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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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58%
Straight cut tumbler
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13%
shot glass
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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 mikeymad » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:06 pm

I don't know, they are pretty close:

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:34 pm

mikeymad wrote:I don't know, they are pretty close:

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Cheers,


:lol:

I swear I am going to get some Glencairn glasses soon.

Collector57 wrote:Very nice Mikey!

No I don't dispute the shape, just wouldn't call the Glencairn "large"


I would call your collection "large" though. :shock: Will you be needing a second custom made cabinet soon? Oh...and keeping on topic, where do you keep your glasses? Near the cabinet or just in the kitchen?
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:38 pm

Collector57 wrote:Very nice Mikey!

No I don't dispute the shape, just wouldn't call the Glencairn "large"


Ah, my bad....

At least the pictures are pretty.....

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hook55 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:56 am

:) Well you guys are talking me into buying the Glencairn Glass, after seeing the pics i need to add it to my small humble collection, it may have to wait until I visit Sydney again as I have not seen Glencairn here so far? Just hope somebody in Sydney will have them?
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hook55 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:09 am

:D Just one question guys? is Glencairn glass made of Crystal?
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby clicker7 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:30 am

I've been using the Riedel Single Malt glass the last couple of years. I would call it a medium/tulip shape. I really enjoy nosing, and tasting my single malts with it.

Of all the glasses I have tried I get the best nose/bouquet from this glass (tulip shape), and I have purchased quite a few.

Warning, a great glass but they break easily... I have broken three just cleaning them. I wish someone would make the same thing just a trifle heavier.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:37 pm

hook55 wrote::D Just one question guys? is Glencairn glass made of Crystal?


Hey Hook:

From a wiki site:

"The glass is approximately 115mm in height and is available in both 24% Lead Crystal, Lead Free Crystal and Soda Lime Glass. The vast majority of glasses in circulation are of the Soda Lime variety."

So it depends. I don't think that the free ones that I have gotten at shows are the Lead Crystal. They don't ahve the weight or feel.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby clicker7 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:51 am

There are two versions - the machine made and the hand-blown.the machine-made one is a little thicker and heavier. I haven't broken one since I switched to the machine-made (also, a third of the price).


Thanks C57, I will keep my eyes open for the machine made one. The handmade ones are lovely, but a little dainty for my touch-- especially after a few drams!

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hook55 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 1:04 am

' Mickeymad wrote:
Hey Hook:

From a wiki site:

"The glass is approximately 115mm in height and is available in both 24% Lead Crystal, Lead Free Crystal and Soda Lime Glass. The vast majority of glasses in circulation are of the Soda Lime variety."

So it depends. I don't think that the free ones that I have gotten at shows are the Lead Crystal. They don't ahve the weight or feel.

Cheers,

Hey Mickey,

Thanks for that info,

I was out yesterday looking at glasses? only found one that looked interesting to use for malts. so I bought them. made in Turkey called Bistro by Pasabahce looks like a brandy glass? I will try to get a picture for you later? I used it last night and boy! :P the malt I was drinking tasted different,it's great for nosing, swirling and tasting, it's larger than any other glass i have used.

They came in a pack of 6 for about $10u.s. bargain price.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:07 pm

Good job Hook,

It looks like you got a pretty good deal as well. Don't have to worry too much about late night 'accidents' when you got 5 more.

enjoy, :thumbsup:

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hook55 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:41 am

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:57 am

I think it looks fine to me. I like the glass. Small opening to stuff your nose in....

Happy beverage.

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Di Blasi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:32 am

Yes, that glass would work well I'm sure, and the price is right too. The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh and Leith use a glass that's similar, it almost looks like a smaller version of a "movie-style" Cognac glass.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hook55 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:36 am

mikeymad on Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:42 pm
I think it looks fine to me. I like the glass. Small opening to stuff your nose in....


The only problem is when you are almost finished, you have to tip your head all the way up to get that last bit of malt out. :P
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:20 pm

I got a couple of Glencairn glasses today, and while they are good for nosing, my big hooter gets a bit smacked when I drink from it. I will no doubt get used to it and continue to use it for serious sniffing, but my favourite glass for holding and drinking has to be this:

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It's from the US and is called Inverness Rocks. Which I'm sure it does.

It's just really chunky and satisfying to hold, in a manly sort of way. Also I like the pentagonal, simple design.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:28 pm

The same company do this glass, which is quite similar to the bowl-shaped glass that they serve in the bar I most frequent (which just got Lag 16 in).

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Although the ones in the bar are more ball-shaped.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:29 pm

But, of course, we should all really be drinking out of this glass:

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Lawrence » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:36 pm

butephoto wrote:But, of course, we should all really be drinking out of this glass:

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Excellent!

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hotelcalifornia » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:45 pm

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I like to drink Whiskey from Large Brandy glasses.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:39 pm

Looks like a good glass hotelcalifornia! Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Dubois » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:43 pm

Mostly Glencairn glass or a large tulip-shaped glass.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby hotelcalifornia » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:45 pm

Thanks for your welcome Mr Fjeld. Cheers!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:27 pm

Welcome to: (the) hotelcalifornia!! Nice glass!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:30 pm

Nice glass, Hotel. Mine is similar but smaller. Welcome to the forums.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:10 am

I usually use a brandy snifter now, but I am set to order some Glencairns this week. I did find a larger snifter to possibly use when I am able to purchase an Ardbeg Mor. I believe this one will be perfect for the Mor!

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How do you like it? I have been using the clear one in the front, but I think it might be a nice challenge to try the big one holding the Batch 12.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby matthew2512 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:19 am

haha nice :thumbsup:
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Lawrence » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:48 am

Where did you buy the miniature of a'bunadh?

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That's a great fish bowl, I mean glass!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:14 am

Lawrence wrote:Where did you buy the miniature of a'bunadh?

:D

That's a great fish bowl, I mean glass!


It almost looks like a miniature...haha.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Foey » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:13 am

I'm using a Glencairn glass at the moment for my Whisky, it's one i picked up whilst visiting the English Whisky Co in Norfolk, along with a couple of nice bottles & a bottle of Cardhu that my good lady bought me.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:48 am

Fill it up and go for a swim!!!
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:14 pm

Thanks for the picture.
As posted earlier, I regularly use B&C with my "bugatti" being a longer-stemmed version of "B".

I like the look of D.
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:04 am

Nice call lohssanami,

I like a glass you can stick your head into. That way you can get every last drop of that special beverage.

There was a guy who would bring that type (size) of glass to the WOW shows. It was pretty intense when you would nose with that sucker tipped all the way to the side. It was like a blast of alcohol vapor shooting out of it. Great stuff.

Have fun, and play safe....

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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:09 am

Have you considered filling the bath Mikey?
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:35 am

:shock: Willie, for shame. You know that the bath doesn't help collect the vapors. :P
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Re: Type of glass?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:38 am

Just half-fill it then :)
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