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ralfy legend
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:34 pm    Post subject: Glencairn glasses Reply with quote

Just want to see what you all think, I’ve got 3 glencairns, one weighs 134 grams, one is 169 grams then there’s the crystal cut glass that weight 236 grams, so my question is I’m sure I’ve got a clear favourite for the nose!! My m8 says it’s me but I’m sure I can tell, I’ve done it on two whiskies on all 3 glasses but I was sure on the two glasses my favourite over lots of whiskies!! Your thoughts please. RL.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's never crossed my mind to ever weigh my Glencairns tbh let alone compare them. Is there some reason why your two non-crystal glasses are different weights? Are they standard unbranded glasses or is one or more branded? I've got two unbranded that I bought from Amazon, one branded from a whisky festival, one Laphroaig branded, and two Kilchoman branded.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will probably have everyone weighing their glasses now. Laughing

I have noticed that some of my glencairn glasses have quite a dimple inside the bottom of the glass which may explain the weight difference.

I have at least a dozen glencairn glasses and I cant say I have noticed a difference while drinking.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to say it’s only on the nose,
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting topic. I'd imagine the majority of the mass of a Glencairn is in the base. In terms of smell, the shape of the glass is probably the most important aspect as opposed to the weight? Unless they weigh differently because of shape differences! Perhaps they are made in different places with slightly different dimensions?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the whisky is in the glass for a while and you're holding the glass with your hand around it then I'd guess that the lightest glass is the one giving you the best nose Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ralfy. You characteristically ask interesting questions. As far as Glencairn glasses are concerned, i am far less concerned about how much the glass weighs as compared to what's in the glass. Also, he tulip shape is what makes the glass in my view. Cheers from across the pond. Frankly, I've tasted $5,000 bottles of single malt in unlikely different shaped glasses at certain tastings and it still nosed as exceptional .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to use my 'mini' glencairns that I got in Laphroaig and Ardbeg when doing the tours there.

I like these glasses for two reasons.

1) They're smaller so I drink a smaller dram which means I can have more variety
2) They remind me of being in Islay
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