View Full Version : Which type of Reidel O glass is best

04-09-2011, 15:38
Which Reidel O glass is the best- there are 5 or 10 different styles.

04-09-2011, 15:53
I use the Reidel O spirits glass (actually its my primary glass for port, but I occasionally use it for whiskey).


Lost Pollito
04-09-2011, 19:13
I'd save my money, and get glencairn, or a copitas. Both are around $10.

04-10-2011, 03:50
The Reidel spirits glass is the best in the Reidel "O" lineup for whiskey tasting and IMO is a better tasting glass than the Glencarin, especially for over proofs.

04-10-2011, 08:05
I really like the Riedel O Spirits glasses. The wall thickness is much thinner than the glencairn, which I prefer. I got 2 in an Appleton Rum gift pack around the holidays. 2 real Riedel glasses + Appleton 12 for $28 was a pretty good deal I thought. They also had a no age statement gift pack with glasses, but the spirits glasses were smaller. I guess they have different sizes. I would go with the larger ones if given a choice.

04-10-2011, 08:12
One of my favorite glasses for whiskey is the Riedel Sam Adams Utopias glass. It's flared at the opening, but as goofy as it sounds, the palate placement with this glass is better than anything I've ever used. It has a thick sturdy base, more so than their SM Glass. Like the other Riedels, it is thin walled. I've read their claims of what their glassware can do for beverages. I used to be stubborn headed about it and tried to dismiss it as a marketing gimmick, but at this point I'd have to say I'm a believer. In my opinion, Riedel makes a superior product worth the investment.

04-10-2011, 16:15
I'd save my money, and get glencairn, or a copitas. Both are around $10.

Already have some, and they are great glasses.

04-10-2011, 17:14
I have the standard Glencairn glasses and a pair of Copitas made by Glencairn. I use the Copitas regularly.

04-10-2011, 17:26
I use the Ouverture bourbon glass when I want to really dig in to a pour. I get a better nosing from them than the Glencairn.

My regular vessel is the small round Four Roses glass that they use at their tastings and give away at the Sampler.