STIRLING GLASSMAKERS LAUNCH REFILLABLE WHISKY ANGEL
A team of glassmakers has launched the perfect gift for whisky lovers – an angel filled with a dram they can drink.
Stirling giftware company Angels’ Share Glass created the refillable angel as an addition to their signature range following customer requests.
Customers told Managing Director Karen Somerville they loved collecting the firm’s glass angels – filled and sealed with the `Angels’ Share’ of whisky – but also wanted drinkable editions.
Mrs Somerville said: “Every time I met customers at whisky festivals and events, they would tell me how much they loved our award-winning angels but wanted one they could open and drink too.
“Instead of saving the dram for the angels, they wanted a taste of the `Angels’ Share’ so we’ve responded to feedback and created Refillable Whisky Angels.
“They will be filled with rarer whisky options and we’re also planning to offer limited editions of whiskies which are not easily accessible to give people something a bit different.”
The `Angels’ Share’ is the measure of whisky lost to evaporation during the maturing process which, according to distillers’ legend, is taken away by angels.
The new refillable angels are designed by the firm’s Studio Manager and glassmaker Bee Hardy and come filled with different whiskies from several distilleries.
Ms Hardy said: “We’ve created a decoration with a difference which we expect to be popular with customers.”
Meanwhile, the team are opening up their Bridge of Allan studio to give customers the chance to try their hand at glassblowing.
They can spend either a morning or an afternoon learning the basic techniques of lampwork glassmaking before creating a bauble, angel decoration or drink stirrer.
Ms Hardy said: “This is a rare opportunity to try your hand at a new experience – glassmaking with myself and my colleagues.
“I’m passionate about the craft and we’re opening our doors so others can discover the joy of glassmaking.
“It may even lead to the start of a fruitful hobby as well as being a fun day out to impress your friends.
“No experience is needed although customers must be 16 or over.”
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Angels’ Share Glass is a family-run business based in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling. The firm was co-founded by Karen Somerville and her father Tom Young MBE – a world-renowned Master Craftsman who has been glassblowing and making lamp-work glassware for 60 years. More information about the company can be found at www.angelsshareglass.com