Having the proper glassware is essential to fully enjoying your drink, whether you've been a whiskey aficionado for years or are just taking your first few sips.
Unlike wine, which requires specific glasses for each variety, whiskey can be drunk in a variety of glasses. Having a glass that you enjoy is an important part of the experience, whether it be a malt whiskey from Tasmania's revitalized whisky industry, a traditional Scotch, a Canadian rye, or a silky bourbon.
Here are seven justifications for using an appropriate whisky glass when consuming whisky.
1. Honor the craft of whiskey production
Let's start by making it quite obvious that you shouldn't be sipping whiskey from a wine or highball glass. This is why a whisky glass is important.
Whiskey distillers will tell you that their craft is an art. A master distiller prepares a spirit that is aged in a barrel, frequently for several years, and then enjoys the finished product. By savoring the finished product to the fullest, you should honors that craft.
With a suitable glass, you'll also be able to appreciate their artwork to its fullest because you'll be able to smell the whiskey as you drink it and appreciate the color in addition to the aroma and flavor. You won't get the same sensation from a shot glass, wine glass, or highball glass.
2. Size Is Important
Lowball glass or tumbler are common names for a whisky glass. It resembles a short glass with a wide base and mouth in essence.
300 milliliters, or around 10 ounces, is the optimal volume. For a few whisky stones or an ice ball, this is the ideal size.
Additionally, it's preferable to pour a smaller whiskey drink and savor it to the fullest rather than a larger one that will be diluted by excessive ice, water, or other ingredients.
3. Shape Counts
You can enjoy the whiskey's scents neat, on ice, or in a cocktail thanks to the short tumbler's thick bottom and wide brim.
Smaller, thinner glasses may struggle to hold ice or be used for other purposes.
4. Create a cocktail with your whisky
The whiskey-based Old Fashioned itself or even a Whiskey Sour can be made in a tumbler or Old Fashioned Whiskey Glass, which is also frequently referred to as a "Old Fashioned.
In fact, a lowball tumbler is required for serving the Old Fashioned since it enhances rather than masks the whisky's natural flavors.
But that doesn't mean you can't also use your whisky glass for other alcoholic beverages. You may also create cocktails like a Black Russian or even a gin and tonic in your new glasses.
A tumbler glass' broad and sturdy base makes it strong and large enough to muddle or mix contents.
5. Maintain Whiskey Coolness
The bases of the best whiskey glasses are broad and thick. This is good for a number of reasons.
The thick bottom will keep your whiskey cool for a longer period of time and stop the ice from melting quickly if you do choose to drink it on the rocks. The whiskey will stay colder for a longer period of time if you prefer whiskey stones because glass is a poor heat conductor.
It's also simple to add ice because of the big hole.
6. Use Lead-Free Crystal To Safeguard Your Whiskey
Make sure the whiskey glass you select is made of lead-free crystal. Lead-free glassware, such as glasses and whiskey decanters, are the best option because there is a possibility that lead could leech into your whisky.
High quality lead-free crystal is used to make every Van Daemon glassware. You can appreciate the color of your beverage as well because of the great clarity.
7. Tumblers Are Simple To Hold.
It's true that for people used to holding stemmed wine glasses or thin, tall highball glasses, holding a tumbler may feel different.
However, the reality is that a traditional whiskey glass, like the well-known Van Daemon Tasman Twist, fits comfortably in your hand and has a heft and design befitting the finest whiskey.