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GLENCAIRN Crystal Whiskey Glass, Set of 2
You will receive (2) Glencairn Crystal Whiskey GlassesNon-leaded crystalShort, elegant base standWinner of the 2006 Queen's Award for InnovationHailed as "The Official Whiskey Glass"
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9 Reddit comments about GLENCAIRN Crystal Whiskey Glass, Set of 2:

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Scotch

Do your self a favor my friend. You’ll thank me later.

u/mattsb42 · 4 pointsr/WhiskeyTribe

Fun fact (for those in the US and buying on Amazon at least): while buying 2 puts them at ~$7-8 each[1], the sweet spot is usually in 6 or 12 packs at ~$5 each[2].


u/66o4dP73pb7 · 2 pointsr/exmormon

Hey. Bulleit is a good sipping bourbon that deserves to be savored. Try a larger glass so that you can get your nose into it. A 'rocks' glass will work, but I like my fancy Glencairn glass for the good stuff.

u/share-and-enjoy · 1 pointr/whisky


TL;DR - Standard answer, the Glencairn glass (the official {Scotch} Whisk(e)y glass). My current favorite though is the Taylor'd Milestones Reserve Whiskey and Scotch Glasses available HERE

I'm by no means an expert, but I have tried many different shapes of glassware over the years... So, here are some of my experiences.

The standard highball/lowball, with their straight 🥃 (or even at times obtuse _/ ) sides, allows for too much area for many of the aromatics in the whisky to disperse and even escape, making the whisky very bland and uninteresting, thereby "weakening" or "taming" it a bit. Hence, this is where most people start.

Something with a bit of a bowl or tulip (_) to it is kind of the next step up. This helps to concentrate the aromas and can help to bring out some of the subtleties of a good whisky.

Then there is the Glencairn style glasses, which kind of combine the previous two. It is a slightly bowled base with the straightened tip of a lowball. This is the official Scotch Whisky glass, and does a really great job at really getting you intimately close with your whisky, bringing out even the slightest nuances. However, to me, this can be a bit much for whisky that is a little heavy on the nose.

So, the 3 different glasses that I have tried that use a very similar shape to the Glencairn, but widen the rim up a bit, thereby taming the nose ever so slightly, are the Canadian Glencairn, the Norlan, and the Taylor'd Milestones Reserve Whiskey and Scotch Glasses.

The Canadian Glencairn is a great glass but there are two things that bug me a bit about it. First off, it is slightly awkward to drink out of, as you nearly have to put the glass vertical before anything comes out. The second, much more minor issue, is that your hand is right on your whisky only separated by a very thin layer of glass, which will lead to warming up your whisky. Which you may or may not enjoy.

Then came the Norlan glass. It is essentially a Glencairn glass with some aerators in the bowl housed in a double walled tulip shaped glass, that way your hand will not warm up your whisky with a lingering enjoyment of a good dram. However, again, to me, it is just slightly awkward to sip from.

Enter the Taylor'd Milestones Reserve Whiskey and Scotch Glasses. And mentioned above, this is currently my favorite glass to enjoy a nice dram in. It is essentially a Glencairn this has an opening that is about 1.5 times the diameter (which can tame a slightly heavy nosing whisky just the right amount), and then a nice lowball type weight at the bottom of it. So, it feels great in the hand, and you don't have to have your hand right on the whisky if you don't want to. It also feels much more natural to sip from.

The link to the Taylor'd Milestones Reserve Whiskey and Scotch Glasses is at the top, but here are some links to some legit Glencairns.

The original Glencairn - 2 pack, 4 pack, or 6 pack

I would recommend that you use either the seller Stock Your Home or Our Pampered Home, as they both sell the official legitimate Glencairn glassware, and tend to be one of the lowest priced ones as well. There are a substantial amount of fakes out there! So, here are the same links, but for Stock Your Home (if available).

Original - 2 pack, 4 pack, or 6 pack

And then for Our Pampered Home (if available).

Original - 2 pack, 4 pack, or 6 pack

(Sorry for the delayed post, I've had a busy past couple of days)

All the best... Enjoy!

u/ABearDrinkingScotch · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

I don't understand the purpose considering most people who tend to really care about scotch use a Glencairn style glass which would never allow for a giant ice ball. Most scotch drinkers I have met simply add a small drop of water to open up their scotch or drink it straight. If you're buying expensive scotch, the likelihood of adding water or ice at all becomes increasingly unlikely.

u/Gelectrode_ · 1 pointr/whiskey

OP's glasses are not too bad looking for whiskeys tbh. It will work nicely with a really high proof dram. Why not pick up a set of 2 or 4 glencairn's to go with current glass set as a just in case. You can get similar looking glencairns as well but they cost a lot more. OR not worry about it, i like having different glasses in my collection so maybe this person will too.

u/Radun · 1 pointr/Scotch

I use glencairn glasses like this:

I am thinking maybe that glass is intensifying the smell which normally I enjoy, so maybe I should just drink it out of a rocks glass neat, and won't get the smell as much, does that make sense?

u/DarkLeviathan · 1 pointr/tequila

Glencairn they are preferred by whiskey and also translates good with tequila for picking up notes in the nose.

Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Glass, Set of 2