Some years ago Glenfiddich launched its magnificent 38 Years old Glenfiddich whisky in mouth blown crystal decanters which had been manually finished by sandblasting, hand painted gold decoration, each bottle having a unique limited batch number.
In the middle of 2013 Stölzle Glass Group conducted an innovation presentation at William Grants operational facility; this resulted in the award of the 38Year Old Glenfiddich project and forms part of STO group’s strategy into the ‘Luxury‘ Prestige Spirits decanters market. The development and production of the sophisticated iconic triangular decanter took place at the UK production site of the Group, Stölzle Flaconnage Ltd. It was a huge challenge to manufacture the whisky decanter fully automatically, and decorate it in several steps: The heavy based bottle is hand cut and manually polished before the application of the gold painting in the engraved front surface.
The larger volume of automatic production of this brilliant decanter bears not only a reduction of unit costs but guarantees greater accuracy, as well. This job can be defined as yet another highlight in STO’s Prestige Spirits product range.
Stölzle Glass Group with its headquarters in Austria has five European production sites including three decorating facilities. The Group also manufactures high-end glass containers for Perfumery & Cosmetics, Prestige Spirits and Healthcare & Consumer products and has a good range of standard containers