The island of extravagant scenic views that are guaranteed to leave you speechless. Endless rainforest, beaches, and rivers. Sri Lanka. An island South of India (formally known as Ceylon) with influences from not only India, but other Asian countries. The ancient history of the collision of hinduism and buddhism meets with ancient ruins from over […]
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For the first time since Glass Vodka distillery opened its doors in Seattle in 2012, we are excited to announce our launch into the Canadian market. As of December 2018, visitors to Whistler, B.C., can enjoy the award-winning grape-based artisanal vodka, available at the following Village establishments: Rimrock Cafe, Quatro, Barefoot Bistro, Dusty’s Bar & […]
The idea to create vodka infused with coffee was an obvious one for Glass Vodka founding owner Ian MacNeil. “First and foremost, I’m a coffee geek,” he tells me over the phone from his office at Glass Vodka Seattle distillery. A long-time lover of all things coffee, with a weakness for both espresso and French press-style drinks, Ian became […]
One of Glass Vodka’s unique offerings is our custom bottle engraving service, where individuals, or businesses big and small, can request that we engrave a specific design on our signature Glass Vodka bottle. This could either be a company logo or a custom image created by our graphic artist. One of Glass Vodka’s unique offerings […]
What’s even more fun than sipping connoisseur-class artisanal vodka made with Washington-grown grapes? Bottling it yourself. Here at Glass Vodka, we’re proud to give our customers the opportunity to take part in a Vodka Bottling Experience at our distillery located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. These bottling experiences take place every so often, when we happen […]
When you finish drinking a bottle of gluten-free Glass Vodka, you’ll likely think twice before tossing it into the recycling bin. That’s because the company’s founder, Ian MacNeil, designed it to be repurposed and reused—and really, it’s just too nice to throw away. MacNeil, who has been deeply rooted in Seattle’s glass-blowing community for years […]
Around this time in the Pacific Northwest, the end of the tomatoes season brings us fruit that is just about as good as it gets. If you are lucky enough to have your own tomato plants, you know that this is usually when we are picking the last of fruit and it all seems to […]
All stories have a beginning. The same is true for making the sweet decadent honey we all know and love. The process is studied by many chemists around the world and some dedicate their entire lives to perfecting the craft of honey-making. The process is complicated, a true science. First, bees are attracted to the […]
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Spirit of Detroit, Glass Vodka designed special edition bottles etched with the Spirit of Detroit statue. Our founder, Ian MacNeil grew up in the Detroit metro area and wanted to pay tribute to his childhood roots. The Spirit of Detroit statue was created in 1955 by Marshall […]
Jackie Chen once said, “coffee is a language in itself” and we couldn’t agree more. The rich history, the vibrant color, and the advanced cultivation practices used by countries around the world, is art in its purest form. Sit back, relax, and grab a cup of steaming hot coffee. Or better yet? A glass of […]
The (Debated) History of the Martini The Martini. A blank canvas ready to be touched by the stroke of a brush. A connoisseur’s bliss. A simple, yet extravagant, indulgence. Throughout the course of history, the origin of this simple cocktail has become one of the world’s greatest debates. Legend has it that the martini originated […]
Featured Glass cocktail for this month – The Thai Nectar Mule. Thai Nectar Mule -Glass Honey Nectar Vodka, House-Made Honey Simple Syrup, Lime Juice, Barret’s Ginger Beer, Fresh Mint, Thai Orchid, Iconic Copper Mug
From the video description : “On this episode of Teeqlife Tastings, Mike and Don review Glass Vodka, a premium vodka made from grapes grown in the state of Washington. More than just a premium vodka, this bottle is nothing short of glass art. It actually was designed by a glass artist to provide […]
We are honored to have Ian MacNeil, Glass Distillery’s Founder and Chief Distiller, featured on the “Own it Everyday” video series by QuickBooks. Take a look at the 5-part series highlighting how Ian created our unique business making grape-based vodka honoring Washington’s rich wine industry to carve out a niche.
Originally posted here. Bartender Who Created Detroit’s Classic Hummer Cocktail Has Died. Jerome Adams worked for more than 50 years at the Bayview Yacht Club. Jerome Adams, the bartender who invented Detroit’s iconic hummer cocktail, has died. Adams died early Sunday morning, the Bayview Yacht Club confirmed on Facebook. Adams was a longtime fixture at the Bayview Yacht Club […]
Is it time to upgrade your home bar? The team at Glass vodka thinks so. For a limited time only, Glass Vodka is giving away the ultimate home bar experience. They will overhaul one home bar with everything from a custom bar cart to all the cocktail-making accessories you need for the perfect martini. A $500 Value. […]
Located in the bustling SODO neighborhood, the Glass Distillery Boutique & Tasting Room is the perfect setting for your next soiree. Accommodating 125 guests for a reception-style event or 26 for a seated meal, our artfully refurbished space creates a unique setting for your parties, business gatherings or special events.
Editors note: There have been a number of these type of articles, but we thought this was a great one. For an answer to the more specific question Is Vodka Gluten Free check out our post on the subject. This article is a re-print from supercall.com. You may also want to check out this incredibly […]
We are grateful to be able to share our love of spirits and craft cocktails with the world. Come join us for Glass-hosted events at the Distillery or local industry events, tastings and non-profit auctions. Check out the regularly updated events calendar to see where we are going to be next.
To celebrate the new year we have come up with something special we think you’ll like. Check out the recipe below for the “New Years Kiss” cocktail.
We will be closing the Vodka Boutique and Tasting Room for the dates of December 24th 2017 through January 2nd 2018 so be sure to get stocked up for your celebrations before then!
By Ashley Strickland, CNN Diluting whiskey with water may enhance its flavor Water pushes alcohol and taste molecules up to the top of your glass (CNN)If anyone has suggested adding a little water to your whiskey, you may want to give it a try. Rather than watering it down, the addition may act as a […]
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Is Vodka Gluten-Free? In an age of heightened awareness toward food sensitivities, and what we put into our bodies generally, more people are asking questions about the foods and drinks they consume. That’s a good thing, as it keeps manufacturers honest and consumers safe. But it has also opened up an entirely new marketing channel, […]
We are so proud Glass Vodka is featured in many of our home state’s finest establishments. Please make a reservation at any (or all!) of these creatively impressive restaurants. Not only will you experience the best cuisine Washington has to offer, but you can order up a cocktail of your favorite Connoisseur Class spirit in […]
One of our favorite customers in Dallas, popular chef and restaurateur Janice Provost of Parigi Restaurant located in the hot/hip Uptown area returned to the James Beard House June 26th to a sold out dinner met with raves and applause! Her “American in Paris” dinner featured cuisine from her Parigi Restaurant’s French Bistro with a […]
Be the first to experience Glass Vodka’s limited edition release Selkirk. Rested in a charred oak barrel for over a year, Selkirk presents a taste profile of vanilla, caramel and oak with the finesse of Glass Vodka. This is a very limited release, only 1000 bottles have been produced and will only be sold at […]
More news from Michigan! We are so proud Glass Vodka is featured in many of the state’s finest establishments. Plan a trip to experience our Connoisseur Class spirits in the following locations. We thank you for being part of the Glass Vodka family. Ann Arbor Chop House / Ann Arbor La Lanterna / Detroit 2 […]
As you walk into the posh new wine cellar in the newly remodeled Fred Meyer in Bellevue, WA, you might think you are walking into an art gallery. Front and center in the new wood lined space you are surprised to encounter the dramatic art piece, Escape Velocity by Harry Pollitt. This one-of-a-kind experience is […]
If you missed Glass Vodka at this year’s Susan G. Komen’s Grace Notes Gala “A Night at the Races,” you are going to have to make plans now for next year’s soiree. One of the most fun items that raises a ton of money is the Martini Table Service by none other than our Founder, […]
Glass Vodka is pleased to kick off a new recycling program that’s pretty tasty. Bring your empty Glass Vodka bottles to the Vodka Boutique and receive $5 off a purchase of another bottle of our Connoisseur-Class® spirit. Recycling feels good and tastes exceptional! Everyday… here at Glass Vodka.
Glass Vodka is proud to be a part of Arcade Lights at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Arcade Lights is an artisan food, craft beer, cider and cocktail tasting event that benefits seniors and families in the Pike Place Market. Over 70 of Seattle’s premier food and beverage companies will be in attendance. Glass […]
Date: October 19, 2016 The wildly popular Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant & Satay Bar in Seattle features the wildly delicious Glass Gimlet and customers crave it. The perfect night – a Glass Gimlet and Seven Flavor Beef and Wild Ginger Fragrant Duck. Recipe for making for your home celebrations: Lightly muddle a slice of cucumber […]
Date: October 15, 2016 Find your Glass Vodka in only the most exclusive places. The superbly elegant Neiman Marcus Zodiac and Mariposa restaurants in Dallas now feature a number of enchanting Glass cocktails. Picture yourself here… on a break from shopping… Honey Glass Martini in hand…. the perfect afternoon.
Glass Vodka is privileged to join Stanley Korshak and 505 Ranch Club to support the AIM at Melanoma fundraiser. The event takes place at Stanley Korshak with a fashion show and live auction. And the official signature cocktail comes from yours truly!
Date: October 20, 2016 / Denver, CO Glass Vodka was a sponsor of the James Beard Celebrity Chef tour and was the exclusive vodka for dinners during 2016 in Grosse Pointe, Boulder and Denver. On March 4, 2017, Glass Vodka sponsored the Celebrity Chef dinner in Seattle hosted by Chef Tyler Hefford of the Columbia Tower […]
We’re excited to be back with the Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Friday night we are at McCaw Hall with all the movers and shakers for POP! Bubble and Seafood. We’ll be mixing up the Glass Pop! cocktail for attendees so please stop by! The Glass Pop! 1 ½ oz Glass Vodka ½ oz lemon […]
Glass Vodka is taking Valentine’s Day and Blowing it wide open! A sensuous six course tasting menu paired with Glass vodka, champagne and perfectly selected wines presented in an intimate setting. Only 28 people will be able to experience this exquisite evening celebrating the love of flavor. Don’t miss out. $100 per person.
Hey Colorado friends! Looking for something to do on NYE? The best place to ring in the new year is with Glass Vodka and Brik On York, in Denver. Live music, open bar, yummy bites… what more do you need? Time to celebrate the new year!
And on the 10th day of Christmas…Our CEO, Ian MacNeil joins the festivities at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden‘s Holiday at the Arboretum event today! He’ll be mixing a yummy cocktail and tasting Glass Vodka in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas theme. The featured cocktail can be found on a recipe card at […]
Awww, shucks…(pun intended). Our Holiday Open House was full of many sweet moments, just like this one. The evening included complimentary vodka tastings, oysters and cocktails. If you couldn’t make it this year, there will be more parties to come so stay tuned to Glass Vodka!
Our Holiday Open House in our Vodka Boutique is the place to be for all of your holiday shopping. Join us for complimentary vodka tastings, tasty treats, specialty cocktails, gift wrapping and more. After a bit a holiday cheer, take home gifts for every connoisseur on your list.
Unleash your inner mixologist this holiday season with Glass Vodka! Every weekend in December, the Boutique will highlight a signature holiday cocktail coupled with tastings of all our products. Join us each week to learn new cocktail recipes to add to your repertoire. Here’s the line up: Dec. 3 – The Winter’s Kick made with […]
You are going to love the build-a-mule bar at Seattle Magazine’s 50th Anniversary Party! Glass Vodka along with Westland Distillery, Heritage Distilling Company, Inc, Copperworks Distilling & Tasting Room, DRY Sparkling, Soda Jerk Soda and Timber City Ginger Beer all come together for the “Craft Your Own Cocktail” bar. Let’s raise a glass with that […]
And the flavors of Glass Vodka stole the show! We’re thrilled to announce that The Fifty Best has awarded Glass Nectar with a Silver medal, Glass Spice with a Gold medal, and Glass Kona with…drumroll… a Double Gold medal for “Best Flavored Vodka” in 2016!
Today, the ever-impressive Melaina is celebrating her one-year anniversary as Glass Vodka’s Head Distiller. She continues to dazzle us with her creativity & distilling expertise, and has also won a handful of awards. We can’t wait to see what she does next! Well here’s a little clue…. she’s setting the stage for a new ten-year […]
Today we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful crew from Seattle Met Magazine, Mary’s Place, Washington State Auto Dealers Association and Silver Scout Partners.. all in the name of a good cause. Brad from Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC purchased Ian MacNeil‘s painted car at the Washington State Auto Dealers Association fundraiser for $2,500. The […]
What a privilege it is to be invited to the Lincoln “Luxury is” event in Los Angeles. Glass Vodka CEO, Ian MacNeil was there with Christi Meshell of House of Matriach perfumes making a signature cocktail and introducing the influencers to the perfect combination of perfume and vodka in a glass. What an exquisite treat!
Very exciting news for Glass Vodka! Our Vodka Boutique and Tasting Room has been launched on October 15th and is now open. All of the silky, smooth, sultry flavors of Glass Vodka, Nectar, Kona, Spice and GridIron are presented together for your sipping pleasure. The vodka, the great service and the beautifully artistic design of […]
Glass and pedal cars come together for a good cause! Ian was selected to be one of the artists to create a cool art car that was auctioned off at the VIP Preview Party at the Seattle International Auto Show. The WSADA’s “Art Cars For Kids” cause” brings together artists, and new car and truck […]
Off to Portland for the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America dinner. Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb and Boccalone both of which are widely acclaimed and award winning restaurants in San Francisco was the featured chef. Our founder, Ian MacNeil (of the acclaimed and multi-award winning Glass Vodka which hails from Seattle Washington) was there too, serving […]
Also appearing at the new Delta Sky Club — The Glass Sky! Glass Vodka’s signature cocktail is exclusively served at the Club in the Seattle International Airport. Stop on by, grab a cocktail and relax while you wait for your flight.
What an entrance Ian MacNeil shines on the “blue carpet” at the opening of the new Delta Sky Club – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Ian was there serving up Glass Vodka signature cocktails and marveling at the beautiful and amazing new Sky Club. Congratulations Delta and thank you for a great partnership!
True story: Intuit interviewed our founder and CEO Ian MacNeil in Seattle ON National Vodka Day. Teaser – Ian gives his tips on a successful vodka business. He mixed his passions for wine and cocktails together and a connoisseur class spirit was born! Learn more about the intricacies of the distilling business and how the […]