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Glencairn smashes 7 million

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Glencairn smashes 7 million

Postby Rob Allanson » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:45 am

Well done.....

Sales of the Glencairn Whisky Glass, the 'Official Glass of Whisky'designed by Scottish based Glencairn Crystal, has now smashed the7 million mark and this year
sales are expected to exceed 1.5million worldwide.
Explains managing director Paul Davidson: "We worked with leaders inthe whisky blending industry to design a glass that would properly capture all the nuances
of a fine whisky, while also being functional.The Glencairn Whisky
Glass was born and it has been a huge success as a product, with sales
of well over one million glasses a year world-wide. Indeed it is now
the 'Official Glass of Whisky' throughout the industry. "As a
product the Glencairn Whisky Glass is known throughout the industry, but
products designed by Glencairn Crystal range from luxury crystal
development to engineering precious metal closures and dedication to
quality presentation packaging, and they are not limiting these
developments to decanters it is also barware too, such as the Johnnie
Walker Blue tumbler etc, as well as many other products for
the brands.The East Kilbride company and the Glencairn Whisky Glass were
also the subject of a motion in the Scottish Parliament following the
company being names Industry Leader of the year by the prestigious US
magazine,Malt Advocate.The motion by Linda Fabiani (Central Scotland)
(Scottish NationalParty) stated: That the Parliament congratulates the
EastKilbride-based firm, Glencairn Crystal, on being named Industry
Leader of the Year in the annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards in the
United States of America for its specially designed whisky tasting
glass;notes that the Glencairn Crystal whisky glass is now used by
nearly all the major whisky companies in all the major distilling
countries and is also the leading whisky glass at various whisky
festivals worldwide;further notes that the whisky glass design is a
past winner of the Queen's Award for Innovation; congratulates the
glass's designer and Managing Director Ray Davidson and all at Glencairn
Crystal, and is delighted that East Kilbride is home to another
innovative Scottish company that is achieving worldwide success.Paul
continued: "At Glencairn we have built our business on a commitment to
personal service and quality. The company has grown through a truly
innovative approach to the market that has led us to the forefront of
premium packaging for some of the world's rarest and most expensive
whiskies."In the current economic climate, business success stories are
few and far between. However, a heady mix of rare and expensive whiskies
and an innovative approach to product design and quality
presentation packaging looks set to ensure that the new product
development turnover at East Kilbride based, Glencairn Crystal, will
double to over£2million during the next year - with current new
business increasing staff by 15%.For the family run business the future
is crystal clear, with Managing Director, Paul Davidson confident that
the increase in growth and staffing levels over the next few years will
continue, and this year the company are on target to complete a £250,000
expansion of their glass decoration facility at the East Kilbride HQ.
And younger brother Andy, is expanding the internet side of the business
and ensuring the growth of the companies profile in America.
Rob Allanson
Editor
 
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