will bring out the best in a particular Wine, Whiskey, Beer style, etc.
I never blew it off, but never took it real seriously either. Besides, I would rather spend my money on the drink than the vessle.
A few years back, I was trying differant Rums, and I bought a bottle of Barbancourt 15 yr old Haitian Rum. I non-ceremoniously poured some into a glass and my first sips reminded me of kerosene. It was hideous.
For some reason, I did think of glass styles and did a little research.
Turned out that the most convincing article spoke of a highly flaired glass which had as fairly small diameter base, and flaired out to approx 4 inches in diameter at the rim. I poured some Barbancourt in it, tasted, and the differance was amazing. This got my attention. So now, I try differant glasses with a new bottle.
One thing that has become clear to me is that, for my palate, the general rules, or suggested glass styles have not brought me the most enjoyable results.
I bought a bottle of Black Maple Hill Bourbon, and poured it into a "Bourbon Glass" This is a fairly small diameter tulip sort of affair.
It wasn't real impressive. I then tried a wide glass, approx 3 inches in diameter by 3 inches tall. Again the differance was amazing. Much sweeter and smoother. In both cases, I have repeated the options, and had consistent results.
I am also convinced that how my schnozz interacts with the glass makes a huge differance. I.e., does my nose go into the glass or not.
I thought it might be fun to hear what glasses other folks like to use for differant libations. This could get interesting, and of course, fun. All these hobbies demand that we get the most enjoyment for out money and efforts. Caro Saludo!
Edited by MadMonk, 25 April 2012 - 05:35 PM.