Taylor’s is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor’s is distributed in over 54 countries around the world.
It is largely recognised as the worlds leading Port shipper.
Taylor has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor 1992 was awarded a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker.
Glencairn was commissioned to design and manufacture a bespoke decanter to contain the Scion Port. A cask aged Tawny Port which dated back to 1855.
The importance of this project was emphasised by an important unique selling point of this particular port, in that it was pre ‘phylloxera’ vintage – the famous aphid that destroyed the vineyards of Europe and facilitated the growth of the Scotch Whisky Industry.
The decanter had to be unique and stylish in finish, with wooden topped cork seal and crystal stopper.
What We Delivered
The end product was a mouth blown hand cut lead crystal decanter, treated for lead leaching. Meticulous detail was paid to ensure correct capacity/fill levels were maintained for every bottle
It was developed in close partnership with the customer and finally presented in a hand made “wooden box with brass fittings reminiscent of an 19th century instrument case”.
It’s recommended retail price was £2500.00 and was made available in December 2010.