The Entry Proof Glencairn Glass Has Landed
How you drink your whiskey is nearly as personal as the whiskey you choose to drink. Some folks prefer their whiskey with ice, water, in cocktails, or just neat. I personally tend to fall into the latter category. Also important is the vessel from which you drink. Just about everyone has that moment when they taste their first truly good whiskey - mine was Four Roses Single Barrel served neat in a Glencairn Glass. Since that fateful moment I have sipped from just about every glass out there yet still prefer the Glencairn Glass. Tumblers/rocks glasses suck for nosing and copitas are a disaster waiting to happen since my giant ape-like arms have a mind of their own. So what makes the Glencairn Glass so special?
The Glencairn Glass was developed by Raymond Davidson in 1980 because at the time there was no "whiskey" glass. Other popular beverages had their own glass: brandy, wine, beer, champagne. Why not whiskey? The popular glass at the time used by master blends and connoisseurs was the sherry copita. Some folks still prefer the copita but Davidson felt he could do better. It would be another 21 years before the glass was perfected with help from the scotch whiskey community. The design is comprised of a tapered mouth to emphasize the aromas, a bowl to draw focus to the color, and a solid base as opposed to a stem. The glass was finally released in to the public in 2001 and has since become one of the most popular whiskey glasses worldwide. Glencairn Crystal manufactures the glass using lead-free crystal. Liquid capacity is even optimized at 35ml (1.18 oz) meaning a 1 oz pour with room for water if desired.
In early 2016 I set out to get a couple of Glencairn Glasses with the Entry Proof logo emblazoned on the bowl. My quest led me to Etched Laser Art, an official Glencairn Glass reseller located in the USA. It was a breeze to work with these guys and I couldn't be happier with the result. Did I mention that they also provided the custom Entry Proof glasses that I gave away on Instagram recently? They have gone one step further and are now offering the custom Entry Proof Glencairn Glass in their online store. The glasses are $14.99 each and are made from lead free crystal. Full disclosure - I am not making any money off the sale of these glasses. So why not support an awesome company located in the USA and grab a kick-ass glass that features the Entry Proof blog logo? Follow the link below. Cheers.
- Mark Millonzi @ Entry Proof