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Libbey Glass, in my home town, has announced a new line of whiskey glasses designed for the growing interest in upscale whiskey. Their spokesman notes that people who are paying $25 a shot in bars or $400 a bottle for home consumption think the barware ought to reflect the status of their purchase. Sadly, there is no mention of the role of the shape of the container in nosing or tasting.

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sku
Their spokesman notes that people who are paying $25 a shot in bars or $400 a bottle for home consumption think the barware ought to reflect the status of their purchase.

I'm ever the skeptic, but my guess would be that they think people who are paying $25 a shot in bars and $400 a bottle for home consumption think the barware ought to reflect the price of their purchase.

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AnotherCigarGuy

The Glencairn glass seems to be the perfect shape? Curious as to what this new one looks like.

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AnotherCigarGuy
Found a news article that has a picture of the new glassware.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Retail/2014/01/05/Libbey-quenches-growing-thirst-for-better-glassware-for-booze.html

I will admit they look interesting, but enough to replace or supplement my existing collection? We'll see.

-- Ravensfire

The one on the left looks interesting but I get a feeling that one costs as much as 4 Glencairn?

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smokinjoe

Let the "X" number of red Solo cups for 1 fancy Libbey glass value comparison exercise commence!!! :lol:

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Flyfish

Before we get to the Solo cups, I'm still working on whether Ball beats Kerr or Mason.

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fishnbowljoe
Before we get to the Solo cups, I'm still working on whether Ball beats Kerr or Mason.

My vote would be for Ball jars on this one. :lol:

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smokinjoe
Before we get to the Solo cups, I'm still working on whether Ball beats Kerr or Mason.

As a graduate of the esteemed Ball State University, you know where my loyalty lies!! :D Yep, same Ball...:rolleyes:

Really, giving Ark St. 9???? Go Ball U!!

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mosugoji64

The one in the back with the heavy bottom looks nice. Something about a heavy bottom …

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sailor22
The one in the back with the heavy bottom looks nice. Something about a heavy bottom …

That's one of my favorite shapes also. Could be a little shorter to really get me interested.

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callmeox
That's one of my favorite shapes also. Could be a little shorter to really get me interested.

I think that Woodford handed out glasses in that general shape at a sampler a few years back. Nice curve with very heavy bottom. Problem was, they were very fragile and one of mine didn't even make the trip home.

All in all, it's good to see the trickle down to other industries from the bourbon boom.

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Flyfish

Now, as to Solo cups, the only drawback is that hummingbirds are attracted to the red ones. It can a real bitch keeping them out of your good stuff.

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rndenks

Just wait a couple months and I am sure you will be able to pick these up at half price from the Libbey Oulet.

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squire

Or at T.J. Maxx.

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TheNovaMan

The way I read that article, Libbey might be targeting bars more than individuals with this stuff.

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Ravensfire
The way I read that article, Libbey might be targeting bars more than individuals with this stuff.

Possibly, but I can't see Libbey passing up the chance to put them in various stores for the additional sales. Two of them looked fairly interesting, if I ever get the man-cave and liquor bar I want I might have a few of them next to my Glencairns.

-- Ravensfire

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buoy37

Crate and Barrel has a nice collection of glassware.

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tanstaafl2
The one in the back with the heavy bottom looks nice. Something about a heavy bottom …

That's one of my favorite shapes also. Could be a little shorter to really get me interested.

I would also favor the back one of the three. The muffin top glencairn on the left looks like it could result in a deceptively large drink!

I find that while Libbey tends to be relatively inexpensive their focus on the on premises market makes it hard for the individual consumer to buy the glasses unless you want a couple dozen at once (I bought an entire box of Libbey coupes at one point, about 36 I think, because I am always breaking the damn things!). If a store is willing to sell the glasses individually there tends to be a healthy mark up for the privilege of buying only a few at a time.

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rndenks
Crate and Barrel has a nice collection of glassware.

I agree with this, and at a good price point too. That is how my wife gets me go shopping with her.

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B.B. Babington
Before we get to the Solo cups, I'm still working on whether Ball beats Kerr or Mason.
If sellin' shine to the vodka crowd, plastic gallon jug.

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fishnbowljoe

Rumor has it that Solo is working on a new clear version of their plastic cups. :bigeyes:

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