Tortola, British Virgin Islands (PRWEB) October 10, 2008
Pusser'®, "the single malt of rum", has added a magnificent "Yachting Decanter" to its popular range of rum-filled ceramics that includes decanters, flagons and hip flasks. This decanter pays tribute to the history of yacht racing. The feature scene painted by world-renowned marine artist, A.D. Blake, depicts most of the modern rigs that are sailing today, and all of the Olympic classes.
The shoulder of the decanter is emblazoned in gold lettering with the names of the world's most prestigious yacht races: America's Cup, Transpac, Volvo Ocean Race, Fastnet, Vendée Globe, Chicago-Mackinac, Bermuda Race, Admiral's Cup and the Sydney to Hobart. Three smaller cameos also adorn the shoulder: Captain Joshua Slocum's "Spray", Captain Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world from 1895-1898; the Schooner 'America', winner of the first America's Cup Race on August 22, 1851; the 'Jolie Brise', winner of the first Fastnet Race in 1925.
The large, hand-cast ceramic stopper has a countersunk center with a colorful Pusser's Navy Rum life ring logo. Its facing edges are trimmed in gold, and frame the flag signal for "Splice the Main Brace"! The Killick's fouled anchor, the official anchor of the Royal Navy, is repeated in gold on the decanter's neck. For a minimum number of 36 units, these stoppers may be customized for an event or organization for a minimal up-charge, provided stocks are available.
"This Decanter, and the extraordinary rum that it contains, pay tribute to the magnificent sport of modern yacht racing, which had its beginnings in the 1600s," said Charles Tobias, chairman of Pusser's. "Many consider that the first recorded yacht race took place under King Charles II on September 6, 1662 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."
This unique decanter will be available mid-November in the British Virgin Islands, USA, UK, Gibraltar, Alberta Canada, Romania, and Australia. To find your nearest stockist or country agent for Pusser's Rum visit: http://www.pussers.com/find/.
Pusser's Rum is the Original Navy Rum that was served onboard ships of the Royal Navy for 330 years. The "single malt of rum" and father of grog, Pusser's Rum is recognized as the world's most rich and full-flavoured rum. Unlike most other rums of today, it's totally natural. No flavouring agents are used.
Pusser's owes its rich and unique flavour to its distillation in wood. It is still distilled in wood; hand-crafted in the inefficient and costly old way in wooden pot-stills. Pusser's alcohol recovery is a mere 57% in contrast to the 89% of modern industrial metal column stills.
Pusser's was chosen by Forbes Magazine as "One of the World's 10 Remarkable Rums", while the Financial Times chose Pusser's as "one of the choice morsels from the enduring and the rare" in its "The Best of Spirits" feature article.
As further testimony to its quality, Pusser's won gold medals at the International Rum Festival 2008, the International Wine & Spirits Festival, London, 2001, and the Double Gold at the San Francisco World's Spirits Competition, 2003.
For more information on Pusser's Rum, visit: http://www.pussers.com.