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    Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    I came across this set of Canadian Whiskey tasting glasses, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846, on Amazon looking for a gift for a friend thats sent me some business recently. Will probably be going to with a more traditional glass for the gift, but I'm a bit intrigued for me with it actually being from Glencarin and thinking it might work really well for bourbon and ryes.

    I usually just do a standard rocks glass, and I know plenty of yall use the Glencarin scotch glasses, and I've seen a few mention brandy snifters, but never anything about this.

    Anyone tried them? I wish I could get a single, but honestly the price of the set isn't too out of line of a try-out price so I might just give it a go myself if not one has.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    I have one. It's not my preferred glass but it is nice. FYI, mine has a maple leaf etched in the bottom of it.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    I have one. It's not my preferred glass but it is nice.
    Don't leave us hanging, what is your preferred?

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by ramblinman View Post
    Don't leave us hanging, what is your preferred?
    Usually one of these. Though I just broke one, they're very fragile. Occasionally I'll use a regular Glencairn.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    I have a couple of those, they are not as easy to drink from as a straight sided low ball glass but they are nice and seem to hold the aroma in better. Mine have the Canadian leaf on the bottom also.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    i'll choose one of these when I'm drinking (Canadian, Bourbon or Rye) with ice. Trying to squeeze a cube into a regular Glencairn is no good. And as Thig says, a low ball glass doesn't hold the aroma as well. I don't find them difficult to drink from, quite the opposite. The bowl does a nice job of holding the ice and letting the whiskey flow over.

    When drinking neat, a regular Glencairn is better.
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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    This is my regular glass and I like it. I use the regular Glencairn for tasting new bourbons, but use the Canadian one as my everyday glass because I just fine it easier to sip from and it does hold the aroma better than a rocks glass.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red One View Post
    This is my regular glass and I like it.
    I actually got a set of four of these from a friend. I use them all the time.


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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    I have a couple of the larger glasses acquired from a local distillery. I didn't know they were designated for Canadian whisky by Glencairn. Anyway, I do like these glasses for every day drinking, especially when I want to cool down a "hot" barrel proof pour with 5-10 minutes of rest in the glass.

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    Re: Canadian Whiskey Tasting Glass?

    My wife actually gifted me this with handles of BT and WT101 for Valentine's. At first, I didn't really love the look... but I gave it a shot, and quite enjoyed using it.

    The Glencairn is a bit too small, while this one is a bit too large (and I could do without the Canadian Maple Leaf logo). I think my preferred glass is a brandy snifter... though I haven't had one in several months since my lovely wife accidentally broke it. But the standard Glencairn, Canadian, and rocks glasses all are go-to glasses based on mood.

    This Canadian variation is nice for swirling your whiskey around. Lots of breathing room and the exaggerated tulip form traps the juice in well... no worries of spills.

 

 

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