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Celebrating Riedel Sommeliers Glass Collection 40th Anniversary!
Campbell Distillers, owner of the
critically acclaimed single malt Aberlour and
Edradour, asked Riedel to create a glass that would
highlight the very special characteristics of single
And so, in early 1992, a panel of
single malt experts was convened at Riedel's
headquarters in Austria to test a range of different
glasses. On the basis of this first selection, Georg
Riedel undertook further research with the help of
master distillers in Scotland.
The result is this glass: an
elongated thistle shape on a truncated stem. The
design incorporates a small, slightly out-turned lip
that directs the spirit onto the tip of the tongue,
where sweetness is perceived, and serves to bring out
the elegant creaminess of a top-quality single
In September 1992, a group of
Britain's leading single malt experts gathered in
London to test the prototype. They agreed that the
subtle aromas of the whisky were lost in a traditional
tumbler; brandy balloons emphasised the alcohol at the
expense of finesse; and the copita tended to magnify
the oak components to such an extent that the whisky
began to take on cognac-like characteristics. The
Riedel glass emerged as the clear winner, bringing
forward the pure malt character of all the whiskies
tasted by concentrating their aromas and accentuating
their softness, roundness and silkiness.
Recommended for: Single Malt
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