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    Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    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.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    I got mine here. About 3/4 down the page.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    VERY nice, Clavius! This is what I'm talking about. I'll have to have Mrs Tot measure the top of the CDN Glencairns to see if the watch glass cover will fit.

    Still need a solution for the 3 inch diameter glass, but this is a better start than I was hoping for.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    Once I had the "watch glass" keyword from Clavius I found this:

    https://www.gogenlab.com/equipment-l...-beaker-covers

    which offers a 3" and a 3.5" model.

    It's "lab glass" so probably not very fancy. Still looking for a larger diameter frou frou version.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    If you're not holding formal tastings where you need to impress people, Ralfy recommends keeping some of the metal tops of the packaging tubes that some whiskies come in and using those. The CEHT series comes to mind, bourbon-wise.
    Eric

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    I have ordered them from Amazon as well. The 50mm fit Glencairns. I have seen sizes all the way up to 150mm or about 6 inches. I would recommend buying a few extra. They seem to get broken or lost way too often.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    Where I work, we get a lot of that type of stuff from VWR. They only list up to 3.5" but we have much larger ones in the Stockroom.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNovaMan View Post
    Where I work, we get a lot of that type of stuff from VWR. They only list up to 3.5" but we have much larger ones in the Stockroom.
    Novaman, what is VWR?

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Tot View Post
    Novaman, what is VWR?
    On this board it should be Van Winkle Rye, but I'm sure TheNovaMan s referring to VWR a scientific supply house.

    https://us.vwr.com/

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    Re: Tasting glass covers - where would you get 'em?

    ebay also has them. they come various thicknesses and finish. edges can be smoothed with grinder (ground glass) or fire polished.

 

 

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