Behind the Glass

Things are cranking away over here at BIC HQ as we prepare for Tales of the Cocktail. In case you're not familiar with Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC or Tales as we like to call it), it's the largest cocktail industry showcase in the country that brings together the most important movers and shakers of the booze world. To say that we're excited to go is an understatement. This is a huge opportunity for our little company and we are so honored to showcase our wares during the Meet the Makers series. During our talk, Luke and Daniel will take the stage to share our journey—from a big idea to actualizing our dream. 

In honor of the Meet the Makers series, we want to highlight the incredible makers who we have partnered with to manufacture our products, all by hand in Portland, Oregon.

Below are a few shots from Elements Glass, the amazing team who blows our signature Bull in China mixing glass. 

Meet Aaron Frankel of Elements Glass, our incredible glass manufacturer based in Northwest Portland.

Meet Aaron Frankel of Elements Glass, our incredible glass manufacturer based in Northwest Portland.

First up is Aaron Frankel of Elements Glass at his Northwest Portland studio. Aaron and his team have been instrumental in the production and development of our BIC mixing glasses. Not to mention, they are some of the coolest and most talented people we've ever met or worked with. Elements is the largest glass blowing facility in Portland, but don't let that fool you. Everything here is made by hand, not by machine, and Aaron and his business partner Ian are mentors and teachers to a fast growing community of aspiring glass artists in the Pacific Northwest.

See you at Tales of the Cocktail

Thank you, Tales of the Cocktail! 

We are thrilled to have been invited to showcase our wares at this year's Tales of the Cocktail, the world's most important industry-focused event taking place this July in the heart of USA's drinks culture—New Orleans! We will be joining the Meet Your Makers series to share details about starting Bull in China, our backgrounds and details about our product line. 

If you're planning on heading to TOTC, we'd love to meet you! We'll be sharing details on when our Meet Your Maker's Series is taking place soon. 

Cheers! And, in the meantime, check out Tales of the Cocktail's website here.

Bull in China featured in Portland Monthly's March issue

Thank you Portland Monthly! We are so excited to be featured in one of our favorite Portland-based magazine's this month—Portland Monthly.  And, even better, this issue features their favorite cocktails in town, so we're sharing the pages alongside many of our talented industry friends. 

Here, we worked with writer Benjamin Tepler to offer up our favorite bar tools, or the BARsenal as they so cleverly called it. Buy these, and you'll be set for cocktail making like an expert. Check out the story below!