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Glencairn Whisky Glass Review!,
This review is from: Glencairn Crystal BMG1 The Glencairn Whiskey Glass (Kitchen & Home)
The Glencairn glass is essential if you want to truly appreciate Whisky to it's fullest potential. It give you the ability to nose the Whisky and extract all the wonderful aromas that may be lurking within. It also allows you to pour a proper measure of whisky (around the widest part of the glass and no more). Don't forget it's about quality and not quantity! If you pour anymore Whisky than that it reduces the ability to swirl the whisky properly.
Now as for the glass, it is very well made from lead free crystal cut glass with the majority of the weight at the bottom which doubles as the base (and place where you should hold the glass), this in turn reduces the chances of it tipping over! Also note that "the Glencairn glass" is written on the base of the glass which you can see when you are drinking...now this adds nothing but a touch of class. As for the shape of the glass which is in my view perfect as it captures and channels the aromas up your nose (one piece of advice...don't over nose a whisky and do it gently). The glass also feels more substantial than what i was expecting it to be. As for where i got this from, i got 6 of these from a rep who works for the Glencairn glass company and paid £4.30 each and that included delivery, at least that way i could be sure they arrived properly packaged which they were!
PROS: Well made, weight is towards the bottom, officially recognized as the best glass to nose a whisky with, you won't over pour whisky again, you can tell it's a quality product!
CONS: Don't wash in the dishwasher as this softened the glass and makes them more susceptible to break, don't pay over the odds!
VERDICT: If you enjoy Whisky and want to enjoy it to it's fullest potential then this type of glass is essential to own, trust me when i say it will transform your whisky tasting sessions and tumblers will become a thing of the past (unless you want it over ice naturally)
RECOMMENDED to ALL Whisky drinkers as an essential item to own!!
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Initial post: 10 Apr 2013 02:38:32 BDT
What a review! Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 10:45:34 BDT
Thank You for your comment! Any Questions please don't hesitate to ask!
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 02:53:16 BDT
I love whiskey. What are the best ones and ways to enjoy them?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 10:38:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Apr 2013 10:40:05 BDT
This is hard for me to answer as no two Whiskies are the same and different people will like different influences. Broadly speaking there are two camps... bourbon matured whisky and sherry matured whisky, there are exceptions like port matured but these get expensive and aren't the best place to start. Remember that Single Malt Whiskies are more expensive but will provide deeper flavors and in general a better experience. Be cautious when purchasing whisky from Ila as they can be overpowering so i would build up to that.
Some i can recommend for you to try as a beginner:
Old Pulteney 12 year old single malt whisky - this is bourbon matured and comes from the northern most tip of scotland, very much a coastal malt and you can taste it! Also you can tell the barrels they have been using are fresh as they come.
Glenmorangie Original 10 year old single malt - One of the most popular whiskies in the UK and for good reason, lots of good flavors and very well balanced yet not too heavy.
Glendronach 15 year old revival - A big sherry monster that smells and tastes like Christmas cake, expensive yet top quality whisky.
Highland Park 12 year old single malt, Considered to be the best all rounder that has a little of everything. Very consistent and widely available
As for blended Whisky there are two i would recommend you try, Whyte and Mackay 13 year old blended scotch...which is a good value and tasty blend and you can tell you are getting older whisky in the bottle.. the second and probably the best blended whisky in the world would be Johnny Walker black label (also the biggest selling blend in the world).... black label is the better of the two but costs a lot more! Not only this but black label is consistent and widely available across the world!
As for ways to enjoy them, rule 1....enjoy your whisky how you want it. If that means with ice or coke then so be it! However if you want to truly appreciate whisky then you need a glencairn glass. Don't pour too much in any one go and take your time allowing the whisky to breath. Adding a few drops of cool still water will bring the flavor out at the same time make it easy to drink.
Just remember start at the bottom and don't spend too much and work your way up. Enjoy!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2013 04:02:17 BDT
Thank you very much for sharing your experience and expertise. Very much appreciated.
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