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    Where to get a Glencairn?

    I'm interested in getting a cheap, basic Glencairn, maybe 2. What's generally recommended? Eventually I'll get a nice set (= sneak it past my wife) but right now I'm just looking for one - something as a starter that I don't have to worry too much about, can throw in the dishwasher, etc.

    I searched around but didn't find much.

    This thread (Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal) said:

    Quote Originally Posted by Medicfrost View Post
    If anyone looking for glass Glencairns, I know that http://www.scotchwhiskyglass.com/ still had some left that were etched with PORT ELLEN (call them to order, some Port Ellen may be crystal also), and http://www.cobhthaighceltique.com/ has 7 left that are painted with either a Harp or Scottish Thistle (scroll to the bottom of their Glencairn page, they are on clearance).
    Any recommendations? Get the cheapest one on Amazon or E-bay? Get one from cobhthaighceltique.com? Buffalo Trace?

    I don't know if there are different qualities or if a Glencairn is a Glencairn . I'd get a quality one to start if there is a difference.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    Amazon.com has glass and crystal Glencairns at good prices.
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Amazon.com has glass and crystal Glencairns at good prices.
    That's where I got mine, keep an eye out I ended up with 4 for a good price, the price fluctuates from time to time. Find a good price and jump on them.

    Now mint julep cups... that's a different story (I need some but can't find a good deal).
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    My normal vessel is the round Four Roses glass from their tasting bar and the Samplers and my hi-falutin' glass is the Riedel Ouverture Bourbon Glass. I picked up a pair on sale at Liquor Barn and I prefer them over the Glencairn.
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    They all seem to run a similar price no matter where you get it. $8-$10 a piece (both Glass and crystal)
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    I have always gotten mine at distilleries... but then again, I do live in KY.
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    Quote Originally Posted by kickert View Post
    I have always gotten mine at distilleries... but then again, I do live in KY.
    Quoting an old post I know, but I'll ask anyway.

    Which distilleries in particular? All? I've lived in KY my whole life, my dad worked for Brown-Foreman, and I still haven't been to a distillery. I've been wanting to take Woodfords "Advanced" tour.

    I've been needing a good bourbon glass for a long time. I had a small wine tumbler I used, but it broke. Was thinking about getting a glass Glencairn but if I can get one at a distillery free or a decent price I might as well wait. I don't want some overpriced gift shop crap though, hah.

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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    The prices at the gift shops at the distilleries aren't bad on glencairns. Not all of them carry em BT does and HH does for sure. WT does not neither does MM IIRC. Not sure about FR or the new Barton's.
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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    Cool, thanks man.

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    Re: Where to get a Glencairn?

    Check out local flea markets and estate sales. I bought two at an estate sale just a couple of blocks from my house. They were originally $1.00, but it was 30% off on the last day. Got them for $.70 each. Joe
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