Raising the Bar Competition

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The rules were simple – six teams of three craftsmen had eight hours to build a badass bar from scratch. They could weld, saw and hammer to their heart’s delight, but they couldn’t leave the set and at day’s end, the bar had to be capable of pouring a shot of George Dickel. This was the gauntlet laid down for the George Dickel Tennesse Whisky “Raising the Bar Competition” which recently took place amongst the world’s largest BBQ competition in Kansas City, the American Royal World Series of BBQ. The results are pretty compelling and should inspire you to go much farther with your own weak ass bar.

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Team Hotrod (the winners) transformed a 1953 Chevrolet into a fully functioning bar complete with seats and a license plate that swing out to be stools with the push of a button.  Oh, and if you turn the steering wheel on top, a delicious serving of George Dickel whisky flows down the funnel and into your shot glass!

Robotic Arm Bar 560x686

The robotic arm in the right hand side of the photo pours your shot at the push of a button no matter which bar stool you’re seated at.  This whole technology thing could work out after all…

Bar Stool Bar 560x406

Let’s face it.  Drinking whisky anywhere is a good thing.  But, drinking whisky served by pulling the trigger on an electric screwdriver while seated in stools made from actual George Dickel whisky casks is a VERY good thing.

Wood Shack Bar 560x733

Because nothing tastes better than a stiff drink after a day in the garage.  Just remember, put the power tools down before picking the whisky glass up!

Whiskey Barrel Bar 560x448

If you build a bar like this, former Cincinnati reds pitcher Rob Dibble (left) might just show up to party with you! This bar features seats made from full-fledged whisky barrels and a suspended pulley triggers a shot of George Dickel. It’s like the Wild West…but better.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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