Glencairn Whisky Glass Set of 4
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- Four glasses
- Transparent, lustrous crystal
- Winner of the 2006 Queen's Award for Innovation
- Short, elegant base stand
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The design of this glass is based on the traditional "nosing" glass used by master whisky blenders. The pinched waist holds the aroma and the tapering neck directs the bouquet up to your nose. The smaller opening keeps the air in the room from confusing your senses so you get a more precise "nose". A traditional nosing glass has no cuts in the glass or other decoration because it would distort the color of the whisky.
The Glencairn glass was originally designed for pub/bar use so it is a sturdy little glass. The bottom is heavy so it's not easily tipped over and is easily grasped. It feels good in the hand. The only glass that would provide a better hand feel (in my opinion) would be a small brandy snifter. A sherry copita would also be a good substitute glass.
The size of the bowl was designed to hold the "proper" amount of scotch which is between 35 & 50 mL or approximately 1.5 fluid oz. in a US bar. You pour the scotch to the area on the glass where it just starts to taper up. The photo on the box shows a "proper" pour. The opening is a comfortable size for nosing and drinking.
Glencairn also sells a crystal version of this glass but I prefer this lead free version because it is sturdy. The lead free version can go through the dishwasher if you choose but I always hand wash mine so that I don't get any soap or rinse agent residue in the glass. I find this glass to be the right combination of sturdy and elegance.Read more ›
The shape is perfect for sniffing/tasting samples of other things besides whiskey, such as coffees or vinegars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These seem great. I was skeptical about the shape, but it definitely makes tasting more effective. And the quality of the glass is obvious. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Saasw Sitmg
These are the whiskey (whisky) glasses you're looking for.
5/5 would buy again.
Great for drinking whiskey and any alcohol. Solid weight and great quality.Published 6 days ago by B. Lau
Good whisky glasses. Fits nice in the hand to enjoy a night capPublished 9 days ago by michael randazzo
Perfect (good quality) glass for whiskey or cognac at a quite reasonable price.Published 12 days ago by ELS
Exactly what I expected. Nice set of taster glasses. Sturdy and well built so in not afraid they will break at the slightest touch.Published 13 days ago by jhill287