Before Kentucky's celebrated julep cup, there was Asa's beaker -- a small silver cup shaped like the charred-oak barrels used to age the distilled mixture of limestone-rich water, Kentucky corn and wheat into the finest bourbon. Asa's silver barrel beakers were unusual and difficult to make. When the traditional julep cup emerged, Asa Blanchard made those, too. With their smoothly tapered sides and simple base and top, they would have been far easier to produce in a timely fashion.
Asa's barrel beakers were not widely copied, most likely because they require extremely sophisticated skills to reproduce. After 200 years, Lexington Silver has re-mastered the fine art of producing the barrel beaker using only the finest Lead-free Pewter and Sterling Silver.
This handmade custom Pappy & Company barrel beaker is made the old-fashioned way, by hand, in the United States of America. We think this is the perfect vessel for imbibing in Kentucky’s favorite drink - bourbon! The 3” barrel beaker is the same size as Asa Blanchard's original and is available in Lead-Free Pewter with a mirror finish that looks very much like highly polished silver -- but without the upkeep. 9 oz. capacity.