Early in 2015 the owner of Whiskey Wood contacted us wanting a candle that smelled like the charred stir sticks he was making. What the what, we thought. He went on to tell us about his company and said to expect wood samples in the mail. A short time later these charred beauties arrived. They are quite remarkable when used to stir your favorite whiskey or bourbon. The char on these sticks trick your senses into thinking your libation has been locked away years past its label. The smokiness excited many things even beyond whiskey. We welcomed the opportunity to be on this project. A charred wood-scented candle should be easy enough! We could never have been more wrong! Char is much trickier than we could have ever imagined.
This project took the better part of a year from conception. The end product is the most unique candle you will ever experience. Ruggedly Sophisticated is smoky and refined just like the drink in your hand! A must for the whiskey lover we all know!
Ruggedly Sophisticated is available through whiskeywood.com and their retail partners.