Sub Category: Collins & highballs
Launched in March 2019, Libby’s The Gats glass is the result of a collaboration between the glass company and a bartender, Yochen Verbeeck, from Antwerp, Belgium.
Also available as a 290ml /10oz Rocks glass, The Gats concept emerged as the winning design of the second edition of the Glassology by Libbey competition in May 2018, with the judges (including yours truly) impressed by both the elegance of the Art Deco-inspired design and back story.
Yochen was inspired by:
- The golden age of Art Deco – seen in the smooth, curved lines and polished surface.
- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel set in the glamourous Roaring Twenties in New York.
- A vase that was always filled with fresh flowers in the house of Yochen’s grandmother.
Throughout 2019, The Gats will be promoted at events and bar shows around the world.
Glassology by Libbey
Bartenders should consider becoming a member of Glassology by Libbey community on Facebook where they will find information about Libbey’s next challenge, inspired by the Gats glass, recreating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favourite cocktails.