Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Glass, Single Glass
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- 6 3/4-Ounce Capacity - Lead free crystal
- Tapering mouth allows an ease of drinking capturing the aromas on the nose. The wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the whisky's color
- Perfectly styled for the fullest enjoyment of whiskey
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In the long and illustrious history of whisky, there has never been a single definitive glass that the whisky world could call its own. Wine, Champagne, Brandy, each has its own recognizable glass associated with it. Over the years, whisky has been served in anything from shot glasses to wine glasses. Now following in the tradition of Scottish innovation, The Glencairn Glass has arrived. Combining the knowledge and expertise of some of the whisky world's leading innovators, The Glencairn Glass' roots lie in the traditional nosing glasses used by master blenders around the world. The crystal and glass specialist, Glencairn Crystal of Scotland who have an intimate knowledge of the whisky world's needs and requirements, brought together the industries biggest companies to create a glass for the whisky industry, by the whisky industry. A glass for whisky...Finally, from Stolzle.
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-The first photo is the Glencairn glass next to a standard wine glass. I posted this for size comparison.
-The second photo is the Glencairn glass in my hand. I wanted to show how balanced and easy to hold it is.
I own both, these glasses and the Bellemain 6 Oz. Whiskey Glass, Set of 6 glasses. I own 6 Glencairn glasses and 11 Bellemain glasses (A friend broke one the 12th). When I'm doing a tasting with friends and there are several pours in front of each person, I use all the glasses, when it's just sipping whiskey time, I use the Glencairn glass. I prefer the feel, the weight and the quality of the Glencairn glass over the Bellemain glass. The feel is that of a thin stemmed crystal wine glass (minus the stem of course), the weight is lighter (smaller base) and quality while you have to have them side by side, there is a noticeable difference. However at a cost of about 60% more per Glencairn glass, I'd rather have a few Glencairn glasses, a bunch of Bellermain glasses and spend the savings on more whiskey.
If you're a whiskey (Scotch) drinker, this style/shape of glass is the only way to really open up a dram of your favorite oak aged goodness.
The the bottom half encourages evaporation through its surface area and contact with your hand while the narrow top focuses the smell. All this comes together to enhance the aroma and this most certainly enhances the drinking experience. With other glasses I feel that I have to get my nose way too close to smell anything.
A must buy and a wonderful addition to the cabinet.
P.S. Also great when you put the glass in the fridge to chill before serving yourself a glass of whiskey.
I was surprised by how much the shape of these glasses enhanced the scent of scotch. All those fine peaty or smokey characteristics become much more distinct in this style cup, and, I daresay, enhance the flavor.
Highly recommended, be sure to get a set.
As some other reviewers have noted, this is a small glass, more suited for nosing or tasting than for guzzling. If you're planning to have several drinks in an evening, be prepared to make several pours. Of course, the sorts of liquors you should be drinking in this glass really shouldn't be guzzled anyway... The volume that fits in the glass is perfect for a couple of On The Rocks Whiskey Stones - Set of 9, which I also recommend.
Despite its size, however, the glass feels very solid and sturdy in-hand; the base is heavy enough to keep the glass upright even when knocked gently, and the glass body is blown thick enough to withstand a bit of abuse.