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  1. #21
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Indeed, the shape of a Mason jar enhances the characteristics of a fine moonshine. When ordering moonshine, should you offer your wine, rocks, or Glencairn glass to the sommelier, he will certainly respond: "Wrong glass, sir!"

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  2. #22
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I prefer the small heavy bottomed glasse that Four Roses uses for their after tour samples.
    Any way to obtain those short of a Four Roses tour?

  3. #23
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fangzilla View Post
    Any way to obtain those short of a Four Roses tour?
    Best bet would probably be a local tasting or Christmas box set. Of course, you could probably order them online through the site, but I'm too lazy to check to be sure.

  4. #24
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    I did check their site before posting, and was disappointed to find that the glassware section of their online store consists of a rock glass and a shot glass. (eyerolling is for Four Roses, not you).

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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    All of mine were sourced from the distillery, but you may have luck finding some on an auction site or Amazon.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

  6. #26
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    All of mine were sourced from the distillery, but you may have luck finding some on an auction site or Amazon.
    Mine, too. But a search of Ebay reveals several options including 2 of the 125th anniversary glasses for $20. Amazon has lots of things listed under bourbon glasses.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

  7. #27
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Still a newb myself, and need to make my intro post but i have 2 glencairns i just received and have been using which work great. I actually prefer aslightly larger tulip shape and have a dogfish head goblet that was gifted that truly works better for me for swirling and nosing. search them online, they work great with a splash of water. got me obsessed with bourbon.

  8. #28
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    A glencairn for tasting and making notes, but I usually go for a bulleit glass when I'm just drinking.
    "this hobby is supposed to be fun. When it stops being fun, check yourself, because you're doing it wrong." Charles Cowdery

  9. #29
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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    I own a couple of glencairns, as well as a couple of N.E.A.T. glasses, and I use one or the other when pouring something for the first time, but I do find them a little less user-friendly for every day sipping. If I'm half-way reclined watching TV, the glencairn isn't really the best option. Then it's usually a standard rocks glass, or my Silver-rimmed whiskey glasses if I'm feeling Don Draper-ish.
    Been thinking recently about trying the Canadian glencairn.
    "You Can't Buy Happiness, but you can buy Whiskey!"

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    Re: Does shape make a difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjbeggs View Post
    I own a couple of glencairns, as well as a couple of N.E.A.T. glasses, and I use one or the other when pouring something for the first time, but I do find them a little less user-friendly for every day sipping. If I'm half-way reclined watching TV, the glencairn isn't really the best option. Then it's usually a standard rocks glass, or my Silver-rimmed whiskey glasses if I'm feeling Don Draper-ish.
    Been thinking recently about trying the Canadian glencairn.
    I've been eyeing that the last few days myself. Saw it when I purchased the glencairns from the 'Zon, the canadian glencairn was a recommendation the following day when I checked the shipping status. Really seems about the size I like, same as my Dogfish goblet, but without the stem and a more solid base. Hoping to find a cheapo similar shape at wallyworld to try first before I buy a nice one.

 

 

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