- Apr 9, 2013
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There is a card in there with a quick explanation; The idea was to get the person who has everything, something he can't get (outside of Texas). The box is made from Texas mesquite from a local band saw mill. Side note on that, I went to the mill and the guy who was just leaving had left a bottle of Tito's on the counter. I made a joke about serving shots with my lumber purchase, and the lumber mill guy the man that just left owns the company that made this vodka. So the guy ahead of me in line was local billionaire Tito Beveridge.So thanks again for @txwoodworker doing this actually twice, its really appreciated! Lets get to it.
Box came packed tighter than (fill in your own TWSS)
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I mean the guy legit let me thrift a whole roll of packing supplies (thanks!)
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First thing I see is a pair of white orb type things....hmmmm
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some kind of pottery, with an unusual kind of drawing inside. Ancient testicular cooling pots?
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More bubble wrap and then WHOA! An expertly carved wood box with my logo on it. The wood (what kind is it?) is super dense and heavy and the craftsmanship is top tier. Like a bespoke suit. Whats in the box?
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Some Texas Sotol! I have no idea what that is but I am going to find out, love trying new and unusual spirits - this one I have never even heard of before, so super curious to see what it is.
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Not sure what Im going to use the box for after the booze is gone, its a slide off coffin of sorts, I have a thing for boxes and trunks of all sizes so its certainly going to be used and displayed. Thank you SO much!
I appreciate the props on the craftsmanship, I've been out of the actual making stuff business for more than 10 years, so I was rusty, and missed having a fully equipped shop to lean on. Though, as we all know, that was the second box. I worked out all the kinks with the first one, so this one was even better. There's always a silver lining.
The Sotol was distilled just a few miles from my house, and as @drlivingston said- it's not so smooth as a shot (try the sipping cups that came with) but makes amazing margaritas, really like you've never had before. Even with that distillery only being a few miles from my house, I passed 3 other distilleries, at least one brewery and 2 vineyards on the way, it's a thing out here, and keeping with the theme- they don't ship their stuff, so the only way to get it is to go to them.
Glad you like it, and maybe when we can all travel again, I'll come up there with my favorite margarita mix and raise a glass to all the great people that inhabit this thread!