Glencairn Crystal’s reputation for high quality products is known globally throughout the whisky industry, but the Scottish based company were chosen to design and supply a unique hand-cut crystal decanter for Stolichnaya’s final edition in its Elit pristine water series, the Andean edition.

Said Glencairn’s Product Development Director, Scott Davidson: “We were delighted to be approached by Stolichnaya to design and provide the decanter for this very exclusive product and this is the first time that we have provided decanters for the exclusive vodka market.”

He continued: “This exclusive decanter was designed to refract light and enhance the liquid’s clarity. Every Elit decanter has hand beaten silver and gold plated metalware with a silver medallion overlaid with gold and then crowned with a ruby red stone depicting Stolichnaya flame. The bottle is then nestled in a Chilean black cherrywood case that is lined with leather.”

Stolichnaya used the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014 to showcase the final edition in its Elit pristine water series, the Andean edition, exclusively to the travel retail trade. There are only 250 bottles of this ultra premium vodka available for global distribution.

The Elit pristine water series is 40% ABV (80 proof), retailing for €3,000 per numbered bottle (250 bottles worldwide). Andean edition is now available to travel retail.