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post #886 of 3253
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
Pricing really is all over the place depending what part of the country you're in. I do notice that California consistently has some of the cheapest booze around though.
Let's relish having at least one fun thing in our favor.
post #887 of 3253
So, I dropped by the Suntory shop at their head office in Osaka and bought some glasses and a muddler that is made from their whisky barrels. If any of you guys are interested in one of the muddlers, drop me a pm.



post #888 of 3253
those glasses are kawaii as fuck. nice pickup.
post #889 of 3253
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post
those glasses are kawaii as fuck. nice pickup.

I couldn't resist, despite being off the booze at the moment. They call them Yamazaki tasting glasses....only 580 yen each. Ya want I kop you some? No problem if shipping is in Japan.
post #890 of 3253
Is that an etched line marking a pour? Not feelin that type on there either, at least they were cheap.
post #891 of 3253
training glasses for me
post #892 of 3253
Not feeling those glasses either... they look cheap. They're also the same price as a Glencairn. And I'll just ask it... what the hell is that muddler for? It's either the size of a chopstick or your new glasses are a foot tall.
post #893 of 3253
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
training glasses for me

they would aid you in learning how much to pour
post #894 of 3253
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Is that an etched line marking a pour? Not feelin that type on there either, at least they were cheap.

Yep...they have pour lines. They are tasting glasses used when they give factory tours.

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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
Not feeling those glasses either... they look cheap. They're also the same price as a Glencairn.

And I'll just ask it... what the hell is that muddler for? It's either the size of a chopstick or your new glasses are a foot tall.

The muddler is for mixing highballs or other cocktails. It is around chopstick size, I suppose.
post #895 of 3253
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The muddler is for mixing highballs or other cocktails. It is around chopstick size, I suppose.

I just figured it out.

What you're describing is a bar spoon. Muddler's for muddling. That whisky barrel stick is for stirring mizuwari.
post #896 of 3253
Just reached the end of a dram of Caol Ila 12. Good evening, gentlemen.
post #897 of 3253
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
I just figured it out. What you're describing is a bar spoon. Muddler's for muddling. That whisky barrel stick is for stirring mizuwari.
That's right, for mizuwari. Sorry for the confusion...in Japan that whisky barrel stick is called a muddler. What do you call that in American English? Stir stick? Swizzle stick?
post #898 of 3253
Most of what you described is usually performed with a bar spoon... that's not to say the stick doesn't exist. It's usually just referred to as a stir stick. The concept of mizuwari doesn't really exist in the states. I guess the closest thing would be Scotch & Soda, but there really isn't any stirring involved there (bars will often serve it with thin straws and let you do the stirring).

A muddler is something quite a bit different here... used for crushing things like sugar cubes, mint, etc.
post #899 of 3253
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
Most of what you described is usually performed with a bar spoon... that's not to say the stick doesn't exist. It's usually just referred to as a stir stick. The concept of mizuwari doesn't really exist in the states. I guess the closest thing would be Scotch & Soda, but there really isn't any stirring involved there (bars will often serve it with thin straws and let you do the stirring).

A muddler is something quite a bit different here... used for crushing things like sugar cubes, mint, etc.

Gotcha, thanks. I do actually have a proper bar spoon and fruit muddler as well....I just forgot the proper English word for the stir stick...lived here too long, I suppose.
post #900 of 3253
I would say it is similar to a glass stiring rod, which are often found in cocktail bars.
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