The Man Behind Glass Vodka, Ian MacNeil

We are honored to have the Glass Vodka Founder, Ian MacNeil, featured by QuickBooks in their “Own It Everyday” video series.

Here’s a look at the 5-part video series by Quickbooks with our founder, Ian MacNeil.

Ian MacNeil created his unique business making grape-based vodka to honor Washington’s rich wine industry and carve his own niche in the huge spirits industry.


Ian MacNeil started his own small grape-based Vodka business knowing that success comes from laying a solid foundation first.


Ian attracts new customers by mixing a strong social media presence that highlights spirit-focused recipes with invitations to try his grape-based vodka.


Ian cares deeply about how his business and his bottle are branded. There’s meaning behind each choice he makes to tell his business’s story.


Ian recognizes the importance of his business giving back to the community for good branding and good will.


More about our founder, Ian MacNeil

In 2012, Ian G. MacNeil launched Glass Distillery to introduce his flagship spirit, Glass Vodka, to the public. His goal was to create a vodka that was pure, smooth and artfully crafted, with a deep appreciation for the environment from which it was born.

Never one to shy away from the spotlight or quietly accept convention, Ian wanted Glass Vodka to represent a taste for curious rebellion.

Ian is a renaissance man, an entrepreneur, an artist, a pilot, a chef – a connoisseur of a variety of areas in life from food to wine to spirits to travel – and a consummate student of science, art and life.  He is committed to producing the highest quality vodka in a place he loves.  His ties and support for the Northwest community extends beyond the sourcing of grapes from local vineyards.  Glass Distillery is honored to support the talent of the region’s glassblowing artists from which the name “Glass” is inspired.

His new guard vodka celebrates all that life has to offer from refinement and beauty, to conflict and creativity. He invites you to taste and share his dream that is Glass Vodka.