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George Dickel Wants Our Readers Help In ‘Raising The Bar’

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Raising The Bar - Team Tool Shed

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky has partnered with Thom Beers, the mastermind behind reality TV hits like Deadliest Catch and Storage Wars, to produce Raising the Bar. Raising the Bar was filmed in Kansas City, MO during the 2012 American Royal World Series of BBQ. The series follows six teams of real-life craftsmen as they construct unique bars by hand.

All of George Dickel’s whiskies distilled at Cascade Hollow are Handmade the Hard Way by 25 employees who oversee every step of production. This approach is what inspired Raising the Bar, to celebrate the sometimes forgotten art of American Craftsmanship.

Here’s where things get cool – George Dickel and Raising the Bar want YOUR ideas. They are asking us to come up with an idea that will make our assigned bar even cooler.. Hand blown rocks glasses, reclining bar stools and whatever else you dream up are all fair game!

The GuysGab.com team will go head-to-head with 11 different teams across the internet. The winning team will receive eight of whatever item they suggested to Raise the Bar!

We were randomly assigned Team Tool Shed, a team of independent contractors who attempt to create a tool shed that transforms into a working bar. However, as the clock ticks down, it becomes clear that the team might be in way over their head. You can watch their epispde below:

How can we make this bar even better? E-mail us your suggestions, or simply leave a comment below with your ideas. You might just win of one of our coolest prizes ever, while making TV history.

You must be at least 21 years of age to participate in this promotion.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Andrew

    March 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    They should’ve built in a custom humidor–nothing goes with whisky like a cigar.

    • Sujeet Patel

      March 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Fantastic idea Andrew, I love it!

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Enter To Win $50 In Custom Car Decals From StickerYou

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StickerYou Sports Decal

For years, people have been personalizing their cars and trucks with car decals and stickers. In the 90’s, it seemed like everyone was rocking one of those stickers of Calvin peeing on Ford or Chevy symbols, a way to show their brand allegiance.

These days, it seems like I can’t go five miles without seeing a” Salt Life” decal (why couldn’t I have come up with that?!), a Philadelphia Eagles sticker (since I live in Philly), or one of those stick figure family decals. Oh yeah, and those marathon runners and their 26.2 stickers!

Whatever the case, it’s all about personalizing your ride and making it distinctly yours. Me, I prefer to keep things subtle, opting for a subtle little decal on the rear window that gives my car some personality without going over-the-top. That’s just how I roll.

To help you personalize your ride, we’ve partnered with the folks from StickerYou.com to give one lucky reader a $50 promo code which they can use for custom car decals of their very own. If you end up winning, might I suggest something cool like this sushi tire cover? 🙂

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below telling us what kind of decal(s) you would get if you win! We’ll pick a winner at random on July 25th at 5pm EST. Contest open to US/Canada residents only.

Good luck!

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Enter To Win A $100 Gift Card So You Can Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe

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If you’re looking to update your Summer wardrobe, then you have come to the right place, as we’ve partnered with Nakturnal to give away two $100 gift cards to East Dane.

For those of you unfamiliar with East Dane, the popular men’s fashion e-tailer launched back in 2013 and delivers a thoughtful, straightforward approach to men’s fashion. They serve up heritage brands and new names for men who are more interested in style than trends — those guys who understand that dressing well comes from a combination of confidence and quality construction, and not just a trendy label.

East Dane is your one-stop shop for the best men’s fashion. with a brand roster that includes familiar names like Helmut Lang and Norse Projects, along with up-and-comers like Raen and Saturdays NYC. There are so many great pieces to choose from that it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole!

So how would I spend a $100 East Dane gift card?

Polo Ralph Lauren tiger tee

This Polo Ralph Lauren tiger logo tee is a nice alternative to the traditional polo player that we are all used to seeing, and the quality of their shirts are second to none. If you’re looking for a modern/slim fit, buy your normal size. If you want a regular fit, go one size larger.

Emporio Armani Renato Watch

Since I will be showing some skin, I might as well accessorize with some wrist bling. East Dane has a great selection of mens watches to choose from, like this Emporio Armani watch, which offers a clean yet sophisticated look, without breaking the bank.

Saturdays NYC swim trunks

Heading to the beach? Then you’ve got to make sure you look the part. Saturdays NYC has killer swim shorts that will help you stand out from the crowd (and get the attention of the ladies), like this unique tropical number.

Come to think of it, I might need to check out their selection of mens bags, as my current bag is looking pretty rough. They’ve got a sweet Filson small duffel bag that is calling my name.


So I’ve picked out a few of my favorite pieces, and now it is your turn to do the same! To enter the giveaway, simply visit East Dane and pick out your favorite item from the store. Then leave a comment below telling us what it is (even better, link to it!) and you could win one of two $100 gift cards!

We will pick two lucky winners at random on July 3rd at 5pm EST. Located outside of the US? International shipping is free for orders of $100 or more, but any potential customs tariffs must be paid for by the winner. These vary greatly from country to country based on the items you purchase.

Good luck!

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Enter To Win A Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat

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Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat

If you’re looking to make your home a little smarter, it’s time to invest in a smart thermostat. Sure, you probably already have a programmable thermostat that lets you turn down the heat or A/C while you’re at work, which helps to bring down your energy bill each month. But they run on simple schedules and have limited capabilities.

Enter the Carrier Côr Wi-Fi Thermostat. As the name suggests, this smart thermostat can be accessed over Wi-Fi, allowing you to control your home’s heating and cooling from anywhere in the world, as long as your smartphone has an Internet connection. Simply fire up the Côr app and adjust the temperature to your liking.

Just think about that for a second. Have you ever gone away for a long weekend in December and forgot to lower the heat before you left? Or worse yet, you go on vacation in the summer, and in order to save on utilities, you turn off the A/C complete. Sure, you save money on your utilities, but when you get back home, it can take hours for the house to cool down again!

Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat

With a smart thermostat like this, those situations are a thing of the past.

The innovative Côr thermostat is designed to combine home comfort with reduced energy use, with homeowners saving an average of 20% on their heating & cooling energy costs. Features like Ideal Away let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting your ideal comfort levels. Energy reports help you see exactly when your energy dollars are being spent so you can modify settings to maximize savings. It even provides you customized energy saving tips. How cool is that?

As you can see, the Côr thermostat is also pretty sharp looking, with a full-color touchscreen display (which features intuitive, on-screen prompts, along with local weather 4-day forecast), a screen off option during sleep mode, and motion sensor that brightens the screen when it senses someone approaching it. The silver bezel gives it a modern look, and it takes very little wall space, measuring at 4″H x 4″W x 1″D.

Carrier Cor Wi-Fi Thermostat

The Carrier Côr Wi-Fi thermostat retails for $250. For more information on Carrier systems, please visit www.airconditioningsoutheast.com.

As promised, we’re giving away a Carrier Côr Wi-Fi thermostat to one lucky Guys Gab reader, and it couldn’t be easier to enter the giveaway. Simply leave a comment below telling us why you want to win. We’ll pick a winner at random on June 30th at 5pm EST.

Good luck!

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