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    Riedel Bourbon Glass

    So has anyone tried them? Are they the real deal, or would I be just as good with a single malt scotch glass or a low ball? Also, did you order them online or did you pick yours up in a store? Where?

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by atkinsa View Post
    So has anyone tried them? Are they the real deal, or would I be just as good with a single malt scotch glass or a low ball? Also, did you order them online or did you pick yours up in a store? Where?
    Yep, many of us use them, among other glassware:
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ight=glassware

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ight=glassware
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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    I picked up mine (4 of them) at a Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits. I don't know if you have this grocery chain in North Carolina but you could try any similarly large chain that has an extensive and separate wine and spirits section as they often sell glassware to.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Try an Advanced Search for "reidel bourbon glass" -- no quotes, note spelling. Select display posts, not threads. Among the 37 hits you'll find some nuggets worth your time.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Last weekend while shopping at a Davenport IA. Super Target I noticed they are carrying the Riedel Bourbon Glasses. I just did a search of their main web site and found them listed there as well.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by atkinsa View Post
    So has anyone tried them? Are they the real deal, or would I be just as good with a single malt scotch glass or a low ball? Also, did you order them online or did you pick yours up in a store? Where?
    I think it really comes down to personal preference. I have them. I hardly use them. They are very small and somewhat difficult to handle for me.

    My daily glassware for drinkin' whiskey is a nice cut glass low ball.

    For serious tastings I tend towards the larger scotch glass.

    The Riedel certainly serves it's purpose well, I just don't prefer it in terms of hand feel.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by NorCalBoozer View Post
    I think it really comes down to personal preference. I have them. I hardly use them. They are very small and somewhat difficult to handle for me.

    My daily glassware for drinkin' whiskey is a nice cut glass low ball.

    For serious tastings I tend towards the larger scotch glass.

    The Riedel certainly serves it's purpose well, I just don't prefer it in terms of hand feel.

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    I'm with Greg, the Riedels are nice and all that but for everyday use I prefer something with some more heft.
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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    I agree, and I prefer a shorter glass, it seems odd to have the whiskey slide down a high, narrow frame.

    Of all the glasses I've used, I think my favourite is the one issued by Wild Turkey to promote its Rare Breed. Even to hold small amounts it seems perfect. It is a wide (but not oversize) rocks glass or tumbler with a heavy (one inch) base that seems to suit bourbon or any other whiskey. Oddly perhaps, I like it best with bourbon, malt whisky or Canadian can go in a similar but lighter glass especially the cut glass Irish or Irish-type.

    I don't like cut glass for bourbon. Apart from the glass generally being too light (the Waterford I have anyway) the color of the drink can't be appraised as carefully as with a clear glass tumbler.

    By the way, in nosing the empty Rare Breed glass which held the Weller Antique 107 I mentioned on the daily tasting thread, I am getting an interesting note of "barnyard" or "old wood" which must be from that bourbon. While not detectable in the beverage as sipped, whatever it is must add to the complexity of what is one of my favourite bourbons.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    I just realised there are at least two glasses issued by Wild Turkey to promote Rare Breed. I meant the heavy-base rocks glass. The company also issued a stemmed cognac-style glass which I like too sometimes. My vbt #82 which will be up shortly was appraised in the latter but generally I prefer the rocks glass.

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    Re: Riedel Bourbon Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by atkinsa View Post
    So has anyone tried them? Are they the real deal, or would I be just as good with a single malt scotch glass or a low ball? Also, did you order them online or did you pick yours up in a store? Where?
    Actually, I found they work quite well, especially if you're like me and you drink your whiskey one way-- neat!

    They work great for all of the virgin-oak American whiskeys, like Bourbon and Straight Rye, as their nose is powerful enough to work in this shape of glass, which funnels the aromas with a slight taper.

    For Canadian whisky, Scotch whisky, or Irish whiskey, I would probably go with Michael Jackson's glass shape, which is similar to the Riedel bourbon glass, but with a gentle flare at the top, to help disperse the more subtle aromas inherent in those styles of whisky. I have found several new aromas in my Bladnoch 15-year Single Cask since I started using that glass...

    Also, if you like Ports, Sherries, and Madeiras, the bourbon glasses work very well for them.
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