many thanks for the replies
. I'd been ploughing through more erudite sources than ebay, and hadn't really found a match - but I now see the obvious connection with the name 'thistle glasses' - so thanks Anne, and maybe the Scots produced these 'waisted' glasses so they could get a better grip
I've had Bowmore on a fair few occasions, and it has one of the most peaty/bonfire flavours of all the single malts - very nice indeed - and I've been to Islay and a great place, but a bit flat and windy for me. Of course, my glass is a real Webb's oldie, so much more desirable than the ones for sale - and as they say on ebay......will make a great addition to my Webb collection.
Where are you sourcing your dates from Keith - is it the Webb's exhibition catalogue??