By @Tom92 on 2nd Sep 2015, show post
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@paddockjudge who you calling MOFO
7 days ago 1Who liked this?
Using the Norlan glass tonight. Was a birthday present several years ago. Find it works well for nosing but with such a wide rim isn’t the best option to drink from in my opinion.
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@DaveM Is this the one you were referring to?
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@TracerBullet love the pic. One loses all sense of proportion with respect to size. That glass looks large enough to be a vase in a hotel lobby
@Tom92 the Norlan glass is a hoot. I like it best for toning down the rough edges from a rough around the edges sort of whisky, like, say standard Tullamore DEW or The Famous Grouse. It's also cool looking from which to drink beer.
@Tom92 try as I may to appreciate the Norlan, I haven't felt like it significantly improves the nose and as you've pointed out trying to drink from it is uncomfortable.
5 days ago 1Who liked this?
@Victor Yes, I grabbed it right off the site and I should have resized it. I can tell you that is does not look as substantial as the Whisky Doc glasses I have. The tulip shape is missing and the dimple in the bottom as well.
The Norlan Glass diminishes. If you want what you are drinking diminished, then it can be helpful. Otherwise...no.
5 days ago 3Who liked this?
@TracerBullet This is the photo from the opening page....
@DaveM Ah, I did not see those in the glassware section. Shape is a bit different than the Scotch Doc glass. I will try to get a few other pictures with more detail tonight.
@Victor I have never thought to try it for a beer, I could see the beer keeping colder longer due to the glass thickness if that is the correct way of wording that
@cricklewood couldn’t agree more
Took some quick pictures of the Scotch Doc glass last night.
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In hand to give scale.
Dimple in the bottom.
Hope these give everyone a better idea. I've given these as gifts in the past to my scotch drinking friends. They were always a big hit and I had even gotten requests for additional glasses. Too bad they are no longer made.
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So, let me ask my question again, but slightly modified, "Which whisk(e)y glasses do you find more gimmicky and that the gimmick aspects put you off from buying it?"
For me it has to be the Norlan, and more recently, Peugeot Imptoyables No. 5 glass. I refer to my earlier post regarding the Peugeot glass.
2 days ago 2Who liked this?
@ajjarrett the "Neat" glasses are gimmicky and impossible to drink from without spilling it down your front.
I would also add to that those Denver & Liely glasses everyone is using on Instagram. They claim they put all this research and innovation in the creation of their glasses but I have yet to see any. They are also about 30-50$ à pop
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@cricklewood extra thumbs up for the à in "à pop".
@ajjarrett the Norlan glass does't get there, but @cricklewood is absolutely right (and in agreement with what I've said about it from the beginning) that the NEAT glass is just ridiculous, a nuisance to try to use, and diminishes the tasting and nosing experience to boot. .
@Victor Ah yes, I forgot about the NEAT glass. Maybe they should have called it the Nifty Glass.
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@cricklewood I don't use Instagram so I wasn't aware of the Denver and Liely glass, which means I had to look it up. After seeing it, in images, I am not sure how fun that would be to hold.
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@ajjarrett also the Norlan glass is interesting in design and succeeds in being rather nice looking. The NEAT glass looks charming only if you like the looks of a miniature spittoon.
23 hours ago 4Who liked this?
@Victor I can understand that. I guess what put me off of it was the marketing of trying to show the science behind the glass. I just interpreted as a bit of fluff and hype.
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