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The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am

I was given one of these glasses by Nancy Stephan from LCVB, http://www.theneatglass.com/

I have to say I really dislike this glass. It does have similar nosing characteristics to the Glencairn glass, but it is very hard to drink from. The spitton or chamber pot shape with the heavy outward lip means you almost have to turn the glass verticle to get the whiskey from it when it is less than half full. The lip also make the glass dribble when you drink. On the whole, I will stick to a glencairn or brandy snifter and maybe use this for a spit glass - the only purpose I can think of for using this big, awkward glass.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby fricky » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:01 am

Maybe you could put a small Goldfish in it. It looks somewehat like the little fish bowls you could win at carnivals
by tossing ping pong balls.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby bourbonv » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:09 am

Interesting suggestion. I would think it would need to be a smaller fish like a guppy because the goldfish would eventually out grow the glass.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby Wasatch » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:00 pm

It looks cool, but the price, no way!
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby bourbonv » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:27 pm

Actually it looks like a spitoon and after a second day of trying to drink from the glass, I ahve decided that the best use for the glass is a spit glass for unwanted whiskey.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby EllenJ » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:45 pm

bourbonv wrote:Interesting suggestion. I would think it would need to be a smaller fish like a guppy because the goldfish would eventually out grow the glass.

(1) Mike, you underestimate the uses your average collegiate whiskey drinker might find for a glass already containing a goldfish.
Odds are, it would NOT grow much while in the glass :lol:

(2) The glass itself reminds me of Linn's ("Bunghole's" for those of ya who're new here) favorite tasting glass. It's similar to a Glencairn glass, but I've never seen one quite like it. He might have sent us a photo, but maybe he'll do it again for this thread. I say, "reminds me", because it has a similar base. Otherwise it doesn't compare well with his, for all the reasons you mentioned. I LIKE Linn's glass; I don't see much attraction in the one you linked to.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby Mike » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:14 pm

I am with you on this, Mike. Those glasses do not look right for bourbon to my eyes!!
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:25 am

The last time I was with Linn, which was about a month ago, we drank out of Scotish Crystal Snifters. He let me have both of them as a keepsake. That was very kindly. I didn't see the glasses that you are talking about.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:48 pm

I believe he had but one such glass, and it looked pretty much like a Glencairn glass, only with even less of a stem. More like the botton was flattened (or lipped; I don't remember for sure) just enough so it wouldn't tip over.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby bourbonv » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:51 pm

I thought Linn's favorite glass was a tuperware bowl!
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby EllenJ » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:47 pm

No, Mike, the glassware is for general drinking use. The tupperware bowl is only for serious tastings. :D

I tried to find a photo; I think he posted one here a long time ago, but that might have been the other place.
Here's a picture I found out on the 'net of something that sorta looks like I remember it, except that I'm not so sure about the raised part in the base.
He said these glasses came from Paris (France, not Kentucky) and were hard to find.

Oh, and here's a very-recently learned tip for anyone doing internet searches, especially on images:

DON'T go Googling for images of "glass whisky whiskey bunghole" if you're not prepared to see a WHOLE lot more than what you're expecting to see.
In other words, Mike, don't attempt to do this at work.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby bourbonv » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:38 am

Of course you are correct. I do remember the glass you are talking about. I think of it as more of a small brandy snifter without a stem and with thicker glass.
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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

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Re: The "Neat" whiskey glass

Unread postby cowdery » Sun May 06, 2012 9:36 pm

I've tried the Neat glass. I like it. I find it very sensual to drink from. You have to go all in, though, and let it rest fully on your lower lip, rather that just contacting the rim tip, as you do with most other glasses.

What I like about it for nosing is that is releases the aroma much more broadly than a glencain does, which is good for bourbon and maybe also for Islay malts because neither really needs the concentrating effect of the glencairn or of a snifter. The aroma is plenty concentrated enough already.

I wouldn't say it's superior to the glencairn. I like them about equally and appreciate their differences.
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