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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.

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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.

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Young Blacksmith

A glencairn for tasting and making notes, but I usually go for a bulleit glass when I'm just drinking.

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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.

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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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Been thinking recently about trying the Canadian glencairn.

I have both regular Glencairns and Canadians (for when I occasionally want just a cube in my bourbon). Recently took both styles to taste Canadian whiskies with friends. We all agreed immediately that the regular Glencairns did a superior job of concentrating the nose so we bagged the Canadians. I prefer the regulars for sipping neat or for serious analysis--as serious as it is possible for me to get. For drinking, especially in summer, I prefer a rocks glass with a heavy bottom. My favorites are WT glasses from the distillery. They hold a generous serving and they taper slightly to benefit the nose more than glasses that flair out like the 4R glasses.

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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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Nobody uses one of these?

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well this one time, back in my college days...that was pretty standard weekend glassware right there.

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