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.


Glencairn Design and Supply Decanters for Oldest Bottling of Irish Single Malt Released

January 6, 2015

When the Teeling Whiskey Company decided to release two new bottlings from its Vintage Reserve Collection, the company called on East Kilbride based Glencairn Crystal to partner the bottle design and manufacture for the 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve Irish single malts.

The 30 Year Old release is believed to be the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released, allegedly making this the world’s most exclusive Irish whiskey.

Said Scott Davidson, Product Director of Glencairn: “Glencairn Crystal’s reputation for high quality products is known globally throughout the whisky industry. We are delighted to work in partnership with the Teeling Whiskey Company to design and supply these unique hand-cut crystal decanters for the latest editions to Teelings Vintage Reserve Collection.”

The Gold Reserve bottling consists of 26 year old single malt Irish whiskey double distilled in 1987 and matured firstly in bourbon casks then allowed to marry in white Burgundy wine casks. This small batch bottling of 1,000 bottles, is the first Irish whiskey to be finished in white Burgundy wine casks.

The Platinum Reserve 30 Year old bottling has been limited to 250 bottles. Having been double distilled in 1983 and allowed to rest for over 30 years in a Bourbon cask this limited edition whiskey has inherited a huge amount of character and is exceptional not only in taste but also in its rarity.

The Gold Reserve 26 Year Old will retail for approximately €475 (US$600, £400) and the Platinum Reserve for approximately €1,500 (US$2,000, £1,200). The products are initially only available in Ireland through Dublin Airport and the Celtic Whiskey Store and will then be rolled out to select international markets and travel retailers.

For further information visit www.glencairn.co.uk. or call on 01355 279717. For media enquires call John Sheridan on 07777 8989150.


Glencairn Design for the Vodka Elite

December 12, 2014

Glencairn Crystal’s reputation for high quality products is known globally throughout the whisky industry, but the Scottish based company were chosen to design and supply a unique hand-cut crystal decanter for Stolichnaya’s final edition in its Elit pristine water series, the Andean edition.

Said Glencairn’s Product Development Director, Scott Davidson: “We were delighted to be approached by Stolichnaya to design and provide the decanter for this very exclusive product and this is the first time that we have provided decanters for the exclusive vodka market.”

He continued: “This exclusive decanter was designed to refract light and enhance the liquid’s clarity. Every Elit decanter has hand beaten silver and gold plated metalware with a silver medallion overlaid with gold and then crowned with a ruby red stone depicting Stolichnaya flame. The bottle is then nestled in a Chilean black cherrywood case that is lined with leather.”

Stolichnaya used the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014 to showcase the final edition in its Elit pristine water series, the Andean edition, exclusively to the travel retail trade. There are only 250 bottles of this ultra premium vodka available for global distribution.

The Elit pristine water series is 40% ABV (80 proof), retailing for €3,000 per numbered bottle (250 bottles worldwide). Andean edition is now available to travel retail.

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