— THE WICKER SLEEVE —
THE WICKER SLEEVE, A TRIBUTE TO HISTORY
The wicker sleeve covering the outside of the bottle is an ancient form of protecting the glass during transport. In the early seventeenth century, most European regions had mastered the art of glassmaking, but given the composition of the material and blowing techniques, pieces remained thin and fragile.
Transporting liquid within these vessels was unreliable during long distances. Furthermore, jugs and bottles served mostly to transfer wine from the casks. Repeated use of jugs led to the addition of a protective wicker envelope that encased the bottle. Rum is born during this period of history and we honor it by including the wicker sleeve on our glass bottles.