Whisker Dam

Handmade Copper Mustache Guard

Drink and Dry

The Whisker Dam is a copper mustache guard that lets you drink like a gentleman. It fits neatly over a pint glass, highball, or mug, keeping your facial hair dry as you drink.

When brothers Ellery and Jeff Mulock bet on who could grow a better mustache, Ellery won and decided to keep his handlebar. That upper lip fixture
eventually earned him an unusual inheritance: a ceramic mug with a built-in mustache protector.

Turns out these kinds of guards were quite popular—along with facial hair—centuries ago. With mustaches again on the rise, Ellery and Jeff decided a revival was in order.

Made in the USA from 100% copper, the Mulocks' version honors its origins with embossed lettering and a weathered patina. They hand stamp, finish, and package every Whisker Dam from their San Diego shop. Even though it’s all copper, a non-toxic coating keeps any metallic taste out of your mouth.

With this ‘stache saver, you’ll have an always-tidy upper lip.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jeff

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Whisker Dam to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Carly
    11/2/2015 10:19 AM

    Hello! Does this fit over a standard rocks glass? My boyfriend has a rockin' stache and drinks mostly out of a Jim Beam whiskey glass.

  • Jeff
    Jeff – Special Guest
    11/2/2015 10:27 AM

    @Carly We have found that it fits well with most "bar" glassware. Our model size is a standard pint glass and can bend smaller or bigger within reason. We use them frequently on rock glasses.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/2/2015 1:21 PM

    Kudos to you, Carly, on not taking the low hanging fruit and starting with "Hello! I moustache you...." I was about to start taking bets in The Grommet office that everyone on the board would do that.

  • Lee
    11/2/2015 2:48 PM


    Copper is toxic. That is why copper cook pots are lined. How long does your coating last? If you are drinking other beverages than alcohol how would the guard react with them?

  • Jeff
    Jeff – Special Guest
    11/2/2015 3:12 PM

    @Lee The coating that we use is a food safe product that is used on copper cookware and such. The coating is very durable and has proven to last with typical use of the Whisker Dam. We haven't had an issue with reacting due to the clear coat sealing the copper.

  • Dane
    11/2/2015 9:35 PM

    @Lee isn't copper the most widely used material for carrying water to our homes? Pretty sure it is

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    11/3/2015 9:48 AM

    It is up there, Dane, you're right!

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