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Nick Danger
03-22-2013, 18:55
If you are drinking two or more different bourbons over the course of one sitting, do you:

1) Use a fresh glass for each different bourbon

2) Use the same glass but rinse it out each time you switch brands

3) Just use the same glass without rinsing

I'm wondering if my OCD tendencies are over-complicating the process of enjoying my bourbon. I've been rinsing the glass when I switch brands.

Nick

Tucker
03-22-2013, 19:03
Threeeeeeeeeeeee

scubadoo97
03-22-2013, 19:05
Sometimes rinse and some times not. Use different glasses if doing tastings

WAINWRIGHT
03-22-2013, 19:06
I am OCD in more than a few ways and I always rinse my glass with bottled water and wipe dry in between pours.

Diesel
03-22-2013, 19:08
I use a fresh glass for each different bourbon.

soad
03-22-2013, 19:15
Nick Danger LOL....I would do whatever Nancy tells you....

I never rinse, I love the smell of a glass the next day, just like a campfire.

MyOldKyDram
03-22-2013, 19:18
Drink, rinse, repeat, etc.

omgmarclol
03-22-2013, 19:25
Drink, rinse, repeat, etc.
+1 for me. even though grabbing a new glass would be easier :)

jcg9779
03-22-2013, 19:33
Usually option 3. Sometimes option 2, but I always drink the water I rinse with. Gotta stay hydrated somehow.

squire
03-22-2013, 19:37
I rarely drink from more than one bottle at a time.

T Comp
03-22-2013, 19:44
Sometimes rinse and some times not. Use different glasses if doing tastings

Same here though I usually use a measuring glass and do rinse that. Pouring free tonight with no rinse :cool:.

thiemb
03-22-2013, 20:00
Usually just a quick rinse between pours for me.

BradleyC
03-22-2013, 20:06
I go with the stack of red solo cups. Quick, easy, cheap, and dishwasher safe.

Danger
03-22-2013, 20:12
I go with the stack of red solo cups. Quick, easy, cheap, and dishwasher safe.
First, the thought of drinking bourbon from a red solo cup makes me feel uneasy, like watching somebody burn a national flag.

Second, I usually don't switch horses mid-stream, but for tastings I rinse between each whiskey only because I don't have enough glassware to give everyone 5 glasses.

Borchard
03-22-2013, 20:13
Sometimes I rinse, sometimes I don't. I don't really have a rule of thumb.

BradleyC
03-22-2013, 20:29
First, the thought of drinking bourbon from a red solo cup makes me feel uneasy, like watching somebody burn a national flag.

Second, I usually don't switch horses mid-stream, but for tastings I rinse between each whiskey only because I don't have enough glassware to give everyone 5 glasses.

I don't really use solo cups. I might have to start if I keep breaking Glencairns at the same rate I/we have been recently.

Yeti
03-22-2013, 20:30
Drink, rinse, repeat, etc.

And repeat, and repeat.

a quick rinse, a swirl, then dump it and get on with the evening.

Restaurant man
03-22-2013, 20:34
I'm using the same glass. No rinse just drink, pour more, repeat

BradleyC
03-22-2013, 20:35
And repeat, and repeat.

a quick rinse, a swirl, then dump it and get on with the evening.


I rinse and drink the water usually. I don't drink enough water throughout the day and try to make up for it that way.

Careful shaking the glass over the sink when removing excess water. I've seen a glass or two break in that process.

Nick Danger
03-22-2013, 20:36
Nick Danger LOL....I would do whatever Nancy tells you....


You mean Betty Jo Bialowski? I hadn't heard that name since college. Everyone knew her as Nancy.

Very pleased that someone here finally recognized the origin of my nickname.

Nick

HighHorse
03-22-2013, 22:06
Sometimes rinse and some times not. Use different glasses if doing tastings

Ditto that, Alan. After all .. all that goes into that glass is bourbon! It's on my desk in the garage where I have my tv, computer, and about a half-dozen open bottles to reach for. At the end of the evening I'll put a napkin in it .. and only rince and shine every few days or so.

AaronWF
03-22-2013, 22:32
Definitely a rinser, except for pours from the same bottle.

black mamba
03-22-2013, 23:51
#3 for me, same glass, no rinse, unless at a tasting. Then it's same glass, with a rinse and a swish and swallow to clear the palate.

gblick
03-23-2013, 02:44
Rinse and dry between different bottles.

MarkRuck
03-23-2013, 03:40
Generally #3 for me. I have been known to rinse, and re-pour, but would be the exception, not the rule.

jtexaslonestar
03-23-2013, 03:49
Rinse and dry between different bottles.
This my SOP. And I don't like to rinse out the Islay glasses at the end of night either soad. :cool:

soad
03-23-2013, 04:54
You mean Betty Jo Bialowski? I hadn't heard that name since college. Everyone knew her as Nancy.

Very pleased that someone here finally recognized the origin of my nickname.

Nick

I saw your name, and at the last possible second stopped on a dime.

Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket.

wmpevans
03-23-2013, 04:54
Try to get the last drop....repourOnly exception is when going from rye to wheatear, or vice-versa then I may rinse....if I remember

Special Reserve
03-23-2013, 05:05
I've done all three, but I too love the smell of the empty glass the following day or later in the day.

darylld911
03-23-2013, 05:12
Typically 3 unless whatever I poured didn't taste right for any reason. I try to rinse at the end of the night though, as I learned the hard way that the "leftover" can go really bad fairly quickly (and the smell was enough to throw my palate off for a week).

Flyfish
03-23-2013, 06:16
If drinking two or more bourbons, each gets its own Glencairn because they will get sampled alternatly rather consecutively. Plus a glass with spring water to rinse the mouth and add a drop to the bourbon. Plus rocks glasses. Recently had three vintages of EWSB. My side table got a little crowded.

higgins
03-23-2013, 09:12
I always use a fresh glass for each different bourbon. It's kind of a pain to clean up afterwards, but I like comparing the empty glasses the next day as well.

ErichPryde
03-23-2013, 09:36
I rinse with a tiny bit of the next bourbon. I just don't like cleaning that many glasses, water reduces the proof and alters flavor and I want to add it when I want to add it, and absolutely nothing does as good of a job cleaning fresh whiskey out of a glass, than more whiskey.

ebo
03-23-2013, 10:21
Nope. I just pour another in the same glass. I've drank Bourbon, Scotch and Irish in the same evening out of the same glass. No big deal. :cool:

justataste
03-23-2013, 11:54
No reason for me to rinse. I suck every last drop out of the glass before a repour!

theglobalguy
03-23-2013, 17:09
I figure if the proof is high enough it'll burn off any remnants of the previous drink. Can't be bothered to wander upstairs and grab another glass. Or it might be that my taste buds aren't sophisticated enough to notice the difference!

hectic1
03-23-2013, 19:06
A blend of rise and no rinse depending on how late in the night it's gotten.

Kalessin
03-23-2013, 21:20
No need to rinse anything if you drink it straight from the bottle!

I usually rinse and reuse my glass, and I almost never have two pours of the same whiskey in an evening.