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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Robert, I once read somewhere that early tinted bottles also had a tendency to lose some constituents to the contents, i.e., if kept too long, the "dye" in particular. How long too long was, and when this tendency (presumably) stopped, I do not know.

    Can it explain the strange results of some early dusty bottles...?

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    I use crystal and glass. I had read this same supposition on the board some time ago and I felt as if I was back on an audio board reading about "tweaks".

    This would be a cheap tweak, using glass instead of crystal. It is not one that I would support in theory but maybe I'll try an A/B sometime for curiosities sake.
    It's not valid if it's not a DBT. Ha! I've probably been on those same audio boards.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    There is a good deal of discussion about how crystal affects taste vs. glass starting on page 2 of this thread:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...t=11629&page=2
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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Don't buy it for a second, you're letting yourself be influenced by yourself.
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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Quote Originally Posted by Virus_Of_Life View Post
    Don't buy it for a second, you're letting yourself be influenced by yourself.
    Well that's what I was wanted to post but I was feeling verbose.

    I remember reading the thread referenced earlier and fighting the urge to reply.
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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Since taste is based on the person doing the tasting, the only way to tell the difference is with a blind test with someone that doesn't know that the glasses are different. Personally, I don't believe there would be a difference, unless you are drinking whiskey from a clay pot, but have been wrong before.

    SORRY DEAN_MARTIN, I didn't see you said that already
    Last edited by Medicfrost; 01-20-2011 at 12:22. Reason: giving credit to Dean_Martin

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    I have never noticed a difference, if there is one, and doubt I ever will.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    This thread screams Bullshit. The premise is that wheated or some other bourbons don't do well in crystal vs. some other container material. This implies that the crystal is changing the taste of actual product and I call that BS.

    Now, you might well get a different taste sensation out of different shape glasses. Shape can effect the the nose alcohol concentration and smell does effect taste.

    Under your premise, If I poured a shot from same bottle of bourbon into 2 exact shape glasses, one glass and one crystal - then I poured these into 2 regular glass cups - the result would be that the sample from the crystal would be muted. I'm willing to be a lot of money that you could not discernible tell the difference in these 2 samples. Hell, James Randi make think you are supernatural and give you a $1,000,000 if you could do this.

    No, what I think is happening is that you enjoy drinking out of crystal glasses. Nothing wrong with that. We all have nights that things taste different or off compared to normal. This occurs in whatever you are drinking from; crystal has nothing to do with it.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    I think it is BS, too. But there may be a different reason.

    All of my glass glasses have a thick rim, all of my crystal ware is of the type that has thin walls and a thin rim. Thin walled glasses with thin rims may place the whiskey closer to the tip of the tongue where the perception of sweetness is enhanced.

    Edited: scratch that. I had it backward.

    I think Wade is on the money.
    Last edited by ILLfarmboy; 01-20-2011 at 17:09.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Aren't there allegedly a bunch of microscopic sharp edges on the crystal surface that tear open the fabric of the universe or something? I thought this was the explanation for the difference.
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