Libbey Toasts to 200 Years with New Take on Classic Glassware Design
Passion for craftsmanship and innovation delivers exquisite presentation of super premium spirits
TOLEDO, OHIO, May 19, 2018 – (NYSE American: LBY) Since 1818, Libbey® has been America’s Glassmaker™ and remains the leading brand name in glassware. This year, Libbey is celebrating two centuries of innovation. The glassware company that developed the first machine-blown glass has evolved into a full-spectrum tabletop provider delivering insights-driven solutions for the foodservice industry. Libbey continues to set new standards in craftsmanship to help chefs, mixologists and operators create one-of-a-kind experiences for guests.
With a nod to the past, Libbey brings a new perspective to timeless glassware design. Circa™ Cocktails, part of the Master’s Reserve® Contempo collection, includes five luxury cocktail stemware patterns featuring a vintage design reminiscent of the 1930s. The collection includes an 8 oz. Coupe, 6 oz. Flute, 5½ oz. Nick & Nora, 5 oz. Cocktail Glass and 3 oz. Liqueur.
“Mixologists around the country are looking to the past for inspiration when it comes to reimagining signature cocktails. Circa Cocktails provides an enduring, classic look for time-honored drinks,” said Susan J. Dountas, senior director of foodservice marketing for Libbey Inc.
Each pattern in the Master’s Reserve collection is crafted with ClearFire® glass, which ensures a purely radiant shine without potentially harmful metals. The collection also features a whisper thin, beadless edge with exclusive HD2 rim and foot.
“Master’s Reserve embodies Libbey’s long-standing glassware expertise and drive toward innovation,” Dountas added. “Blending decades of Libbey’s world-class innovation with American craftsmanship, Master’s Reserve delivers on restaurateurs’ dual desires − exquisite presentation and superior service life.”
About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard for success in the foodservice industry. Libbey is the expert in integrating today’s latest insights and trends with the full spectrum of inspired tableware products from fine dining to casual. It manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware and Master’s Reserve®, a collection of premium glassware; Syracuse® China dinnerware; and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware, including Master’s Gauge™ premium flatware. In addition, Libbey Foodservice distributes the Artistry Collection™, a premium collection for fine hospitality venues that includes SCHÖNWALD and Playground dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware and VIVA® Scandinavia teaware, in select markets. For more information, visit libbey.com.
About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, Libbey Inc. is one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. Libbey Inc. operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. In existence since 1818, the company supplies tabletop products to retail, foodservice and B2B customers in over 100 countries. Libbey’s global brand portfolio, in addition to its namesake brand, includes Crisa®, Royal Leerdam, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware International. In 2017, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $781.8 million. Additional information is available at libbey.com.