Libbey Glassware Creates Masterful Spirits Presentations

As America’s Glassmaker since 1818, Libbey® Foodservice is taking its mastery of glass to a new level. New glassware offerings elevate presentations of signature spirits from whiskey, artisan liquor and cocktails with fresh ingredients. In addition, Libbey has created a resource guide to help bartenders select the right glass for the right beverage.

“At Drumbar, we run a very innovative cocktail program with about 45 different cocktails on our menu,” said Alex Renshaw, head bartender and beverage director at Drumbar in Chicago. “A lot of it has to do with glassware. The right glass really helps to highlight new trends.”

Selecting the right glass for the right spirit isn’t always as clear as pairing the right stemware to a varietal of wine. To help make glassware selection easier, Libbey’s new Glass Master™ Bartender's Guide offers expert insights guiding the choice of glass that brings out the full flavor and aroma for the signature cocktails and spirits, wine and beer being served.

“Inspiration for a signature drink menu naturally extends to beverage presentation,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey. “The design and shape of the glass is key in creating a signature drink that appeals to all of the senses.”

Made from handcrafted, artisanal glass, Aruba is available in shooter, rocks, cocktail and martini designs. The Aruba collection offers the right glass for a variety of signature drinks, and its cobalt blue foot and rim add a bold highlight and tropical finesse to beverage presentation.

The new Samba glass helps owners/operators tap into the growing craft and premium spirit market. Its hourglass design allows a spirit to evaporate, enhancing its complex aromas. The distinctive shape expands this glass’s versatility from neat to on-the-rocks spirits. “There is a big boom in the scotch and bourbon culture,” said Renshaw. “Libbey has the perfect glassware to display a neat pour of whiskey and really capture the aromatics without over pouring.”

Libbey combines stunning presentation and convenience with its new stackable Optiva™ glasses. Optiva is available in sizes from rocks glasses to coolers, offering the right glass for each occasion while also conserving space. The collection features a beautiful square stacking design that allows airflow and adds attractiveness to any beverage.

About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. It manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware, and is the exclusive distributor of Spiegelau and Nachtmann to the foodservice industry in the U.S. and its territories. For more information, visit

About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, since 1888, Libbey Inc. is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. It supplies glassware, tableware, flatware and serveware products to foodservice, retail, industrial and business-to-business customers in over 100 countries, and is the leading manufacturer of tabletop products for the U.S. foodservice industry.