Angels’ Share Whisky Dropper has Another Use!
Today at WhiskyBoys we received this very unusual news… unusual? Well, maybe innovative is the correct word. Looks like the guys at Angels’ Share Glass are now not only supplying the drinks market with their bespoke unique handcrafted glass wear, the equestrian industry is set to open the flood gates and bombard the Angels with huge orders of glass droppers for another use.
Official press release below:
ANGELS’ SHARE GLASS DROPPER GOES OUT TO STUD!
Today we can reveal some exciting news!
Our unique Angels’ Share Glass droppers are set for a new use – artificially inseminating thoroughbred horses. We’ve been commissioned by the British Racehorsing Breeding Authority (BRBA) to create a slightly larger than usual dropper which will be used for the artificial insemination of mares. And the first stallion to test the dropper will be the winner of next Saturday’s Grand National Race at Aintree.
Angels’ Share Glass Managing Director Karen Somerville admits she was surprised by the rather unusual request but didn’t hesitate to say `yes’.
“I was contacted by an official from the BRBA asking whether it was possible to create a dropper which could do the job of impregnating mares. They’d heard about our unique whisky water droppers thanks to the publicity around my dad, Tom Young, being awarded an MBE for glassmaking and thought they’d be ideal. I figured nothing is impossible and said it was `neigh bother’ – we’d be delighted to help. We’re just putting the finishing touches to the dropper and it’ll then be sent off to the BRBA ready for action.”
Whichever horse wins the Grand National on April 8 will be the first to go out to stud with a little help from Angels’ Share Glass.
Once collected, the horse’s sperm will be transferred via the dropper into a specially selected mare which is being kept at a secret location until the process is complete.