Gerard Patrick Hunt '81 and Mark Hunt
B.S.B. ’81 (Carlson School of Management)
Alumni Association Member
About Skotch Koolers
It’s classic you.
Since 1952, the colorfully iconic Skotch Kooler has helped make picnics, beach days and backyard soirees of every kind simply unforgettable. Because the perfect party is one thing that'll never go out of style.
These distinctive plaid products were iconic from the 1950s - 70s. Recently Patrick Hunt and his brother Mark, a couple U of MN grads , decided to bring them back with a few cool, sophisticated products:
- The Skotch Grill - great as a personal firepit and for bbqs & s'mores
- The Skotch Cooler - perfect to transport/keep all kinds of beverages cold (while looking cool), or great option as work tote, backpack or diaper bag
- The Skotch Jug - hot or cold self-serve beverage station
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About Gerard Patrick Hunt & Mark Hunt
Skotch Kooler Collection. From the 1950s-1970s the iconic tartan exploded onto the fashion scene. Plaid was everywhere, and so was the Skotch Kooler. Comedy legend Bob Hope starred in a legendary magazine ad that declared Skotch Kooler to be, “Easy goin’, easy coolin’, easy drinkin.’” Anybody who was anybody had a Skotch (including Don & Betty Draper on Mad Men), and you couldn’t hit a beach or campground without one catching your eye. All good things, however, must come to an end. And unfortunately, the Skotch heyday ended with more of a whimper than a bang. The fad passed, the products stopped selling and the trademarks lapsed. Fast-forward almost four decades. A couple brothers and University of Minnesota grads- Gerard Patrick Hunt ('81) and Mark Hunt ('83) come across a historical relic clad with plaid, and they conclude that it's the best-looking bucket anyone ever saw. A bucket, they think, that's ready for a huge comeback. So they file a few trademarks, fire up the old bucket maker and start re-creating a legend—ready to define a new generation with the Koolest accessory they've ever owned. The Skotch Grill - great as a personal firepit and for bbqs & s'mores The Skotch Kooler - perfect to transport/keep all kinds of beverages cold (while looking cool) - also a great backpack, computer tote, diaper bag… The Skotch Jug - hot or cold self-serve beverage station