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|Clackline Valley Olives have chosen to use a clear bottle (flint) for its range of Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
Traditionally olive oil is sold in dark coloured glass bottles,
supposedly to keep the oil out of the light. Our choice is to use
a bottle that specifically and proudly shows up the wonderful rich
colour of our oil. It is the storage of
the oil that needs to be dark, not the actual container, and more importantly the oil should be kept in a cool environment. It is possible to store olive oil in the refrigerator but some solidifying may occur.
In the ancient Greek system of architecture there were three schools or disciplines: Corinthian; Ionic; and Doric. It is the Doric order that seems to capture the essence of harmony in structure. Perhaps the most telling feature of their architecture is the Doric Column. Originally they measured a man's foot, and finding its length the sixth part of his height, they gave the column a similar proportion, that is, they made its height, including the capital, six times the thickness of the shaft, measured at the base. It was in this way that the Doric order obtained its proportion, its strength, and its beauty, from the human figure.
The main bottle we have chosen is called the Dorica. It is one of the few absolutely cylindrical bottles available on the world market. The Yioula Glassworks Factory is the only supplier of this type of bottle. They operate from their main headquarters in an industrial suburb of Athens, Greece, and have other factories in southern Europe. From there we purchase our bottles and import them to use for our products.
We do use other bottles for special production runs when it is appropriate.
Dorica olive oil bottles being made at the Yioula Factory