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Reaper Whiskey Black Label Vintage T-Shirt

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The Reaper Whiskey Black Label t-shirt is rather clever, with a double entendre meaning. A joy to wear because of it.

We'll start with the culture reference; a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe, arriving to take your mortality, aka the Grim Reaper. The Blue Oyster Cult and "Don't Feel the Reaper," films like Death Takes a Holiday, Joe Black, The Seventh Seal. Robert Redford's  handsome personification of death in a Twilight Zone episode.

This reminds us of the song, "Riders in the Sky, a Cowboy Legend" which sometimes has "Ghost" at the beginning of the title. A 1948 country/western song written by Stan Jones. 

"The song tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys...if he does not change his ways, he will be doomed to join them, forever." (Wikipedia)

"An old cowboy went ridin' out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows, he saw
Plowed through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw"

Jones said an old Native American in an Arizona border town told him the story when he was 12 years old.

We're getting thirsty  just thinking about, which brings us to the other meaning of the Reaper:

One who harvests a crop, which is apropos because whiskey is made from grains. Rum is made from molasses,  Vodka is potatoes, tequila blue agave, wine grapes or other fruit, and whiskey from grains such as barley, corn, rye, and wheat.

Bourbon, the favorite juice here at the Colonel's, must be at least 51% corn.

So now it can be said you are versed in the double entendre of this tee. It can be a t-shirt for the daytime or one for the night, and you don't even need to turn it inside out. 

(Picture: Hand reaping, 1949, Wikimedia Commons)

(Picture: The Grim Reaper)

The Vintage Look

The shirt has a unique distressed, vintage look; cool, subtle, like washed in a creek. Like maybe it's seen a few things. The fabric remains the highest quality (see below),

The T-shirt

Our tees are the highest quality you will find. 100% combed and ring-spun cotton by Bella Canvas, a USA-based company. Feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and very flattering for both men and women.

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• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30