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Classy, heavy, the perfect size and an excellent value
on January 29, 2013
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!