Glassware company gets into the festive spirit with whisky baubles

Oct 18, 2017by Michael J Ritchie

Angels' Share Glass, producer of whisky glassware and gifts, has launched a range of hand-blown Christmas baubles filled with whisky in collaboration with Douglas Laing & Co.

The family company, which is based in Stirling, worked with independent whisky bottler Douglas Laing & Co to create the baubles. There are four colours in the range and each one contains 50ml of a different regional whisky from Laing's Remarkable Regional Malts range. The orange bauble contains Big Peat, a blend of Islay malts; the green holds Timorous Beastie, described by Laing as "the true essence of the Highlands"; the gold is filled with Rock Oyster, which comes from the Scottish islands; and the red contains Scallywag, a malt that is inspired by the Laing family's fox terriers. Each bauble has a removable cork so they can be refilled with different drams once consumed. Karen Somerville, managing director of Angels' Share Glass, said: "We’ve always made Christmas baubles sealed with a famous whisky quote inside so we thought why not go one step further and make lovely glass ornaments filled with whisky you can drink. "They’re very colourful and customers say they like the idea of hanging something beautiful on their tree with the added bonus of trying out the different malts on Christmas Day." The baubles are available from the company's website, with one box containing all the colours and whiskies at £48. Cumbria-based The Lake Distillery has also produced a range of spirit-filled baubles for the festive season.