Glencairn Crystal founder and chairman, Raymond Davidson, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Scottish Whisky industry by being inducted into the prestigious Keepers of the Quaich.

The Keepers of the Quaich is an exclusive and international society that recognises those who have shown outstanding commitment to the Scotch Whisky industry. Founded by the leading distillers, it is by its very nature the beating heart of the industry.

A delighted Raymond, who received the equivalent of the whisky knighthood, at a ceremony in Blair Castle in Perthshire this week, said: “It is a great honour to be joining the Keepers of the Quaich in the company of dedicated and passionate people around the world who are proud to be part of a select society and who are dedicated to achieving appreciation of our magnificent spirit – Scotch Whisky.”

Products designed by Glencairn Crystal range from luxury crystal development to engineering precious metal closures, quality presentation packaging and the Glencairn glass, designed by Raymond  specifically to enhance the whisky drinking experience, and is now widely accepted as the official whisky drinking glass by the industry.

Glencairn now employ over 50 people in design and production and have partnered on projects with almost every Scotch whisky company and export their products to over 60 countries.    

Raymond concluded: “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.”

“The worldwide fame of the company rests with the ubiquitous Glencairn Glass, the unofficial ‘official glass for Scotch around the world.  Glencairn Glass is over 3 million glasses, exported to over 60 countries. That’s three million brand ambassadors promoting the best spirit in the world , all over the world.”