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What is the ideal whisky glass?
In the glassware category, Le Comptoir Irlandais offers whisky glasses, perfect for your tastings. Do you know which glass is ideal to appreciate all its richness and subtlety?
The choice of whisky glass is the basis of the tasting experience. The glass allows the aromas to open up for optimal tasting.
The wide, stemless glass is often seen as THE whisky glass, but this is not true. This image has been conveyed by American films after the Second World War. This glass is ideal for a cocktail, for drinking whisky on the rocks or on whisky stones, but not for tasting.
The stemmed glass, often referred to as a "wine glass", is also suitable for tasting whisky. The size of the stem is not very important, it is the shape of the glass that counts: the top of the glass is narrower to refine the aromas. The so-called "tulip glass" is the ideal type of glass for whisky tasting, to appreciate all its richness and subtlety.
If you want to compare two different whiskies at a tasting, it is best to use the same glass to be as objective as possible.
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