Time spent at sea leads one to the contemplation of the smaller things in life - Or, I'm bored...
I was thinking about glassware for tastings and I've seen in a few pics around the internet where people use little glass covers on top of their glasses of whiskey which are standing by.
It makes a lot of sense to me to keep the smells of the whiskeys from interacting outside the glass, and to isolate the full aroma that comes out of the glass into the room for an objective tasting.
So where do you get such little lids for your glencairns or what not?
I was thinking I'd like something nice to go with nicer crystal glassware.
I considered round eyeglass lens blanks - something convex would make a nice topper and probably make half decent contact with the glass rim. But I have no idea where to buy bulk eyeglass blanks. (Is anyone here an optician?) Are they reasonably priced in bulk?
I'm open to suggestions on what people use. One of the new tasting glasses I've bought has a 3" rim, so I'm looking for stuff up to probably a 3 1/4" diameter. I'm also looking for smaller ones for regular and Canadian glencairns.