Higgins was contacted by the President and CEO of Nantucket Natural Blends, Mark Drago, to create the bottle design based after seeing one of Joe’s iconic prints in Joe’s Fresh Fish prints in Salem.
Nantucket Natural Blends Vodka, introduced in 2018 will be distributed and available in select liquor stores and restaurants throughout New England.
Higgins commented that, “ All of my prints are created from actual fish then made into prints with ancient Japanese technique called “Gyotaku” – with ink, paper and the fish. However, in this case I used a tuna fin to stand in for the image of a whale’s tail on the bottle so I can assure everyone that no whales were injured during the design process.”
Nantucket Natural Blends is best known for their six All Natural and Gluten Free Bloody Mary Mixes.
Fresh Fish Prints can be found in Salem on Pickering Wharf, on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, at the Fresh Fish Shack on Rocky Neck in Gloucester as well as retailers in Kennebunkport, Maine, Newburyport and Scituate, Mass. and a variety of retail locations on Cape Cod.