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post #241 of 341
I have a pet peeve against glasses with thick rims. My enjoyment of a drink is ultimately compromised by the presence of some cheap thick glass.
Edited by LabelKing - 7/18/13 at 10:24am
post #242 of 341
I have the same pet peeve. The rounded lip is the worst offender.
post #243 of 341

Likewise! Remarkable how something so seemingly inconsequential can have such an impact.

 

Incidentally, I have sort of downsized and present my new bar (well stuff is elsewhere).

 

post #244 of 341
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Bottled my first iteration of orange bitters today. Very nice. Good and orangey, of course, but a nice layer of spicy melange under it.
post #245 of 341
Very nice! What caused the downsize?
post #246 of 341
Going to give these a whirl:

post #247 of 341
First test, HP12, one of my benchmark malts. The NEAT glass is far superior to the Glencairn. The HP tastes almost abrasive out of the Glencairn compared to the NEAT and the aromas are full of alcohol that the NEAT hides. I was not expecting such dramatic results. More tests are in order.

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post #248 of 341
That's insane. Bdeuce secret santa'd me 2 Glencairn glasses a couple of years ago and drinking out of them is a pleasure. I didn't know it got any better than that!
post #249 of 341
I'm going to try with something cask strength tomorrow. Supposedly higher ABV is where the NEAT glass really shines. I imagine intricate, albeit smaller, cocktails would be really interesting out of these.
post #250 of 341
Also, it looks awesome.
post #251 of 341
It seems like it might not be the easiest thing in the world to drink out of.
post #252 of 341
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It seems like it might not be the easiest thing in the world to drink out of.

Takes a little practice. The liquid kind of rushes under your lip and disperses evenly on your tongue. Have to sip slower with these.
post #253 of 341
Even at 60% the alcohol doesn't overpower the nose with the NEAT. All the richness is still there, but the nose singe is gone. Pretty incredible.

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post #254 of 341
Tried it with a little beer. Good way to practice finding the "sweet spot" in the glass. Not a beer glass by any stretch of the imagination though.

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Until I feel like dropping $40ish on a Yarai mixing glass, I have to say this Pyrex beaker works rather well. The squeeze bottle on the left is filled with a 1:1 simple syrup.

I'm also about to put in an order for an oak barrel to make aged Manhattans also. I figure 2:1 Rittenhouse to Antica Formula with a healthy dose of Angostura will work rather well.
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