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    Proper glassware?

    Hi there ... I created an account JUST so I could ask this question: My husband's favorite drink is Woodford Reserve, and I'd like to get his some appropriate glassware for his drink. I'll probably end up picking up something vintage ... should I just look for a "lowball" glass, or is there something bourbon-specific that I should seek out?

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodfordWife View Post
    Hi there ... I created an account JUST so I could ask this question: My husband's favorite drink is Woodford Reserve, and I'd like to get his some appropriate glassware for his drink. I'll probably end up picking up something vintage ... should I just look for a "lowball" glass, or is there something bourbon-specific that I should seek out?
    Well, there are these.

    However, these are from the Riedel "Overture" series and I think they're just glass, not crystal.

    So you could go with these which are designed for Scotch but would work fine, and are from the "Vinum" series which are crystal.

    For myself, however, I'm thinking about a set of these which I think are crystal as well. We have some of the "O" series wine glasses and they are crystal.

    ADDED VIA EDIT

    Okay, I just checked and the "O" series are not crystal. I thought they might be because the ones we have lack the beaded rim that one usually finds on non-crystal glassware.
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 05-12-2008 at 10:55.
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    Re: Proper glassware?

    You'll likely get many responses here... based on personal preference. Which is the key.

    How does he drink his bourbon? Straight? On the rocks? Mixed in cocktails? Get a glass that works for what he needs.

    What does your husband like to drink from now? I'd get him something similar, but better quality or perhaps engraved.

    There are specialty tasting glasses on the market but they are not for everyone (a little to fussy for me).

    And, please don't forget the contents, include a bottle of his favorite pour (Woodford makes a nice personalized bottle) or expand his tastes with something new.

    Many more thoughts can be found in the thread below.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ead.php?t=1848
    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."

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    You mean a coffee mug ain't kosher?

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldJack View Post
    You mean a coffee mug ain't kosher?
    Only if used for kosher coffee.

    http://www.casteelcoffee.com/kosher-coffee.html
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    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    I have the Riedel Spirit 'O' Stemless Glasses and really love them. They are all I have been using for the past 2 years. They are not made of Lead Crystal, which I hear is bad for brain cells.

    I really like the way they pour into your mouth... so SMOOTH. They also fit in the hand very well.

    I use to use a Tulip shaped glass (with lid) that came in a sampler pack of Aberlour Scotch. That shape of glass is popular with Scotch drinkers. I still have this glass, but after recieving the O's for a b-day gift, I never went back. I was always worried about breaking the stem on the tulip glass.

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Well, there are these.

    However, these are from the Riedel "Overture" series and I think they're just glass, not crystal.

    So you could go with these which are designed for Scotch but would work fine, and are from the "Vinum" series which are crystal.

    For myself, however, I'm thinking about a set of these which I think are crystal as well. We have some of the "O" series wine glasses and they are crystal.

    ADDED VIA EDIT

    Okay, I just checked and the "O" series are not crystal. I thought they might be because the ones we have lack the beaded rim that one usually finds on non-crystal glassware.
    As it happens, I have all three of these types, and the first and third are excellent four bourbon, as can be some wine tasting/nosing glasses, such as this one by Towle:
    Towle glass.jpg
    I've found almost identical ones packaged free with a ~$20 Late Bottled Vintage Port by Osborne. Free's a good price for these.


    The key is the tapering from bowl to rim, which allows the aromas from the bourbon's nose to concentrate and be concentrated.
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    Re: Proper glassware?

    I use the reidel bourbon glasses. They are crystal as are the reidel scotch glasses.

    I use them for neat, added water, rocks, etc. You can get any of them on ebay for a pretty good price right now as well.

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    Re: Proper glassware?

    For a change of pace, he could drink it out of one of these:




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    Re: Proper glassware?

    For on the rocks, I got the,Spiegelau Vino Grande glasses and just ordered a set for a friend's housewarming gift. http://www.beveragefactory.com/wine/...-4510016.shtml

    For neat, I have the Reidel bourbon glass.http://www.beveragefactory.com/spiri...ro_40877.shtml

    I also have several other glasses that are larger (probably double old fashioned size), but I still use them for on the rocks bourbon; I just like how they look.
    "A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
    LBJ

 

 

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