It is my belief that as a society we have created this popularized notion of wastefulness and mass consumerism. We tend to not treasure and re-use what we already have. I have done this myself at times. It takes creativity and resourcefulness to create something beautiful out of old things, but it can be so rewarding at the end of the day.
One trick I have learned from a wise teacher, is to take Blanton’s single barrel bourbon whiskey bottles and use them once you are done with the liquor and then turn them into bottle containers for olive oil and apple cider vinegar. This is just what we use for it, but it can take many forms. The trick is to take the labels off the bottles prior to doing so. You will just have to soak the bottle in a pot of water for several hours and then the labels will peel right off. It looks really sensational in the kitchen, I love the dome shape, the faceted glass, and the cast metal horse stoppers. (Cool side fact – the entire collection if you buy all 8 varieties spells Blanton’s and shows a horse and jockey starting from standing at the gate to completing the finish line.)
“I am still making order out of chaos by reinvention.”
–John le Carre
Courtesy of Bargain Bourbon, Blanton’s