Glencairn named official whisky glass of Distilled Spirits Council

25th October, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

US trade body the Distilled Spirits Council has announced that family-owned crystal manufacturer Glencairn will produce its official tasting glass.

The Glencairn whisky glasses feature the Distilled Spirits Council logo

The partnership will be showcased at the Distilled Spirits Council’s Halloween media party, as well as a number of high-profile tasting events – including events in New York and Washington, DC celebrating the 85th anniversary of prohibition repeal.

Frank Coleman, senior vice president at Distilled Spirits Council, said: “These special Glencairn tasting glasses are works of art befitting our members finest products.

Scott Davidson of Glencairn has been named a Keeper of the Quaich

“Glencairn crystal has created an extraordinary glass for us with our new logo and tagline: ‘Celebrate life, responsibly’.”

The glass maker has produced a bespoke design for the Distilled Spirits Council, which features an engraving to show the 1.5 oz mark – the US standard serving of spirits, alongside the council’s logo.

Scott Davidson, new product development director at Glencairn, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by such a prestigious and influential organisation within the US drinks industry as their official glassware partner.

“Our design team has worked very closely with the Distilled Spirits Council to create a special version of our wee Glencairn glass for the occasion. We are excited to be able to showcase this to so many people within the spirits sector in the USA – one of our most important and expanding markets.”

Earlier this month, Davidson was bestowed as a Keeper of the Quaich at a private ceremony at Blaire Castle in Blair Atholl. Davidson is the latest member of the Glencairn founding family to join the society, and follows his father Raymond who was welcomed into the society as a Keeper in 2016.

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