The humble thistle has served as the National Flower of Scotland for over 500 years. This mysterious and prickly plant has appeared throughout our nation's cultural history everywhere from poetry to the sports strips of the rugby team and even the police uniforms.
One legend has it a sleeping party of Scots warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spiky plant.
His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol.
Although there's no hard evidence, it certainly is a wonderful tale!
Fittingly, Hugh Macdiarmid's A Drunk Man Looks at a Thistle is an epic and poetic tale worth reading with your dram.
Functional - We love a good gin! Our gin glasses were selected for their generous proportions and sturdy stems. Take a good scoop of ice cubes, pour over a double measure of your favourite gin, and top up with a quality mixer. Our favourites are Crofter’s Tears, Brockmans, Misty Isle, and Rock Rose. Feeling fancy? Add a twist of grapefruit, citrus slices, or a scattering of raspberries.
Durable - With their simplistic yet sturdy style and 645ml capacity, our gin glasses are ideal for any occasion, be it a well-deserved Friday night G&T, or entertaining friends with cocktails. We’re confident they’ll survive many a party.
Size - 16cm x 14cm x 20 cm