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The Original Tin Cup; Whiskey and Bourbon's Best Friend

A project in Grand Rapids, MI by Nate B.

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Years ago, hard-working, innovative Americans discovered a better way to drink whiskey, in a tin cup. We have taken that to a new level
Backers: 69
Average Pledge Per Backer: $164

Funded: $11,309 of $10,000
Dates: Dec 4th -> Dec 20th (17 days)
Project By: Nate B.
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Latest News

The Original Tin Cup: Michigan-made cup gives whiskey enhanced flavor

February 7th - via:
[VIDEO] - Over 150 years ago, hard-working Americans drank their whiskey from a tin cup. Now a local business aims to bring back that heritage by taking that original design to a whole new level with The Original Tin Cup. (Read More)


December 19th - via:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are so excited to successfully fund The Original Tin Cup.  We are humbled and honored to have you all as our first customers.  There is still time to share our story with your friends and help us "knock it... (Read More)

Here Is What Your Funds Are Going Towards...

December 15th - via:
We started this Campaign to raise money for raw materials, and for packaging.  When it comes to packaging, we need a design, graphics, ad "copy," die (cutter thingy), labor, and raw materials...  We want our boxes to be as unique as our cups, and... (Read More)

I'll Be Home By Christmas...

December 12th - via:
We planned to have our project end on December 20th for a reason... We also have built into our budget enough money for priority shipping... We are prepared to start fulfillment the moment we fund! While we cannot make any promises, to our backers... (Read More)

Our Live Stream!

December 9th - via:
Whoops, we forgot to press record...  So this is take 2. Fortunately, we did an ALL ACCESS "behind-the-scenes" FB Live of our KickStarter Live. Here is that recording: You'll... (Read More)

The Story Of The Making Of Our Tiny Tin

December 6th - via:
Tiny Tin At The Shop   There Is A TON Of "Scientific" "Research" To Ensure Our Tiny Tins Make Whisk(e)y Amazing!   Jim & The Tiny Tin From Start To Finish   It takes a TON of tools just to make 1 Tiny Tin!   The Tiny Tin Needs to Be Annealed... (Read More)

Let's Keep The Momentum Going!

December 6th - via:
We are so excited and humbled to see people liking our Original Tin Cups!  Please share our story with your friends.   We also noticed that this thing has a cool "KickStarter Live" feature. Should we get our creators Nate and Tony to "go live"... (Read More)

We Are Off To The Races!

December 4th - via:
Wow, we are so excited.  Our first engraved cup goes to our "Super Backer" Eric S.  Also, per his suggestion, we have created a new level.  For just $65 can get a project engraved set of matching OTCs and Tiny Tins (one of each).  We will do our... (Read More)

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