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The right glass?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:50 pm
by Ricky
Hi.

I've been through all of my glasses in the house and found two which I think would be appropriate for tasting and enjoying rum.
Which one is the best in ur oppinion?

Thank you!

Re: The right glass?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:08 am
by Count Silvio
I generally prefer the smaller style tulip shaped glass or a copita style glass and recently I've been drinking from Glencairn glasses.

I haven't really been drinking out of those huge cognac balloons so I can't say what the difference is compared to the other ones apart from the more convenient size for the smaller ones.

Re: The right glass?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:48 pm
by Ricky
Thanks for the reply.

Guess i have to do some experimentation with these glasses, then :cheers:

Re: The right glass?

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:51 am
by Capn Jimbo
Great question. Early on at The Rum Project, we became fascinated with this question - we literally spent months trying different glasses and learning all about glasses from a wide variety of real tasting experts. All of this experience was then later summarized in my E-Book on rum, in "Chapter Three: Tasting and Glasses" (link).

In this very long chapter we cover the many, many different types of tasting glasses, and which ones the real experts prefer and why, plus our own conclusions and personal favorites. There are good reasons why certain glasses work and others don't. One closing thought: if you don't think glasses make much of a difference, try the same rum from your two glasses, plus say an ordinary small wine glass and also from a tumbler.

You'll hardly believe its the same rum. BTW, the Count's choices are good, particularly the copita. Good luck!