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Type of glass?

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What type of glass do you regularly use?

Small whisky glass with marks for precise dilution
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17%
Brandy snifter or other large tulip-shaped recepticle
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59%
Straight cut tumbler
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13%
shot glass
3
2%
Anything will do! Just fill it up!
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5%
Straight from the bottle baby!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:53 am

The bath is like a tumbler. Just doesn't collect quite right. :yuk:
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:17 am

I reckon with that much whisky in a small space the aromas would collect just fine. Still I am inclined to agree with your :yuk: .
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:51 am

Don't p**p where you eat type of thing......

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Gov » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:59 am

Just purchased 4 smaller tulip shaped brandy snifters with a nice stem at my local liquor store for .69 cents a piece! These are excellent and whisky in it smells and tastes great!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:20 am

Good score Gov... I think that the least I have gone is .50 cents (USD) for a glass on a closeout at bevmo.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:43 am

I was going to pick up 6 Glencairns for $60 on Ebay. A friend wants a couple of them so I am really only getting four of them.

Are there fake Glencairns? I heard there were two different types. Does it matter which one you get?

Ebay link for glasses.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:10 am

Well it looks like from the feedback that there is a pile of people buying the glasses from them. And they seem very happy.

There are a lot of glasses that have the same basic shape. But I have never heard of fake Glen' ones. And if they are fake and have the same shape they should work pretty good....

If you are curious then ask them to send you a picture of them (they are using a stock photo for the auction).

good luck....

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:13 am

lohssanami wrote: I heard there were two different types. Does it matter which one you get?


Oh there are crystal and glass. I am sure that just about everyone here has the glass, and they work great. Gets the beverage to my mouth everytime... (okay most of the time). The crystal ones are pretty pricey, and I think that you would have to import them.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:41 am

I guess it wouldn't matter what they are since they are the same design. As long as I can get a good nose on it, and it goes into my mouth...right? :D

I sent him a question asking about crystal or glass, but he does say lead free on the auction.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Gov » Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:06 pm

I bought Glencairn's from that seller a couple of months ago. They were excellent and shipped very carefully. The glasses are glass not crystal. I would definately highly recommend that seller.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:41 pm

Thanks gov. The seller just told me that they sell the "soda lime glass", and he says a much better value.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:39 pm

I got an Ardbeg Uigeadail last night served in one of these Macallan glasses:

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http://www.themacallan.com/shop/detail.asp?pid=GX6639A

I really liked them, good space to fit my (Roman) nose in and have a good sniff around.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:22 pm

I kind of like those Bute. They seem to becoming more popular (in the gift packs). It is like a highbred tumbler, closed down at the top to increase the nose, and still gives a large surface area for the beverage.

Okay, I guess that I need 'another' glass for the collection.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:15 am

I have the Glencairns now, and I have to admit that I really like drinking out of them. Well, at least one of them at a time!

You know, maybe I am being pushed by the hype of the glass to believe that they are better, and that they really don't offer anything more than a standard water glass or mug might offer. Oh wait...wrong thread...sorry for that last outburst.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:18 am

butephoto wrote:I got an Ardbeg Uigeadail last night served in one of these Macallan glasses:

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http://www.themacallan.com/shop/detail.asp?pid=GX6639A

I really liked them, good space to fit my (Roman) nose in and have a good sniff around.


I just saw a gift pack of the Macallan 12 with 2 of these glasses. Too many whisky's out there, and not enough money.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Lawrence » Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:45 pm

lohssanami wrote:I was going to pick up 6 Glencairns for $60 on Ebay. A friend wants a couple of them so I am really only getting four of them.

Are there fake Glencairns? I heard there were two different types. Does it matter which one you get?

Ebay link for glasses.


I have bought dsozens of Glencairns iff ebay and they have all beeb genuine, these look perfectly normal. Buy away I say.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby anationonfire » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:34 am

For the most part I drink my Whisk(e)y from a snifter.
I would like to pick up a set of those Riedel Vinum Whisky glasses.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:32 pm

Image

These look interesting, if only because I could definitely get my nose in and around the whisky with the cut-away.

:lol:

http://www.homeclick.com/web/catalog/pr ... %20Product
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:00 pm

I think I have found the perfect glass!

As I already mentioned, I use Bugatti Kelch, a shorter stemmed version for Signatory and the Glencairn.

At the recent Munich whisky festival we were given the Bugatti style, but at the Adelphi stand I tried their own commissioned glass.

WOW :shock:

I compared the same whisky in each glass and was astonished at the difference.
Much more aroma from the Adelphi.
It seemed to help me identify many more individual flavours than the Bugatti.


Now I'm talking to Adelphi about their glasses!
I want some in my pub!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:50 pm

Sounds like a nice glass MT. Possible to post a link or a photo to see??
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:30 am

butephoto wrote:Image

These look interesting, if only because I could definitely get my nose in and around the whisky with the cut-away.

:lol:

http://www.homeclick.com/web/catalog/pr ... %20Product

How big is your nose? :)
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:09 am

I will try to take a photo of all my glass types together for comparison.

Hopefully, if my discussions with Adelphi work, I may be able to offer their glass from my website and also from the pub.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:50 am

I was recently introduced to the Adelphi glass - it blows all the rest away.

Here are more details for you:
http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8261
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby DrStrange » Thu May 08, 2008 7:24 am

I use a glass that was designed at my, formerly local (i moved :x ) liquor store. Great swirling, narrow opening for the nose, but you don't have to purse your lips like some of the other scotch glasses on the market. And it fits in the hand like it was meant to be there 8)

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here's the link so you can see it :shock:

http://www.hitimewine.net/istar.asp?a=6&id=703114!2338
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Ganga » Thu May 08, 2008 4:46 pm

Doc,

Where'd you move to? I live just up the way from Hi-Time.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:28 am

butephoto wrote:I got an Ardbeg Uigeadail last night served in one of these Macallan glasses:

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http://www.themacallan.com/shop/detail.asp?pid=GX6639A

I really liked them, good space to fit my (Roman) nose in and have a good sniff around.


Ok...I just got a couple of these, and I like the heavy feel and they still give a great nose.

I bought an older CS Macallan, and the guy had a pair of these he kept from a gift pack. He threw in the glasses...woohoo.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby kresj » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:41 am

where can I buy these copita's?
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I do own a glencairn crystal copita, but these seem to have a nicer shape.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Rodstar » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Hi from Down Under!

I have only just started on the journey of whisky appreciation. I thought I was doing the right thing by drinking from a traditional "Whisky tumbler" until I read that these were designed to disguise how low grade a whisky is by dissipating the nose.

So, I have just ordered some Glencairn glasses, and in the interim I am using a tulip shaped wine glass.

I am very puzzled about why many of the whisky manufacturers insist on supplying glasses with their offerings which retain the old whisky tumbler shape. Are they trying to warn us how bad their whisky is, or does the corporate office have no clue as to the product they are selling?
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Ganga » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:00 am

I would suggest that the average consumer doesn't know any better and that is what they traditionally use. Therefore, the companies provide that.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby turundus » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:07 pm

From the picture before, i would rather take zip of Whiskey from glass A, fits some whiskey and ice cubes and is delicioouss 8)
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby emospence » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:36 am

I just use a tumbler. It came with my Glenmorangie Original purchase :wink:
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:46 pm

My glassware of preference is the Cognac glass pictured on the left. Other tasting glasses (such as the Glenmorangie sample on the right) are alright. And the Glencairn glass works as well. But I find that the longer stem and outwardly flared rim of the Cognac glass represent major positive design features.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby spsdod » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:50 am

Glencairn glass here also.
I would feel like I was missing something if I went back to a tumbler.
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