Whisky glasses

Whisky glasses

In the first part I described the difference between “Whisky” and “Whiskey”. In this post I continue, as promised, with the different types of whisky glasses.

Tumbler
Tumbler
Glencairn
Glencairn

Copita
Copita
Cognaq
Cognac

As shown above there are quite some different glasses. Above are three whisky glasses shown and one cognac glass. If you do not have a real whisky glass, a cognac glass can do the job for you. In fact my first glasses of whisky were all out of a cognac glass.

The first shown it the tumbler. This glass is very often seen as the stereotype glass. In lots of movies, people have their whiskies from these kind of glasses (and even worse sometimes with ice as well). I will come back on the ice part in a future post. The idea behind the glasses of both whisky and cognac is to preserve the smells of the fluid. The pictures above show that the cognac glass has a wider top over the copita and the glencairn glasses. The small top makes the latter two suit the purpose of whisky tasting. The top is so small, your nose barely fits in. In one of my next posts I will write a piece about smelling.

The material of the glass can differ from simple glass to crystal. The clearer the glass, the better judgement can be made on the colour. If the glass makes the colour of the whisky darker it can influence the looks of the whisky.

Tip: If you do not have a whisky glass but still want to enjoy the smells and taste for a longer time per glas, try a cognac glass!

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