Finlay & Co. partners with Glenmorangie to pioneer the world’s first sunglasses made from Scotch Whisky casks.

Glenmorangie_Thursday-196 copyFinlay & Co., the British eyewear brand best known for wooden sunglasses, has turned their hand to a different type of wood altogether, by handcrafting sunglasses made from Glenmorangie whisky casks.Glenmorangie-finlayandco-header-img-article02

In a first for both the Scotch Whisky industry and the fashion world; these two brands which share a deep affinity to wood, have come together to create an exclusive collection of sunglasses and the ultimate accessory for any whisky lover.Glenmorangie and Finlay & Co - In-The-Making Shot 12

The lightweight sunglasses are based upon Finlay & Co.’s popular Ledbury shape and have been designed and handmade in Britain by deconstructing the Glenmorangie whisky casks, which originate from American White Oak and are only used twice. Using a rigorous 16-step craftsmanship process, each pair of the individually numbered Glenmorangie sunglasses display the natural finish and unique grain of the original casks. The bespoke sunglasses fashioned from these casks, honour Glenmorangie Original’s perfect balance and alluring complexity

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David Lochhead, Co-Founder of Finlay & Co. said: “We were really excited to give each cask a new step in its story. We’ve created a limited run of 1,843 pairs of sunglasses to mark the founding of the Glenmorangie Distillery in 1843. Each pair has its own intriguing grain and we’ve been delighted to see how the unique character is different from pair to pair.”

Well-known wearers of Finlay & Co. include Rihanna, David Gandy, Cara Delevigne and Jenson Button.

Finlay & Co.’s Glenmorangie sunglasses are priced at £300 and are available at finlayandco.com.