Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Right Tool for the Job

I finally went out today and bought myself an actual, proper whiskey tasting glass! The glass ran me about ten bucks. The lack of engraving and cutting lets the true color of the whiskey shine through. I'm told the bowl of the glass helps to provide extra surface area to allow whiskey to coat the glass and then quickly evaporate, and the narrowing of the top helps to funnel the aroma of the whiskey to the nose. Makes sense to me. Plus, it's really quite attractive.


Aubrey said...

Where did you pick this up? I'm thinking of getting a set for my Dad. The new Sam's Wine opened on Roosevelt.

Will said...

I picked it up at Binny's. It's the Glencairn Glass -- this one, by pure coincidence. Neat!