In 2001 Glencairn Crystal introduced ‘The Glencairn Glass’. This innovative and most excellent whisky glass was designed by Raymond Davidson nearly 25 years earlier and involved infamous master blenders perfecting his initial design. Their expertise has made this glass a fantastic and welcome addition to the whisky world.
The Glencairn Glass’s roots lie predominantly in the traditional nosing and tasting glasses used internationally by master blenders and connoisseurs. The glass’ shape is perfect for whisky; it's designed to enhance the overall experience from start to finish, including the very important nosing and tasting.
The Glencairn Glass is now frequently known as the definitive and official glass for whisky; up until now, the whisky world has not had a glass to call its own. It is used around the world by master blenders and connoisseurs. This unique glassware design has been crafted, thanks to Scottish innovation, to enhance the overall enjoyment of all single malts and aged blends. The narrow mouth allows for ease of drinking whilst the wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the whisky’s colour. The sturdy solid base creates a comfortable grip, designed to be easy on the hand.
In 2006, the glass received the Queen's Award for Innovation and received numerous prestigious marketing awards. To this day, it continues to be the best and most special glass for serving and tasting whisky. This glass is suitable for dishwasher use and is also available for glass hire, ideal for whisky tasting evenings or events.
Click here to purchase the Glencairn Official Whisky Glass.
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Note-taking is essential as it helps you remember which whisky you enjoyed and which you’d rather steer clear of! It can be a useful reminder when hosting your own whisky tasting evening or advising a friend of which bottle to try.
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Glencairn Crystal has been producing high-quality crystal glassware for over 30 years. Their expert craftsmanship and undeniable quality have made them one of the UK’s leading suppliers of decorated crystal. They pride themselves as a family run company offering quality products with outstanding customer service.
Glencairn Crystal supplies a wide range of products from crystal glassware, trophies and wine goblets to presentation gifts. Their attention to detail and service has built long-lasting relationships with clients and suppliers worldwide. They have extensive knowledge and expertise in glass decoration and design and have worked in partnership with groundbreaking companies. In 2012 the company received the Queen's Award for International Trade.
Campbell Evans, Scotch Whisky Association - “A new Scotch Whisky glass with a design which reflects the quality of Scotch and raises its profile.”Richard Paterson, Master Blender at Whyte & Mackay - “Like a good Whisky, this glass has plenty of character.”Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine - “I hope restaurants and pubs adopt it, and that it becomes a badge of connoisseurship for fine Whiskies in general.”
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