The maker of the world’s favourite whisky glass, Glencairn Crystal, has launched the ultimate gin drinking vessel – The Gin Goblet – in time for the festive season.
The Glencairn Gin Goblet is the definitive crystal glassware for your favourite gin serve, whether it be over ice with tonic and the garnish of your choice, or a twist on a gin cocktail.
The East Kilbride based family-owned crystal glassware company is famous for creating the iconic official glass for whisky, The Glencairn Glass, selling over 65,000 Glencairn Glasses every week around the world. With the huge rise in the popularity of gin in recent years, drinkers and distillers have been asking Glencairn Crystal why they haven’t created a dedicated gin glass.
In response to this, Glencairn Crystal investigated the world of gin and were surprised to discover that existing gin glasses tended to be very similar to each other and that many gin drinkers were already using their Glencairn Mixer Glass to enjoy their favourite tipple. Originally developed in consultation with the Canadian whisky industry, the Glencairn Mixer Glass was designed to allow appreciation of premium whiskies whilst being able to accommodate a mixer or ice.
Using their Mixer Glass as a starting point, the Glencairn design team carefully considered the needs of the gin drinker, the bar staff and the distillers to create The Glencairn Gin Goblet – with the aim of enhancing the entire gin drinking experience.
In order to produce a next generation gin glass, The Gin Goblet has been carefully created to incorporate a number of key features including:
- A unique lip for easy drinking
- Shaped to a curve at the top to help focus and enhance the aroma.
- An elegant stem to keep your hand away from warming the gin
- Made from the finest crystal to enhance the clarity of the drink
- Designed to require less ice, meaning that your gin doesn’t become too diluted
- Created to be the perfect weight in the hand
Scott Davidson, New Product Development Director at Glencairn said: “At Glencairn we are proud of our innovative history, having been at the forefront of ground-breaking crystal design and creation for nearly forty years. We always strive to listen and respond to customer demand with the ultimate aim of enhancing the spirit lover’s drinking experience. We hope that we have delivered the perfect glass for gin lovers world-wide.”
The Glencairn Gin Goblet is available at The Glencairn Crystal online store, priced £10, and can also be personalised with bespoke engraving.