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  1. #31
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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    I've recently discoved the Glencairn, and it is now my favorite glass. I found a crystal Glenmorangie one that has a stem and is slightly smaller (~4oz to the brim), and use it all the time. Libbey makes a glass one just like it (#07399), but it's only sold in Europe.

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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    Anyone try the Iona pitcher? I like to add a few drops of water to many of my whiskeys, and this seems like a good vehicle for that.

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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    My set of 12 showed up today. Looking forward to breaking them in soon.
    tl; dnr

  4. #34
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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I use a standard tumbler/rocks glass alot, too. I like the heft of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    It's heavy enough that it doesn't feel fragile, it does a great job of concentrating the nose, it has a nice bowl that holds an adequate amount of spirit, and it just looks cool.

    Just had my first tasting from Glencairn and have to admit that I was very surprised at the difference the glass brought to the table. Wow, does it ever concentrate the nose! Quite an amazing experience for sure. Like ebo, I am a fan of the standard tumbler/rocks glass because frankly I like the “solid” hand feel. However, I would recommend that all newbies (like me) give this glass a try. The Glencairn will now be my glass of choice because it truly respects the bourbon!

  5. #35
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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    The Glencairn does concentrate the nose in a superior way indeed. The crystal version holds the legs in a nice way too.

    Fantastic little vessel.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    Ha! I was just doing a mini-tasting of the BOTM, and had two Glencairns with about 3/4 an ounce left in each. A careless swipe of my arm sent both glasses toppling onto their sides rather violently across my computer desk. To my surprise, neither broke. Even more exciting was the fact that not a single drop of whiskey left the glass, as they rolled lazily at a jaunty angle. I'm sure this scenario would have been a disaster if I'd been using my Riedel scotch glasses.

  7. #37
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    Re: Glencairn (again)

    Whew! Lucky indeed. The crystal Glencairns are more fragile than the glass ones, so be careful.

    Cheers!

 

 

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