On a lark, I practiced my glass etching skills on a few beautiful St. George Spirits apothecary bottles, and the folks I shared them with seem to think I should run with it, so I am considering selling a line of up-cycled liquor bottles as spirits decanters for the home bar. I hope to craft some other fun gimmicks and promotional items too.

The single bottle pictured is etched with the entirety of Benjamin Franklin’s “The Drinker’s Dictionary,” his compendium of every term meaning drunk.

The group shot is the start of a set, each displaying a quote that includes the name of the spirit,  bigger and bolder for emphasis and clear labeling. The Quotes are as follows:

“WHISKEY, like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, then it’s time to drink.” – Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

“ TEQUILA. Straight. There’s a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won’t go down. Then you know you’ve reached your limit. – Lee Marvin

“I’ll stick with GIN. Champagne is just ginger ale that knows somebody.  ” – Hawkeye, M*A*S*H,  1973


I also etched Charles Bukowski’s “Beer” into a lager bottle, but it needs redesigning before I post a photo.


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  1. By chance, I have one of your bottles in my home. It had Ben Franklin etched into the Cork top. I use it to batch cocktails. I am looking for a couple more. I didn’t know they were upcycled. I figured it was just an old liquor bottle. Do you still do this or have any done?

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