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independant
07-29-2009, 15:18
I seem to be on a glass breaking spree here lately. One while washing over the weekend and one while putting them away after letting them air dry. So that makes two broken for me.
How many have you broken?

tommyboy38
07-29-2009, 17:46
My wife and i went to Whiskyfest this year and each received a glass. Since I'm the bourbon drinker, I guess they were "mine". She broke one two day later when doing the dishes. i suspect it was done on purpose so I'll do the dishes more.:slappin:

kickert
07-30-2009, 01:25
I seem to be on a glass breaking spree here lately. One while washing over the weekend and one while putting them away after letting them air dry. So that makes two broken for me.
How many have you broken?

I broke the first one I ever got from BT. I have another has has a small chip. I also recently broke my WT glass.

p_elliott
07-30-2009, 06:24
I, knock on wood haven't broke one yet or one of my Riedel's either. I hand wash them and hand dry them. I'll probably break one today now.

funknik
07-30-2009, 10:47
I broke two different snifters in one day a few months ago, trying to reach inside to clean them while I was doing the dishes . . . I have been extra careful since and haven't broken any glasses (plus, my wife has a propensity for bring spare glasses home for me fairly often, just in case).

fishnbowljoe
07-30-2009, 16:16
I have seven Glencairn glasses. Two crystal ones from Old Forester Repeal sets, two crystal ones from BD, one glass one from BT (Old Rip VanWinkle), and two plain glass ones that I picked up at an estate sale for $1 each. I use the two that I got at the estate sale. :rolleyes: Not that I'm cheap, but if I break one of those, it's no big deal. :grin: So far so good. Haven't broken one yet. And yes, I'm keeping my fingers are crossed. :skep: Joe

jburlowski
07-31-2009, 11:03
This is why I don't like delicate, foo-foo glasses. Give me a simple old fashion glass [with some heft ti it] anyday.

p_elliott
08-01-2009, 00:22
This is why I don't like delicate, foo-foo glasses. Give me a simple old fashion glass [with some heft ti it] anyday.

But I can break 15 of these for what you paid for 2 of those.

OscarV
08-01-2009, 02:26
I was shaking out the water after rinsing an Old Rip Glencairn and it slipped out of my hand and shattered in the sink.
Other snifters I have broken are to numerous to count.

ILLfarmboy
08-02-2009, 17:07
For some reason I break more wine glasses than anything else, usually washing them. I haven't broke any Riedels while washing them. I don't have any Glencairns. I've broke a couple Riedels while drinking and talking. I talk with my hands a lot and, well, while drinking I've knocked a few glasses to the floor.

plaid_emu
08-03-2009, 17:19
I broke a small snifter at my ten year high-school reunion last year. I had waaaaay too much Knob Creek that night. Sloppy motor skills and reflexes come with the territory, I guess.

spun_cookie
02-05-2010, 16:33
Well, it all my years of drinking I have never broken bottle… and did I pick a shitty time to start.

For those of you that have the ORVW 23 yr, be careful when you pull that crystal stopper out. It is in there super snug and as I pulled mine out, it clipped the decanter… sending crystal parts all over.

I salvaged about half of the bottle, but the decanter I was looking forward to as much as the incredible bourbon… it no longer :(

I am remarkable calm for such a disastrous event… but I think I may still be in shock :cry:

spun_cookie
02-05-2010, 19:18
By popular demand...

10296

:cry:

IronHead
02-05-2010, 19:24
Oh, the humanity......

kickert
02-05-2010, 20:30
Well, it all my years of drinking I have never broken bottle… and did I pick a shitty time to start.

For those of you that have the ORVW 23 yr, be careful when you pull that crystal stopper out. It is in there super snug and as I pulled mine out, it clipped the decanter… sending crystal parts all over.

I salvaged about half of the bottle, but the decanter I was looking forward to as much as the incredible bourbon… it no longer :(

I am remarkable calm for such a disastrous event… but I think I may still be in shock :cry:

I am crying for you.

tommyboy38
02-05-2010, 21:42
Sorry for your loss. That really blows.

OscarV
02-06-2010, 03:01
I am remarkable calm for such a disastrous event… but I think I may still be in shock :cry:

I'm sure you started drinking heavy,... damn Man I'm sorry to see this.

birdman1099
02-06-2010, 05:09
Well, it all my years of drinking I have never broken bottle… and did I pick a shitty time to start.

For those of you that have the ORVW 23 yr, be careful when you pull that crystal stopper out. It is in there super snug and as I pulled mine out, it clipped the decanter… sending crystal parts all over.

I salvaged about half of the bottle, but the decanter I was looking forward to as much as the incredible bourbon… it no longer :(

I am remarkable calm for such a disastrous event… but I think I may still be in shock :cry:



Can I just say....


Serves you right !!!!!!:slappin: :lol: :slappin: :lol: :slappin: :lol:

Now we are even for my "Hirsch Incident" !!!!


(although, it does really suck. I cried a bit):rolleyes:

spun_cookie
02-06-2010, 07:27
Can I just say....


Serves you right !!!!!!:slappin: :lol: :slappin: :lol: :slappin: :lol:

Now we are even for my "Hirsch Incident" !!!!


(although, it does really suck. I cried a bit):rolleyes:

We're even? You broke my Hirsch and I broke my ORVW 23 and we are even... I think I may need to come over and give you a math lesson :D please review my avitar and ponder :stickpoke:

IronHead
02-06-2010, 10:21
We're even? You broke my Hirsch and I broke my ORVW 23 and we are even... I think I may need to come over and give you a math lesson :D please review my avitar and ponder :stickpoke:


LOL if that makes you guys even, Em you might want to change your avatar to a fancy script of "FU" for him before he ponders too much. :)

I will say that thanks to reading that story I no longer feel AS bad for breaking Hectic Bob's Julio's OWA.

birdman1099
02-06-2010, 11:33
We're even? You broke my Hirsch and I broke my ORVW 23 and we are even... I think I may need to come over and give you a math lesson :D please review my avitar and ponder :stickpoke:

I'm not talking even "monetairly"...... I'm saying even on the "unfortunate move" and the ridicule that insued......


You know I feel for ya !!!!! Of all the bottles....:hot:

spun_cookie
02-06-2010, 11:38
I'm not talking even "monetairly"...... I'm saying even on the "unfortunate move" and the ridicule that insued......


You know I feel for ya !!!!! Of all the bottles....:hot:

I knew what you meant.... I just had to give you more static so I felt better... besides... I did save over half... you only got a good oil spot remover...

...and my wife felt bad for me... yours got made due to the smell... :D

birdman1099
02-06-2010, 11:40
I knew what you meant.... I just had to give you more static so I felt better... besides... I did save over half... you only got a good oil spot remover...

...and my wife felt bad for me... yours got made due to the smell... :D




Damn... You win again !!!!:smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt:

spun_cookie
02-06-2010, 11:59
Damn... You win again !!!!:smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt: :smiley_acbt:

Can you really win with a broken bottle of juice? I think my wife may have been confused with my reaction... and did not know how to get pissed off at me for breaking a $350-400 bottle of bourbon...

I think she may have just felt pitty for my dumb ass and figured I was going to abuse myself far more than she coud...

And in cost per stupitidy... your $100-125 oops still is a better route than mine... granted BevMo prices for the Hrsch are close to $300, but neither of us have made the mistake of buying Hirsch Gold Foil at that price :D

OK... now I nead a drink... maybe my 6 yr old can pour if for me... I am not sure I trust myself :skep:

birdman1099
02-06-2010, 13:35
OK... sorry for post drift !!!!

as for me, I have not broken a Glencairn, but I have broken several Reidels !!!

Dramiel McHinson
03-26-2010, 19:34
I've actually never had a chance to break any of my good glasses. Most of the time my wife breaks them before I can get to them. So far they all died empty.

p_elliott
03-28-2010, 00:04
I've actually never had a chance to break any of my good glasses. Most of the time my wife breaks them before I can get to them. So far they all died empty.

Sounds like a case of bunker envy intervention may be in order. :grin:

spun_cookie
03-28-2010, 07:48
A great place to purchase Glencairns on line is www.scotchwhiskyglass.com (http://www.scotchwhiskyglass.com)

So, any chance you could tell us if your selling glass ones as well as teh crystal versions of the Glencairn? The glass ones are getting harder to find and it would be nice if you let us know if you had a source of them.

And, any diff with those cut crystals? Same material that is in the standard crystal glancairns right?