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A MODERN, lightweight design featuring hand-blown double-walled borosilicate glass
REDUCES ethonal burn through specially developed inner protrusions
CONCAVE outer rim formed to fit the lower lip of the mouth elegantly
REFINED with master distiller Jim McEwan over the course of a four day workshop.
SINGLE microfiber polishing cloth included
|Product Dimensions||2.5 x 2.5 x 3.8 inches|
|Item Weight||4.5 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||13.6 ounces|
141 customer reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#6,071 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
|Date first available at Amazon.com||April 4, 2017|
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Firstly, if you are a whiskey drinker (and an American) you’ve likely learned to hate the standard bell shaped Glencairn-style glass that hits your nose awkwardly when drinking. And being an American, you also were probably raised on the heavy, thick tumbler that accommodates ice more easily. So to that, this glass may feel light in the hand and delicate, but that’s all part of the craftsmanship. In essence. this is a handblown bell shaped glass suspended inside a more tumbler shaped glass. This means you can hold it like you would a tumbler, but the heat of your hand won’t affect the whiskey. Inside the bell shape is a star shaped (for lack of better word) indent in the bottom of the glass. When you pour the whiskey into the glass, it reflects all around those edges and the rim like bits of gold. A really lovely effect! Technically, the ridges inside are designed to better allow the whiskey to mix when you swirl it, releasing aroma. Now honestly I bought these because they are lovely, I like to support small business owners making cool new things, and for a ‘fancy’ drinking glass it was reasonably priced. But of course, when we unwrapped the gorgeous packaging (black tube that looks like you are opening a nice bottle of scotch) we HAD to do the fun nerdy taste test.
The result was surprising to say the least. Our cheapass whiskey tasted much much smoother, and our good stuff just opened up. Not joking. We all were nerding out posting pics. So added benefit – became a party game! LOL Liked them so much I’ve bought extras as gifts.
Because they are blown glass they are delicate (though i haven’t had one chip or crack yet) so hand wash only. And to some they may feel light (if you are used to heavy tumblers). If you like a giant ball of ice, this isn’t the glass for you. This is for drinking and really tasting whiskey (neat or an ice cube if called for).
On a side note, though not at all the intent of the makers, ….it makes a great wine glass too, especially for Reds (that swirling opens them up nicely too!). So rather than having those less than attractive Glencairn glasses taking up my precious little cabinet space, this glass is doing some double duty and making the experience better all around.
Hope that helps. Love to support the little guys making great things and love when beautiful design makes for a transformative experience. 😀
July 27, 2017
Two notes for improvements.
1. The packaging is really cool, but… unless you want to re-wrap the glasses in the packing paper, its kinda useless. A foam insert for each glass in the packaging tube would be a great improvement over the paper. It would allow the user to safely store their (extremely fragile and expensive) glasses.
2. While being extremely high quality glass, its waaaaaay to light and fragile. Make the outer glass wall a little thicker. Everyone enjoys a light glass, but not a fragile one. And everyone i know would rather have a glass that won’t break easily over something that weights .2 oz less.
A tip for those who are looking to try these.
This is a tasting glass!!!! It is not meant for cocktails or to be filled to the brim with spirits. If you’re looking for that, this is not the glass for you. Also, wash by hand. these glasses are nice, but i’m not sure they could handle a dishwasher.
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