Ahead of this year’s Craft Distilling Expo, I caught up with Nolan Kane, Head of Emerging Brands at Allied Glass. Allied Glass have been a supporter of ten Craft Distilling Expo for a number of years. It’s always a pleasure to have them on board as exhibitors, and Nolan has been involved in a few of our talks over the years.

Please introduce yourself and what you do for Allied Glass?
Hi, I’m Nolan Kane, Head of Emerging Brands at Allied Glass.

What is the role of Allied Glass in the distilling industry?
We design, manufacture and decorate innovative glass packaging.

Can you give a brief history of the company?
Allied glass was started by three Yorkshire glassblowers and a blacksmith in 1874, Allied’s story is one of vision, entrepreneurship and British manufacturing. Driven by innovation, for almost 150 years we have been creating glass packaging for some of the most recognised brands in the industry.

What do you like about working for Allied Glass?
There’s a fantastic team spirit, everyone works towards the common goal, which is creating exception glass bottles.

What can Allied Glass offer customers that makes them stand out?
We can offer exceptional glass and decoration options for both bespoke and off the shelf bottles that are locally made and sustainable. Whether a start up or one of the world’s biggest brands we can take your on shelf presence to the next level.

Why should people come to your stall at the October Expo?
The same reason 100’s of other emerging brands have chosen to come to our stand over the years and partner with Allied Glass for their glass supply, we understand brands, their journeys and will be there for every step.