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(Sorry couldn't resist it) Sounds like you are well on your way towards continued enjoyment of single malts. Glassware is a whole 'nother ballgame!
Why, you ask? We did a taste testing one night here in my Lair (I refer to my bar/ Rec room as my "whisky lair") with 4-5 different glass shapes. I thought that we would just discern which one design of glass was best for tasting with. It turned out that some whiskies tasted better in one type of glass than in another! It's in one of the discussion threads in Whisky tasting but at the moment I can't put my finger on it.
Honestly, whatever type of glass you have available is good enough. Purists may disagree and insist on a glencairn or a brandy snifter you can swirl the dram in. Frankly, anything that can hold the beverage will work in a pinch. Save your money to buy whisky and get someone else to "gift" you a special glass. If you can acquire a "tulip shaped" glass that concentrates the volatiles for nosing, you may find it a bit better than a tumbler.
Here's a website to check out the basics on: http://www.whiskydistilled.com/whisky-b ... -the-best/
Hope this helps a bit.
C57 you cut me to the quick, my good man! Why, sometimes I do have to attend at my work facility to pay for my hobby! They take a really dim view of coming to work enebriated - if you know what I mean!
If I wander around all day with my nose in a glass, I'll get nothing done - mind you, if one could design up some form of headgear, that would hold a glass at the optimum position ...