It’s NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY!
Whiskey Decanter Set
While we share our favorite Whiskey Sour recipe here, why don’t you hop on over to our website to grab some awesome new custom engraved whiskey glasses so you’re ready for the party you’re sure to throw soon!
3/4 cup whiskey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (3 lemons)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
2/3 cup sugar syrup (see below)
Combine the whiskey, lemon juice, lime juice and syrup. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and fill two-thirds full with the cocktail mixture. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into cool Crystal Imagery engraved whiskey glasses. Add a maraschino cherry and serve ice cold.
Sugar syrup: Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Chill thoroughly before using.
August 25th, 2014
Best Man Pilsner Beer Glass
Give the important men in your life a groomsmen gift they will treasure over the years that is unlike any engraved groomsmen gift they have received for other weddings. You want something truly unique that will stand out in their minds and be useful for many years to come. Select from our numerous one-of-a-kind deeply sand-carved engraved groomsmen glasses to make a lasting impression. Does your best man love whiskey, scotch or bourbon? We have engraved groomsman gift ideas just for him in every style of personalized bar glasses available. If your groomsman loves beer, choose from our distinctive pub and pint beer glasses, our new pilsner beer glasses, or a personalized engraved best man beer mug that he will use and enjoy every day in honor of you. Your groomsmen have been selected for their loyalty and friendship. You could easily grab something inexpensive from the local mall kiosk, but don’t your best friends and brothers deserve more on this special occasion? Our custom engraved groomsmen gifts are of the highest quality and are a cool groomsmen gift idea that will show just how much you appreciate that lifelong friendship.
Groomsman Pilsner Beer Glass
Groomsmen Whiskey Scotch Glasses
Groomsmen Beer Mugs
August 25th, 2014
Best Man Decanters
Introducing our custom engraved Best Man Decanters and Groomsmen Decanters! You asked for it, you’ve got it! We know how much you appreciate your groomsmen and want to give your best buddy a gift he will actually cherish…one that will make him smile and think of you and all the good times together. Our custom engraved and personalized groomsmen whiskey decanters and best man scotch decanters are the perfect cool groomsmen gifts to commemorate your friendship.
We offer two styles of custom groomsmen decanters, one more traditional and ornate in style with old-world fonts, and a second that is clean lined and a simple vintage style featuring old typewriter fonts. In each case, our master carvers hand-craft each decanter by carving out a background panel, leaving the lettering untouched and raised from the decanter’s surface in a stunning three-dimensional manner. This unique engraving technique creates a finish that always garners a “wow!” reaction when it’s seen and felt.
We offer a drop-down menu on each groomsman decanter page that allows you to select the title of your groomsman. For example, you can select from Best Man, Usher, Groomsman and even Groom. Then type in the groomsman’s name in the box provided and add to cart. You can follow this method for each groomsmans gift.
See more samples below and be sure to consider adding a set of matching groomsmen whiskey glasses to make a jaw-dropping thank you gift for your buddies!
Engraved Groomsman Decanter
Groomsmen Whiskey Decanters
Best Man Engraved Decanter
May 5th, 2014
Lovers’ Heart Keepsake Ornament
Christmas ornaments in May?! I know it’s a bit early to be thinking of the holidays by most peoples’ standards, but in our line of work, the early bird gets the worm. We have to think a season ahead to ensure we’re ready when the holiday madness hits! So we’ve been busy planning and creating and have selected a really great glass ornament that we will continue offering over the years. It is 3.5″ in diameter (that’s big!) and has a beautiful beveled edge. Each custom engraved ornament also comes with a silver cord for hanging and a black velvet drawstring pouch for gift presentation.
We have several designs for newlyweds and lovers alike such as our Heart and Initials dated ornament seen here. We have what will become the first in a series of annually released Christmas ornaments, our Personalized Carolers ornament as well as our own version for the newlyweds or engaged couple, Our First Christmas ornament which features a beautiful stylized Christmas Tree and date.
Know someone who has had a new baby in the past year? Our Baby’s First Christmas ornament features a stunning old-world rocking horse and year. This keepsake baby ornament would also work well as a crib ornament or crib medal too. Consider tying this to another gift for a beautiful baby shower gift presentation.
We have something for more general gift giving as well. Our Monogrammed Ornament and our Family Crest ornament are wonderful holiday gifts for your coworker, teacher, neighbor, boss or friends. They feature beautifully carved background panels and your name or initial and would be great tied to a bottle of wine as a wine bottle ornament and presented as a hostess gift at the holiday party or feast!
And last, but not least, we have beautifully hand-crafted military ornaments for your favorite service men and women. Our engraved glass Army ornament, Navy ornament, Marines ornament and Air Force ornaments are a beautiful way to say thank you to your favorite soldier, officer or military wife who sacrifice daily for our freedom. These military gifts also make a great promotion gift or retirement gift.
See the remaining samples below and don’t wait until the last minute to get your ornaments. The holidays are crazy enough…get a jump start and help us out by not waiting until last minute like a majority of our other customers !
Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
Our First Christmas Ornament
Personalized Engraved Ornament
Family Crest Ornament
Monogram Personalized Ornament
Air Force Ornament
May 2nd, 2014
Best Dad Beer Mug
Father’s Day gift ideas abound on the world wide web, but the majority of them are your same old dad coffee mugs, tacky ties and picture frames that Dad has received for each Father’s Day prior.
So this year, we propose you consider something a bit classier- a personalized gift that he will use daily and truly enjoy throughout his lifetime. Check out our new personalized Best Dad beer mug, Best Dad whiskey scotch glass, Best Dad coffee mug, Daddy’s Sippy Cup Beer Mug , Best Dad Wine Glass, Best Dad Pint Glass and more! Our artisans will carve out the super cool shield background leaving your dad’s name, the year he became a dad, and BEST DAD raised from the glass surface in a three dimensional manner. This is not your average Father’s Day gift or new daddy gift…this is a custom made keepsake any dad will enjoy for years to come!
Scroll down to see the various Best Dad glasses we offer.
What is the worst/funniest/best Father’s Day gift you’ve given or received?
Best Dad Whiskey Scotch Glass
Daddy’s Sippy Cup Beer Mug
Best Dad Coffee Mug
Best Dad Wine Glass
Best Dad Pint Glass
April 30th, 2014
We’ve added some really cool groomsmen gift ideas to the site for you! Our newest custom groomsmen beer mugs, groomsmen whiskey glasses, and groomsmen shot glasses feature a retro style with a vintage typewriter font presenting the title of your groomsman (Groom, Best Man, Groomsman or Usher) along with his name making it a classy groomsman gift that he will enjoy for many years to come.
Our master sand-carvers will carve out the background panel of the design one at a time, leaving the lettering untouched and raised from the beer mug or whiskey glass surface in a really cool 3D manner. These hand crafted engraved groomsmen glasses are far superior in finish to the custom groomsmen glasses you find at the mall kiosk where they only scratch the name into the glass. Many grooms make the mistake of seeking out inexpensive groomsmen gifts and sacrifice quality. Our glasses, when ordered in sets of four or more will range from only $8-$13 a glass! Not only are these best man gifts affordable, but they are of the highest quality and will far surpass your expectations. You have to see them and run your finger across the carvings to experience our depth of carve for yourself. If you look closely at these photographs, you can see the shadowing around the personalization on each bar glass. Our sand-carvers will carve away the background to a depth that provides the wow factor while maintaining the integrity of your glass.
Your best man, ushers and groomsmen have been loyal friends for many years. They deserve a thoughtful gift that they can be proud to use on a regular basis. A gift from the Crystal Imagery barware collection shows your true appreciation of his loyalty!
See more examples below and contact us with any questions!
April 21st, 2014
We now have a GIFT REGISTRY installed on the Crystal Imagery site! Set up your wedding registry, make a wish list for retirement, birthday, etc…gifts.
Crystal Imagery has partnered with MyRegistry.com so you can place all of the items you want into one UNIVERSAL gift registry! Whether you’re registering for your wedding gift ideas, bridal shower, anniversary, birthday or for groomsmen gifts and more…our gift registry helps you organize all your wish list items in one place. Create your master list and share your single manageable wedding registry with family and friends. Need assistance with selecting your gift registry items? Contact our studio to speak to an expert. Our in-house interior designer can help you select coordinating stemware, groomsmen gift ideas, bridal party toasting flutes, and gift items to ensure a beautiful and complete set of glassware for your fine dining or party needs. Please SHARE with your friends who are getting hitched.
April 18th, 2014
Crystal Imagery CEO, Eric Schuchart at Whisky Live NY 2014
Crystal Imagery had the honor of exhibiting our custom engraved whisky ( whiskey ), scotch and bourbon glasses at the Whisky Live NY, New York show last evening hosted by Whisky Magazine. We had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people who love whisky, American whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. Some of the notable distilleries in attendance were Johnnie Walker, Four Roses Bourbon, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Hudson Whiskey, Talisker, Crown Royal, Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky, Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey, Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey, George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Zacapa Rum, Moonshine University, Teeling Whiskey and William Wolf Pecan Bourbon to name a few!
With nearly 2000 consumers in attendance, a full buffet dinner, music, and whisky sampling from many of the best whisky distillers the room was full of good cheer.
We also had the distinct pleasure of meeting Andy Davidson, President of Glencairn Crystal, the company who has designed the world’s most loved whisky snifter. We left him with a gift- our best selling Shield and Banner Engraved Glencairn Glass with his own name deeply carved.
We met the delightful and extremely helpful, Leah Hutchinson of American Craft Distillers who shared some of her best connections in the industry.
We also found the gentlemen at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to be extremely warm and inviting. We hope to make a trip to Kentucky in the next year or two so we can enjoy visiting their member distilleries and tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail ourselves to learn about these fine distilleries and the delightful spirits they produce. Included in their prestigious line up are Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve.
There were other impressive media members present, including Tom Fischer of Bourbon Blog who’s contagious smile and dapper attire made me smile each time he passed by. He seemed very impressed with our collection of engraved bar glasses. We were honored he stopped by to chat.
We were also visited by The Huffington Post, Artisan Spirit Magazine and several folks from various European newspapers.
We handed out hundreds of brochures and business cards and had a fantastic time meeting so many fun-loving and spirited people. We look forward to attending again next year.
Sherri Schuchart, President of Crystal Imagery Distinctive Barware
April 11th, 2014
We offer the most unique engraved Mother’s Day gift ideas to ensure the special moms in your life have the best Mother’s Day ever and know how much you truly love them! Whether you are seeking a custom engraved Mother’s Day gift for your own mom, a special gift to say thank you to the mother of your children, or to show appreciation for someone who has been like a mom to you all your life…we have personalized custom engraved Mother’s Day glassware gifts that will really make her smile!
Check out our engraved World’s Best Mom coffee mug, World’s Best Mom wine glass, Best Mom beer mug and Best Mom pint glass. There is sure to be a Best Mom mug or glass that suits her perfectly!
The special moms in your life will enjoy this sweet heart deeply carved in the glass surface surrounding the raised lettering that proclaim she is the World’s Best Mom. Beneath the heart we feature a beautiful flowing banner that surrounds her first and last name up to 15 characters in length, making this a truly personalized best mom gift that not only works well as a Mother’s Day gift, but also as a great birthday gift for mom, or a thank you gift when Mom has once again gone above and beyond to help you through life’s many obstacles. She has been there for you through all the ups and downs and has been your biggest fan. It’s time to give her a gift that will show her just how much she is loved this Mother’s Day.
March 30th, 2014
Our bridal party personalized engraved toasting glasses not only make a beautiful presentation at the head table during your wedding reception, but they also make a wonderful keepsake gift for your attendants. Featuring engraved champagne flutes for the bride and groom, best man, maid of honor, matron of honor, groomsman, usher, and bridesmaid, we’ve got everyone covered! Our design features a beautiful classic panel carved out of the glass leaving the title of your attendant and his or her name untouched and raised from the glass surface in a breathtaking three dimensional manner. Our wedding toasting glasses are much classier than your traditional engraved glasses found at the local mall kiosk. You’re bridal party have been carefully selected for their loyalty to you over the years…they deserve a truly beautiful and thoughtful gift that they can cherish and use for many years to come.
Who says you have to serve champagne for your wedding toast? For the wine lovers, we’ve also created a set of bridal party wine glasses to ensure you have something truly special for your wedding reception.
Our bridal party wine glass set is also perfect for use during the bachelorette party. Why not give every bridesmaid her own personalized wine glass to enjoy and use throughout the bachelorette party and then take home as a keepsake? It’s a perfect way to remember an especially fun evening with your best friends.
March 23rd, 2014