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By @Tom92 @Tom92 on 2nd Sep 2015, show post

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@sengjc
sengjc replied

@Nozinan

I don't think they have started making it yet in commercial quantities, hence the crowdfunding phase to raise capital.

2 years ago 0

@Tom92
Tom92 replied

@sengjc I like the way you think

2 years ago 1Who liked this?

@bourbondrinker

I'm using Glencairn glasses but also some wobbly courvoisier cognac classes which are very comfy and work well for sniffing. Alternatively I might pour some wild turkey in a shot glass every now and then.

2 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I just joined Friends of Laphroaig and was able to get some of their tasting glasses, which look like the size of the "mini glencairn" glasses I first saw at Forty Creek in 2010. Now, just over 5 years later, I will get to try the original confederation oak batch the same way I tried it the first time in my life!

Well, maybe in a few weeks...

about one year ago 0

@newreverie
newreverie replied

I have two crystal cut Glencairns that I love. My favorite thing about them is that the cuts on the outside are very useful for measuring different sized pours. mybottleshop.com.au/wp-content/uploads/…

I also have two glasses that were included in a box of diplomatico rum. I think the glasses are fantastic and I prefer to use them with sweeter spirits like Canadians and rums. edelices.co.uk/wine-spirits-drinks/…

I also received a set of Neat glasses for Christmas, but I haven't tried them out yet.

I also enjoy my pair of stemmed riedel "Glencairns" that I got from a zignum mezcal box imgcdn.binnys.com/images/spiritslabels/…

about one year ago 0

@Tom92
Tom92 replied

I have just been given some Norlan Whisky Glasses for Christmas. Has anyone had any experience with these before?

11 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Tom92, yes,...there is another whole discussion devoted to the subject. Details there.

11 months ago 0

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden replied

Merry Christmas @Tom92. I hope you'll enjoy them

11 months ago 0

@Tom92
Tom92 replied

@Alexsweden a merry Christmas to you too. Only have to decide what to pour in them now

11 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Mancub Looks interesting. When it comes to amazon....

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Is $35 plus tax for 2 NEAT glasses a worthy expenditure for someone who doesn't have any?

2 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan Call me a sucker, but I enjoy having a variety of unique glasses to choose and sip from.

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan, ask @Robert99. My answer is about the same as is his. (hint: he doen't like them)

The NEAT glass makes a great conversation piece because it is so bizarre, very awkward from which to drink, odd-looking, and, for many, very undesirable effects on flavour. I was blessed that @CognacFan gave me one as a gift. The NEAT glass looks like a little spittoon. The best usage for a neat glass is to demonstrate just how bizarre the nosing and tasting experience can be from a change in glassware.

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Mancub, yes, me too. I have 7 or 8 different types of tasting glasses on hand. The NEAT glass is best when what you really want is to gross your guests out. Both NEAT and Norlan glasses make interesting conversation pieces. Both noticeably diminish flavours. The Norlan glasses are handy and good-looking, however, both of which characteristics the NEAT glasses lack.

2 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan @Victor I didn't realize that the NEAT glass was referring to a specific glass till just now. At a glance I can't say I'm drawn to it, and your experience with the glass puts it in the "do not buy" category for me.

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Mancub, no, I do not recommend buying the NEAT glass, but, by all means, if you have the chance to sample whiskies with one, do so, and find out why you don't want to buy them. They do provide an unusual experience.

2 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Victor A friend brought out his Norlan glasses at a recent tasting. We all reverted fairly quickly to standard Glencairns. The Norlans, as I recall, because of the double wall have quite a fat rim that feels slightly odd on the lips and distracts attention from the whisky. For me it's the traditional Glencairn, a sherry copita or a small tumbler that is substantially narrower at the top than the bottom. Villeroy & Boch and Spiegelau both make nice ones. I like the shape of the Glencairn Canadian, it is just too big for single malt tasting.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor How about Lambanog in a NEAT glass? or Lambertus? Turv Exloo?

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

Yes, @Nozinan, anything to obliterate that lambanog nose would be a blessing. I am not sure that I currently have the stomach to do a series of experiments with those three particular spirits.

@BlueNote, as I have mentioned in the past I love the Norlan glass for beer It is probably my favourite beer glass.

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@BlueNote, one more thing, if the Norlan glass feels funny on the lip, just wait until you try the NEAT glass. You will know exactly what I mean when you go to take your first sip.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor I'm still tempted.... like having lambertus around just to show people...it would be good to have a NEAT - we'll see...

2 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan, that's the way I use my NEAT glass...but my guess is that if you buy two of them that you will give at least one of them away before long.

2 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor @BlueNote They come as a set. I know people who don't have one. I often get hard to find glassware (and bottles) in larger quantities than I need in the expectation someone might want one.

2 months ago 0

@dougwatts
dougwatts replied

Intrugued by the strength of feeling the NEAT glass provoked on here I picked one up myself, but yet to give it a go. Trying another new addition tonight though, a Glenmorangie branded 'thistle' glass. The wide opening doesn't do much to funnel the aromas nose-wards, but may help to take any alcohol burn away too, a la the science bumps from NEAT marketing. The bowl allows for pleasing swillability though and it feels nice in the hand. The wide opening enables you to get the nose right in there actually, which makes for a different tasting experience to a glencairn or any similar shaped stem or tulip glass. Sometime I'll put the same spirit in this and another for a direct comparison but even if it proves inferior in the head to head, I like it well enough to keep it in regular circulation.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@Robert99
Robert99 replied

The strangest thing about the Near Glass is how the judges from the San Francisco Spirits competition were able to judge any whisky with that glass when it was the Official glass of the competition. wink

2 months ago 0

@dougwatts
dougwatts replied

Something a bit different tonight. Balvenie single barrel in a nice little Italian wine tasting glass.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

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@Victor
Victor replied

@dougwatts, W...E...L...L...do you have any observations as to how that particular glass influences the experience of drinking whisky in it?

about one month ago 0

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