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trumpstylz
01-01-2012, 18:56
I'm looking for 4-8 riedel o spirits glass or glencairns. Does anyone know the cheapest place to get them?

Edit: riedel is spelled "riedel" and not reidel.

Clavius
01-01-2012, 19:06
I got my glencairns from amazon for fairly cheap.

Lazer
01-01-2012, 19:19
:bowdown: amazon.com:bowdown: :bowdown:

trumpstylz
01-01-2012, 19:54
Also- what do you guys think of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-3-Stemless-Brandy-Snifters-Courvoisier-Excellent-Condition-/260915004740?pt=Glassware&hash=item3cbfbf0544#ht_661wt_890

sob0728
01-01-2012, 19:57
Also- what do you guys think of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-3-Stemless-Brandy-Snifters-Courvoisier-Excellent-Condition-/260915004740?pt=Glassware&hash=item3cbfbf0544#ht_661wt_890

I like the thick bottom of the Glencairn better. And I also got mine for relatively cheap from Amazon.com.

trumpstylz
01-01-2012, 20:17
Is one better for smaller pours- only 2-4 ounces?

Also- does anyone know where I can find the glass (non crystal) version of the glencairn?

MJL
01-02-2012, 04:48
I find the Christmas-time gift sets sometimes have some pretty good tasting glasses. I am still using a small stemmed glass I bought in a Glenmorangie set a few years back. As well, don't forget to check out the discount stores like Marshalls, Ross and TJMaxx if you have them in your area. I have bought some really fantastic glasses from them and they do, from time to time carry Riedel. I purchaed some Spiegelau Grapa glasses that actually seem to work better as propper tasting glasses for my purposes and are what I use for my tastings. I think I paid something like $5 for 4 at Ross a few years back.

fishnbowljoe
01-02-2012, 05:35
Along with the stores MJL named, you might give World Market a try. I actually found two glass Glencairns at an estate sale two blocks from my house. They cost me $.70 a piece. :grin:

IIRC, there was a thread on here somewhere talking about Glencairn only making crystal glasses now, but I'm not sure if that is true or not. Also, all the distilleries have Glencairns. Another option would be fleabay. Good Luck. Joe

angler82
01-02-2012, 09:03
I usually get Glencairns on Amazon for about 6 bucks. A steal.

Zanaspus
01-02-2012, 09:47
I've had wonderful experiences with:

http://www.scotchwhiskyglass.com/glassware.htm

May be a couple dollars more. but their customer service is unrivalled.

autiger23
01-02-2012, 09:56
I'm looking for 4-8 riedel o spirits glass or glencairns. Does anyone know the cheapest place to get them?

Edit: riedel is spelled "riedel" and not reidel.

Got my glencairns on amazon when they ran that one special for buy 3 get one free, it was 4 for $20 with my 2 day free prime shipping.

moose
01-02-2012, 10:54
I find the Christmas-time gift sets sometimes have some pretty good tasting glasses. I am still using a small stemmed glass I bought in a Glenmorangie set a few years back. As well, don't forget to check out the discount stores like Marshalls, Ross and TJMaxx if you have them in your area. I have bought some really fantastic glasses from them and they do, from time to time carry Riedel. I purchaed some Spiegelau Grapa glasses that actually seem to work better as propper tasting glasses for my purposes and are what I use for my tastings. I think I paid something like $5 for 4 at Ross a few years back.

I have to agree, I got my Glencairn glass from a Glenfiddich gift set, and picked up some stemless snifters from a Glenlivet gift set, both were priced at $29.99, which is about the price of the bottle, so the glasses were really free. Worked out well for me. Also Ross and TJ Maxx, strangely have some decent glassware, as well as Kohl's sometimes.

dohidied
01-02-2012, 11:16
This is usually a good time of year to find glasses out of gift sets, as some retailers pull the bottles out and sell the glasses. I found 3 Glenfiddich glencairns and 4 Reidel O stemless glasses for $1.50 apiece last year.

BluesDaddy
01-03-2012, 12:14
I've picked up three Glencairn glasses as part of boxes of 325ml Old Forrester 7th Anniversary of repeal. Each box was $10, so I essentially got the glass for free along with some pretty good bourbon. That said, I bought my FIL a set of 4 off of Amazon.com.

BourbonGuy
01-16-2012, 08:12
What glass is John Hansell drinking out of in the Modern Marvels Whiskey DVD? It was stemless.

jkater1
02-08-2012, 07:50
This may be a dumb question but I'm going to pick up a set on Amazon, one set of 4 just says whiskey glasses, the other set says tasting glass, is there a difference between the two?


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StraightNoChaser
02-08-2012, 10:09
I can't find them online for the life of me but there's a new set of whiskey nosing glasses out there called "Neat"

I'll be damned if a Google search for "Neat whiskey glass" gives me the correct answer :lol:

Ejmharris
02-08-2012, 12:43
I can't find them online for the life of me but there's a new set of whiskey nosing glasses out there called "Neat"

I'll be damned if a Google search for "Neat whiskey glass" gives me the correct answer :lol:

Are these the glasses?

http://www.theneatglass.com/Home_Page.html


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Restaurant man
02-08-2012, 12:49
Are these the glasses?

http://www.theneatglass.com/Home_Page.html


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The glasses look like they would be uncomfortable to hold onto. kind of small. And I hate when a sales add asks all kind of questions like "have you every really experienced all the flavors that the master distiller intended?" How the heck am i supossed to know!

StraightNoChaser
02-08-2012, 13:35
Are these the glasses?

http://www.theneatglass.com/Home_Page.html


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Yes! If only I had remembered it was so painfully simple as theneatglass.com :o

The glasses look like they would be uncomfortable to hold onto. kind of small. And I hate when a sales add asks all kind of questions like "have you every really experienced all the flavors that the master distiller intended?" How the heck am i supossed to know!
Like they are preying on the amateur aficionado's insecurities about his palate :lol:

Bourbon Boiler
02-08-2012, 17:51
Along with the stores MJL named, you might give World Market a try. I actually found two glass Glencairns at an estate sale two blocks from my house. They cost me $.70 a piece. :grin:


An astonishing amount of my glassware comes from Goodwill or similar shops. I see a lot of sets of three, assuming an original owner lost/broke one and donated the rest.

GreggJ
02-10-2012, 11:13
I picked up a set of four on Fleabay last year. If memory serves I paid about $7 a glass or so.

I have also purchased off amazon.

Search around they can easily be found but I do not recall too much of a variance from supplier to supplier.

trumpstylz
02-10-2012, 14:42
Search around they can easily be found but I do not recall too much of a variance from supplier to supplier.

Yeah, they are the same glasses for the most part. However, they used to make glencairns out of crystal and glass, but now only use crystal. I was hoping i coulld find "dusties" of the glass version. Oh well.

Jonny.Applebury
02-10-2012, 15:31
Yeah, they are the same glasses for the most part. However, they used to make glencairns out of crystal and glass, but now only use crystal. I was hoping i coulld find "dusties" of the glass version. Oh well.

I have a few of the glass Glencairns. I don't like them as much as the crystal ones. The lip on the glass is quite a bit thicker than on the crystal, and this feels odd.