Ok, let’s take a brief pause from all the breaking news, press releases and technical specifications. Last week I stumbled across BenShot, a small Wisconsin business making unique tumblers and rocks glasses for the discriminating drinker. Each one has been “shot” with a rifle round that is fused and melted into the side of the glass. The result is an affordable, useful and attractive vessel for transporting your spirits from the tabletop to your mouth.
Prices range from $15 to $40 depending on the style and optional laser etching. Custom jobs are available for companies or events.
The glasses from BenShot bring new meaning to the term “leaded glass”.
I crack myself up.
But seriously, the rounds are solid copper, so no need to worry about any lead.
BenShot was started by a father and son team in rural Wisconsin. Their mission was to create unique drinking glassware as gifts for their friends and family. A few gifts turned into a national brand of bulletproof glassware.
The glass workshop is on the grounds of a repurposed furniture factory owned by Thomas Edison in rural Wisconsin. The vintage workspace and northwoods surroundings provide a unique glass working area resulting in truly extraordinary glassware by their resident glassworker Bulletproof Bruce.
Pride is taken in everything they manufacture and sell If you’re not 100% satisfied you don’t need to pay. Send it back to them, they’ll melt it down and try again. Simple as that.
They’re bringing manufacturing back to the USA one shot glass at a time.
They’re interested in your ideas on how they can make glassware better. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Contact BenShot directly. ProbablyDrunk@benshot.com