KEN BROWN FINISHES A BOTTLE OF SCOTCH. IN JUST UNDER 12 MINUTES. AT ABOUT SEVEN BUCKS A MINUTE.

The couple getting this had some hooch fit for a king.  The ‘sticker price’ retail is $559.; of course it can be found for less money when shopping around on line.  This bottle came to me from a local customer who wanted a classy wedding gift.

I chose to put the engraving on the same slant as the bottle name in the center.  The first line was with a #2 round carbide bur.  The names were with a #3.  The date was with the same #2 with slightly less pressure to make smaller, lighter letters. Filled with Antique Gold Rub ‘N Buff, the job took just under 12 minutes and was for a fee of $85., or a tad over 15% of the bottle value. When the retail of the bottle is over a hundred bucks I bump up my fees. If I blow the bottle, I get to drink it. Of course I have to get my head back on before I go to the local retailer and shell out the cash to replace the bottle.  And I must admit, I’ve consumed a few mistakes!

Though we don’t do spirits bottles in our Seminars, the technique is the same as wine bottles; everyone gets a thorough lesson on all aspects of wine and spirits bottle engraving with two wine bottle projects in the class.

The August class is filled.  We have 5 seats left in September, 5 in October, and 6 in November.  Class details here.

The last quarter of the year is bonkers for engraving bottles and the pay is excellent!

-Ken

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