Most recent engrave: mezcal

I’ve been doing some branding for a new liquor venture. Sweat equity ownership. We have a release party for Virginia later next month and it’s time to do some promo photos for the event this week. Figured the drinks and a bottle would look good on an engraved branded cutting board. With some very minimal testing on the back, here’s how an Acacia cutting board from Target engraved.

Now available in DC and Virginia, coming in September or October to Maryland and to Southern California by the end of the year.

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Oh man that is nice. Straight off the machine? No post processing on the engrave?

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Neat. Off GF topic, where is your mezcal made, how, and with what source agaves?

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I really need an acacia cutting board, right now.

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yup. one shot, got a nice dark and fairly even background.

Oaxaca, where most is made. Ours is made with 100% espadin. it’s a small, 3 generation palenque that makes it. not an overwhelming smoke profile, like many, it’s a bit smoother.

and maybe a shot of mezcal?

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I’d settle for an Oaxaca Bowl from Freshii.

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https://www.google.com/search?q=target+acacia+board&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X

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for reference, this is the one i engraved.

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not an overwhelming smoke profile

The rest of the description sounds legit… that detail makes it interesting to me.

I love tequila (products of Fortaleza, el Pandilla, and La Altena being my favorites, generally). And generally do not like mezcal exactly because of the emphasis on smoke.

Is it available on the west coast anywhere?

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southern california is our next target. hoping to be there by the end of the year, if not sooner. the lower smoke profile was intentional as it makes a more flexible cocktail mezcal. high smoke profiles can overwhelm a lot of drinks.

locations it’s available here: http://www.maximomezcal.com/689-2/

but it can be ordered online if your state allows it from potomac wines & spirits in DC.

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Ooooo, very smooth looking.

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we should have reposado and anejo by next year. right now we’re just at joven.

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I have one of those Acacia boards from Target that I intend to engrave, but it has a bark edge that has a blatant gap in it. They had to use two pieces but didn’t bother to mate them well. I guess I’ll just tear off the bark and sand down that edge. Your really nice result has me motivated.

Anyone have a source for such woods that isn’t so marked up? In the Wisconsin area…?

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Not to go too far off the subject but the grain in the wood could be used for horror stories better than selling liquor. Every time I look at it, it is looking back.

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added a bottle opener (both sides) with engraved veneer with some scraps from my office. should have masked the shandy side.

have a couple more of these to play with and they were only $7 for 3 of them. Probably ought to make the art a little smaller. but this works well.

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Wait until you’ve tossed back a few shot and then…

Run away!

I don’t drink Mezcal, but I’m highly tempted.

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They all look great! Should sell well. :slightly_smiling_face:

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@jamesdhatch is right. it only gets worse, man. it only gets worse. don’t worry about that noise in the basement.

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