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The Glencairn Official Whisky Glass
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- Whisky tasting glass
- Features a tapered mouth for ease of drinking
- Captures the aromas of the whisky perfectly
- The wide bowl allows drinkers to enjoy the colour of the whisky
- Dishwasher safe
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Designed perfectly to enhance the experience of tasting whisky, this Glencairn Whisky Glass features a tapered mouth for ease of drinking, whilst retaining the bouquet, a wide bowl perfect for enjoying the colour of the whisky, and a solid base designed to be easy on the hand. Gift boxed. Dishwasher safe.
In 2006 the Glencairn Whisky Glass was awarded The Queen's Award for Innovation.
H 113mm W 65mm Rim Ø 45mm Base Ø 47mm
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If you've been using tumblers or nosing glasses (copitas) for years, you'll know the limitations of these two types of glass for whisky. Now comes the Glencairn Whisky Glass (it won the Queen's Award for Innovation in 2006) and it gives you a perfect tapering at the top for nosing, and a nice, big bowl below that enhances tasting. This is combined with good, solid bulk at the very bottom to give you that sturdiness I've always enjoyed with a tumbler, but which is lacking in thin-stemmed nosing copitas.
Ordering these glasses through Amazon means that they will be sent straight from the manufacturer, unadorned with a whisky seller's logo on the side, which for me is a plus.
Put aside your old glasses and get a quantity of these babies! You'll never go back. What with the rising quality of single and vatted malts these days, the availability of excellent guides in book form, and now the availability of this glass... it's never been a better time to be a whisky drinker.
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!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Recieved whiskey glass today . Firstly it said it would be in a gift box it was just a box . Very small and looks quite flimsy really disapointed all roundPublished 19 days ago by Ann
Lovely glass, sturdy but fine at the same time, nice feeling when holding it....Published 2 months ago by Georgia Chappa
birthday present for a whisky lover who had never truly appreciated the aromas before..now it's the only glass he will use..what more can I say !!Published 3 months ago by AMANDA J
I bought this for my fiancé who is a lover of whisky! It's a great little glass for the price, he was chuffed.Published 4 months ago by Danielle moss