Glencairn continues to produce products at the cutting edge of crystal decanter design. Glencairn has worked closely with the Rare Whisky team at Dalmore to produce the ground-breaking decanter that vessels the 64 year old Dalmore – Trinitas.
Dalmore’s Trinitas is a 64 year old whisky, one of the oldest whiskies in the world and at its launch was the single most expensive whisky in the world, priced at £100,000. With only three decanters of this whisky available, Whyte & Mackay approached Glencairn with the task of producing a vessel worthy of holding such a prestigious whisky. Glencairn has had a close relationship with Whyte & Mackay and the Dalmore Distillery for over a decade; however this new venture into super premium decanters has been a groundbreaking exercise pushing the boundaries of crystal and metal ware application techniques.
In early 2010 Glencairn was approached by Dalmore to produce pioneering new decanters to contain their new top range whisky the Dalmore – Trinitas. The quality finish of the decanters would have to match the quality of the whisky within them. The bottles would “represent a trinity of unimaginable luxury”. This project involved pulling together not only the Glencairn team of engravers and all of our art department for working on the initial concept designs, but also the inclusion of master silversmiths and various other component manufacturing companies from across Scotland and overseas, including cork manufacturers Amorim from Portugal.
What We Delivered
The final presentation was one of the most iconic and striking decanter designs the Scotch whisky market had ever seen. The inclusion of stylish hand crafted solid silver complimented the deep engravings on to these entirely mouth blown and hand cut decanters in a style that had not been seen on a whisky decanter before. It served to bring the image of whisky above that of any other spirit in the world and on to the same tier as the Worlds most expensive wines. Yet despite this impressive marketing departure the decanter and whisky remained instantly recognisable as