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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
on January 29, 2013
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
I had been searching for some classic tumblers to use with our good whiskey/bourbon/etc. Relaxing into the couch after a long day at work with three fingers of JW Blue is a nice way to wind down, but doing so while using the glasses I used in college just felt ridiculous at this point in my life. So thus began the great tumbler hunt of 2012.

I searched high. I searched low. I searched in my price range and I searched out of it. One thing was certain - I was not going to settle. I don't think my desires were too crazy, but it was ridiculously hard to find what I was looking for. Mainly - a nice heavy glass, just the right size, clear, and no corners. Oddly, it took *forever* to find glasses that had everything I was looking for.

But I'm not here to complain about that. My tumbler hunt may have taken me into 2013, but I'm here to tell you that I did find them! They are the Old Fashioned (9.8 oz) size of these Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal glasses. These glasses are perfect. Just the right weight, just the right size, and at an incredible value. I really can't believe how inexpensive these are for the quality.

Here's a rundown on the pros if you want to skip my babbling on about some freaking glasses:

- Heavy. How a glass should feel in your hand while you're sipping on some excellent bourbon.
- Just the right size. The "Old Fashioned" size is perfect for what I use these for. At this point I've used them for sipping liquor neat, on the rocks, and actually in an Old Fashioned. They'll also be used for gimlets and gin and tonics in the future.
- Smooth sipping. I hate drinking liquor out of glasses with corners. The ice gets caught...it's annoying. It's not a problem with these.
- Classy (and classic) look.
- Dishwasher safe.

So, if you're looking for the same qualities in a tumbler that I was, no need to look further!
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32 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: Collins/Long Drink
This simple cup recognizes no elaborate design. It makes no statement, and is not purchased to say, "Look at me." It exists to be used until no more, and then, to be replaced by its kin. No logos or etchings adorn it. Yet, for all of this, it is attractive.

This tumbler may hold no more than water, some ice, and the occasional lemonade. Expect it to always be graceful in its humility. It is solid enough to use daily, to be used to push a cold drink across the table to a friend as stops by unexpectedly, or to greet a neighbor as he gardens next door.

Clean it in your dishwasher, or in the sink. This cup does not care. Spots will be minimal and invisible.

May your drinks always be refilled, and your neighbors visits frequent.

--Brockeim
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2012
Size Name: Shot Glass
I initally bought these shot glasses because they were beautiful, and the quality of the glass was exquisite.

Fast forward a few days later, and I dropped one while I was cleaning, and it didn't break. Any glassware resistant to my legendary clumsiness deserves a review. Win!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2014
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
Love 'em.
I have about 4 different styles and sizes of the Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glasses. The all look great and have not been particularly brittle or fragile. I hand wash all of them and treat them with care, but I've occasionally dinged one here or there or dropped it a few inches onto a hard surface. I gasped but prematurely. No break. No ding or chip. No cracks. I am extremely pleased with all of these.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2012
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
My husband makes a mean old fashioned and these glasses are perfect for that. The opening is wide enough so you can put your nose in and enjoy the subtle nuances of a good whiskey. And although thin around the rim, these are not flimsy glasses. I am planning on buying the Tom Collins set for the holidays.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2012
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
After a couple of days' wait, I finally get my hands on these pieces. Simple while elegant. The weight is perfect. Not too heavy. Run your finger with moist on the lip. Nice clean sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2014
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
I purchased these after breaking most of my other whiskey glasses.
I wanted a glass that is heavy enough to feel good in your hand, but not so large as to be uncomfortable.
I have a few different crystal glasses, and knew what I did and didn't like in a glass..
These glasses are really nice!
they hold pretty much spot-on 12oz, which is a perfect size glass if you want to put in a few ounces of whiskey and possibly a couple of ice cubes (or a big ice sphere!)
the glass is bottom heavy, which is nice. The rim is thin without being too thin, and has a pleasant roundedness to it, which doesn't feel sharp on your lips. I dishwasher most of my glasses, and after 6 weeks of washing these, I have not had any chips or breaks.

the glass is perfectly crystal clear, as a good glass should be, and had just a tad of a concave bottom to them (which is great if you have several glasses in the cupboard, as you can feel the bottoms of them quickly to identify these out of a mess of other glasses.)

I have held lots of whiskey glasses in my hand, and these are probably among the nicest feeling to me. although completely subjective, I would rate these glasses as being approx. 15% smaller than the average whiskey glass in this same category. They are roughly 1/4" shorter and 1/4" narrower than two other sets I own. Not at all a bad thing, but if you mix drinks, these might just lean towards the smaller end of the spectrum. I had a set of Riedel Whiskey/old fashion that was sold at Target for 4/$40, these are identical in quality, but a bit smaller.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2014
Size Name: HighballVerified Purchase
These are terrific glasses -- excellent quality, fine glass, and a nicely weighted bottom. But if you are looking for a real highball glass for barware, this is not it. Look carefully at the height and width of the glass, along with the more obvious (because it's in the heading) volume. This is a narrow, 8 ounce glass. Highball glasses should be 10 to 12 ounces and wider than these. This is something like a short collins glass. As you can see by selecting the different option above, Schott Zwiesel does make a genuine collins glass in the Paris line, which is taller and holds 11 ounces -- perfect for a Tom Collins. Unfortunately, it doesn't make a real highball glass.

UPDATE: Actually, I discovered that Schott Zwiesel does make a highball glass, and bought a set. It's just not called a highball glass and is in a different line: Schott Zwiesel Basic Bar Selection by Charles Schumann Tritan Crystal Allround Glass, 11.3-Ounce, Set of 6. The sides taper down ever so slightly, so it doesn't completely match the straight up and down sides of the glasses in the Paris line; but it's nevertheless a terrific highball glass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2014
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
Pairs well with Mad Men.

Make you feel like Don Draper*.

** Note: though you may feel like Don Draper, you will never be as cool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 3, 2014
Size Name: WhiskeyVerified Purchase
These glasses do not seem fragile in the least, but they are not big, clunky chunks of bar glass either. Simple, almost minimalistic design, really, but you can't look at these glasses and think anything else but, "this is what you think of when you think classic tumbler". I drink my single malt scotch out of these (I'm not a big believer in tapered / nosing glasses!), and couldn't be happier. And, you really can just toss these in the dishwasher; they haven gone through mine a dozen or more times and are not the least bit scratched, dull, or cloudy. Still perfect and crystal clear.
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