By @Tom92 on 2nd Sep 2015, show post
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@paddockjudge who you calling MOFO
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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.
about one year ago 2Who liked this?
@DaveM Is this the one you were referring to?
about one year ago 0
@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.
@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.
about one year 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.
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.
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.
@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
about one year ago 5Who liked this?
@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.
@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.
@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.
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@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.
My Bourbon glasses arrived from Bed Bath and Beyond today! They had to be shipped from the US. i was afraid they would try to charge me duty. I am now back up to a full complement of bourbon glasses (4 plus 2 spares).
Add to that 6 mini-glencairns I obtained through @Cricklewood and 6 Highland whisky glasses (net gain of 2 after distribution) and I'm well-stocked.
@Nozinan, I have a net increase of 4 Highland glasses thanks to "distribution".
Schott Zwiesel Whisky Nosing Glass pictured along with some familiar glassware shapes. For perspective, a three ounce pour (of Blended Wiser's Red Letter and Shelter Point KWM Alberta Rye in a ratio of 2:1).
@ajjarrett I'm curious as to your experience with the Tuath glass. So far I've found it seems to mute the nose. Still need to try a few more whiskies though.
I can see how the Tuath glass mutes the nose. What I have found is the Glencairn provides a better nose for intensity, while the Tuath revealed other aromas the Glencairn didn’t. My test whiskies for this were the OB of the Bunna 12yo and Yamazaki 12yo. For the peat heads on Connosr I cannot report if the Tuath muted the peat aromas.
In short, maybe the nose was muted but I think it allowed for the subtle aromas to more noticeable.
Overall, my ‘go to’ glass is still the Glencairn but I do like to have a quality alternative choice, which is what I have mentioned in previous posts.
I picked these up because I am a bit of a Sci-Fi movie geek and I ran across these glasses. I have used them for bourbon but mostly for cocktails. I will not try to convince anyone that they are great tasting glasses but I really like them.
I case you aren't a Sci-Fi fan, these are the glasses used in the movie 'Blade Runner' (actually both the original and the new, but not as good (IMO), 'Blade Runner 2049').
@TracerBullet they are interesting-looking.
@Victor They are some heavy glasses! Feel satisfying in the hand.
And easier to drink from than the NEAT glass!
I was dropping in to visit my mum yesterday and noticed they opened a Salvation Army store just up the street, my daughter and I have found memories of thrift shopping because we always try and out-do each other by finding the most ridiculous items. So we stopped in for a couple of minutes just out of curiosity.
Lo and behold I end up finding a brand new Schott Zwiesel glass in that shape that is all the rage these days. I don't know if y'all have seen those 1920s' Professional Blender's Whisky Glasses sold at the whisky exchange? It was designed in part by Angus MacRaild (Whiskysponge, also Serge's #2) . It is said to enhance certain delicate notes in low abv and older whisky's which are not apparent in Copita style glasses, the big tulip shape with narrow opening being the key. These have become ubiquitous in Instagram/whisky Anorak circles.
Real truth...they are 25UKP before shipping, fragile and difficult to clean, also a tad bit pretentious, so it was up there with interesting but not going to take the plunge.
So I was stoked to find this type of glass just sitting there staring at me with a sweet 1$ price tag attached to it right next to the little stickers that are affixed on them while still new. I didn't even hesitate, I picked up a larger brandy snifter as well while I was at it. Interesting that Schott made this type of shape, I've tried to look at their website for it but it doesn't seem to be in production currently.
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