With 161 voters, there was almost a record participation on the latest poll. To be perfectly honest: the winner came not as a surprise to me at all. But the margin by which it outclassed its competitors almost blew me away.
The poll had eight different glass choices as well as an “other” and a “no favourite” option. And here are the results:
1. Glencairn – 91 votes (57%)
2. Other – 13 votes (8%)
3. Classic Malt – 12 votes (7%)
3. Copita – 12 votes (7%)
5. Bugatti – 8 votes (5%)
6. Tumbler – 7 votes (4%)
7. Spiegelau – 6 votes (4%)
7. Brandy Snifter – 6 votes (4%)
9. Villeroy & Boch – 3 votes (2%)
9. No Favourite – 3 votes (2%)
In its fairly short history of 10 years, the Glencairn glass has managed to gain an astonishing popularity among whisky lovers. The combination of robustness, usability, excellent nosing properties and unique design proved to be a success story.
The runners-up are led by the Classic Malt glass and the Copita design, already trailing at a significant distance. On a slightly surprising note, I would not have expected tumblers to be on par with renowned nosing glass brands like Bugatti or Spiegelau, albeit on a fairly a low level.
Although Villeroy & Boch glasses did very well in my big glassware comparison, it is probably due to their high price and their big size that they don’t have much of a following.
There were some interesting comments made on the announcement post for this poll, so if you voted early and have not returned since, you may want to check them out.