Amber Glen Goblet
This beautiful crystal glass nosing goblet has been specially designed by Amber Glen to enable you to savour the full whisky tasting and nosing experience.
The aroma of whisky is usually heightened in a copita or snifter, rather than a tumbler. This snifter goblet is designed with a wide lip rim to allow the initial burst of strong alcoholic vapour to be released, thus you can enjoy the rich bouquet and aromas of toasted malts which include peat, flowers, honey, vanilla, liquorice, caramel, coastal brine and seaweed, for example, that play a hugely evocative part of the pleasure in nosing the aroma of the whisky.
The generous size of this crystal glass nosing goblet allows you to serve your drink exactly as you like it. An especially rich whisky will best express its textures if it is not diluted, though some folk find that the smallest drop of water will heighten the bouquet.
Hand blown and crafted by Dartington Crystal exclusively for Amber Glen
Nosing & Tasting Scotch Whisky
Nosing & Tasting Scotch Whisky Nosing or Tasting Scotch whisky is an art form that anyone with a good sense of taste & smell can master. To begin with, take a good long sniff of the back of your hand to clear the pathway of your olfactory sensors Then pour a wee drop of Amber Glen into your snifter or nosing glass. (Do Not Swill the whisky around the glass) Follow these 3 steps STEP 1. COLOUR & BODY: Hold the glass by the bottom of the stem and hold it in front of you slightly above your head at a 45º angle and gently spin the glass. Note the viscosity of the oily tears that run gently down the back of the glass. STEP 2. SNIFF: Keep the glass perfectly flat and sniff 3 times at intervals of 3 to 5 seconds between each sniff. Note the following: 1st Sniff “The Nozzle” – a slight tingling sensation 2nd Sniff “The Aroma” – Floral – Sweet – Smokey – Earthy – Woody 3rd Sniff “The Flavour” – Vanilla – Butterscotch – Citrus fruit – Dried fruit – Raisins – Berries- ChocolateThe above are just some of the smells and tastes that Amber Glen Scotch whisky embodies, your nose and palate may discover some others. STEP 3. SIP: Take a small sip, then Chew and Bite the whisky 3 times on each side and roof of your mouth, so that your whole palate salivates and gathers over the centre of your tongue, then slowly swallow down the whisky. Note: Think about the aromas & flavours and the tingling warming sensation as you swallow down the whisky. Amber Glen embodies the flavours and aromas of a time gone by in a celebration of perfection for you to enjoy. Slàinte!