Back in March of this year we reported on Patron's latest competition 'The Art of Patron', where Patron drinkers were encouraged to give their empty Patron bottles a second chance at life by turning them in to an original piece of art. Hundreds of entries later, and a wee spot of voting, the winner has been determined. If you took part and opted for a lampshade, or perhaps a lampshade, then I'm afraid you've some somewhat outclassed.
The winning entry "Batalla de los Espiritus," is an original chess set created by Brandon Montgomery of Spring Valley, California. For his contest entry, Montgomery submitted a photo of his custom creation along with an essay describing the motivation behind his piece. According to Montgomery, his winning entry – a custom chess set and table made from 52 Patron bottles and 16 corks – was inspired by the rich history, elegance and uniqueness of Patron tequila.
From the handcrafted and recycled glass bottle to the cork, Montgomery incorporated each element of the Patron bottle into his entry. Each chess piece was created using mini 50ml bottles of Patron, and the cork tops were meticulously carved for each pieces. The legs of the chess table were created from Patron bottles fused together. As the Grand Prize Winner, Montgomery will receive $10,000.