I've been searching for a new whisky glass for ages...something a little weird and something a little wonderful. And guess where I found it: on that most excellent Japanese blog site, Nonjatta!
And guess where they are made: USA!
And yes the Americans do like to export as well. So here we have it, a glass designed for nosing as well tasting...once you get used to it. But that's the fun with these glasses. They deliver all they promise, but you have to get used to it!
Here's what Nonjatta had to say, "I compared the NEAT glass with Glencairn and copita glasses, using some reference malts that I thought I knew inside out. The results were fascinating, if a little unsettling: the reference malts were anything but reference in the NEAT glass. The malts seemed to completely redefine themselves and I picked up notes that I'd never found before.
They revealed themselves in a completely different light, with much more intensity and depth in terms of aroma and taste and with much more overall presence and definition.
Treat yourself to a set of NEAT glasses and you'll see what I mean - you won't regret it."