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Rocks glasses

#1 Post by SeanHarding » January 25th, 2020, 9:28 am

What rocks glasses do you guys like? I have some Schott ones I like, but I’m stocking a new house and re-evaluating options (also it seems like the exact ones I have are now discontinued).

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#2 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 25th, 2020, 10:32 am

What do you use them for? I ask because, in our house, we find exactly zero times when we prefer a rocks glass to something else. That said, we do have quite a few of them, of various sorts.

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#3 Post by Marcus Dean » January 25th, 2020, 2:21 pm

I find them perfect for Camparisoda (The strange little premix bottles that come in 10 packs), fill the glass with ice and one of these little thirst quenchers fills it perfectly.

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#4 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » January 26th, 2020, 6:15 am

Marcus Dean wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 2:21 pm
I find them perfect for Camparisoda (The strange little premix bottles that come in 10 packs), fill the glass with ice and one of these little thirst quenchers fills it perfectly.
Coincidentally, the only time I use mine - a fancy brand my brother-in-law gave us that I feel guilty if I don't use occasionally - is for amaro spritzes.

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#5 Post by SeanHarding » January 26th, 2020, 7:10 am

I use them for margaritas and the like, and sometimes I'll use them for whisky (neat or very rarely on the rocks) if I'm not in the mood for a Gelncairn glass.

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#6 Post by Robert M yers » January 26th, 2020, 10:02 pm

https://thesazeracgiftshop.com/index.ph ... 2a83c93c41

I actually buy mine from the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans and overpay for the privilege. That said I use them for everything from whisky, gin and tonics, beer and of course Sazeracs. Pretty sure you can buy them plain from Libby for cheap.

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#7 Post by Robert M yers » January 26th, 2020, 10:06 pm

SeanHarding wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 7:10 am
I use them for margaritas and the like, and sometimes I'll use them for whisky (neat or very rarely on the rocks) if I'm not in the mood for a Gelncairn glass.
My favorite margarita glass is this jar from a jelly my wife likes :)


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#8 Post by Terry H a r r i s » February 5th, 2020, 7:21 pm

For around my house I purchased a set of these square rock glasses (because I saw some on Blade Runner and thought they were cool!)

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And also a set of these 1960s vintage "roly poly" glasses at a yard sale here in Cheyenne, about 30 years ago.

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For my good friend, who is a Scotch drinker, we purchased her a set of these Reidel glasses:

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His wife told a 911 operator that she used a pruner "good for pruning roses" and that James's bleeding wasn't enough to create the "sign of the cross, or write sinner" . . . .

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#9 Post by Terry H a r r i s » February 5th, 2020, 7:24 pm

For some get togethers where we are enjoying nice ale from a keg, we'll take some of our Ball canning jars to drink out of.
His wife told a 911 operator that she used a pruner "good for pruning roses" and that James's bleeding wasn't enough to create the "sign of the cross, or write sinner" . . . .

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#10 Post by Mike Cohen » February 6th, 2020, 6:34 am

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
What do you use them for? I ask because, in our house, we find exactly zero times when we prefer a rocks glass to something else. That said, we do have quite a few of them, of various sorts.
What about cocktails?

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#11 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » February 6th, 2020, 7:45 am

Mike Cohen wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 6:34 am
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
January 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
What do you use them for? I ask because, in our house, we find exactly zero times when we prefer a rocks glass to something else. That said, we do have quite a few of them, of various sorts.
What about cocktails?
Except for martinis, highball-type drinks, the occasional coupe, and the amaro spritzes I mentioned above, we almost always use Riedel O's for cocktails. The nose may not be as important as with wine, but if I'm using good ingredients, I want to enjoy how the drink smells, especially when we're using nice aromatic garnishes.

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#12 Post by SeanHarding » February 6th, 2020, 9:20 am

For the record, I ended up getting some of these, which are a little larger than the old set I have, but otherwise very similar and they have a good feel for my tastes.

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#13 Post by scamhi » February 6th, 2020, 9:48 am

we use these


and I also like these


more minimalist
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#15 Post by Todd F r e n c h » February 6th, 2020, 11:55 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
I like these:

https://www.historycompany.com/products ... x-set-of-2
Nice - really like those
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#16 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm

Yeah they feel as good as Waterford but are probably half the price.

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#17 Post by Todd F r e n c h » February 6th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Yeah they feel as good as Waterford but are probably half the price.
Great, thanks - my birthday is coming up, it's now on my list for my family's gift ideas!
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#18 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 6th, 2020, 12:24 pm

Me too, some might argue a glencairn or stem would be better for the aromas but there’s something nice about the hand feel of a heavy rocks glass.

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#19 Post by SeanHarding » February 6th, 2020, 1:28 pm

I like the Glencairn too; it just depends on my mood and what I'm drinking.

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#20 Post by scamhi » February 6th, 2020, 2:00 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 11:55 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
I like these:

https://www.historycompany.com/products ... x-set-of-2
Nice - really like those
those are so ugly. Think Grassl or Zalto. Make the glass thin and light. Maybe you should add matching wine glasses. these are only $145.00 per stem

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#21 Post by SeanHarding » February 6th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Thin and light I like for wine, I hate for whiskey and cocktails. I can't explain it, but that's how it is.

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