The next time you are out drinking think to yourself. Is this a glass I’m holding? Or is it some kind of space age co-polymer? I stumbled across a company called BarLuxe that has created a solution for all the cheap plastic and glass drinkware out in the market today. BarLuxe drinkware is made from a new product called Tritan made by Eastman Chemical. It’s a new co-polymer that is ultra-dishwasher durable, so unlike drinkware made from polycarbonate or acrylic, they won’t crack or craze even after hundreds of dishwashing cycles. They have a hefty weight to them that makes them feel like glass. Why would you need these? You wouldn’t. But I could imagine if you were a bar owner these would outlast any glass product on the market for sure.
I like The Pint. A decent looking 16 ounce beer glass perfect for a Pilsner or a Lager, but also ideal for a Bloody Mary. A standard cocktail shaker lid fits perfectly over the top so you can make a variety of drinks with it. At roughly $7.85 a glass it does put a dent in your wallet if you are a consumer, but the benefits would pay off it you had your own business.
I wonder if they can make iPhone screens outta Tritan? BarLuxe got its start when some friends started brainstorming about how to create unbreakable drinkware. Based on a video they have on their website where they drive a truck AND a car over it, I think they have succeeded.
Another fine looking whiskey glass is The Vero Collection. I like how the thick bottom of it looks and says it gives it weight, and you wont know you aren’t using glass. The 9.5 ounce version would be ideal for a variety of drinks and for 6 you are looking at $6.35 each. All of BarLuxe’s products are BPA free. They make a variety of glasses from champagne, to wine, they even have a caraffe, so if you run a bar or a restaurant, they have you covered.
From a branding standpoint, I really like the name. When you hear it, you can instantly have a general idea of what they do.