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Glencairn Crystal unveils new Gin Goblets

Glencairn Crystal is transferring is glass-making expertise from whisky to gin with the release of its new Gin Goblet.

The Glencairn Gin Goblet is designed to provide the ultimate gin-drinking experience, whether it be over ice with tonic or a twist on a gin cocktail.

While the East Kilbride-based crystal glassware company is best known as the producer of the offical glass for whisky, the Glencairn Glass, it has been fielding more and more questions from gin distillers and drinkers about a dedicated gin glass as the spirit has grown in popularity in recent years. 

In response, Glencairn Crystal investigated the world of gin and discovered there was little variation in the gin glasses on the market. It found that its Glencairn Mixer Glass - originally developed with the Canadian whisky industry to accommodate a mixer or ice with a dram -  was a popular choice for gin drinkers.

Using the Mixer Glass as a starting point, the Glencairn team designed the Gin Goblet with a number of features considered beneficial for gin drinkers, distillers and bar staff, including a unique lip, a curve at the top of the glass to enhance aromas, and a stem to prevent hands warming the glass (as with popular gin 'copas' and wine glasses).

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 40 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 worldwide."

The Glencairn Gin Goblet is available to buy at the Glencairn Crystal online store, priced at £10, and can also be personalised with a bespoke engraving.

Our sister publication, Gin Magazine, is running a competition for five lucky participants to win a pair of Glencairn Gin Goblets - go to the Gin Magazine UK Instagram page to enter.

23 November 2020 - Bethany Whymark