I bought these for a relative as a Christmas gift. I took a peek at them before wrapping them, and decided that I wanted a set too. They have a heavy feel, and the cut glass sparkles like you would expect from Waterford. Other reviews had mentioned that they were too large at 12 ounces each. I measured their volume using the glasses that I had previously used, and the Waterford glasses held exactly the same amount. If they seem too big, maybe you should add a second shot of liquor.