Glencairn Referendum

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The Glencairn Glass is:

the best glass available; I use it almost exclusively
21
34%
a good glass, one of several I use
24
39%
okay, but I prefer something else
10
16%
useless
0
No votes
I don't have an opinion, but feel left out if I can't vote for something
6
10%
 
Total votes: 61

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby woodhill » Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:52 pm

Please see picture of my new glass on this thread

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7641&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Newbie » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:08 pm

Used a Glencairn for the 1st time last night, have to admit wasn't that impressed (Maybe I am using it wrong :P )!

But I did leave it on the radiator to dry it, so it was warm when I put the Glenmorangie 10 in. Didn't seem to release the aromas as sigificantly as I thought it would. (But the macallan 10 I put it after seemed alot more aromatic)

I've been using the glasses from the Glenmorangie 10 gift pack, they're not bad, much more pleasurable to drink from than the Glencairn.

Heated them up on the radiator last week (to simulate handwarming) before putting the whisky in, it seemed to magnify the aromas 10 fold!!

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:29 pm

Newbie wrote:Used a Glencairn for the 1st time last night, have to admit wasn't that impressed (Maybe I am using it wrong :P )!

But I did leave it on the radiator to dry it, so it was warm when I put the Glenmorangie 10 in. Didn't seem to release the aromas as sigificantly as I thought it would. (But the macallan 10 I put it after seemed alot more aromatic)

I've been using the glasses from the Glenmorangie 10 gift pack, they're not bad, much more pleasurable to drink from than the Glencairn.

Heated them up on the radiator last week (to simulate handwarming) before putting the whisky in, it seemed to magnify the aromas 10 fold!!


Keep practicing with it, maybe it will get better. Or maybe the Glencairn just doesn't like to be warmed first on the radiator???

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby fishboy » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:54 pm

Newbie wrote:Used a Glencairn for the 1st time last night, have to admit wasn't that impressed (Maybe I am using it wrong :P )!

But I did leave it on the radiator to dry it, so it was warm when I put the Glenmorangie 10 in. Didn't seem to release the aromas as sigificantly as I thought it would. (But the macallan 10 I put it after seemed alot more aromatic)

I've been using the glasses from the Glenmorangie 10 gift pack, they're not bad, much more pleasurable to drink from than the Glencairn.

Heated them up on the radiator last week (to simulate handwarming) before putting the whisky in, it seemed to magnify the aromas 10 fold!!


Richard Paterson (whyte and Mackay Master Blender) has been known to threaten to kill people for warming their whisky, prior to tasting.

Apparently whisky is not Brandy :o

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:32 pm

fishboy wrote:
Newbie wrote:Used a Glencairn for the 1st time last night, have to admit wasn't that impressed (Maybe I am using it wrong :P )!

But I did leave it on the radiator to dry it, so it was warm when I put the Glenmorangie 10 in. Didn't seem to release the aromas as sigificantly as I thought it would. (But the macallan 10 I put it after seemed alot more aromatic)

I've been using the glasses from the Glenmorangie 10 gift pack, they're not bad, much more pleasurable to drink from than the Glencairn.

Heated them up on the radiator last week (to simulate handwarming) before putting the whisky in, it seemed to magnify the aromas 10 fold!!


Richard Paterson (whyte and Mackay Master Blender) has been known to threaten to kill people for warming their whisky, prior to tasting.

Apparently whisky is not Brandy :o


Richard Paterson should kill Jim Murray then! He loves his whisky, holding it close, cuddling it, warming it up before he tastes it, yummy!!!

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Newbie » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:17 am

I just thought it would be an interesting experiment!

:shock: Who knows maybe I'll put ice in my whisky next week :shock:

Have both the master blenders and the whisky snobs on my back :P

But on a serious note, I am just trying different ways to enjoy my whisky - seeing how different temperatures, glasses, dilution will affect the flavours

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:54 am

Newbie wrote:I just thought it would be an interesting experiment!

:shock: Who knows maybe I'll put ice in my whisky next week :shock:

Have both the master blenders and the whisky snobs on my back :P

But on a serious note, I am just trying different ways to enjoy my whisky - seeing how different temperatures, glasses, dilution will affect the flavours


Great point Newbie, "trying different ways to enjoy my whisky" is the best thing to do in my opinion. I like to do the same thing!

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:26 am

I don't have a Glencairn glass. :evil:

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:39 am

lohssanami wrote:I don't have a Glencairn glass. :evil:

It's easy to get hold of lohssanami. It's now even possible to have your name engraved - there should be some information about it somewhere on this forum.

Edit: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6595

Although one should do as one pleases I'm with Richard Paterson; I don't like handwarming - it destroyes the balance just as it does with wine, or Cognac for that matter.

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Re: Glencairn Referendum

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:53 am

Thanks Mr Fjeld...

Now I need to figure out if I want to get the dozen and get friends to go in on it with me.


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