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on October 19, 2015
I broke my previous set of Riedel scotch glasses and decided to go with Glencairn this time. What a difference! The Glencairn glasses are made of slightly more delicate glass, that is their stem towards the top is slightly thinner than Riedel's, and this makes them look a lot more elegant. The set looks great just sitting in my cabinet! The glasses themselves are just perfect for whiskey. The top is narrow, meant to allow you to nose the whiskey properly before sipping. It concentrates all the complex elements of the whiskey allowing you to get a good sense of what's in store.

These glasses are really designed for the proper way to drink whiskey. They give a great nosing experience (if you can call it that), and meant for whiskey to be had neat. If you are in the habit of using ice cubes with your whiskey (why oh why?!), you will need thinner ice cubes to fit into the narrow tops. If you use a dropper, that will be perfect.

If you are deciding between Glencairn's set of 4 or 6 glasses, this set of 6 at $31 will be a better choice compared to the set of 4 for $25. For an additional $6, you get 2 more glasses which is a good deal since it is hard to find individual pieces from this set.
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on February 12, 2017
Everything tastes different once you can smell it.. You will actually be able to discern the hidden aromas buried away in your favourite libation and it becomes like you are drinking for the first time all over again. No really, apparently 90% of what you taste is what you smell according to nerds way smarter than me. The wide bowl and narrow opening makes it much easier to swirl your whiskey around and in doing so aerates your whiskey/bourbon, allowing oxygen to integrate with it to release its scent – thus making it easier to smell different aromas. The shape of the glencairn concentrates the aromas and so when you put your nose into the glass this concentrates the aromas for you.

Also the absence of a stem lowers the center of gravity that makes it harder to tip over.. you know in case you've maybe had one too many or are clumsy like me !
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Enthusiast: Woodworkingon September 6, 2016
I absolutely love these whiskey glasses. I've never used a dedicated glass for my bourbon before and I'm very happy I bought these. They bring a new level of enjoyment to sipping...the smell of the drink is more concentrated and that adds to the enjoyment. The glass is flawless, it's heavy on the bottom so it feels good in the hand and they're just the right size.

I worried a bit when I first started using them as the seem extremely delicate. But they've held up quite well and I haven't had any break so far, even after several cycles thru the dishwasher.

I highly recommend these glasses. Even if you're a novice bourbon/whiskey drinker like me you'll get increased enjoyment using one of these quality glasses.
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on March 30, 2017
I love these glasses, especially at their low price point. However, I'm glad I bought the 6 pack (instead of 4) because i broke one during their initial washing. Although a bit fragile, I consider the breaking my fault as I got a bit ham handed trying to get a rag to the bottom of the glass during the wash.

The glasses help bring out the beautiful aromas of my drinks of choice, Bourbon and Irish Whisky.
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on April 10, 2017
These are really nice for drinking scotch. You'll feel fancy and I think the glass ads something positive. The glasses themselves are well constructed and a great price for 6. I haven't broken any yet.
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on February 18, 2014
The product details were pretty clear the glass is "only" 6 oz, not some 8-12 oz old fashioned. Still, when you pull it out of the box, I can appreciate how some folks might think the glass is a little small, even though it is as tall as a 12 oz soda can. The bowl is deceptive, it is about the circumference of a soda can at its widest. In the product image, you are looking at about 1.5 oz in the glass. Adding a cold stone or an ice cube might make it look more like a pour for a wine glass.

I'm used to pouring three fingers of scotch in an old fashioned glass and sitting back for a relaxing evening. These glasses clearly won't replace my standard, but I bought them to use in polite company and at scotch tastings, and I think they fill that purpose quite nicely. They are light to the touch, but the base is noticeable and feels substantial, even between just a couple fingers on one hand. One of the reviewers pointed out the etching on the bottom of the glass was off-putting, but I disagree; I had to actively look a bit to even see the etching, and I know I didn't notice it at all when I poured scotch in the glass.

I chose 5 stars, I think the glass and the vendor both deserve it. My product shipped quickly and arrived quickly (in time for my first tasting). I didn't find any damage on any of the glasses at all, which made me quite happy.
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on September 30, 2017
I am a scotch and bourbon connoisseur and these glasses help me to enjoy the spirit to its fullest potential. These glasses help bring out the flavors and aromas of the spirit and make the tasting experience better than with the traditional straight-edge rocks type glass. The order arrived in a timely manner and it was well packaged. I would surely order this product again.
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on June 23, 2017
As stupid as it sounds, these glasses really do change the nose and the taste of my whiskey. This is my second set and I also give them as gifts to people who are as amazed as I was when I first used them. And I could not resist the price of 6 for $27, though that price seems to vary alot over time. They do not work if you use ice.
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on February 9, 2017
I've been a pretty avid whiskey drinker for the at least the last 15 years, and over the last 5 or so my tastes have become more refined. I've drank whiskey out of bottles, jars, and just about every glass available, and I have to say that these are the best way I've found. These glasses give you the best nose of any glass I've used and really provide an opportunity to explore the differences between different whiskeys. So far I've had rye, bourbon, and clear corn out of the glasses, and all were more enjoyable out of these glasses.

The glasses are solid and study and nicely made, and I'm confident they will hold up to significant use and occasionally being knocked over. I highly recommend these glasses.
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on January 7, 2016
I had gotten a set of these along with a very nice Scotch for my husband on our 15th anniversary and he LOVED them. We have also taken them to his brother's to drink some of the expensive Whiskey his wife's family had brought from Dubai and they all love them as well. My husband refuses to drink any of his Scotch or Whiskey out of anything but these now and often will still comment on how the glasses really do make a HUGE difference to the drinking experience. Because of this, I bought his father a set for Christmas and he seems to love them just as much.

They truly catch the scent of whatever you are drinking out of them and bring it more fully to your nose. The glass is very clear and bright unlike some glasses I have bought which can have a blue or yellow tint. They say they are dishwasher safe and I HATE to do dishes so they have been washed many times in our dishwasher and still look as good as when purchased. These do not come with the glass covers that some people prefer to keep the scent in the glass between sips, but I had no real luck finding any that did come with them and have no idea if they work any better. We are very happy with these and feel they are well worth the price.

I purchased the 6 glasses for ourselves and my father-in-law. They came in a Glencairn box and have Glencairn etched on the bottom of each glass.
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