MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

154 years ago in 1865, Destileria Serralles, Inc. was established in Puerto Rico.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Cocktails and Food > Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses

All of the ingredients in a cocktail contribute to the experience.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2008, 07:47 AM   #11
Paulipbartender
Connoisseur's Cabinet Member
 
Paulipbartender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London
Posts: 686
Default

Plastic glasses have got to be the way to go for big tasting events. Anyone who's had to polish 100+ ISO tasting glasses will agree......
__________________
IPBartenders - UK Mixology Professionals
Paulipbartender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2008, 02:36 PM   #12
RumBarPhilly
Senior Member
 
RumBarPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 743
Default

After all these responses, Im definitly gonna pick up some of those Riedel Vinum glasses. Currently we are using snifters and rocks glasses, but nothing a little "in between".
__________________
--Adam Kanter
Owner
Rum Bar Lounge & Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.Rum-Bar.com
RumBarPhilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 01:24 PM   #13
Don Piero
Senior Member
 
Don Piero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 145
Default

I use the glass shown below in the link for my whisky and now use it for my rum. For whisky, I prefer this glass over the Glencairn tasting glass as the kneck is thinner with the top being more flared, concentrating the aromas more in the bulb shape bottom. I have never tried a Rum glass.


http://www.celticmalts.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1
Don Piero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 12:00 AM   #14
RumBarPhilly
Senior Member
 
RumBarPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 743
Default

That glass on the far left looks and sounds great. Do you know if youve ever seen one with a shorter stem, more like a snifter? Glasses like that would be great for me bar, but with a stem that tall, breakage will be a bitch!

I did find a glass very much like the rum tasting glass, and I was somewhat unimpressed. I prewferred a snifter, perhaps as you said, because it was taller than it was wide.
__________________
--Adam Kanter
Owner
Rum Bar Lounge & Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.Rum-Bar.com
RumBarPhilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #15
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,795
Default

It sounds like there is no perfect glass for every rum and no perfect rum for every person. I usually enjoy several different rums in an evening. And since I wash my own glasses and don't have enough room for a lot of different glasses I tend to use only two or three different glasses.

Jimbo's glass fits several of the essential criteria: a wide mouth, holding enough spirit and being cheap enough to break. In general I stay away from stemware due to their high center of gravity and inherent propensity to tip over, break and spill their contents.

For tasting and writing reviews, I usually try a rum in at least a couple of different glasses, each of which tend to enhance different virtues of a rum. Sometimes you need to use a tall slender glass in order to discover some of the aromas. For rhum agricole, at 100 proof, a larger mouth glass is the only way, for me, to appreciate all the spirit has to offer.

And as Capn Jimbo observed, the amount of rum in the glass is also a factor when assessing a spirit.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 02:11 PM   #16
RobertBurr
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,197
Send a message via Skype™ to RobertBurr
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward Hamilton View Post
as Capn Jimbo observed, the amount of rum in the glass is also a factor when assessing a spirit.
That's why I love the little Riedel tasters from Zacapa. A small amount of spirit can be smelled, tasted and observed easily. The concentration of vapors is greatly accentuated, when you want that effect - as in tasting very small amounts of spirit.

Let's keep looking for rum's holy grail...
RobertBurr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 03:10 PM   #17
Scottes
Senior Member
 
Scottes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Posts: 435
Default

I may have one of the "perfect" glasses then. Imagine Jimbo's choice as an Old Fashioned glass, but a little less bulbous. It holds about 4 oz, tremendously thick bottom, slightly rounded sides. I actually wouldn't mind it a bit smaller, to be honest, since I tend to pour small amounts - maybe 1 or 1.5 ounces at a time. But I do like the rounded sides for the reasons mentioned.
Scottes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 05:42 PM   #18
The Rum Ambassador
Senior Member
 
The Rum Ambassador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: London
Posts: 195
Default

Gimme a big old fashion rocks glass for my rum. This means I'll get more in my glass....
__________________
When I read about the evils of drinking rum I stopped reading....Smile & Enjoy yourself,life's too short.

UK RUMFEST...The Rum Experience
London, England
24th-25th October 2009
www.rumfest.co.uk
The Rum Ambassador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #19
Tiare
Senior Member
 
Tiare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 1,901
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rum Ambassador View Post
Gimme a big old fashion rocks glass for my rum. This means I'll get more in my glass....
Thatґs what i use...
__________________
A Mai Tai a day.....Mai Tai roa ae!

A Mountain of Crushed Ice
Tiare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2008, 06:44 PM   #20
RumBarPhilly
Senior Member
 
RumBarPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 743
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capn Jimbo View Post
You mean wider than tall...

Before I start again, I must say this is a fantastic tasting glass, simply perfect for me. Great differentiation of aroma - high, low and in between, no overpowering, and it swirls easily and like there's no tomorrow. All due to the slight, squat tulip and a very wide (respectively) rim.

And the price? Sit down.

$299 for six. Naw, I'm kiddin. It's $29.90 for six, not bad. Naw, I'm kiddin. It's $2.99 each, now isn't that somethin! Naw, it's..

$2.99. For six. On sale at Ikea, an amazing store! At these prices your customers can break all they want. BTW, they do come in a shorter stem, which I achieved while too agressively cleaning one, lol...
Ikea... who wouldve thought i can stock my bar with ikea-ware...
__________________
--Adam Kanter
Owner
Rum Bar Lounge & Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.Rum-Bar.com
RumBarPhilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Cocktails and Food > Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
zacapa XO v Zacapa 30th Stamina1914 Rum questions/discussions 4 05-26-2010 05:42 PM
Zacapa XO LaQuesta Rum questions/discussions 5 05-05-2008 04:02 PM
Ron Zacapa 15 (vs. 23) Milicent Rum questions/discussions 15 04-23-2008 11:05 PM
Ron Zacapa elias Bars that appreciate RUM 3 04-03-2008 01:08 AM
Cheap glasses Matusalem Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses 10 02-26-2008 03:44 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 02:27 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Goslings Black Seal
posted by Berbician
Is it my imagination?
posted by Carl
Figured I should probably sign up eventually
posted by Berbician
Happy to be a part of the forum!
posted by Berbician
Greetings from Boston
posted by Berbician
greetings from south korea
posted by Berbician
Havana Club Anejo Especial
posted by Berbician
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2015 Ministry of Rum.