Glencairn is official glassware for Council of Whiskey Masters

30th October, 2019 by Melita Kiely

Education and certification body The Council of Whiskey Masters has partnered with Glencairn to exclusively endorse the crystal glassware producer across its courses.


Glencairn is the official glassware for Council of Whiskey Masters

The Council of Whiskey Masters recently launched a certification programme for whiskey professionals, leading to the level one title of ‘certified Scotch professional’ or ‘certified Bourbon professional’.

The self-study courses culminate in an exam that can be taken anywhere in the world.

Jörn Kleinhans, executive director at The Council of Whiskey Masters, said: “Glencairn is the perfect complement to our study and certification programme; we are confident in recommending the Glencairn glass to our candidates as the best whiskey glass to accompany their studies.

“It is important that our students not only become competent in whiskey but also understand and appreciate the importance of using the best tools to enhance the whiskey drinking experience.”

The Glencairn partnership with The Council of Whiskey Masters comes as the education body prepares to announce a list of leading whisk(e)y experts who will be joining the advisory board.

Jason Kennedy, sales director at Glencairn Crystal, said: “Glencairn Crystal is excited to recognise the great opportunity of a worldwide consistent education path dedicated to whiskey.

“The four-level study and exam programme provided by The Council of Whiskey Masters may assist the overall industry with a clear education path, as well as transparency on competence within the global whiskey professional community.”

In October last year, Glencairn was named the official whisky glass of US trade body the Distilled Spirits Council.

Earlier this year, the glassware manufacturer reported its 15th year of consecutive growth after turnover topped £11.3 million (US$14.2m).

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