LHN Exclusive: The Gràn Collection – World’s First Specialised & Award-winning Crystal Glassware For Different Whiskies
Comes in a set of four designed to pick up whisky characteristics and enhance the appreciation of different nuances in the drams, The Gràn Collection is the winner of iF Design Award and Tableware Excellence Award.
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THE GRÀN COLLECTION - Produced by Lucaris
Designed in Singapore by Matthew Fergusson-Stewart and produced by Lucaris, The Gràn Collection is a collaboration between the whisky educator and the luxury crystal glass manufacturer in Asia.
The first specialised and award-winning whisky crystal glassware, The Gràn Collection is designed to pick up whisky characteristics and enhance the appreciation of different nuances in the drams.
The project with Lucaris started in 2019 just before COVID-19 struck Singapore and accelerated during Singapore’s first lockdown.
The Gran Collection is winner of iF Design Award 2021 – Tableware category, and TableWare Awards of Excellence 2022 – Fine Glassware category.
“We are very honoured to receive these awards. It is a wonderful recognition for Lucaris and we sincerely thank Matthew Fergusson-Stewart for this design collaboration to uplift whisky appreciation to new heights,” says Veeranuch Trangtrakul, marketing director, Ocean Glass Public Company Limited.
“The awards are a testimony to the fine quality and innovation of The Gran Collection,” shares Matthew. “I look forward to more such collaborations to add value to the appreciation of fine spirits.”
Appointment and details of collaboration
Prototyping and test-marketing with whisky lovers in Singapore
Manufacturing & Launch
Awarded iF Design Award – Tableware
Awarded Tableware Excellence Design Award – Fine Glassware Category
FOUR SPECIALISED CRYSTAL GLASSES FOR WHISKIES (& RUMS)
Drawing inspiration from the Gaelic word for grain, The Gràn Collection is a poetic representation of “from grain to glass” and features four leadfree crystals optimised for tasting distinctively different whiskies:
THE DELICATE: For Light Fruity Floral Notes
The Delicate has an angled rim that is designed to emphasise the light fruity and floral notes in more delicate whiskies. It is good for the likes of classic Irish whiskies, lowland Scotch whiskies, as well as their lighter Highland and Speyside brethren.
Recommended for: Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Proclamation, Grace O Malley, Malt, Grain & Cane: Saudade 我紫在乎你 – Cooley Single Malt Irish Whiskey 2002, 18 Years
THE CLASSIC: For Balanced Whiskies
The Classic is the familiar tulip-shaped glass. It is designed for balanced whiskies such as blended scotch, classic bourbons, and balanced single malts.
Recommended for: Arbikie, Four Roses, Malt, Grain & Cane: BenRiach 1997, 24 Years
THE SHERRIED: For Sherried Whiskies and Rums
The Sherried has a wider bowl, built that way to encourage oxidation to bring out more rounded notes that sherried whiskies are known for.
Recommended for: Aberlour, Glendronach, Macallan, The Yamazaki, Glenfarclas, Malt, Grain & Cane: Sunset Boulevard – Secret Orkney 2007, 15 Years
THE PEATED: Earthy, Peated Whiskies
The Peated comes with a narrow rim that expresses the richer earthier notes.
Recommended for: Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Port Charlotte, Ardbeg, Talisker, Malt, Grain & Cane: Ophelia – Staoisha 2013, 8 Years (Bunnahabhain)
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