The Artisan Glass is inspired by a tradition as rich and colorful as bourbon, the tradition of Venetian Glass-blowing. This glass is made with a technique called Mezzastampo, a centuries old technique primarily used for goblets that commemorated special occasions, including royal weddings. As a student of glass history (especially Venetian/Murano glass), I have always had a love affair with Mezzastampo and it seemed like the perfect combination. A royal technique for a royal liquor. Mezzastampo is a slow and difficult technique that truly pays homage to a beverage that requires time and patience. The philosophy of producing these glasses could not be more in-tuned with the philosophy of making great bourbon.