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    Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    I checked an email from a wine enthusiast site a few weeks back (from my wifes activities online) and after perusing their glassware they had many whiskey glasses. Just wanted to give a heads up. They currently (or did a week ago) have a set of 4 stolzle whiskey glasses, which after using for a week are just glencairn shape exactly with a stem, for 19.99 a 4 pack. They are on sale knocked down from around $45 per 4 pack, I forget the original price but it was just above half off. I enjoy a good deal to stock my glasses for visit nights. They are maybe a bit thinner in the tulip shape with glass, and yeah the neck is always a fragility concern with stress points, but 28 for 4 glasses and shipping puts them slightly below glencairn cost. and the experience is exact, if not easiear to swirl to get a quick aroma blast. check them out, I bought 8 in case I get bourbon fingers and drop a few. Or my wife washes dishes...we have plastic plates and cups for a reason.

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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Stems are to fancy for me. Good for swirling though. Ty
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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Yeah I figure stems are too fancy or keep people from buying, its just a cheaper option for home use if you want glasses that are about half the cost of glencairns. Would be good for a bar though, or restaurant ;-)

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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Those look pretty, but I'm afraid I would break them too easily. I've yet to break a Glencairn (which by typing this text, increases my odds of breaking my first by a factor of 7, at least!), but I've knocked a few over. We used to hit thrift stores though to pick up glasses that served well enough for nosing (and often at a bargain) until my loving parents gifted me a set of Glencairns. And while I know a lot of people use them only for serious tastings - I probably use mine for most of my pours if only because I have a fair idea of how much I've poured!
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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    I've been looking for something like that. Where did you buy them?

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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Stems are to fancy for me. Good for swirling though. Ty
    Stemless white wine glasses work well. Big enough for a really decent pour and tapered enough for nosing.
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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Oh yeah, wine glasses work fine, the basic styles were designed for nosing and tasting.
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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    I struggle with stemed whiskey glasses, I cant settle into the la-z-boy with something so unstable!

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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Stems are to fancy for me. Good for swirling though. Ty
    Likewise, Kevin . I bailed out on stems years ago.
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    Re: Heads up on alternative to glencairn glasses

    My favorite glasses are this exact profile by Riedel.

    But I like for the glass or crystal to be thinner.

    We can call them "fancy", but for the most part these glasses cost less than a good pour at a bar.

    tbt

 

 

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