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Riedel Sommeliers Series Single Malt Whiskey Glass

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  • Glass design enhances taste of malt whiskeys
  • Elongated thistle shape with short stem
  • Flared lip highlights sweetness and creaminess
  • Handmade, mouth-blown full lead crystal
  • Holds 7 ounces; 4-1/2 inches tall; 2-1/2-inch-wide bowl
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Campbell Distillers, owner of the critically acclaimed single malts Aberlour and Edradour, asked Riedel to come up with a glass that would highlight the very special characteristics of single malt whisky. And so, in early 1992, a panel of single malt experts was convened at Riedel¿s headquarters in Austria to test a range of different glasses. On the basis of this first selection, Georg Riedel undertook further research with the help of master distillers in Scotland. The result is this glass: an elongated thistle shape on a truncated stem. The design incorporates a small, slightly out-turned lip that directs the spirit onto the tip of the tongue, where sweetness is perceived, and serves to bring out the elegant creaminess of a top-quality single malt. In September 1992, a group of Britain¿s leading single malt experts gathered in London to test the prototype. They agreed that the subtle aromas of the whisky were lost in a traditional tumbler; brandy balloons emphasized the alcohol at the expense of finesse; and the copita tended to magnify the oak components to such an extent that the whisky began to take on cognac-like characteristics. The Riedel glass emerged as the clear winner, bringing forward the pure malt character of all the whiskies tasted by concentrating their aromas and accentuating their softness, roundness and silkiness.Recommended for: Single Malt Whisky, Malt Whisky, and Whisky.

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Handmade of mouth-blown full lead crystal, this malt whiskey glass is from Riedel’s top-of-the-line Sommeliers collection and is for those who take their whiskey seriously. As with its Sommeliers wine glasses, Riedel put the same amount of research and experience behind developing the shape of this glass for malt whiskeys, employing the help of master distillers in Scotland and expert single malt tasters in Austria. The result is this "elongated thistle"-shaped glass on a short stem, which perfectly enhances the soft malt flavor of whiskey. The glass’s flared lip directs whiskey to the tip of the tongue to draw attention to whiskey’s sweetness and draws out a single malt’s creamy texture. Expert tasters confirm that this glass shape is superior to tumblers, which inhibit whiskey’s aroma, and balloon snifters, which highlight the alcohol too much and bring out a cognac-like flavor. The delicate glass holds 7 ounces of whiskey and stands 4-1/2 inches high with a 2-1/2-inch wide bowl. --Cristina Vaamonde

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 3.2 x 4.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0000DC10K
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  • Item model number: 4400/80
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,006 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By M. Mullet on October 1, 2009
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MY husband and I have purchased several of the basic Riedel whisky glasses. They are wonderful -- especially for those who love their single malts. However, the Sommeliers series was four times the price for exactly the same glass -- only thinner. As a result they shatter very easily. Save your money and go with the basic line. SOmetimes less is not more.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Hill on January 18, 2008
My husband and I enjoy Macallan scotch and the difference in drinking it with these glasses versus regular scotch glasses is amazing. You notice it first in the smell, as the glass opens the scotch up beautifully. Then the way the glass is made the scotch first hits the tip of your tongue so you get the sweet velvet taste of the scotch. Wonderful glasses!
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Very nice quality glass but it is not really superior to the much cheaper Riedel Vinum Whiskey glasses which are the same seamless design but cost only $20 each (less than a third the price of this glass)

The advantage of the Sommeliers line is that they are mouth blown in Austria (Riedel's home) instead of machine blown in Germany and Riedel snobs will notice the the Riedel logo is done in script instead of block letters, signifying the top of the line glass that made Riedel famous.

For wine glasses it is easier (though still difficult) to justify the high price of the Sommeliers over the Vinum as the difference in quality and shape is more noticeable. But for whiskey glasses I will be buying more of the Vinum version going forward.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Brashear on March 6, 2013
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I am spoiled on these glasses. I have ordered all Sommeliers for my wine, champagne, port and single malt whiskey glasses. I am a serious wine drinker, so the glass I use is very important to me. It definitely enhances the taste of what you are serving, and the presentation is charming. They are delicate glasses, so extra care should be taken when washing them by hand. Not made for the dishwasher.
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By Jeff on September 24, 2013
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Great product and delivery. The sommeliers series are definately a notch above everything else. Handle them with care as they are very fragile
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... but so is fine single-malt scotch. Sips are more savory, flavor and aroma fuller, in this lovely, delicate glass.
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