Welcome to Just A Glass ..
Just A Glass are a small family run business, established in Scotland, in 1989, initially as an offshoot of J. A. Glass of Dysart, but now under the umbrella of William Crane and Son Ltd, with offices in Fife and warehouse premises in Lanarkshire, from where we distribute miniature bottles of whisky, spirits & liqueurs to the trade and general public throughout the UK. We are proud to supply only the best quality alcoholic miniatures at the most competitive online prices, with our no quibble refund policy if not completely satisfied!
In addition, my son Graham, together with friends, now operate a very successful online whisky auction site, www.just-whisky.co.uk, where you will find every month a huge choice of full size bottles of collectable whiskies and miniatures to bid on.
Just A Glass are determined to offer only the finest quality miniature drinks, at the keenest prices online, to our existing and new customers, who trust us to maintain the service they rely upon.
We are happy to respond to any enquiries relating to our miniature alcohol bottles and the services we offer.
About Alcoholic Miniatures
These small mini bar size bottles started life as samplers to be given by distillery representatives to retailers for them to sample and test the taste, and thereby promoting the sale of distilliers' full size bottles. But they quickly became an industry in their own right, catering for collectors, and wedding couples for bridal favours. Increasingly, we have found that marketing companies have found miniature bottles of alcohol a great corporate gift idea to promote their products; especially when a personalised label is added; which can be customised to include their marketing message and company logo.
Interestedly miniatures became very popular in America, where due to certain state laws full size bottles of liquor could not be sold over the counter to the general public for fear of drunkenness due excess alcohol consumption.
Miniatures are normally produced in 5cl/ 50ml bottles, either in glass or plastic, although occasionally in 2cl/ 20ml, and contain various liquor, whisky (whiskey), brandy, vodka, rum, port, gin to name just a few. The most popular of which, by far, are Scotch whisky miniatures, either blends or single malts; and 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 who offer consumers every increasing varieties to choose from.
Alcohol miniatures produced in PET (plastic) are ideal for those who need to comply with health and safety rules and laws at party events, and 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.
The concept of a business for us at Just A Glass, started when I was looking for a wedding favour idea for a very good friend, who loved collecting whisky miniatures. I decided to buy a few packs from a local wholesalers and strip off the original labels and apply personalised labels with his name and that of his bride and an image of the wedding venue. Whilst the exercise was onerous, they were so well received by his family and friends, I thought there was a viable business idea to explore. From this point on I joined forces with J. A. Glass of Dysart and set up in those days a very basic website. But the orders started started to flow in, to the point that I was able to give up my day job and concentrate in making a very professional product. Which meant buying a state of the art label printer and negotiating with distilleries to buy miniatures unlabelled at a cost effective price.
We are now able to offer personalised miniatures and customise the label to suit any theme or occasion. We can also include any image as a background, either, for example, a picture of the happy couple or their wedding venue. Our website is set up to allow the upload of your image or we can design the personalised label for you. We provide a label proof for your approval prior to printing.
Alternatively, we can offer miniatures "off the shelf". We have a massive selection of the most popular brands to choose from at the most competitive prices online in the UK. These can be made even more special by tying a tag or ribbon around their neck to match your wedding theme, or popped into our transparent lantern boxes.
Whatever you choose we will do our best to make sure our service meets your expectations.