By @Tom92 on 2nd Sep 2015, show post
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@Victor after reading your NEAT glass comments, last night I revisited the neat glass. Have worked at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for the last year and only drinking cask strength Whisky, I can agree with your verdict on the NEAT glass. Nosing it, I could barely tell it was Whisky, using Glenfarclas 105 as the guinea-pig
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@Nock - Seeing that image of your glasses reminded me that when I first got the whisky bug I used to use a glass just like the one one the left - the brandy snifter. I think the main reason I favour a Glancairn now is the way it feels in the hand and that I'm less likely to break it - which I probably did with the former!
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These recently made their way from the United States. I am very much looking forward to seeing how that Irish whiskey glass compares to my current glassware.
As for the blue glencairn, it’s cute, but I doubt the smell and taste will differ much from the original.
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@Nozinan Congratulations on getting your hands (yes, double entendre intended) on the Túath glass, along with the blue tinted Glencairn. I, and I am sure others, look forward to seeing what you think of the Túath.
@ajjarrett It will likely have to wait until I return from a boring 3 day meeting in Ottawa (without family, ), which will be punctuated by a mini tasting...
Has anyone triedone of these "1920S' PROFESSIONAL BLENDER'S WHISKY GLASS?"
Well, I don't want to sound like I just walked out of Cliché 101, but "All good things come to those who wait."
@KRB80, That's a grappa glass w/out the stack.
Pretty spendy when I convert that to $Can. Also looks like the liquid could come hard and fast around that big bend before the rim and give one a face full.
@Nozinan I have found the blue glassware best for a true blind tasting. Best way to give people Whisky
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@KRB80 would be an interesting glass to try out
@Tom92 does that make sense? My take on a blind tasting is to both appreciate the whisky whilst unbiased, but also the excitement of trying to identify the dram - and colour is one of the guides alongside smell and palate. So depriving them of colour....?
@RikS I guess colour can help if there is a lack of it. If it is dark it's either natural or e150a, so colour itself does not help in a blind tasting.
@Nozinan makes one wonder why every single review, as well as the connosr review system, addressed colour as one of the evaluation components if it is in fact a meaningless element?
I take the principle of your point, but I think it was stretched a bit too much.
@RikS I often leave the colour category out.
I would point out that colour and viscosity can be very different and in natural coloured whiskies looking at it in the glass can be a part of the whole experience. But I agree with those that colour has no direct bearing on flavour.
@RikS taking away colour takes away preconceptions of what they have. They see dark colour they assume sherry cask. Take away that colour and they are just sampling the Whisky in an unbiased form. Without that preconception of what they may taste via the colour they see they're not assume anything. My opinion anyway.
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I think colour adds to my experience but only when it is presented at natural colour.
@casualtorture I agree, day to day drinking whisky, I would drink from a transparent glass. If I was doing a proper blind tasting, I would go blue glass as per reason above.
Best thing about Whisky is you can do what you want with it, as long as your enjoying it
Got this glass when I was in Islay last year. Not my favorite tasting glass but it is fun! At Bunnahabhain they called it the Wobble Glass.
Okay, I must admit, I really enjoy the Irish Whiskey glass called theTuáth. And I will admit, the base is a bit 'gimmicky', but more about the appearance than supposed function of the actual drinking.
Whisky Whistle (Mark from Canada) just did two videos on the Peugeot Impitoyable No.5. I haven't used the glass, but from what I see, it is trying to play with science in order to suggest the consumer will have a 'better' drinking experience. I don't know how a coster, a metal stand to keep to chill the glass thus dringing down the temperature of the whisk(e)y is to enhance the drinking experience.
Here is the link to Mark's videos, where the two most recent videos are on the Peugeot glass, youtube.com/channel/…
Of course, I agree that people should drink the way that they enjoy the most, but my first impressions of this glass is, gimmicky all the way.
PS. My 'go to' glass has been and always will be the Glencairn.
@ajjarrett I find the Tuáth a little awkward. My go-to has become the Brilliant Highland Whisky Glass.
@Nozinan Is it awkward because of the base, or because of the glass and lip shape?
The lip is a little awkward for sipping and I find the nose is not as strong as with the highland glass.
I still need to do a lot more “research”.
My go to glasses when I just want to relax with a dram are the Scotch Doc whisky glasses. They are handblown glass, have a heavy base (I have never tipped one over), have a dimple in the bottom (they say to assist when swirling the whisky) and a tulip shape.
I like that the opening is larger than a Glencairn glass so I can get my sniffer in there a bit easier.
Unfortunately, it appears that they are no longer being sold - or I can't find them.
@TracerBullet I noticed that on the Whisky Exchange website main page, they are advertising glasses that look similar to yours. Dave
For Canadian bourbon lovers, it has come to my attention (thanks @cricklewood) that, while more expensive than in the US, Libbey Bourbon trail glasses are now available on Amazon and at Bed, Bath and Beyond...
just don't let your spouses blame your purchases on me!
Funny how FOMO is an anagram variant of MOFO...just saying
Don't forget about the Schott Zwiesel Tritan Bar Special Whiskey Glasses (Set of 6) also available at Bed Bath & Beyond
@Nozinan, I find myself using the Brilliant Highland Whisky Glass more often these days, more often than my old standby the Cognac Snifter.
@paddockjudge not interested in the Schott Zwiesel Tritan Bar Special Whiskey Glasses
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