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Best Whisky Glasses

#1 Post by RyanC » May 19th, 2020, 9:54 pm

I'm in the market and would love your thoughts.
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#2 Post by Joe Chanley » May 20th, 2020, 5:43 am

dont know that it's the 'best', but these are great and the price is reasonable....use them all the time

https://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/

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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » May 20th, 2020, 5:57 am

What style do you want? I like the Astor hotel ones a lot

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#4 Post by Jim Stewart » May 20th, 2020, 5:58 am

Joe Chanley wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 5:43 am
dont know that it's the 'best', but these are great and the price is reasonable....use them all the time

https://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/
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Great glass for whisky and does double duty as a great glass for sipping dessert wines as here
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#5 Post by H. N o w b a r » May 20th, 2020, 8:40 pm

If you like to drink your whisky neat, it's hard to beat the Glencairn whisky glass. If you like it on the rocks, especially with one big ice cube, then you might look at some options online. Also, I found this taxonomy from the Whiskey Advocate useful though it might have some advertising bias: https://www.whiskyadvocate.com/unique-whisky-glasses/
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#6 Post by RyanC » May 20th, 2020, 8:46 pm

Thanks everyone. I drink mine neat. Glencairn looks like the best option.
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#7 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 20th, 2020, 10:04 pm

Glencairn is my 2nd choice. It is totally good.

1st choice is Riedel, and it's not close.
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#8 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » May 21st, 2020, 5:02 am

Jim Stewart wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 5:58 am
Joe Chanley wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 5:43 am
dont know that it's the 'best', but these are great and the price is reasonable....use them all the time

https://www.glencairnwhiskyglass.com/
+1
Great glass for whisky and does double duty as a great glass for sipping dessert wines as here
glencairn.jpg
For whatever reason I only like to drink dessert wines in glencairns and prefer a double old fashioned glass for all brown spirits, even cognac/Armagnac. Not a big fan of tulips or snifters for them. Sometimes a very aromatic Armagnac is nice in a zalto universal

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#9 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 21st, 2020, 5:48 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Glencairn is my 2nd choice. It is totally good.

1st choice is Riedel, and it's not close.
Which Riedel? Not that I disagree. We have the sommelier single malt glasses, which are nice, but actually have a slight preference for the inexpensive "Gourmet" glass that I think was made for water.

https://www.riedel.com/en-us/shop/vinum/water-641600021

The Glencairn are very serviceable, they type of glass used at most distilleries I've visited.
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#10 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » May 21st, 2020, 6:33 am

I’ve found that most Armagnac/cognac drink better after being hand warmed a bit. I wouldn’t be shocked to find whiskies are similar in that regard.

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#11 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 22nd, 2020, 10:20 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 5:48 am
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Glencairn is my 2nd choice. It is totally good.

1st choice is Riedel, and it's not close.
Which Riedel? Not that I disagree. We have the sommelier single malt glasses, which are nice, but actually have a slight preference for the inexpensive "Gourmet" glass that I think was made for water.

https://www.riedel.com/en-us/shop/vinum/water-641600021

The Glencairn are very serviceable, they type of glass used at most distilleries I've visited.
The Sommelier line, Sarah. Absolutely love them. I feel the flared rim helps many whiskys from coming across too fumey on the Nose. I also like how they feel in the hand.

That said, I own Glencairn glasses, too, and use them probably half the time.
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#12 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 22nd, 2020, 1:24 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:20 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 5:48 am
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 10:04 pm
Glencairn is my 2nd choice. It is totally good.

1st choice is Riedel, and it's not close.
Which Riedel? Not that I disagree. We have the sommelier single malt glasses, which are nice, but actually have a slight preference for the inexpensive "Gourmet" glass that I think was made for water.

https://www.riedel.com/en-us/shop/vinum/water-641600021

The Glencairn are very serviceable, they type of glass used at most distilleries I've visited.
The Sommelier line, Sarah. Absolutely love them. I feel the flared rim helps many whiskys from coming across too fumey on the Nose. I also like how they feel in the hand.

That said, I own Glencairn glasses, too, and use them probably half the time.
The Somms are very nice and do feel good in the hand. I agree they can help with the alcohol bite on the nose. I probably would reach for them more often if Jonathan didn't prefer the other. We have a ton of the Glencairn type as well, many gifts from distilleries, but only bring them out for more formal tastings. I would never put great whisky in a rocks glass, even though we have a few beautiful examples, mostly gifts.
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#13 Post by Todd F r e n c h » May 22nd, 2020, 1:26 pm

I just picked up these Ravenscroft crystal tumblers after admiring them on The Morning Show series. Really nice, weighty bottom, includes a polishing cloth which is always a bonus

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#14 Post by Jim Stewart » May 22nd, 2020, 5:20 pm

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#15 Post by M.Kaplan » May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 am

La Maison du Whisky's Austrian made crystal 'Pure Glass' is by far my favorite. Unfortunately, they go in and out of production and are often difficult to find.

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To commemorate the 10th Annual Gathering of the Clan (aka Ardbeggeddon X), I had Glencairn fabricate custom crystal nosing glasses engraved with our logo for all attendees. The crystal glasses are very well made and considerably nicer than the glass versions that are most prevalent.
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#16 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » May 24th, 2020, 7:03 am

M.Kaplan wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 8:33 am
La Maison du Whisky's Austrian made crystal 'Pure Glass' is by far my favorite. Unfortunately, they go in and out of production and are often difficult to find.

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To commemorate the 10th Annual Gathering of the Clan (aka Ardbeggeddon X), I had Glencairn fabricate custom crystal nosing glasses engraved with our logo for all attendees. The crystal glasses are very well made and considerably nicer than the glass versions that are most prevalent.
I love those Pure Glasses, but do not own any. They have the perfect amount of flare to the rim, for me. The Somm glasses have a touch too much, the Gourmet glass Jonathan likes have a bit too little.
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