Hip Flask (ceramic)
“Nelson’s Blood” Hip Flask
*PLEASE NOTE: due to current liquor laws and regulations, this container must ship empty.*
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, Royal Navy, one of the world’s greatest fighting admirals, never lost a major battle. At Trafalgar on October 21st, 1805, although outnumbered, he defeated the combined navies of Spain and France. In this fierce battle that would determine who ruled the waves for the century that followed, Nelson sank or captured 19 of the enemy while losing not a single British ship. Unfortunately, at the age of 47, he was mortally wounded and died three hours before the end of the battle with the knowledge that victory was his. For the journey home, his body was carried on board HMS VICTORY, his flagship. Legend has it that to preserve it during the long voyage, they placed him in a large cask of PUSSER’S RUM. Upon arrival in England, it was discovered that the jack tars (sailors) had drilled a small hole at the base of the cask and drank all the rum – thereby drinking of Nelson’s Blood. This term is still widely used today by Navy and history buffs as their alternative name for PUSSER’S RUM.
This is the commemorative hip flask.