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MT Glencairn 5The grand daddy of all whiskey glasses, the Glencairn is the standard by which all whiskey tasting glasses are judged. It’s simply the best. You’ll see it in nearly every bourbon and whiskey review we publish on Modern Thirst because it’s the vessel of choice for us. The base makes a great way to hold the vessel while still being able to get a good look at the liquid in the bowl, the narrow top concentrates the aromas while the wide bowl allows a great view of the contents. If you buy no other whiskey tasting glass, buy the Glencairn…

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Bill is the Co-Founder, Editor-in Chief, and official Bourbon-o-Phile for, and the President and Chief Blending Officer for Four Gate Whiskey Company. He is a native of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country. He attended the University of Kentucky in the mid to late 1990s. He has also been published on He has conducted various bourbon and whiskey tastings in cities across the country, and consulted for multiple national labels. He is married with two daughters, and lives in east Louisville. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @BillStraub and email him at


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  2. Thanks for the article… I love whiskey and of course I have my glencairn collection. But also I have another kind of glasses in wich I enjoy the experience of drinking whiskey, like Snifter.

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