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    I picked up my first scotch glass on ebay yesterday. Is this acceptable?
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    That's a nice glass to drink from.
    It's halfway between a tumbler and a port glass.

    Good find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    That's a nice glass to drink from.
    It's halfway between a tumbler and a port glass.

    Good find.
    Good to know.
    Thanks. I am waiting on my second bottle of scotch a glenvielt 12 yr. So far I have tried and liked Macallan cask strength.

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    It's the kinda glass they use for tasting whiskey - the shape collects and funnels the vapors so you can get the full effect. As Bruno said it is a nice glass to drink from.
    We got given a couple of glasses for our wedding that are straight sided about 3-3.5 inches across about the same high but have about an inch of solid glass at the bottom - I love drinking from these.

    BTW don't be afraid to add water to those nice malts it can really bring out the flavors.

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    Nice taster's glass and I don't think a piano will fall on you if you put a different scotch in it, but not a bargain. They go for ~$25/pair here: Malt Advocate Marketplace and these are pretty nice glasses.

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    I've got the Riedel Vinum cognac glass which I really like and it works well for nosing just about any type of whiskey or spirit. It's not cheap, that's for sure, but I think I might look into the Macallan glasses because of your post.

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    Someone make me a list of scotches I should try to fill this new glass with. So far I have had Macallan's cask strength and it was pretty good. I have a bottle of Glenveliet 12 (spelling) on the way in a few days. But I am trying to get an idea of good scotches to try after that. I would like to stay between 40 and 80 dollars.

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    Try everything that you haven't had yet.
    There are no bad malts imo.

    Personally I generally prefer the malts that were not made on the mainland of Scotland. I prefer the Islands whiskies. They usually have more outspoken tastes.
    Imo Springbank 10 yr old is the best whisky if you want to get an idea of what a Malt should aspire to.

    And it should fit well within your budget.
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    Some of my favorites :

    Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Poit Dubh (blended malt)

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    Looking in the cabinet and in the order of preference I have Lagavulin 16, Taliskar 10, The McCallan 12, The McCallan Cask Strength, Highland Park 12, Ardbeg 17, The Glenlivet 12 and Glenfiddich 15. I limit myself to 2 ounces once a week but I enjoy those two ounces.
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