Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.

View Poll Results: Glassware Poll

Voters
267. You may not vote on this poll
  • Blender's Nosing Glass

    58 21.72%
  • Scotch whisky or brandy

    15 5.62%
  • Riedel scotch

    12 4.49%
  • Riedel Bourbon

    71 26.59%
  • Brandy, Cognac

    38 14.23%
  • Lowball glass

    73 27.34%
Page 11 of 19 FirstFirst ... 910111213 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 189

Thread: Glassware Poll

  1. #101
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Glassware Poll

    I was talking about the glass on the right. It just feels "right" to me BUT I have not tried either of the other glasses. Looks like I have research to do (darn it!!! ;-)

    Cheers,

    Ken

  2. #102
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Glassware Poll

    "Otherwise, it's about 50/50 between the Glencairn and the Riedel. "

    Thanks Dave, The Glencairn glass looks alot like the nosing glass I got when we toured the Scotch Malt Whiskey Heritage Center this Spring.... I like it for tasting but it doesn't have quite the volumn I like for 'sipping'. The Reidel glass lookslike it would be kinda small too (just barely larger than my Reidel Tulip glasses). It's a great size for tasting.... just not for drinking IMO.

    Cheers,

    Ken

  3. #103
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Central Arizona (near Prescott), U.S.A.
    Posts
    4,235

    Re: Glassware Poll

    . . . but it doesn't have quite the volumn I like for 'sipping'.
    Ken,

    I find that filling the Glencairn glass to just above its widest point makes what I consider a full-sized pour. (YMMV, obviously.) However, sometimes I wish the opening were a little wider. Someone here expressed the same opinion, saying he liked to have room for his nose inside the mouth of the glass as he drank.

    Jim Butler posted about a small, roundish, plain-bottom glass a while back, and I thought it looked promising. However, I never got around to trying one. I think I'll try to find that post and put a link here.

    Here we go: Notice that this Riedel glass is not footed.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

  4. #104
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Glassware Poll

    Dave, I saw that post. Followed up on the Reidel site and found (as was said in that thread further down) that there are several different sizes in the same basic style. I think my local beverage-meister carrys things like this. Maybe I'll pop in on him Friday...... I'll let you know how it goes.

    Cheers!

    Ken

  5. #105
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Glassware Poll

    Hi Dave, well, I did go look at the Reidel "O" series but actually purchased the schott-zwiesel top ten cask aged spirits glass. It's great. I left a more detailed review in the 'Pure Glass by Maison du Whisky' thread. I was a little confused by the way it handled the Laphroaig 10. If anyone has any thoughts on that or opinions on this glass I'd enjoy hearing them.

    Cheers,

    Ken

  6. #106
    Novice
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3

    Re: Glassware Poll

    I enjoy using a snifter from time to time, but I personally love a lowball glass. Unfortunately, one out of my set of 4 did not survive a recent move.

  7. #107
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kentucky!
    Posts
    4,745

    Re: Glassware Poll

    I chose the riedel scotch, though I no longer own one (broke three) but my second would be the glencairn (it still lives) haven't tried the bourbon glass yet, and yes I like some others always ask for a snifter when I'm out at a bar

  8. #108
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    180

    Re: Glassware Poll

    I chose the lowball glass, mostly because my other choices at home include wine galsses and regular juice glasses. I'm pretty knew to bourbon being a recent convert from JD and I'm not sure the glass will have an impact on the way I enjoy bourbon. Has anyone changed their choice since they first posted based on trying a new glass type?

  9. #109
    Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mentor, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    837

    Re: Glassware Poll

    I chose the lowball glass, mostly because my other choices at home include wine galsses and regular juice glasses. I'm pretty knew to bourbon being a recent convert from JD and I'm not sure the glass will have an impact on the way I enjoy bourbon. Has anyone changed their choice since they first posted based on trying a new glass type?
    Welcome to the forum!!

    Yes, if you read above I have. Before trying the Schott Zweisel glass (the one in my avatar) I used a lowball glass as well. It was fine but this glass suites my needs better.

    Happy hunting,

    Ken

  10. #110
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,744

    Re: Glassware Poll

    Jay,
    I think the glass makes a big difference. You will find a lot of differing opinions on this site. I'll give you mine:
    Since Bourbon is on par with fine Cognac, and I drink my Bourbon neet (also my Cognac), I prefer a brandy snifter. I find it works well for the way I enjoy bourbon. But, It's all a matter of opinion.
    Joe

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Bourbon and Glassware Pairings
    By TimmyBoston in forum Paraphernalia
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 12-08-2007, 16:03
  2. How to Clean Glassware
    By bluesbassdad in forum Paraphernalia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2005, 11:32
  3. Glassware - Can it make a difference?
    By Marvin in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-09-2003, 17:53
  4. More Glassware
    By bobbyc in forum Paraphernalia
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-11-2002, 15:36
  5. Glassware
    By **DONOTDELETE** in forum Paraphernalia
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-07-2002, 14:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top