Have someone in your life who loves bourbon? Pour a glass and check out Bourbon Cousins.
The pattern designers behind the brand, based in Over the Rhine's Pendleton Art Center, launched in 2018. They partner with various makers and manufacturers to create a high quality bourbon-themed product gift line including bourbon silk ties, bourbon socks, bar towels and note cards.
"The designs feature familiar bottle shapes and iconic copper pot stills in a variety of colors complete in their own gift box," says co-founder Pam Houston. "As bourbon lovers ourselves, we wanted to design gifts made just for bourbon whiskey enthusiasts. It’s like wearing part of your personality as a bourbon lover!"
Bourbon Cousins' Neckties and Bow Ties, which come in eight different originally-designed bourbon-themed patterns, are carefully screen-printed onto 100% silk twill and hand-sewn into richly-hued fine neckwear. Their novelty dress sock collection includes five designs, each available in two color options.
Some of their best sellers, according to Houston, are their Silk Bourbon Ties, Silk Bourbon Bow Ties, Bar Towels and Socks. They also offer 17 different Gift Set options for gifting their products in style.
“Today’s bourbon and all American whiskey enthusiasts are looking for ways to show their passion," says Houston. "They’re having fun with it and love not only talking about bourbon and whiskey, but enjoy finding products that resonate with them. Bourbon Cousins is creating bourbon-themed products that reflect a bourbon lover’s life."
Purchases can be made on www.bourboncousins.com and local pickup at the studio can be arranged by calling 513-813-8656. Or, Houston says, you can come by on any Final Friday at the Pendleton Art Center. "Retail boutiques can contact us as well, as we do sell wholesale," she adds.