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@phoenix
phoenix started a discussion

Does anyone know where i might get a quantity (60), nosing glasses at a good price please? I can get them in boxes of 6 from the usual shops, but wondered if anyone had a bulk/trade source? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

13 years ago

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@Wodha
Wodha replied

Contact BKBlankenship on eBay. He sells Glencairn nosing glasses in bulk. bit.ly/kTFayO

13 years ago 0

@phoenix
phoenix replied

Thanks Wodha

13 years ago 0

@Wodha
Wodha replied

@phoenix Let us know how much he wants for 60 glasses. Also: Are you getting lids, watch cover or Ginger jar lids?

13 years ago 0

@CharlieDavis
CharlieDavis replied

Hey,

Just a quick point: for nosing in particular--not necessarily for a better overall whisky experience mind you, just for nosing--a well designed copita is far superior to a GlenCairn.

13 years ago 0

@phoenix
phoenix replied

I've been in contact with the guys at Glencairn Crystal, who are very helpful and they are working a price out for me for a bulk order, with custom etching - from what they have said so far, i think the price is going to be very attractive!

13 years ago 0

@Wodha
Wodha replied

@Charlie-Davis Go on... I'm always looking for a better glass for nosing/tasting whisky.

13 years ago 0

@Wodha
Wodha replied

@phoenix I'm interested in bulk Glencairns with etching. What is the quote you got from Glencairn? Is your engraving Bespoke or text?

13 years ago 0

@CharlieDavis
CharlieDavis replied

@Wodha OK, well: a copita is intended for enjoying shrry, originally. However, for nosing it offers detail that the standard GlenCairn whisky glass does not. It's like speakers for one's sound system; some offer better clarity and detail. Such is the copita vs. the GlenCairn whisky glass. It also has a stem which keeps the smelly hand away from the face; and you can tilt the glass to almost 90 dgrees before you begin to spill spirit.

There are downsides. Because the glass can be tilted to a near level angle (and because of its unique shape) it excels as stemware for nosing. However, hat also means that it's mildly challenging to take a sip. You can't see the spirit coming and you have to get used to tilting the copita carefully else you dump and uncouth amount of whisky into your mouth unexpectedly. And, with their long delicate stem, they are more fragile.

But if you look into your whisky mags, when you see pics of blenders--not ambassadors or other marketing staff, but the true masters--they're using copitas.

The GlenCairn compny makes a lovely one, so I can plug the unsung copita and still support that fine company. Rather than describe the cpoita, you can view it at this link:

www.scotchwhiskyglass.com/copita.htm

Slainte.

13 years ago 0

@Pierre
Pierre replied

@Wodha If you haven't watched already it check out this video comparison I did between the Glencairn whisky glass and some V&B glasses. I found the detail enhanced with these in the way @Charlie-Davis describes with the Glencairn copita. I now use the V&B nosing goblet as my go to nosing glass.

connosr.com/distilled/issue-4/…

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@cheeseinspector

I had several dozen Glencairn glasses custom etched by the very nice folks at Cobhthaigh Celtique. Their pricing was quite good & the quality was great.

www.cobhthaighceltique.com

13 years ago 0

@Wodha
Wodha replied

@cheeseinspector If you'd be so good to tell, what was your final cost and quantity?

13 years ago 0

@cheeseinspector

@Wodha I don't have the paperwork at hand but I believe the final quantity was ~48 and the price a bit more favorable than their best posted quantity discount.

13 years ago 0

@WhiskyRI
WhiskyRI replied

@phoenix for your bulk order of glasses how much did you pay? Just curious because I need to order 48 or 60 glasses. Thanks

11 years ago 0

tfahey1298 replied

Sources for Glencairn whisky glasses in Canada:

WhiskyGlass.ca - $11.49 each / set of 4 gift set - $54.95

WineAndTableware.ca - $17.95 / 2 pack, $50.95 / 6 pack (now on sale for $43.95), $105.95 / 12 pack

I bought a 6-pack from WineAndTableware.ca in January - total with shipping & taxes was $59.82. Ordered Sunday afternoon @ 4:50pm and received shipping notification with UPS tracking number at 8:10pm. Package shipped on Monday, delivered to my door on Tuesday, 11:11am. WineAndTablware.ca is located in Montreal, QC.

I have also purchased Glencairn glasses from The Wine Establishment, in Toronto, ON (250 The Esplanade). Purchased 2 dozen, and they gave me a discounted price of $43.95 / box of 6, so with sales tax cost was just under $50 / box. Tried going to their website, but it does not seem to be up and running...??

11 years ago 0

tfahey1298 replied

@tfahey1298

Note - the 12 / pack noted above are individually gift boxed, while the 6 pack is a box set of 6.

11 years ago 0

@systemdown
systemdown replied

If anyone wants an alternative to Glencairn, I can recommend the Libbey nosing and tasting glasses which are considerably cheaper. These are the sorts of glasses used in whisky tastings that I've been to.

I've bought several 6-packs of them for my personal use.

11 years ago 0

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman replied

I'm a little off topic here but I think the most attractive & useful tasting glass is the one adopted by SMWS - A short stemmed Sherry Copita. I had hoped Connosr would come up with an attractive glass, suitably inscribed with logo etc. I would still like to see a 'Connosr Glass'!

Cheers.

11 years ago 0

@CanadianNinja

Cheers to that @A'bunadhman! I'd be one of the first to place an order!

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