The Best Glasses For Drinking Scotch Whisky
Ron Burgundy would appreciate these Scotch glasses. Scotch can vary greatly in quality, but it’s always important to have some good Scotch glasses around. Tumblers work, but the voluminous structure of a Scotch glass accentuates the flavors and aromas that allow you to experience the spirit to its fullest. The angled sides and curved bottoms of these particular glasses do an even better job of releasing a Scotch’s character.
Scotch tends to be highbrow among whiskeys, and aficionados continue to debate controversial topics surrounding the spirit. One of the most discussed issues is the topic of Scotch on the rocks. Opponents consider ice in a glass of Scotch something akin to an abomination, arguing the melting ice dilutes the spirit and ruins its integrity.
Ice advocates argue that a little dilution actually helps release the flavors and aromas of Scotch, which has some scientific support. However, too much water will mute the smokiness or peat notes in your Scotch. A drop of water in a neat glass is usually a safe compromise.
Nevertheless, much like wine, a large surface area allows more flavors and aromas to escape toward your palate and nose. That’s why it’s crucial to have the right Scotch glasses. There’s no point in buying a Lagavulin 16 year old if you can’t enjoy it to its fullest.