Bottoms up: Northern Manitoba bar commissions distinctive solid-gold shot glass – Winnipeg |

Bottoms up: Northern Manitoba bar commissions unique solid-gold shot glass - Winnipeg |

2021-09-24 03:16:39

Snow Lake, Man., is a small northern neighborhood with an extended historical past of mining, however there’s a brand new merchandise behind the counter of the native bar that will entice curious guests who aren’t on the town to work within the zinc mine.

Gerald Lamontagne of the Snow Lake Motor Inn has invested in a singular undertaking: a custom-made, solid-gold shot glass that any buyer can use.

Lamontagne advised 680 CJOB the undertaking has hyperlinks to the city’s mining heritage, and though he has discovered examples of some different — much less visually interesting — golden shot glasses, he thinks the ‘Golden 49er’ is the one one in a bar wherever on the planet.

“There’s somewhat over two ounces of gold in it — diamond, ruby, sapphire in our emblem on the entrance and the brand on the again,” he stated.

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“The construct price was proper about $10,000.

“I used to be simply fascinated with a undertaking that I may provide you with — one thing golden that we may use within the bar to advertise, and a golden shot glass it was. I went and noticed my jeweller Roger Watson, he does all our stuff, and I pitched the undertaking to him.”

After discussing procedures to maintain the glass protected from theft, and sourcing some hometown gold to construct it, Lamontagne stated the undertaking went ahead.

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He held onto the completed shot glass for a couple of months till a loosening of COVID-19 restrictions meant he may lastly introduce the Golden 49er to the general public — by providing the primary sip from the bejewelled beverage holder to the oldest man on the town, his personal father, Rene, on Sept. 18.

The glass is now out there to be used by Snow Lake Motor Inn patrons.

“The value of the shot from the Golden 49er is the worth of a shot itself,” he stated.

“After which we’ve got a $10 (charge) that goes to our waitresses.”

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