Our Whisky Glasses FAQ
What are whisky glasses called?
Whisky glasses are typically divided into three classes.
Whisky Nosing Glass
Whisky nosing glass is a classic whisky glass with a fine rim. The glass has a style by which it can be touched. This causes that the heat of the hand can not penetrate so quickly into the single malt. Characteristic of this glass is the tulip shape. So a thick belly and a high narrow neck. Whisky glass is primarily suitable for the pure enjoyment of single malts.
Whisky Glencairn glass
With its shape, the Glencairn glass is strongly reminiscent of the classic whisky nosing glass. However, it has no style. The term Glencairn is trademarked. However, there are some alternatives to the Glencairn glass that have a similar shape and characteristics. The Glencairn glass is offered by many companies with individual imprints. The Glencairn glass is officially recommended by the Scotch Whisky Association for tastings.
A whisky tumbler is a rather heavy glass with a thick bottom. The bottom of the tumbler causes the heat of the hand is not so quickly absorbed by whiskey. Tumblers are often used in conjunction with bourbon. In this case, the whiskey is classically served "on the rocks", i.e. with plenty of ice. Here, too, it is advisable to pay attention to the size of the ice cubes. Small ice cubes add a lot of water to the whiskey very quickly, whereas large ice cubes melt more slowly and thus do not water down the whiskey as quickly. So the tumbler is the choice for all whiskey fans who like to enjoy their favorite dram "On the Rocks". For the enjoyment of a single malt, the whiskey tumbler is not so suitable, because the flavors dissipate very quickly through the large opening of the glass. In this case, it is more advisable to use a nosing glass, as this has a smaller opening and the aromas can be held longer.
What is the best way to drink whiskey?
How to best enjoy your favorite whiskey is, of course, a very individual decision.
Primarily, in our opinion, you can differentiate the following forms of enjoyment:
Whisky pure enjoy
In this form, nothing is added to the whiskey. The enjoyment takes place here at room temperature
Whisky pure with some water enjoy
So that the whiskey can develop its aromas further, it is sometimes recommended to add a little water. This can be done, for example, using a pipette, so that you do not water down the single malt.
Enjoy whiskey with ice
With ice are primarily bourbons and blended whiskies enjoyed
How many ml does a whiskey glass have?
It is impossible to say exactly how big a classic whisky glass is. A dram is always set by us with 20ml. For this reason, we have also decided on a bottle size of 40ml for our A DRAM FOR TWO tasting samples product line. From one bottle you have the possibility to