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Following on from the 'Gin Craze' of the early eighteenth century when half of the London drinking establishments were gin bars, and later when the aristocracy of the Victorian era had 'Gin Palaces' there was a desire for specially made jugs and decanters to display how wealthy the household was. Many of these were made from hand blown glass and were known as Gin Pigs.Our Gin Pigs are also inspired by the two gin pigs on display at National Trust property, Brodie Castle, seeing these two large jugs caught our imagination and our design of the Gin Pig was born.
Gin Pigs did not always come in the form of a pig, some establishments favoured dogs or fish. With the recent renaissance of gin, with an emphasis on Scottish gin, the history of these vessels has been uncovered and the desire to recreate these is now in the hands of our expert glass blowers at Angels' Share Glass ®️.
Our Pink Gin Pig is filled with 50ml/5cl of Pink Gin at 37.5% ABV. 65 - 70mm diameter.
All are hand made and hand filled in their Bridge of Allan glass blowing studio and feature a cork stopper for the nose, delicate pink ears and subtle blue eyes.
The pig is held by the tail and the drink can be poured through the nose, portrayed by a cork stopper, and then re-filled later.