A few months back, the website The Manual, posted an article titled "How To Drink Whisky: A Beginner's Guide". Now, we appreciate the idea that The Manual and the articles author - J. Fergus - are trying to educate and make whiskey more understandable and approachable to novice drinkers. The article is filled with informative sections like "What Is Whiskey", "Enjoying Whiskey Neat or with Water" and Whiskey Cocktails.
But, we would offer up an alternative 3-step educational "keep it simple" practice that would start with:
Step 1: Selecting the perfect whiskey glass to begin your journey into beverage excellence. That's where we can help. With our wide range starting with the world's most popular Glencairn Glass (The Modern even used a silhouette of this best seller in its article), our own Nosing Glass (above) and a wide assortment of Tumblers, Stölzle has just the right glass whether you are starting out "neat" or with a little water or ice.
Step 2: Select the right whiskey that fits in both your palate - and your pocketbook. For the palate part, ask your local friendly professional bartender - that's why they are the pros - for their recommendation. After all, they know you best, right? For the pocketbook part, don't overspend. Overspending in the beginning can be easy to do. Don't fall prey, as you can always upgrade your spending later. For now, keep it simple.
Step 3: Relax and enjoy. Both by yourself and with friends. However you enjoy your whiskey.
Remember not to overthink the process and definitely don't drink to impress anyone but yourself and your own personal tastes.
Here's a link to the article from The Modern:
Remember. Simple and straightforward. That's what we like.
More smile on more faces.
There are a great many whiskies that come from, literally, all corners of the globe. But, when you hear the term “single malt whisky” the first thought is of Scotland as the origin. However, the Whisky Advocate magazine just published a terrific story on the growing emergence of American Single Malt Whiskeys. In their story, writer Ted Simmons offers up several examples what’s available and how different American single malt whiskeys can be.
Here’s a link to the story:
The good news is that no matter what part of the world you choose your whisky from, we have a variety of #bestinclass whisky glasses to drink it from. Starting with the world’s favorite whisky glass The Glencairn Glass and our own Nosing Glass, the possibilities to make your customers smile are endless. Cheers!
More smiles on more faces.
In a recent article, the website HiConsumption.com offers up The 15 Best Rye Whiskeys to Drink Neat in 2021. Author Grady Van Dyke gives his views on the current state of the rye whiskey category, how a rye whiskey differs from a bourbon and his opinions on some pretty darn good rye whiskeys.
Now, the term “best whiskey” is always going to be the starting ground for good, friendly debates. But there can be no debate when it comes to the best whiskey glassware. The Stölzle lineup of glassware is simply unmatched at raising the flavor profile of our favorite whiskeys to be their very best. So, as the holidays approach, make sure you are serving your guests well.
Great whiskeys, served in great glassware. And always enjoyed by great guests. Cheers!
More smiles on more faces.
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Names Stolzle- made Glencairn Glass It's Offical Tasting Glass
From the Distilled Spirits Council of The United States comes great news for the famed Glencairn whisky glass and the company that produces them – Stolzle Glass of Germany. According to the Council, Glencairn continues to go from strength to strength Stateside this year.
Click here to view the Stoelzle catalog from our hospitality and foodservice partner
Be sure to check out one of our sister companies
Stoelzle Glass Group