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What do you tend to drink your Scotch from? I confess I'm firmly in the Glancairn whisky glass camp.
I like the feel of it in my hand[0], I like the way it looks, and I'm told it's very good for nosing. Personally my abilities at nosing are somewhere between 'dismal' and 'laughable' - I once nosed Tomintoul 16 and described it as 'sherried'. [Sigh]
My Dad, however, is a tumbler guy. I've given him a few Glencairns but I'm firmly convinced he never actually uses them.
How about you?
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ago from a restaurant supply store. They have become my default single malt nosing glasses. They have the round belly for cradling in the hand and warming, and the narrowing neck to concentrate the fumes. The major differences with a made-for-nosing glass are that they're not as tall, and that there's a bit more stem attaching to a base. Much like this one:
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They certainly do the job.
Tumblers are for blends with a bit of ice and water. JW Black, say.
I don't know about this evening yet. A peated Benriach is certainly among the candidates. Or the Laphroaig Quarter Cask, or the Smokehead. The peat is a given.
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For years we used a set of tiny brandy snifters. Then, one trip to Yorkshire, we found two branded SM glasses in a thrift shoppe. We used them all thru our trip and then took them home as well.
At home, seeking out our thrift shoppes, we have also found some really nice SM glasses branded such as Dalmore, etc. The glass is a wee bit thinner that the snifters, and the shape of the top funnels the aroma a bit better.
So now we have several pair of nice SMS glasses. But when we go back to Yorkshire we take the original pair that started us -- heavily wrapped in old socks!
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jim schrieb:
For a normal dram, I use a "design"-tumbler wich is little bit wider at the top than at the bottom. It is a very heavy glass. You can see it here:
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For tasting and any special occasion, I use the Scotch Malt Whisky Societys tasting glass. It is in this picture here:
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or here:
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We've got a number of them from favorite distilleries, and a large variety of crystal snifters, specialty whisky glasses, INAO standard tasting glasses, Eeidel tasting glasses, etc. But for the last year or so, we've found ourselves preferring shorter (about eight inches tall) burgundy-style wine glasses. The longer stems keep the "people fingers" completely away from the "whisky fingers" in the bowl, enhance the view of the liquid, and make for easier picking-up and setting-down.
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That's about what I drink Scotches from. I had them shipped to me by Royal Mile Whiskies
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/. For other spirits, other than Brandy, I use a tumbler.
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That's the shape of mine, too, only it's stemmed rather than solid based. I love it. The pity is that it came from a gift set and I've yet to find others with as-solid a stem-and-bell design... Until now. Thanks!
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Mine are stemmed, also. If you can get binary groups, I'll post a pic on alt.binaries.food, or wherever you'd like.
Slainte!
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I was able to acquire one of the limited edition cut-glass versions - very nice indeed.
The strange thing is that they gave engraved Glencairn glasses out at Whisky Live, but I'm firmly convinced that they were thinner as both of ours have broken after fairly trivial knocks. Odd.
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That works. I can sub to any group but know that I use OE not Agent so I'm limited in my abilities. ;)
The Ranger
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On 2008-03-21, cciaffone (aka Bruce) was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
What kind of nose do the socks impart?
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OK. Look for a post there with the Subject: Corned beef & cabbage plated and get back to me here.
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On 2008-03-21 18:26:27 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@magrathea.plus.com (jim) said:
When I'm in the mood for a big one it's a Dartington crystal tumbler. They are shaped like an oversized tasting glass i.e. bulbous at the bottom and narrow at the top.
When it's a little 'un it's a Scotch Malt Whisky Society glass I was allowed to keep after a good night t the mothership.
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Steve Hodgson

My favorite SMS glasses came from a charity shop at 50p per. I believe they were from an American bourbon 'cause they each bear the name Knob Creek. They look very like Glencairn glasses shown on their web site.
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