Foreshot

Nosing Glass recommendations

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Aside from Glencairn, what do you use for a nosing glass? I've use several different non-whiskey specific glasses (wine, old fashion, etc). I'm trying to build my nosing palate up and figure I could get something that would help. Thanks in advance. 

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Hi Foreshot,

I love to use a grappa glass. The reason is that its tulip shape guides smells to the nose. And it has a stem, so you can easily swirl the contents around without your hands or fingers warming the spirits. The negative is that they are delicate and break easily.

Something shaped like this: https://woldring-porselein.nl/zwiesel-1872-enoteca-grappa-101ml-nr-155/?gclid=CMzr1pLSudECFQs4GwodAiQDjg

Regards, Odin.

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I'll have to dig up the source, but i recall reading that Hubert Germain-Robin specifically stayed away from tulip shaped glasses because they cheat by over concentrating the aromas and hiding potential flaws.  I think his preference was for a straight sides distillers glass..

 

Damned memory..  now i have to go search!!

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Fores, nice find. Don't put them in the dishwasher though. They break instantly.

Regards, Odin.

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Thanks ACDC & Odin. 

Ralfy's Glass review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq9ar_UAKIM

I like the Ardbeg glass with the cover (Odin's Grappa glass), pint and cognac glasses. I want to be able to get the full array of aromas. The pint glass peaks my interest. It might be bad for drinking but nosing I think it has potential. 

 

Ardbeg glass, not bad at £5 each with cover: https://www.ardbeg.com/shop/product/glassware/ardbeg-tasting-glass.html

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