Welcome to our 12 Whiskey Gifts of Christmas. Todays gift is a Tuath Whiskey Glass. Now, this glass is unique in itself as it has been carefully constructed to give all of your sense the very best experience. Drinking new favourites and old classics from this tulip shaped glass will allow you to smell and taste whiskey like you never have before. In addition the glass is weighted at the bottom and is tailored to fit perfectly between your fingers. Have a look to see what we mean:
Túath is the old Irish for people, tribe or nation as in Tuatha Dé Danann (“People of the Goddess Danu”, a supernatural race in Irish mythology). The Túath glass was created specifically for the enjoyment of Irish whiskey, a lot of thought, care and time has gone in to creating the Túath glass. The Túath glass is larger, taller and has a wider opening than the norm. This offers the advantage of the whiskey having a greater area to swirl around in which give the aromas a better chance of being released.
This is where the Túath really comes into its own. The base is specially designed to be held between the thumb, forefinger and middle finger with the first two digits on the top and the middle finger resting under the base. The pyramid-like angles of the stem where inspired by the island of Skellig Michael.
This glass is a pure joy to nose whiskey with. The flared rim tends to help soften the hot alcohol notes. This combined with the taller glass bowl reduces the chances of any burning sensations but really brings out fruit and ester aromas.
The most important part! This is where the flared rim reveals its other advantage by delivering the liquid straight onto the centre of the tongue. This means that you get the full taste of the whiskey and it is distributed evenly to all the areas of the tongue. A surprising bonus to this was that unlike other tasting glasses there is no need to tip your head back for a sip.
Thank you for joining us on our fourth day of 12 Whiskey Gifts of Christmas. We hope we are giving you loads of ideas to make you and yours have a jolly holiday. See you tomorrow!
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We offer you the perfect introduction to Irish whiskey in the heart of Dublin city. You will get to sample five great tipples while relaxing in some of the best bars the city has to offer. We offer a tour to suit every budget – choose from our Tasting Tour, Premium Food & Whiskey Experience, or our Deluxe Food & Whiskey Experience. We also sell gift vouchers for our tours which are perfect whiskey gifts for Christmas – see more here.