19 Crimes turned Criminals into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues guilty of at least one of the 19 Crimes were sentenced to live in Australia rather than death. This punishment by “Transportation” began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. 19 Crimes is borne of the rules they broke and the culture they built. And like our legendary rogues, it is a taste that’ll live forever in infamy.
There are 19 corks, one for each of the 19 crimes a person could commit to be sentenced to “Punishment by Transportation.” The corks, which are randomly distributed with the bottles, have the name of the crime on the side.