Raymond Davidson, Honoured as Keeper of the Quaich

November 24, 2016




 Glencairn Crystal founder and chairman, Raymond Davidson, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Scottish Whisky industry by being inducted into the prestigious Keepers of the Quaich.


The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature , the beating heart of the industry.


 A delighted Raymond, who received the equivalent of the whisky knighthood, at a ceremony in Blair Castle in Perthtshire this week, said: “It is a great honour to be joining the Keepers of the Quaich in the company of dedicated and passionate people around the world who are proud to be part of a select society and who are dedicated to achieving appreciation of our magnificent spirit – Scotch Whisky.”,   


Products designed by Glencairn Crystal range from luxury crystal development to engineering precious metal closures, quality presentation packaging and the Glencairn glass, designed by Raymond  specificaly to enhance the whisky drinking experience, and is now widely accepted as the official whisky drinking glass by the industry.



Glencairn now employ over 50 people in design and production and have partnered on projects with almost every Scotch whisky company and export their products to over 60 countries.    


Raymond concluded: ”At Glencairn we have built our business on a commitment to personal service and quality. The company has grown through a truly innovative approach to the market that has led us to the forefront of premium packaging for some of the world ‘s rarest and most expensive whiskies.” 


“The worldwide fame of the company rests with the ubiquitous Glencairn Glass, the unofficial ‘official’ glass for Scotch around the world.  Glencairn Glass is over 3 million glasses, exported to over 60 countries.Thats three million brand ambassadors promoting the best spirit in the world , all over the world.”   







March 31, 2016

Glencairn director Scott Davidson with Boelter director,Jeff Pappas. For immediate
Glencairn director Scott Davidson with Boelter director,Jeff Pappas.
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In a first for Glencairn Crystal, the company have announced the
signing of a milti-million dollar manufacturing and distribution
agreement with Boelter, the largest independent decorator of glassware
in America.

The agreement, worth an estimated $2.5m over the next 3 years will allow Boelter to decorate
and distribute products supplied by Glencairn and this is the first
time that the East Kilbride based company has entered into this kind of

Said director Scott Davidson: “ We are delighted to form a partnership
with Boelter, Like Glencairn, they are a second generation business and
are prominent in the craft beer and spirits industry which is booming in the USA.
They also have similar ideals, values and the same forward thinking
interests and Customer Service objectives.”

“As our expansion plans in the USA continues apace, entering into
partnership with the country’s largest independent company in the
industry will improve our customer experience and speed up the
distribution process within the USA.. Boelter will be working to
support distribution on our behalf in order to meet the continuing
demand for our products in the USA.”

Earlier this year, Glencairn announced a rise in global sales of 20%
with products now on sale on all seven continents.

Pulse Raises the Glencairn Glass to Burns

January 25, 2016


At Burns Suppers throughout the world a glass of whisky will be raised to toast the iconic figure of Robert Burns, and in many cases it will be raised in another Scottish icon, the Glencairn Glass.

World-wide sales of the Glencairn glass have now smashed the 18 million mark throughout the world, but only six Pulse FM listeners will get the chance to get their hands on a limited edition of the glass engraved with the popular radio stations logo.

The station, which is on both FM and DAB, ran a travel feature about the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and their chief guide explained why the attraction used the Glencairn glass as part of their Tours.

Glencairns Andy Davidson said: “We were delighted to help out Pulse FM Radio with a unique prize. The Glencairn Glass has gone global and is now widely accepted as the “official whisky drinking glass” by the industry, Indeed it is now being sold on every continent, including Antartica.”

 Pulse said: “Six of our listeners will get the chance to toast the Bard with one of Glencairns iconic glasses and and to celebrate listening to Pulse FM in DAB!

The glass was designed by the founder of East Kilbride based Glencairn Crystal, Raymond Davidson, specifically to enhance the whisky drinking experience, and is now widely accepted as the “official whisky drinking glass” by the industry.

Scottish First Minister Receives Special Glencairn Glasses in China

December 9, 2015

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was in China recently to promote trade with Scotland. Obviously whisky was a part of these talks and she was presented with a special set of Glencairn glasses.


Glencairn on Show in New York

December 9, 2015

Scotland-JamesRixner_bryanmccayphoto_IMG_0635_72dpiCrystal will be on show at this year’s Holiday House Design Show in New York alongside a host of global luxury brands..

Glencairn were approached by Scottish Enterprise, who are sponsoring the event, to supply glasses and decanters for the Holiday House. Glencairn’s director Scott Davidson said: “We are delighted to help the Holiday House project with a donation of examples of our products. To be displayed beside some of the most celebrated global luxury brands.”

He continued: ”Our products have a well established reputation for quality and innovation within the US and global whisky industry and  I am confident that this show, attended by New York’s ‘movers and shakers’  will further enhance our reputation.”

The Holiday House was founded seven years ago by Iris Dankner to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry.  The first HolidayHouse, the first designer showhouse was  held in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization.

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Recruiting top interior designers in the New York City area, the showhouse was held in a historic mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and was a resounding success, with all proceeds donated to help the quest to end the scourge of breast cancer forever.

Since its inception, Holiday House has featured the top interior designers in the industry, received critical acclaim and been endorsed by some of the most celebrated global luxury brands