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Benefits of Choosing Engraved Whisky Glasses
Wine experts are very insistent about the role that the right glassware plays in the taste and the entire experience of a particular wine or spirit. Some may be paradoxical in saying that there is no right or wrong way to drink, leaving wine tasters quite conflicted, but one thing is certain—your choice of glass makes a difference.
Matching glassware to the appropriate spirit is a topic seldom discussed, but to a real wine enthusiast, it is a matter of life and death (of liquor taste, more than anything). Before we discuss about the glass or crystal quality and all other things that can make your wine and whisky glassware more special (hint: special markings and engravings), let's learn about the type of glass you should be using for each of your favourite wines and spirits.
In strict terms, only wine (including champagne), beer, and brandy have their proper associated glassware. Their names are dead giveaways such as in the case of beer and wine glasses, brandy snifters, and champagne flutes. Just the same, other types of drinks are associated with specific types of glasses, such as shot glasses of vodka and tequila and lowball glasses of whisky and every other spirit. Whisky, however, does have its traditional serving glass) although not as widely used as typical wine glasses, known as the Quaich. The Quaich is an essentially small and shallow bowl, which allows for the drink to breathe. Snifters and low ball glasses can hold large amounts of liquid, but they shouldn't necessarily be filled up to the brim to allow extra space for the drink to sit, breathe, and emit its aroma.
Clear glass is definitely the best choice for any wine vessel. Ironically, the traditional Quaich is not exactly the best choice to serve whisky. Low ball glasses and similar types of crystals are a better choice so that the liquid is visible. A good trick to make wines and spirits look even more appealing is to allow light to shine through the clear glass, thus bringing the contents to life. The shape is also an important factor to consider and the best wine glasses are those with large bottoms and concave edges that close in toward the top. This keeps the aroma of the liquor quite well and focuses the smell toward the nose. Having your whisky glasses engraved also adds great charm to your wine glassware, whether you want them for keeps or given as present to a special friend.
About The Author:
Christopher Giffin is the Managing Director of CG Gifts Limited that operates The Engraved Gifts Company, with a wealth of sales and marketing experience working with global brands like Samsung. Personalised gifts are now the area of focus. They provide a wide variety of options to choose a special gift for your special person. Visit theengravedgiftscompany.co.uk and find engraved and personalised gifts for all occasions.
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