Originally Posted by Ratman
A few pics on how to spot the FAKE Glencairn Glass.
One on Left is FAKE and One on Right is REAL
See how much Thicker the one on the left is. Its almost as thick as a pint glass. And has a heavy feel to it when picked up.
Fake one has the letter scratched in
Real one would have the letter etched in.
So when you when got it filled, it when look like this at the bottom
this way you won't get ripped off.
As North America's largest Glencairn retailer, I must respectfully disagree with RATMAN on his assumption and comparison of the Glencairn glasses. He states that the one on the left is a FAKE and the one on the right is REAL.
BOTH glasses are REAL. The one on the left is the OLD STYLE Glencairn that was the SODA / LIME composition ( original composition that Raymond Davidson released ), which was thicker and heavier, and was phased out a few years ago. The etching on the bottom was changed when the one on the right was released; the etching was made bolder on the newer one to immediately distinguish the old from the new. The Glencairn on the right is LEAD FREE composition and much lighter.
Both are REAL. I hope this clears up the confusion.