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Glencairn Whisky Glass: The Best Glass for Whiskey Tasting (Guide 2021)

Apr 12, 2021

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by Matty Sims

Glencairn Whiskey Glass

The Glencairn Whisky Glass is the best glass for tasting whiskey. If you want to ensure every aroma and flavor is explored when tasting your whiskey, Glencairn glasses are hands down the best.

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Glencairn Whisky Glass: Set of 4 in Deluxe Velvet Gift Box
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CairnCovers Glass Whiskey Glassware Lids - Glass Cap for Whisky Tasting Glasses by Cairn Craft (4 CairnCover Lids with Numeral Engraving)
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Premium 4 glass Flight/ Glencairn Glass flight/ Whiskey Tasting (Natural (light Oak), No Glencairn Glass)
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You might also consider personalizing your Glencairn Whiskey Glasses (HomeWetBar.com).

What does Glencairn mean?

Not only is this a great glass to use when drinking whiskey, but the name has an amazing meaning. A Glencairn is a tombstone built on a mountain peak to honor a fallen Scottish warrior.

Does a Glencairn make a difference?

Yes, I believe the Glencairn makes a difference if you’re looking to do a proper tasting by nosing your whiskey. The wider part of the glass captures the aromas and allows the drinker to smell the flavors more directly by reducing alcohol fumes.

Where are Glencairn whiskey glasses made?

They are made by Glencairn Crystal Ltd in Scottland. Who else makes the Glencairn glass? Stölzle Lausitz GmbH makes Glencairn glasses for the Glencairn Cristal Company.

What is special about Glencairn glass?

The shape makes it perfect for swirling and nose any whiskey.

How do you use Glencairn glass?

Pour your whiskey of choice into the glass. Add a drop or two of water if necessary. Swirl the whiskey to bloom its aromas. Drink. Repeat.

How can you tell real Glencairn glass?

The official Glencairn glass has “Glencairn” written on the bottom of the glass.

How big is a Glencairn glass?

The glass itself is 1.34 pounds, 10 x 4.49 x 2.48 inches, and holds 5.9 fluid ounces although it’s recommended for just under 2 oz for the best nosing experience.

How do you clean Glencairn glass?

I prefer to rinse and hand wash my Glencairns.

Are Glencairn glasses dishwasher safe?

Yes, Glencairns are dishwasher safe, but as stated above I recommend hand washing as they can be delicate. I recommend the CairnCleaner.

What is the story of Glencairn whisky glass?

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