The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted on my social media feeds that I have recently started using some new glassware.
I have had several enquiries as to what it is and where you can get it so I thought it might be an idea to do a little write up.
This is a modern recreation of a style of glass popular with whisky blenders back in the 1920’s. It has a large round ‘onion’ style shape with a thinner opening at the top. It was developed in conjunction with renowned whisky writer Angus MacRaild.
I will admit to being quite a fan already and its now my ‘go to’ glass when taking notes.
It seems to capture and concentrate aromas very well, without too much concentration of alcohol vapours. It seems to work especially well with smaller amount of liquid in the glass.
No downsides as yet but initial impressions are that it feels quite delicate, especially compared to a Glencairn glass which has been scientifically proven to withstand being dropkicked by international rugby players*.
It does however feel nice and balanced in the hand.
The 1920s Style Blenders glass retails for £25 from The Whisky Exchange
*This has not actually been proven.
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