Glasses for whiskey
Acquaintance with whiskey can turn into a strong and sincere friendship. A noble drink has become an indispensable attribute of masculinity and confidence. However, it is worth remembering that whiskey is a tradition, not a fashion, so as not to get trapped in one of the tastings, scornfully glancing at the audience, savoring a drink from the original wine glasses. Yes, glasses for whiskey - it's not just the famous "tumblers", from which the Scots were famously chopped in pubs or rattling cowboys.
Tolstodonnye, with straight edges, a wide diameter, such glasses became traditional rather from economic motives. Owners of Scottish pubs found an original way of recycling broken bottles - they simply cut off the top part, leaving the bottom one.
Tumbler, of course, gained popularity in the world. However, such glasses for whiskey are unlikely to allow you to enjoy the magnificent game of amber shades of the drink and to feel the delicious bouquet. Preferences of the Wild West are worthy of respect. By the way, it is from the tumbler that you can drink alcohol with soda, ice, cola, unrestrained and blending. And yet such a glass for whiskey will prefer a frequenter of noisy club parties. And true gourmets will modestly require "tare" more acceptable, and drinking conditions - more restrained and "chamber".
A true connoisseur knows that glasses under whiskey should be tulip-shaped. It is in them that the aged malt variety will reveal itself with a rich aroma and magnificent color. Tulip or Snifter glasses differ in volume, but the overall picture of presenting the nuances of the drink is very similar. By the way, instead of them it is quite appropriate in a close circle of friends to spill alcohol in wine glasses or cognac glasses. At the very least, it will be more literate than using a faceted glass.
Remember that the main purpose of the glass is to reveal the bouquet of whiskey more deeply and broadly. Various production technologies and raw materials have led to the emergence of varietal diversity. Each whiskey has a unique character, according to which the glasses are selected. Drink, devoid of a special flavor, and this is usually a cereal young variety, you can drink from a glass of shorts. Malt must certainly be inhaled - a glass with a narrowed upper part concentrates a unique aroma, which is the most important part in the sensation of the drink.
Choosing glasses for whiskey, it's good to remember about the decanter - a special vessel in which alcohol is served. When the whiskey is poured - it is saturated with oxygen, so that the taste becomes more saturated, and the flavor - pronounced. The optimum temperature, to which you should cool (or heat) the drink, is 20-22 0. It is with her that whiskey is opened. By the way, cognac is served at a similar temperature. If you heat more - a sharp spirituous aroma can unpleasantly hit the smell, a cool drink will be tightly "closed." However, on a young blend it will be almost imperceptible.
Whiskey glasses are definitely an important step in getting to know a drink. However, real closeness begins at the first sip, spicy, woody and gently scalding.