Originally Posted by willk
anyone care to share their glassware preferences?
I tend to use different glasses,
I definately have 'only whisky' glasses, I only use two, and I dont have any of those posh 'nosing' glasses
I like a clear plain straight walled tumbler 200ml which is about 2/3rds the size of an ordinary one
I dont generally like cut glass ones as I love to see the colour of the dram unhindered, and any favourites or new drams will go in that which is a Friday or Saturday night job
Also when swilled round, you see the spirit stick to the sides and that in its self, releases enough for the nose. Being as I drive a lot I tend not to consume whisky at all from Sunday night through till Friday, but if I'm slack or feeling the need I have a slightly smaller one which is a cristal one, as it seems to make the dram last longer as its harder to tell how much is left in it, with the pattern on the glass
Oh and while were on confessional
I prefer my drams with water ... sometimes up to 50%
... there I've said it now
actually I vary it depending on the brew, but many of them would slip over the back of your throat without giving up all their secrets if you didnt. I definatley disagree with taking it neat, its a complete waste IMHO .. and thats all it is... just MHO
Although I have mentioned, different water can do so much for a whisky too... and is not to be underestimated, it wouldnt be unusual to use more than one type (ie bottled) when trying to get a handle on something that didnt taste like I expected it might.