What do you drink your whisk(e)y in?

rborrell

ChestBeater
I guess this question also depends on what whisk(e)y you drink and how (mixed, neat, rocks).

I usually drink Scotch and prefer it neat (or maybe with a little water). I like using a whisk(e)y tasting glass like the Glencairn glass.

For a mixed drink I use a standard rocks glass, but nothing fancy.

What do you use?

I use the exact same Glencairn glass. I picked up a couple of them at the Whiskey Live show in Toronto.

This year's show information http://www.whiskylive.com/canada/toronto-2008/
 

croatan

Parisian Pimp
Neat in a double old fashioned. I love the look, feel, and heft of my old-style Wateford Lismore double old fashioneds. But I may have to get some of those tasting glasses to try.
 

ky toker

Chestbeating Pack Leader
Its small and they weren't expensive at all. Supposedly its specifically for bourbon but strangely enough my Scotch tastes just fine when I use the glass ;)
If I remember correctly the maker of Beam was in on the glass selection. They tasted bourbon out of numerous glasses until they found one that better allowed the bourbon to hit the back of your tongue just right. Personally I think they just wanted an excuse to drink all day.

I do like the look of the glasses and have pondered on ordering a set.
 

WarMace

Gorilla In Training
Either neat with maybe a bit of water or with one ice cube.

Right now, I drink out of some short glassed from Target but soon to be from the Club Stogie scotch glasses.
 

redrockeyes

Young Ape
I have several different Crown Royal lowballs that I have received in gift packs over the years. Add some ice and a tough of water and I am all set.
sounds good right about now with a Juan Lopez in the other hand.
 

parafumar

ChestBeater
I guess this question also depends on what whisk(e)y you drink and how (mixed, neat, rocks).

I usually drink Scotch and prefer it neat (or maybe with a little water). I like using a whisk(e)y tasting glass like the Glencairn glass.

For a mixed drink I use a standard rocks glass, but nothing fancy.

What do you use?
I have several glasses that came with a bottle that I received as a gift around the holidays - makers, glenlivet, crown, etc that are pretty standard. If it is 'scotch snob' time then I drink out of a snifter.

Anything but a snifter - will drink either: neat, splash of water, or 1 ice cube

Snifter - neat.
 

kayaker

Come get some!!!
Reidel.

A tad delicate for my fat, clumsy hands, though. Getting the Glencairn-style as soon as I can aford to replace these.
:tpd:I have one of these too, and have the same problems you do. Plus, I find the Glencairn glass nicer to hold on to, and it is less delicate.
 

ttours

SilverBack
A simple flask

Straight out of the bottle

Either require a gargle and there are no glasses to wash!!

tt:cb
 

ttours

SilverBack
Neat in a double old fashioned. I love the look, feel, and heft of my old-style Wateford Lismore double old fashioneds. But I may have to get some of those tasting glasses to try.
Don't believe it, this guy loves to gargle!!!
 

beernut

Maturing Primate
Glencairn glass or snifter, with a drop or two of water, somewhere between room and hand temperature. I love the Glencairn glasses.

I also have two Riedel Scotch glasses but rarely use them. They're very nice glasses, but they do nothing for the whisky. The shape seems to actually dissipate the aroma rather than concentrate it. In fact they seem to be able to make a great whisky taste bland to me. It's too bad because they're beautiful glasses.
 

duhman

Sea monkey
I almost always drink my whiskey neat, too, but on a hot day while sitting outside smoking a stogie I might have it on the rocks with a splash of sour. It's refreshing that way.
 
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