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.
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 is now in the hands of our expert glass blowers at Angels' Share Glass.
Our Gin Pig is filled with 50ml of Scottish Gin at 40% ABV. Our pigs are hand made in our 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.
Over 18's ONLY - Alcohol sales will require a signature
UK Sales only - courier service only
£19.99 (£16.66 Ex. VAT)
The Perfect memento of STIRLING. These glasses made by Burns Crystal make ideal Scottish gifts. The...
* Due to high demand The Iona Jug is currently out of stock * we expect to...
£75.00 (£62.50 Ex. VAT)
This limited edition Angel was inspired by the upcoming festive period. "With each batch carefully...