You've heard of beer goggles, but probably not whiskey sunglasses. Oregon-based Shwood, a company that manufactures wooden eyewear by hand in their Portland shop, partnered up with Bushmills to turn whiskey barrels into a limited-edition run of eyewear.
You can see them turning staves into shades in the stylishly-shot video below. Alas, the resultant product—which features Carl Zeiss lenses, for chrissakes—is already sold out.
Shwood has joined forces with BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey and Boston, MA boutique, Bodega on a limited run of Shwood's "Canby" frame style, crafted from genuine BUSHMILLS Irish Whiskey barrels. Limited to 100 pieces, the White Oak used for the frames dates back over 100 years. The eyewear is packaged in a custom wooden whiskey crate, with a crowbar to pry it open and get the goods.
Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood's in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece.