Pusser's Rum Yachting Decanter
Please note: Due to liquor laws and restrictions, this decanter is sold empty.
This Decanter pays tribute to the magnificent sport of modern yacht racing, which had its beginnings in the 1600’s. Many consider that the first recorded yacht race took place under King Charles II on September 6, 1662 on a race out of Greenwich, England. Since then, modern yachts and rigs have evolved from the heavier, cumbersome vessels of those early days to the sleek, greyhounds of the seas of today.
The major design around the base of the decanter depicts most all of the modern rigs that are sailing today, including the popular one-design classes. The original art was commissioned by Pusser’s and painted by Antony Blake of New Zealand. Mr. Blake is recognized as one of the world’s foremost marine artists.
On the decanter’s shoulder are the names of the current world’s most prestigious yacht races: The America’s Cup, the Transpac, the Volvo Ocean Race, Fastnet, Vendée Globe, Chicago-Makinac, the Bermuda Race, the Admiral’s Cup and the Sydney to Hobart Race.
Three smaller cameos adorn the shoulder, including the Schooner ‘America’, the winner of the first America’s Cup Race on August 22, 1851; the ‘Jolie Brise’, the winner of the first Fastnet Race in 1925, and Captain Joshua Slocum’s “Spray”. Captain Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world, which feat he accomplished from 1895-1898.
The large, hand-cast ceramic stopper has a countersunk center into which a colorful PUSSER’S NAVY RUM life ring logo has been placed. The stopper’s edges are trimmed in gold, and frame the flag signal for “Splice the Main Brace!” which is also repeated in written script. The Killick’s Fouled Anchor, the official anchor of the Royal Navy, is repeated in gold on the decanter’s neck.