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Glencairn designs luxury decanter for rare Taylor's port

Port brand Taylor's has partnered with Glencairn Crystal to produce a bespoke decanter for a special new release.

The release, Taylor's 1896 Single Harvest Tawny Port, was produced in one of the 19th century's best harvests and is drawn from reserves of cask-aged ports maturing in the company's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. It the latest in a long line of fine and rare vintages for which the Taylor, Fladgate and Yeatman port house is renowned.

Taylor's commissioned Glencairn to create a befitting decanter for the piece - the third such project the companies have partnered on, following the releases of the rare 1855 Scion Port in 2010 and Taylor's 1863 Single Harvest Port in 2014.

To accompany the 1896 Single Harvest Port decanter - which features extra decoration to celebrate the rarity of the liquid - the craftpeople at Glencairn also designed an elegant seven-sided stopper for the decanter, each side of which is engraved.

The decanter is presented in a cherrywood case, with each box containing a certificate signed by Taylor's managing director Adrian Bridge. A total of 1,700 units have been produced and will be available in specialist retailers.

Scott Davidson, new product development director at Glencairn, who has worked across all three of the Taylor's releases, said: "We are very proud to have been part of this series of rare releases with Taylor's and to have had the opportunity to develop and decorate such special decanters to house these incredibly prestigious wines, especially here in Scotland."

13 May 2021 - Bethany Whymark