token.story=97289.113117

We went to the Kentucky Crafted Market yesterday to see what other artists are doing around the state.  Interesting.  Pottery, jewelry, glass are all very popular.  Too popular, it seems.  There were some very cool people hand forging and some very nice woodworkers but not one doing anything with bourbon barrels.  Nice.

If you have some free time, go to www.hoosiermomma.com and check out Erin and her amazing Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Maker.  She’s got a little gold mine on her hands.