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  1. #11
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    I find when I am tasting a new bourbon, or really tasting for any reason, that I use a brandy snifter. However, when I am simply enjoying a bourbon (backyard, dog at feet, bluegrass playing, after dinner) I tend to use these glasses that I picked up from Wal-Mart. They were like eight bucks for a four-pack, have an inch thick glass bottom, and are a standard highball style other than that. I love these glasses because of the thick bases on them. Ninety percent of the time, I prefer my bourbon at room temperature, but I find that in most of my glasses my hand ever-so-slightly elevates the temperature of my drink. I find that the thick base of these glasses prevents that. Anybosy else have something like that?

  2. #12
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    I tend to use these glasses that I picked up from Wal-Mart. They were like eight bucks for a four-pack, have an inch thick glass bottom, and are a standard highball style other than that.
    Man the high-rollers out bragging about their fancy schmancy glassware.

    I use IKEA glasses, $1.99 a six pack.
    Or occasionally Wild Turkey snifters: free with admission to the KBF Gala
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

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  3. #13
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    Just depends on what I'm drinking. I have a couple of thicker low ball glasses I bought at Ross on the cheap and I use them for bourbons I enjoy on the rocks. I also have a couple of stemless wine glasses I picked up at a Cost Plus World Market and I use them for bourbons I prefer neat.

    I have my share of glassware aquired in gift packs but never seem to use them much.

    I looked into some Riedel but would rather spend my money on bourbon.

  4. #14
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    As an enthusiast rather than a connoiseur, I like it best from the bottle or a flask. Failing that it's whatever cup is handy.

  5. #15
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    Welcome to the board both of you. Add a little info to your profile if you want and share at least your first names and where you hail from. It helps folks to get to know you.
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

  6. #16
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    I bought a pair of fancy-smancy glasses Timothy and brought one to KBF. I managed to hold on to it all the way through, but think when I was packing I may have left it in the room somehow!

    Fortunately it was a two pack so the other one was at home. My old reliable $1.99 version is there too. Although I'm favoring the new one already. I won't be favoring them if I keep losing them though!
    Mark/Nebraska


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away. 11/25/2004

  7. #17
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    I got a set of Riedel's bourbon glasses, and am enjoying them. The set of four cost me $29 from Amazon.com with free shipping.

    For smaller pours, check out these thermal double-walled espresso/shot-glasses from Bodum. They hold 2 oz and retail for $12/pair.


  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkluna
    I got a set of Riedel's bourbon glasses, and am enjoying them. The set of four cost me $29 from Amazon.com with free shipping.

    For smaller pours, check out these thermal double-walled espresso/shot-glasses from Bodum. They hold 2 oz and retail for $12/pair.

    I've had real problems with the Bodum double-walled glasses breaking, including several times while I was drinking from them. These were instances with iced beverages but scary enough that I have stopped using them.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

  9. #19
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    for social drinking i like a low ball glass, the heftier the better, but i am not too picky. for tasting, i have some cheap wine glasses that came with a picnic set my wife and i got for our wedding years ago (8 yrs to be precise, in case she reads this). they are small and allow me to nose the pour pretty well.

  10. #20
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    Re: Bourbon and Glassware Pairings

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    Here's the glass that I've been using for the last few months and have fallen in love with. I like the hefty size and the fact that they work equally well for straight bourbon, on the rocks, or for a manhattan.

    I bought them from Gumps.com. Search for whisky glasses.
    Is that ice in those glasses?

    *shudders*

 

 

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