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Malt Whisky Glass

Postby Mr. Hoop » Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:37 pm

Hi there, long time lurker, new poster.

I am looking for a decent malt whisky glass, and the one that keeps coming up while searching is the Riedel Vinum one.

Does anyone have one of these, and would they recommend it? Also if anyone knows of any other good ones, please let me know.

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Postby Frodo » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:12 pm

Hi Mr Hoop, and welcome to the forum!

I use Glencairn or wine tasting glasses although brandy snifters will do in a pinch...

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:34 pm

Welcome Mr Hoop... the glencairn for me too as they are quite robust but I like the lighter ones too except for the fact they don't last too long.

If you go through the FAQ at the top of Questiona & Answers section you will see a lot on glasses has been discussed all ready including the Vinum.

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3542

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:51 pm

Hello and welcome Mr Hoop, I have several glasses which I have collected over the years but I only use my Glencairn glasses. For some reason they sit in the hand and feel much better than the others.

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Postby Mr. Hoop » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:07 pm

Thanks for the info, and thanks for not belming at me for not noticing the existing thread.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:22 pm

Hoop:
Welcome from the demesne of the lurker to the pleasure of postings. Another eloquent Irish lad to appreciate, I see. :D BTW I've yet to get a Glencairn but it's on my "to get" list.
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:56 pm

I suggest reading the glassware test by the Malt Maniacs:

http://www.maltmadness.com/mm04.html#04-02

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Postby Jan » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:57 pm

Yes, a heartfelt welcome, Mr. Hoop :D

Personally I use the Glencairn - it does the job and is sturdy and "masculine".

But there are other good glasses out there - check out the 8 or so threads in the FAQ for some advice on other types.

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Postby Mr. Hoop » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:48 pm

Thanks for all your advice.

As it happens, my lovely wife has ordered me these for my birthday. I think they're Glencairn ones.

I knew there was a reason I married her!

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:57 pm

Yup Glencairns all right. Not a bad price for them either.

Enjoy using six at a time :wink:

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Postby Aidan » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:17 pm

I personally prefer the ones with the stem and the thinner glass, like those at the festivals. I don't know why, though. I think you can warm them easier too, if you're into that kind of thing.

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:37 pm

The Riedel are hopeless, nice gift your wife has bought you, welcome to the forum also.

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Postby Aidan » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:52 pm

This is the one I like

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:00 pm

Aidan wrote:This is the one I like

Aidan:
Now that is a pretty picture, with the legs drizzling down ... it's only 4:30 but maybe a dram would be in order... Musky

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:18 pm

Aidan wrote:This is the one I like

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I like this glass as well. I ordered a set from Ardbeg and use them often.

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Postby Thomas H. » Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:01 pm

The Glencairn glasses are great if you ask me. I also use a glass from the Classic Malts series a lot. It's basicly a sherry glass. I wish I had a good picture of it, but alas. In any case, it has some decoration on it, so for those that find the color very important it's not good, but in terms of the nose, I find this a very good glass.

I have some of the Micheal Jackson glasses too. Non-signature though. They are quite nice too.

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:29 pm

Nice first post Thomas. Welcome to the forum.

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Postby Thomas H. » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:25 pm

Thanks Virginia Gentleman, nice to be here. This is the third whisky-forum I post on, with the other two being dutch boards.

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:21 pm

Welcome to the forum Thomas, I hope you post here in the future,

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:05 am

Yes, welcome! And you have a very nice wife. The Glencairn is what I mostly use, excellent, durable, feels great in the hand, and on and on. I think you'll be happy with them, and a set of 6 is perfect if you have friends or if you want to do your own personal tasting without worrying about washing as you're tasting.

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Postby Jan » Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:59 am

Yes, Welcome Thomas - may you have an enjoyable & educational time here :D

Cheers
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Postby Thomas H. » Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:58 am

Thanks for welcome guys, I really appreciate it. :)

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:18 am

Thomas H. wrote:Thanks for welcome guys, I really appreciate it. :)


The more the merrier ... :) welcome Thomas :D

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Postby MGillespie » Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:44 am

Yes, Thomas...welcome and make yourself at home!

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