Tequila-inspired cork hammock wins $10k prize

The Patrón Spirits Company has named the designer of a hammock made out of its Tequila corks as the winner of its third “Art of Patrón” bottle art contest.

Scott Innes' winning entry in the "Art of Patron" Bottle Art Contest, a handmade, oversized hammock that weaves together 1,523 Patron Tequila corks (PRNewsFoto/The Patron Spirits Company)

Scott Innes’ winning entry – a handmade hammock that weaves together 1,523 Patron Tequila corks

The initiative encourages artisans to use Patrón’s signature bottles as artistic inspiration for a chance to win $10,000. Along with their artwork, entrants also had to submit a short essay describing their inspiration behind the piece.

Scott Innes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was named the winner over nine other finalists with his entry titled “The Art of Relaxation” – a handmade, oversized hammock that weaves together 1,523 corks collected from various Patrón bottles, including Patrón Silver, Patrón XO Cafe, and Gran Patrón Platinum.

“When I started saving Patrón corks 15 years ago, I knew one day I’d use them to create something extraordinary,” said Innes. “The contest was a great motivation to submit my work and showcase my passion for Patrón. It’s an honor to be recognized by fans and judges from across the country and I want to thank everyone who voted.”

Innes joins the ranks of previous Grand Prize winners, including Rebecca Stoneback of New Jersey, who last year created the winning entry entitled “La Abeja” – a one-of-a-kind necklace that features 60 handmade beads representing the 60 hands used to create Patrón Tequila.

“It’s inspiring to see the level of artistry and passion behind the diverse array of entries representing the iconography of our bottle,” said Lee Applbaum, global chief marketing officer at Patrón Spirits.

“The level of inventiveness in Scott’s hammock is simply perfect. From its complex framework to the intricate detailing of its cork-woven design, this innovative, functional art piece so remarkably captures the spirit and creativity we pride ourselves on at Patrón.”

Both the winning entries and original works from top finalists become showpieces at Patrón events throughout the year where guests can see the custom designs in person.

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