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Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Tasting Glass, Set of 2

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  • Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Tasting Glass, Set of 2
  • Hailed as "The Official Whiskey Glass"
  • Tapering mouth allows an ease of drinking
  • Wide bowl for the fullest appreciation of color
  • Solid base is designed to be easy on the hand
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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005LR3P1I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,008 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Champagne, Brandy, Wine... each has its own glass. Yet whisky, the worlds most complex spirit, can be found served in anything from hi-ball tumblers to Paris goblets. It's a bit like pouring your vintage champagne into a pint tumbler or your XO brandy into a shot glass! Raymond Davidson decided it was about time someone designed a proper whisky glass...a single definitive glass that the whiskey world could call its own. Following in the tradition of Scottish innovation, the Glencairn Glass has arrived. It's roots lie in the traditional nosing and tasting glasses used by master blenders and connoisseurs around the world.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of some of the whisky world's leading innovators, the unique and stylish shape has been crafted with eminent care to enhance the enjoyment of single malts and aged blends. The tapering mouth allows an ease of drinking not associated with traditional nosing glasses, while capturing that all-important bouquet. The wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the whiskey's color and the solid base is designed to be easy on the hand.

Today the Glencairn Glass can be found at every distillery in Scotland, Ireland, Wales as well as most in the USA. It has won accolades from around the world including the Queens Award, the highest award for business in the UK. It may have taken a few hundred years to arrive, but whisky now has a glass of it's own... FINALLY!

1-3/4" diameter x 4-1/2" H with a 6 ounce capacity



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Customer Reviews

The package was well protected.
Tim Gera
The bottom of the glass fits fantastic in your hands and you can hold the glass with just two fingers.
OC- Mac
Best Scotch/Whiskey glass I have had.
John B Mickelson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Michael E. Lavoie on September 14, 2012
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As Ralfy would say, Hello all you malt mates. This glass is perfect for that good single malt scotch. It allows the aromas to go straight to your nose when nosing. And after letting the whisky settle for a few moments lets you taste the wonderful flavors of your favorite whisky. I would recommend this glass for anyone serious about good scotch.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan on February 23, 2013
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My wife got me a pair of these for Valentine's Day. I am very happy with the glasses and the added aroma-effect when enjoying some bourbon. Sometimes I like ice - I was curious if an ice-ball, like the Tovolo Sphere or The Original Whiskey Ball (both 2.5" diameter), would fit. The Glencairn's opening is 1.75"; additionally, the glass is 4.5" tall, 2-5/8" wide at the widest point, and the base is also 1.75". I added a few pics to show "The Glencairn Glass" etching, height, and the opening. Hope this helps.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Norm Deplume on August 9, 2012
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Prior to getting these glasses, I used rocks glasses almost exclusively. I enjoy my whisky neat, or at most a splash of water to allow the whisky to open up prior to sipping. I noticed an immediate difference with the first dram I poured. The individual notes came alive in my nose, allowing me to get more out of the whisky. If you like to mix your whisky or enjoy it on the rocks, this is not the glass for you. The design lends to exploring the intristic qualities of the whisky, and forces you to sip slowly. Sláinte!
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61 of 84 people found the following review helpful By C. Barnes on December 12, 2012
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As you can see by the many other 5 star reviews, these glasses are functionally fantastic. I won't repeat what's already been said...I've been happy with the way they perform. They would easily rate 5 stars if it weren't for my major complaint.

The glasses have text etched into the bottom of the base that make them look like I picked them up in a souvenir shop. IMHO, it's very tacky and makes the glasses look gimmicky. Superficial, yes, but there it is. I'm knocking off 1 star because the writing is there, and another star because there's nothing in the description or specs of the product that informs prospective buyers of this potentially important detail before they buy. Now that I know it's there, I can see it faintly in the product photo, but if you didn't already know about it, it would be easy to miss(call me unobservant, but I'm proof of that). Hopefully this review will at least inform so buyers can make an educated decision.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sitting in Seattle TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 17, 2013
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These are great glasses for tasting whisky. I've been a wine aficionado for a long time and appreciate how the right glass improves the tasting experience. These do the same for whisky, and at a reasonable price.

Why are these better? When tasting, you need both taste and olfaction. Try it sometime: pinch your nose and taste something; it will be off and weak tasting. However, with whisky, there is the risk of getting too much alcohol on the nose, overpowering the whisky taste itself. For me, these glasses strike the right balance. To test them, I did a side-by-side blind taste test of two bourbons (Evan Williams 2002 and 2003 single barrel vintages). I could easily pick out the two years (of which 2002 was substantially better). I use these for bourbons as well as scotch and rye.

How do they compare to other options? I find whisky with them to be more enjoyable than with straight sided glasses such as the Riedel glasses (Riedel H2O Double-Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass, Set of 2). I have not tried long-stem nosing glasses (e.g., Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Stemware Nosing/Whiskey Glass, 7.4-Ounce, Set of 6) because they look fragile, but seem like another great option. Compared to the Riedel single malt glasses (Riedel Vinum Single Malt Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2), I think these are just as enjoyable and much less expensive.

Are they overrated? Probably.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Seth Grandeau on February 18, 2012
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These glasses are 7 oz and are designed for a 2oz drink. They are perfect for rolling the whiskey around, to coat the sides and release the aromas. I was impressed with how much the shape of the glass's added to my enjoyment of the whiskey. Put your nose in this glass and the aromas are incredibly intense, making it easier to pick out specific notes. These glasses are well worth the small cost.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M on August 31, 2012
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I bought these Glencairn glasses recently and even from just a few uses, their value is apparent.

Pros:
- Perfect shape for capturing the scents of the scotch in the top
- Small, easy to hold and swirl
- Unbeatable price - bought 2 of these sets (4 glasses total) for ~$23

Cons:
- A bit difficult to pick up from the table without touching the bulb (and therefore warming the spirit)
- Curve of glass makes you tilt your head quite far back to sip the spirit (not a huge deal because this is for nosing and tasting, not for your simply drinking)

Overall, they are wonderful glasses and I have no regrets purchasing them. In the future, I may pick up a few copitas simply because their stem allows you lift them without warming the spirit.
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