Just A Glass is a small family run business, established 1989 in Scotland, initially as an offshoot of J. A. Glass of Dysart, and Message On A Bottle, but now under the umbrella of William Crane and Son Ltd, with offices in Fife and warehouse premises in Lanarkshire, from where we distribute our miniature bottles of whisky, spirits & liqueurs, and personalised miniatures to the trade and general public throughout the UK.
In addition, my son, Graham Crane, together with his team, conduct an online whisky auction every month at Just-Whisky, where you will find a huge choice of full size bottles of collectable whiskies and whisky miniatures to bid on, with the lowest commission rates online.
Just A Glass are determined to offer only the finest quality miniature drinks at the keenest prices online, together with our no quibble refund policy if not completely satisfied!
We are happy to respond to any enquiries relating to our miniature alcohol bottles and the services we offer: CONTACT US.
William Crane - Managing Director
Alcohol miniatures are small, mini-bar size bottles of alcoholic spirit and liqueur drinks. Elsewhere they are known as "airline" or "aeroplane" alcohol bottles or travel-size bottles and shots. Originally, alcoholic miniatures were used by distillery representatives who gave them as samples to retailers with the idea of promoting their full-size bottles. However, they quickly became an industry in their own right, catering for individuals and companies to use as wedding favours or corporate and promotional gifts.
Interestedly miniatures became very popular in America. Due to their state laws, full-size liquor bottles could not be sold over the counter to the general public for fear of drunkenness because of excessive alcohol consumption.
Alcoholic miniatures are normally to be found in 5cl/ 50ml glass or plastic bottles and contain various liquors, whisky (whiskey), brandy, vodka, rum, port, and gin, to name just a few. However, occasionally they are found in 2cl/ 20ml. The most popular alcohol miniatures, by far, are Scotch whisky miniatures, either blends or single malts. Rightly so, as the Scotch whisky industry produces the very best whisky anywhere in the world and continues to innovate with the introduction of new distilleries, which offer consumers every increasing variety to fancy.
Alcohol miniatures produced in PET (plastic) are ideal for those who need to comply with health and safety rules and laws at party events; these are easily stored and safely transported to corporate venues.
Please note that you cannot buy alcohol miniatures in the UK, unless you are at least 18 years old.