About Us

Tom Young MBE and daughter Karen produce beautiful glassware, creating the very best in innovative and creative concepts. Together they have supplied some of the world's leading distillers with products used for the distilling process.

Tom and Karen

Tom Young MBE has been glassblowing since he was a teenager and most recently was honoured by Her Majesty in the 2017 New Years Honours List. 


The Business

Tom worked throughout industrial and chemical glass laboratories until his creative side took over and he made designs in glass. Using a bench flame torch, his commissions include glass pieces for high profile figures and companies all over the world. 

Tom made the glass element of the Johnnie Walker Golf trophy and almost every spirit safe bowl in every Scottish distillery. Now, almost 60 years on, and a master glassblower & MBE awarded for service to the Glass industry, he still creates wonderful designs & glassware in the heart of central Scotland for a worldwide market.


Karen drives this small business forward. Karen designs and innovates new ways to bring specialist glassware to the customer. Karen has been awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year 2015" by Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce. And in the years that have followed, Angels' Share Glass have accepted many accolades for innovation, small business and family business in their field, too many to mention.

Karen Somerville

This growing team works together to bring you the very best in Scottish design offering a truly Scottish premium service.

Using Lampworking rather than the familiar kiln glassblowing techniques, all the glass is made on the bench with a firing kiln at their studio in Bridge of Allan, Stirling. Glassmakers from around Scotland contribute to the production process allowing the company to meet the huge demand for these premium Whisky Gifts.

Designing and adapting glassmaking techniques helps affirm this company's glassmaking heritage and love of Scotch Whisky.

The signature product, the Angel, was born out of a eureka moment after watching Ken Loach's film The Angels' Share. Combining whisky and molten glass is what makes these products so special.


Keep up to date on our journey by reading the blog.