It is crucial to choose the best glass to drink whiskey from in order to make the experience more memorable. There are many different types of whiskey glasses from the heavy to the almost paper-weight or those made from traditional crystal. There are also different shapes, sizes and diameters that can affect the imbibing experience.
Ireland’s reputation for quality whiskey is celebrated across the world. According to trade body Drinks Ireland, there were only a handful of distilleries in 2010 but they expanded vastly during the last decade to reach 32 operational sites by December 2019.
Americans are particularly fond of Irish whiskey outpacing the popularity of American, Canadian and Sottish whiskies. According to data from IWSR Drinks market analysis, Irish whiskey benefited from its popularity in the United States where almost 30 premium and above Irish whiskey brands were launched last year. Quality is the reason behind the success of Irish whiskey.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s tasting took place in each of the judge’s home. Wine Sorted was enlisted to make sure that all the liquids were properly decanted in clear containers. The process will guarantee total anonymity during the blind tasting.
Tasting started with a round of standard blended whiskeys with a price of less than £30. The round was able to produce a number of quality and value-for-money expressions with 2 gold medalists – Ha’penny Original and Duffey’s Irish Whiskey. The Gold medalists were not very complicated although there was enough complexity for good value.
Gold standard was consistent which is very reassuring for those who want to buy in this category. The premium blends had real levels of complexity with the freshness of berries and rich fruits, chocolate and baking spice. The taste was subtle with floral notes. Each were unique but exceptional in some way or the other.
Size, shape, rim, thickness and diameter are the factors considered when choosing the best glass to drink whiskey from. There is a reason why you should choose the best glass based on these factors not its beauty. The right glass makes you enjoy and appreciate the drinking experience more.