10 June 2014 - Fairtransport
We from Tres Hombres are used to moving fair bottles of rum in our ship. That it could be the other way around as well was proved by Frans Dekker and his pal Henry.
They gave a workshop “Ship in a bottle” at the VOC day and used our Tres Hombres Rum bottles for it. From what we’ve heard the perfect shape and size!
The next step is putting a miniature of our own ship in the bottle. Who’s up for the challenge?
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