In the 1860’s the transcontinental railroad brought together more than just the East and the West coasts of our great country. It brought together thousands of miners, railroad workers, and cowboys over campfires; swapping stories and sipping beverages after a hard day’s work. Back then drinking from glass was impractical, glassware just ended up breaking due to the daily dynamite blasts and rough and tumble environment. These creative individuals turned to the material around them, mainly tin, to make solid, long-lasting drinkware. Many of the workers would drink whiskey at night and they found that the tin changed the taste of their whiskey, revealing hidden flavors and notes. They preferred these changes and this altered the way they consumed their whiskey forever. These stainless steel cups are handmade in Michigan and are designed to provide the ultimate drinking experience. Manufactured by the Original Tin Cup exclusively for the C&NWHS.