Out of a friendship of over a decade, and a natural love of sharing drinking tips with one another, Glassmates was born.
Jimmy, Nigel & Ortis spent a lot of time amongst themselves asking each other pressing questions of the universe such as, “Hey what’s in your glass?”, “Hey what’s that you’re drinking?”, and “Have you tried this hard to pronounce Scotch?”. They came to find that their love of finding and enjoying the best tasting alcoholic drinks that London bars could offer in the form of drams, straight pours and cocktails was something that others were interested in.
As is the case with most great eureka moments the idea of sharing this behaviour with the world came through what they like to refer to as a Blue and Cream Clarks Wallabees moment (if you listen to Wu-Tang you’ll get that reference) and over the past couple of years it has evolved to where they are now, with their much loved Thirst Thursday tasting sessions, that take the tweed off of the traditional way that drinks tasting are presented. And their recently launched Glassmates and the Chef Dinner and Drinks Pairings which will also take the genre places that it has never quite been before. Glassmates will to continue to evolve as you follow the boys around the world one glass at a time.
What’s their one line elevator pitch for all of this wonderful drinks exploration and indulgence of the highest order? Well it goes something like this “£10 on a rum and Coke can be spent on a better taste experience and we have a number of fun, educational and interactive ways to help people do that”
“It’s not about what’s in your pockets, it’s about what’s in your glass” – Glassmates