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SMOWK
10-12-2010, 16:52
Anyone tried one of these? Awfully expensive, but really neat looking.

http://www.hinklenosingglass.com/

Josh
10-13-2010, 04:26
Definitely interesting. What's the theory behind the narwal horn in the middle?

bourbonNOOG
10-13-2010, 06:06
From the ABOUT section on their website:

"Our founder, a pediatric anesthesiologist, is an expert in the human sense of olfaction. After inventing the scented pediatric anesthesia face mask (U.S. Patent 4896666) he applied his expertise to techniques that could enhance the nose of wines and spirits. Using some simple but elegant principles of physics we first created the Melisse Nosing Wineglass. The logarithmic nosing spiral inside the glass increases a wine’s nose by 100-200 percent each swirl by increasing the surface area on which the wine is exposed to the air and breaking the surface tension of the wine."

There's also an in depth explanation about the procedure of pouring and nosing with graphs and such here: http://www.hinklenosingglass.com/how.html

Pretty neat.

dmarkle
10-13-2010, 06:15
Looks like a freak accident on the 11 oclock news just waiting to happen.

unclebunk
10-13-2010, 07:05
Looks like a freak accident on the 11 oclock news just waiting to happen.

My sentiments exactly. I'm not saying the doctor's design doesn't work as the manufacturer claims, but it looks ugly as sin and goes well beyond my simple needs to enjoy a glass of whiskey.

DeanSheen
10-13-2010, 08:11
I'd buy a Chinese knock off and try it.

That's an absurd amount for a glass.

Josh
10-13-2010, 08:21
I'd buy a Chinese knock off and try it.

That's an absurd amount for a glass.

Hey, narwal horn isn't cheap.:lol:

unclebunk
10-13-2010, 08:34
Hey, narwal horn isn't cheap.:lol:

I wouldn't pay that much for Miles Davis's horn!:lol:

smokinjoe
10-13-2010, 08:35
The only way this could be more ridiculous would be for them to suggest that you buy both a crystal and glass model, so you can taste the unbelievable differences each imparts on the spirit...:rolleyes:

DeanSheen
10-13-2010, 08:55
Imagine the random ridicule friends and neighbors would subject you too after you somberly pulled that thing out to have a drink.

"But it's a new paradigm in surface tension."

jburlowski
10-13-2010, 14:59
Definitely interesting. What's the theory behind the narwal horn in the middle?

What.. you don't believe in unicorns?

sku
10-13-2010, 15:25
Definitely interesting. What's the theory behind the narwal horn in the middle?

Finally, a glass that lets you pick your nose and drink at the same time!

callmeox
10-13-2010, 18:06
I wonder if they make a rock lobster version to go with it?

Josh
10-14-2010, 04:09
What.. you don't believe in unicorns?

Only magical ones that bring me overpriced scotch and cheese flowers.


I wonder if they make a rock lobster version to go with it?

If they do, I'm sure these guys have one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UqKRGW6_rw

ILLfarmboy
10-14-2010, 10:14
This is in the same class as those soapstone rocks.

I'll stick to the variety of rocks glasses, Riedel bourbon glasses and snifters I generally use.

taylor714
11-14-2010, 21:16
So it appears I'm a bit late on this, but if anyone snagged one of these 20 glass lots and wants to piece out a few, let me know!

imbibehour
11-16-2010, 10:41
a tapered glass with some bulb on the bottom is all you need.

2 bucks...

Although some people like glassware...

as for that glass... I'll just quote Christmas Story....



YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT KID !!!!!!