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

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@RianC
RianC replied

I actually won a couple of these beauties via an on-line/You Tube competition. Arrived over the weekend and have to say they are pretty good. Just a big Glencairn, essentially.

Will probably have to watch my pours though as it's quite deceiving how much you're putting in them. They feel very good in the hand. A sort of half way house between a heavy rocks glass and a Glencairn.

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God Bless, STD's heart_eyes

11 months ago 0

@dougwatts
dougwatts replied

I just picked up some port sippers as mentioned in an earlier post by @paddockjudge. They certainly look a hoot but drinking from them is not. The funnel is so narrow that you end up tipping the glass too far over to get any volume of spirit through it, resulting in it spilling over the top of the glass onto your face. A more inelegant and disfunctional piece of glsssware I can barely imagine. Highly unsatisfactory. Perhaps I’m paying for choosing a low budget option. Suffice to say I had no opportunity to assess how the glass delivers a different sensory experience relative to any others - I was too busy towelling down to notice.

10 months ago 3Who liked this?

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@dougwatts, take a hit from the spout!

I warned of the awkward nature when using it as a glass. The flavour doesn't change when using the straw. The top can be used for catching aromas with your nose. Be careful on the uptake, it goes down far too easy.

10 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@dougwatts I've used this for a Forty Creek Port-matured release. Quite the experience, though I only sipped from the straw...

10 months ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

I think that if I owned one of those glasses that I would nick-name it, "the narrow-tailed Platypus".

10 months ago 0

@dougwatts
dougwatts replied

Since I’ve stopped trying to pour it out the end of the funnel and instead use it as a straw the old platypus is performing better. Not sure I’ll ever drink whiskey from a straw for anything other than novelty value though.

10 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@dougwatts Looks more like a bong than a whisky glass.

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@GoodVintage
GoodVintage replied

Whisky-bong? fearful

10 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@GoodVintage - I once knew someone who drank the water from a well-used bong . . . it didn't stay down long!

Now, if the liquid was whisky . . . grimacing

10 months ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound

@BlueNote I know, I was just playing on the whisky-spout/whisky-bong theme.

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@Mancub
Mancub replied

These arrived today, handmade with American White Oak and sealed with a natural beeswax. It was a kickstarter created by Sipdark.

8 months ago 0

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Mancub Kind of deceptive packaging, don't you think?

How do they work? too bad they're sealed with wax. Imaging drinking whisky and it matures from the first sip to the last...

8 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Mancub Of note, Sipdark does sell these on line, but will not ship to Canada.

8 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan How is it deceptive packaging? The cup never advertised adding oak flavour at any point, that wasn’t the intention of the cup. You may get some flavour from the beeswax. The beeswax will degrade over time from use and washing and if not reapplied I imagine oak would come through though.

The “oak tumbler” made by the same people that created “the oak bottle” have a cup that’s pourpose is to imbue your spirit with oak. I can’t remember how many uses it gives you before the oak flavor starts to lessen, but I think the info is on their site.

oakbottle.com/the-oak-tumbler/

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan I thought during their kickstarter Campaign they shipped anywhere in the world. I know they are still fulfilling those orders, maybe afterwards it will change? You would have to contact them to get an answer.

8 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Mancub the packaging says "whiskey glass". Whiskey GLASS. It isn't.

It's a whisky wood

stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@Mancub - Those look really cool! Not sure I'd want any 'flavour enhancements' though but I like the idea of drinking out of wood - old skool!

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan Quite right! Someone brought that to their attention and suggested “whisky cup” or “whisky goblet”, but, to no avail.

8 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@RianC I don’t think the intention was to have the beeswax add flavour, just a slight side effect of the sealant. And I don’t think it would be noticeable for most whiskies. They will be great for traveling/camping, I’m looking forward to using them.

8 months ago 0

@RianC
RianC replied

@Mancub - Aye, probably not! smiley

They'd be great for me - I do have a habit of breaking fancy glassware . . . I've learned to make sure my better half goes nowhere near them with the rest of the washing up as well!

edit - I do all the cooking! Just to make sure that comment is not construed as sexist, today of all days wink

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Mancub
Mancub replied

Oh! I also added some Cradle Glasses to my shelf. The bottoms are rounded so you can rock the glass to help aerate your spirit, but also just because it's super fun. It's like an adult fidget spinner. Plus, you wont ever knock your glass over, I put them to the test.

8 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan Not seen are a dozen Glencairns. It comes in handy when hosting my whisky club or small tastings. I enjoy the different experiences of the different glasses, and admire the craftsmanship that goes into them much like the whisky. Fine spirits call for fine glassware. Just another faucet of the hobby I enjoy.

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Mancub I like the faucet analogy. Mine must be leaky, as I'm spilling many dollars into this habit...

8 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan Hah! Can't catch a break. Facet! But yes, the money thing is much akin to a leaky tap.

8 months ago 0

@sengjc
sengjc replied

@dougwatts

“...how the glass delivers a different sensory experience relative to any others - I was too busy towelling down to notice.”

Well there you have it, a different sensory experience altogether: towelling down while partaking of the amber liquid.

LOL

8 months ago 0

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