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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    "so in the meantime I use Waterford'

    Are they the roly-poly bottoms? I have a set of those and they work quite well. Nice heft, easy fit in the hand.
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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Not sure what you mean by roly-poly Robert. The glass is rounded, medium-height, the cut type, with a flat base about one-third inch thick. I like the heft but there is no color appreciation except from the top, which is okay but I prefer a clear perfectly transparent glass. Then too any port in a storm I suppose (and I know from that standpoint these conversations are angels-on-a-pin type, but hey it's Friday afternoon. ). As Fortune Magazine said in its 1933 article on the looming post-Prohibtion liquor business (I think, of rum), "and it's pretty good from the neck, too".

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Yeah I drink out of glass, the bottle it came in.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Gary I thought the surface differences on crystal were due to the nubile young ladies in the finishing room, but lacking a source reference I guess my opinion is uninformed and should be disregarded.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Well Squire, there are different forms of reality, including the poetic/romantic, and in that realm you are surely right.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Gary: Waterford Lismore Roly Poly

    Pop that in a search engine and you will see what I mean.
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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    I'll check it out, for sure.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    I found online pictures of Waterford Roly Poly, the Lismore tumbler type, that are very similar to what I have. But another type called Roly Poly pictured from this company isn't (apart from the cut crystal style which is the same obviously), and this is the one with a small base maybe 1.5 in square, where the glass is perched so to speak on the base. I don't have that kind. Mine have a base that is more about .50 in thick and the walls come straight down to the edges or gently round to it. They are long-lived by the way, initially we didn't use the dishwasher for them but finally threw them in there and it doesn't seem to do much harm.

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    Re: Bourbons that don't do well in Crystal

    Yeah I never understood the non dishwasher instructions but figured it had to do with excessive heat or possibly cloudiness?

    After having used my father in laws crystal glasses about 5 years ago I became obsessed with owning some. I love the heft and the way the cuts rub the hand, makes drinking a much more tactile experience.

    Then again I'm a sucker for glasses having at least 7 or 8 different styles for beer. Thus far I have held myself back from buying some hand blown wine glasses from Italy but I have plenty of space in the cabinets for them.
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