Waterford Crystal Connoisseur Gold Collection is a line of hand-made and mouth-blown crystal glasses. The collection includes several designs, including Port/Cognac VSOP (6 ounce) and Cognac (20 ounce) glasses. VSOP stands for Very Special Old Pale.
In 1783, brothers William and George Penrose founded Waterford Crystal, which is based in Waterford, Ireland. At that time, Waterford Crystal Glassworks employed 70 people. However, a lack of capital and high taxation took its toll on the company and by the end of the 19th century the company closed its doors. In 1947, the brand of Waterford Crystal was revived and a factory was established in Waterford 10 miles from the original location.
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