Scottish cycling legend Mark Beaumont is gearing up for his latest challenge – as the guest of honour at the first Fife Whisky Festival. The endurance cyclist will open the showcase event on Saturday, March 10 at the Corn Exchange in Cupar.
Mark, who holds the record for cycling around the world, is delighted to have the chance to sample a dram or two at the festival. He said: “As an athlete, I drink modestly but have always enjoyed a dram on the right occasion ever since I lived around the corner from The Ben Nevis – a famous whisky and folk music bar in Glasgow.”
Mark will open the event – which he describes as an important boost to the local economy – at 1 pm before mingling with festival-goers and enjoying the entertainment.
A family firm has launched this year’s must-have Christmas product for whisky lovers – glass baubles filled with Scotland’s national drink. Stirling-based Angels’ Share Glass has teamed up with independent bottlers Douglas Laing & Co to create a line of hand-blown coloured glass baubles with whisky inside.
There are four different baubles in the range each filled with 50ml of one of the regional whiskies from Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts.
Whisky giftware firm Angels’ Share Glass is marking its fourth anniversary with the launch of a series of birthstone angels.
The Stirling-based family company, founded on April 9, 2013, has created a new version of its signature line of whisky-filled glass angels featuring precious gemstone jewels.
The angels are each holding a real gemstone representing months of the year – Diamond for April, Emerald for May and so on.
Tom Young Glassblower
Renowned glassmaker Tom Young has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Mr Young, co-founder of Stirling family firm Angels’ Share Glass, was given the honour to mark his long service to the glassmaking industry.
He was shocked and delighted to receive the award which will be presented to him at St James Palace, London during a ceremony in the summer.
Renowned Master Craftsman Tom Young has been honoured with a top award marking his long contribution to glassmaking. Tom, co-founder of family firm Angels’ Share Glass which specialises in unique gifts for whisky lovers, was presented with the Provost’s Award for Arts and Culture during a ceremony at Stirling Castle.
Family firm launches £25K crowdfunding bid.
An award-winning family firm has launched a £25,000 Crowdfunding appeal in a bid to create a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio.
Bridge of Allan-based Angels’ Share Glass, which specializes in unique gifts for whisky lovers, wants to increase production and train a new generation of glassmakers to continue the firm’s legacy.