Wee whisky glass to be raised State­side

Joy for EK com­pany

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

Class in a glass

Glen­cairn Crys­tal’s iconic wee whisky glass has been se­lected as the of­fi­cial tast­ing tum­bler of an es­teemed US or­gan­i­sa­tion.

It is to be the of­fi­cial tast­ing glass for the Dis­tilled Spir­its Coun­cil of the United States.

The award-win­ning Lang­lands firm’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with the coun­cil will see the glass fea­tured at high-pro­file events in New York and Washington DC cel­e­brat­ing the 85th an­niver­sary of Pro­hi­bi­tion Re­peal.

Scott David­son, new prod­uct de­vel­op­ment direc­tor at Glen­cairn, said: “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.”

Frank Cole­man, se­nior vi­cepres­i­dent at Dis­tilled Spir­its Coun­cil, added: “Th­ese spe­cial Glen­cairn tast­ing glasses are works of art be­fit­ting our mem­bers’ finest prod­ucts.”

Mean­while, Mr David­son has been in­ducted into worl­drenowned se­lect in­ter­na­tional so­ci­ety, Keep­ers of the Quaich.

The so­ci­ety was es­tab­lished by the Scotch Whisky in­dus­try to cel­e­brate the out­stand­ing com­mit­ment of those who pro­duce and pro­mote the world’s finest dis­tilled spirit.

Mr David­son, whose fa­ther Ray­mond founded Glen­cairn Crys­tal in 1981 and joined the so­ci­ety as a Keeper in 2006, added: “This pres­ti­gious ti­tle is one that is hugely sought after within the whisky in­dus­try and I am de­lighted to have been recog­nised, on be­half of our fam­ily busi­ness, for what we do for the in­dus­try.

“It is an hon­our to join so many ex­cep­tional and re­spected in­di­vid­u­als amongst a sec­tor that we are so pas­sion­ate about.”

Glen­cairn’s iconic wee whisky glass. In­set: Scott David­son be­comes Keeper of the Quaich

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