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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 11-06-2014 04:45 AM 1472 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I routinely assist the local trophy shop with making custom bases for the Beau Rivage Casino (an MGM Resorts International property) for the trophies presented to the winners of various gambling tournaments. On a Thursday I received a call from the trophy shop asking if I could make a trophy base and box for a $200, 21 year old bottle of scotch that would be used as a trophy for a $150,000 poker tournament in a little over a week.

Turns out they had planned to present the scotch in its original packaging but the box was stained and would not be worthy of presenting to the winner of such a prestigious tournament. So I picked up the scotch the next day and set out to build a box around the interior bottle protector from the original box.

Having recently watched David Piccuito’s video https://drunkenwoodworker.com/how-make-wine-box-incra-i-box-jig on I was inspired to use box joints on the scotch box. However, I don’t have the I-Box so I had to quickly whip up a box joint jig that I attached to my Incra 1000 miter gauge.

Since scotch is aged in oak barrels, I felt it was appropriate to use oak for the trophy. Mitered corners on the 3/4” material for the base. 1/4” box joints on the 1/2” material for the scotch box. When I delivered it to the trophy shop, the owner’s reaction was priceless. Her response was, “They’re going to love it. Thank you for making me look so good.”

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 09:56 AM

Great work, I loke it….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 12:33 PM

Some fine box joints there Pat. Nice trophy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 08:41 PM

scotch may also be aged in cherry barrels

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 11:27 PM

Jeff, do you mean sherry (still oak but used for sherry)? Scotch from Scotland must be aged in oak or else it can’t be called scotch. As a scotch lover I haven’t heard of any aged in cherry. But I’m no expert. Would be interesting to try, since oak gives scotch the majority of its flavor and color.

By the way, if they don’t like the trophy or 21-year Balvenie, can I have it?

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#5 posted 11-07-2014 12:45 AM

Great looking trophy box! I’m sure the lucky winner will appreciate it, and the Scotch!

By the way, Scotch is usually aged in used bourbon barrels shipped from the U.S. Scottish law requires Scotch whisky to be aged in oak barrels.

-- Dean

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#6 posted 11-07-2014 11:50 AM

Pat,
a fine looking box for a fine tasting Malt.
The plinth sets it off just right.
On the tour of Tullibardine dsitillery, a few miles from Gleneagles,
the guide commented on how they source barrels used for
Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and other Bourbons, and all are Oak.
Fascinating stuff…...and you get a sniffter (or two).
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#7 posted 11-08-2014 03:01 PM

Great work as always

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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