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New2Whiskey
05-20-2008, 07:07
Bourbon pairs nicely with Riedel Bourbon glass
Scotch pairs nicely with Riedel Single Malt Whiskey glass

What is a general glass for IRISH or even CANADIAN whiskey?

sku
05-20-2008, 09:55
I use the glencairn glass for all my whiskies. Get them here for $8 a pop: http://www.cobhthaighceltique.com/The%20Glencairn%20Glass%20-%20Ordering.html .

I have to say, I think Reidel is a scam. They get people to pay $20 or more per glass and convince them that you need a different glass for Scotch and Bourbon. What the supposed theory on that is, I have no idea, though I suppose its similar to their theory that you need a different glass for each varietal of wine...it is essential to increase the profits of Reidel.

In addition, the Reidel single malt glass is tulip shaped so that it flares opens at the top, when what you want is a snifter-type glass that tapers inward at the top to concentrate aromas for you.

Stu
05-20-2008, 15:20
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I use the glencairn glass for all my whiskies. Get them here for $8 a pop: http://www.cobhthaighceltique.com/The%20Glencairn%20Glass%20-%20Ordering.html .

I have to say, I think Reidel is a scam. They get people to pay $20 or more per glass and convince them that you need a different glass for Scotch and Bourbon. What the supposed theory on that is, I have no idea, though I suppose its similar to their theory that you need a different glass for each varietal of wine...it is essential to increase the profits of Reidel.

In addition, the Reidel single malt glass is tulip shaped so that it flares opens at the top, when what you want is a snifter-type glass that tapers inward at the top to concentrate aromas for you.

spun_cookie
05-20-2008, 16:59
I use the reidels. Got the scotch and bourbon on ebay for about $8 each.

I have done a side by side and there is a difference between them. Not world changing, but they do work for their respective whiskey.

I have a lot of their wine glasses and it makes a much larger diff... The right glass with wine is important...

For Irish whiskey, take and machine the bottom 1/3 of a Guinness glass... That should work just fine :D

Gov
05-20-2008, 17:23
Glencairn or small brandy snifter for me for all my whisk(e)y

Megawatt
05-20-2008, 18:17
I like to use a copita-style glass for good whisky. If the whisky is not that good, an old-fashioned glass will do.

boss302
05-20-2008, 21:59
Bourbon pairs nicely with Riedel Bourbon glass
Scotch pairs nicely with Riedel Single Malt Whiskey glass

What is a general glass for IRISH or even CANADIAN whiskey?



For Irish whiskey, I believe the glasses designed for Scotch whiskies should do just fine, seeing as how Irish whiskey type I know of that is composed mostly of barley, both malted and un-malted. Irish whiskey, especially single malts like Bushmills 10-year and Tyrconnel, are fairly close relatives of their Scotch ancestors.

I also highly recommend the Glencairn nosing glass for Irish whiskey.

Canadian whisky... I'm not entirely sure... I don't really drink much of it in any form that isn't a Manhattan...

I would guess that a Sherry Copita would work. I sometimes use a Port glass for my whisk(e)ys if the place I'm drinking at doesn't have a proper glass... and most of them don't...

TomH
05-21-2008, 06:36
For Irish whiskey, I believe the glasses designed for Scotch whiskies should do just fine, seeing as how Irish whiskey type I know of that is composed mostly of barley, both malted and un-malted. Irish whiskey, especially single malts like Bushmills 10-year and Tyrconnel, are fairly close relatives of their Scotch ancestors.

I know I'm much more into drinking spirits rather than their history. But isn't Irish technically the ancestor of scotch since (at least according to the presentation from one the of Bruichladdich owner's) it was the Irish who brought distilling to the Islay's.

As far as glasses, I use the Glencairn if I'm going to be drinking both bourbon and scotch and don't want to use more than one glass (e.g. the gazebo). However, I do prefer the Single Malt Reidel when I just doing scotch (and I agree that it should also work with Irish decently - don't drink much so I can't give a firm opinion) and the Reidel Overture Bourbon when drinking only bourbon.

Tom

boss302
05-21-2008, 10:31
I know I'm much more into drinking spirits rather than their history. But isn't Irish technically the ancestor of scotch since (at least according to the presentation from one the of Bruichladdich owner's) it was the Irish who brought distilling to the Islay's.


Actually, yes, you are correct. The Bushmills distillery in Antrim County, Ireland is among the oldest in the world-- 400 years.

It's kind of easy to forget that, seeing as how Scotch is almost a little more rustic than Irish whiskey. That, and the Coffey still is a much more recent Irish innovation.

I guess I'm getting a little senile...