Glencairn Seals Spanish Cork Partnership

April 23, 2015

Scotland’s biggest family-run crystal business Glencairn Crystal, has appointed luxury cork maker Parramon Exportap, based in Girona, to supply all of the company’s premium specification corks.

Commenting on the partnership, Glencairn’s Scott Davidson said: “Like Glencairn, Parramon is also a family-run business with growing international reputation for offering the drinks industry a unique service.

“We have worked with Parramon on numerous occasions and I am confident that this unique service will be reflected in our own products. Parramon are the only company in the market prepared to offer Glencairn and its customers the highest quality corks to meet and fulfil the exceptional standards required for our specialist crystal products.”

He added: “Moreover, for all of our decanters, Parramon will supply us with almost any quantity for our clients, individually selected for every order. This unique partnership will definitely promote both of our companies within the spirits market.”

Parramon’s representative in the Scotch Industry and ambassador for Glencairn special products in Europe and America, Jose Santos said: ”Parramon offer a unique product and service within the cork industry. Such is their attention to quality, it has earned them an unrivalled reputation and in many cases sole supplier of corks to the luxury wineries around the world. Their state-of-the-art processing and a rapid, efficient delivery service mean the products retain all of their qualities and they are able to meet their commitments to customers.”

Scott concluded:” We are fortunate that we have found individuals who understand the complexity of our product and how we want to promote our luxury crystal. Because of this understanding and Parramons support we are benefiting from their success on a global scale.

“The cork was generally the lowest cost item in our product components, but to meet the exacting standards of our clients we had to be able to offer something exceptional. We now regularly use individually selected mirror ended fleur grade, with no bleaching to give the most authentic traditional look. Supplying these items is only possible with a very special partner”.

Attending ADI, Binny’s & WhiskyFest 2015

March 24, 2015

It’s been a busy time of late as we’ve been visiting many of the great spirit and whisky festivals and conferences held around the world and there’s no let up heading into April.
Firstly we’re delighted to be attending the American Distilling Institute’s Annual Spirits Conference. It’s being held between March 30th and April 2nd at the Kentucky International Convention Centre in Louisville. Some really interesting speakers and workshops taking place, it promises to be a very interesting event.

The following week we’ll also be attending Binny’s World of Whiskies on April 9th. This is being held in Lincoln Park, Chicago, we’re hoping the snow has cleared by then!

Staying in Chicago the following day we’ll be at the annual WhiskyFest Chicago at the Hyatt Regency on the 10th of April. Both events in Chicago are hugely popular, that might be because they are well organised and have a wonderful array of whiskies to sample and experts to speak too or it might be because they both use Glencairn Glasses, we’ll let you decide!

Seriously though if you are going to any of these events please feel free to make contact with us before or during the events, we’d be delighted to say ‘hello’.

Visiting Nth Las Vegas and Whisky Live London

February 24, 2015

We’re going to be attending a couple of important shows in March. Firstly Raymond, Andy and Marty will be at the ‘Nth 2015’ – The Ultimate Whisky Experience at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The event takes place from the 11th to the 14th March and is the fifth such event. The previous events have proved very popular and this event has quickly established itself as an important one on the whisky calendar.

The following week Andy will be at Whisky Live London on the 20th and 21st March held at the wonderfully named Honourable Artillery Company in Armoury House. Whisky Live London is a popular show with trade and public alike.

If you are attending either of these events and you’d like to say ‘hello’ or find out a bit more about Glencairn we’d be delighted to meet you.

Distiller’s Convention and Vendor Trade Show

February 18, 2015

We were delighted to visit the Distiller’s Convention and Vendor Trade Show in Austin, Texas at the weekend. Hosted by the American Craft Spirits Association it provided a fascinating insight into the fast growing craft distilling sector in the United States.

The enthusiasm and innovation on display was infectious and we were fortunate to get the opportunity to speak and meet with a large number of people there. There was also the added bonus for Marty and Andy of sampling some Texas weather in February!

The Craft Of Glencairn Crystal

January 23, 2015

We’ve put a short film together showing the various processes involved in creating a new crystal decanter. It might surprise you how much of it is still done by hand by skilled craftsmen and women.