Feb 28, 2014

Whiskey in the Nice Jar


I'm not a whiskey drinker. My first-year college classmates and I got kicked out of the Jameson Distillery many years ago when we were supposed to be reporting on an event, and instead were competing in our own who-can-drink-the-most-free-whiskey event. If there was one thing I learned in college, it's that I am not a competitive whiskey drinker. That, and shorthand really was a waste of time. 


Twenty-year hangovers can't be shaken easily but I must admit that I am a little swayed by these Jerpoint Glass whiskey tumblers, originally designed by Makers & Brothers for Jameson Select Reserve as a limited batch of 100. The new tumbler glass is produced using traditional mouth blowing techniques and brings the classic whiskey tumbler design up to date, creating a new, slighter form but with the same reassuring weight. The glasses are now available for all on Makers & Brothers' site, and make a beautiful designed-and-made-in-Ireland gift when packaged with a bottle of Jameson. 

(I wonder if my interest in the design and story of the handblown glass my drink is served in means that I might—finally—be ready to handle this grown-up drink ... and maybe, even, to show my face in the Jameson Distillery again!)


€34.00 at  Makers & Brothers

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