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    Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    During the Sampler, I kept an eye out at various distillieries for a copper whiskey thief and/or a bung hammer as I thought they'd make a fairly unique item to bring home to Australia. Unfortunately I lucked out. The only whiskey thief I found was at the Heaven Hill Herritage Centre for $180, and I never saw a bung hammer.
    Does anyone know where I could source these? And, if so what price they generally sell for? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Supposedly Wild Turkey sells a bung hammer. I don't know the price.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Cam, not sure if you're looking for new or used. Looks like Grainger (online tool supplier based in USA) has one;

    http://www.grainger.com/search?searc...er&N=0&sst=All

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Cam I assume you are looking for the old fashion wooden bung hammer?
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    I sent an email to Vendome Copper & Brass works to see if they made the thief. I'll let you know what I find out.
    Last edited by p_elliott; 05-13-2014 at 22:09.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Thanks heaps Paul!! I'm not 100% sure what you mean by 'old fashion' wood bung hammer, but it's something similar to this that Scott (Hightower) has - see attached.535835_2059959954534_695093331_n - Copy.jpg

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Vendome Copper & Brass Works do make whiskey thief's.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider, is chaos for the fly.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Why Cam, you need only order by mail, so easy:

    http://digital.hagley.org/cdm/ref/co...coll12/id/8017

    Just look at page 26, you can get a liquor thief with valve, or without, in tin, or copper. You can get different size mallets too, see page 21. There is much else here that would go well with them, e.g. a spittoon, or white bartender's coat, or graduated beaker. It's all here from someone clearly who specializes in all this, L&M Goldsticker of Fulton Street, New York.

    Now the catalogue does go back a few years, but hopefully these items are still in their inventory. Don't the prices look good too!

    Gary

    P.S. There is that porcelain bowl for "Tom and Jerry", hmmm, that's a puzzle. Funny how a few years can go by and the meaning of things starts to cloud up!

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    During the Sampler, I kept an eye out at various distillieries for a copper whiskey thief and/or a bung hammer as I thought they'd make a fairly unique item to bring home to Australia. Unfortunately I lucked out. The only whiskey thief I found was at the Heaven Hill Herritage Centre for $180, and I never saw a bung hammer.
    Does anyone know where I could source these? And, if so what price they generally sell for? Any help would be appreciated.
    If that was a copper thief $180 is a bargain. I have seen them for $400. Check wine makers supply for a thief - most are glass or pyrex but some are copper.

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    Re: Help finding a Copper Whiskey Thief & Bung Hammer

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    If that was a copper thief $180 is a bargain. I have seen them for $400. Check wine makers supply for a thief - most are glass or pyrex but some are copper.
    I wish I'd know that.... I would have grabbed it real quick

 

 

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