Distribution for product range

German import deal for Angels Share Glass

Tom Young and Karen SomervilleA Stirling company’s innovative glass creations are to be sold across Central Europe following a deal a German-based importer.

Angels’ Share Glass has joined forces with A Wee Taste of Scotland which will distribute the handmade gifts throughout Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.

A Wee Taste of Scotland is run by ex-pat Raymond Hackland and specialises in the sale of premium Scottish goods.

Mr Hackland contacted the Bridge of Allan firm after being impressed by its products which include a signature line of unique glass angels filled with whisky.

He said: “We are extremely selective about the products we represent and this is the first non-food and drink item we have agreed to distribute.

“Angels’ Share Glass has produced a fantastic product range that demonstrates the very high quality we seek and is testament to real Scottish craftsmanship.”

Raymond and his co-founder Franziska Schneider believe the glass gifts will prove popular with specialist retailers, whisky connoisseurs and whisky clubs as well as premium bars and hotels throughout Europe.

Angels’ Share Glass managing director Karen Somerville said: “Moving into the European market in this way is another major step forward for Angels’ Share Glass which cements our brand image and awareness.”

The firm was founded by Mrs Somerville and her father, renowned Master Glassblower Tom Young (pictured above), three years ago and specialises in unusual gifts for whisky lovers.

The company recently launched a crowdfunding appeal in a bid to raise £25,000 to create a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio.

The move would allow the company to increase production and train a new generation of glassmakers to continue its glassmaking legacy.

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