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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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16%
Brandy snifter or other large tulip-shaped recepticle
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59%
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 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 hook55 » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:41 am

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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 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?

:D

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 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 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 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 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.

Cheers...
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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

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

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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 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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