Frequently Asked Questions
Can you drink from Leather Drinking Vessels?
They can be used for most cold liquids which you would otherwise put in a glass. Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead etc. Or if you really must, water. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.
How should I clean it?
Rinse the vessel out with clear cold water and wipe the outside with a damp cloth.
Will the leather be OK if it gets wet?
The leather will be fine if it gets a little wet. Just wipe the water off straight away.
It's much like wearing leather shoes in a rain storm. You wouldn't take them off if it rains, but then you wouldn't go and stand in a puddle. That's what wellies are for.
As long as you don't immerse the drinking vessel in water, it will be just fine.
They're made of leather so can I squeeze them?
Our full grain leather drinking vessels are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch.
If squeezed, the leather would be just fine, but the resin could well crack.
What are Hidebound leather drinking vessels lined with?
Our full grain leather drinking vessels are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.
Historically, leather drinking vessels were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. For a long time we lined all our vessels with Brewer's Pitch, however, it is no longer possible to obtain pitch in useable amounts.
We do still have a small number of completed items lined with Brewer's Pitch, please Contact Us if you are interested in buying one of these items.
Can my drinking vessel be repaired if I break it.
Yes. Whether your vessel is pitched or resin, it can be repaired. It's worth bearing in mind that pitched vessels cannot be repaired with resin and vice versa. Please click this link for more information.
Can I put it in a dishwasher?
Erm, no. Handwashing only please.
Can I put hot liquids in it?
Can your drinking vessels be personalised?
Click here for more information. Or contact us directly if you have any questions.
Which Anniversary is Leather?
The third Anniversary is traditionally the Leather Anniversary.
Where is the leather from?
It's all sourced from English tanneries, all our leather is cow hide.
What's the difference between Leather and Hide?
Long ago in Medieval times only deer skin could be called leather and was used for hat and glove making. Cow skin became known as Hide. The distinction is now often lost in the mists of time.