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Just starting out a cocktail cabinet

Soop Aug 24, 2012 03:33 AM

I'm just putting together a cocktail cabinet: http://www.chow.com/food-news/53883/key-to-the-liquor-cabinet/2/

So far I have most of the stuff, except bourbon (I'm going for Woodford reserve), Triplesec and a few other errata.

Trouble I'm having is the whiskey glasses (or tumblers) that I want to use for short drinks like G&T's rum and coke or whatever. I have a very definite idea of what I want, but I can't find them in the UK.

http://www.discountmugs.com/newdmadmin_upload/detail_images/19374-12oz-arc-sterling-dof-whiskey-glass-19374.jpg

Hmmm.. Thinking about using science beakers...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-300ml-B...
^ That's what I'm after (without the branding - something quite square based, and quite round rimmed, but not 100% of either. Do these have a specific name?

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    ultimatepotato Aug 24, 2012 03:50 AM

    I searched for Whiskey Tumblers and found these:

    http://www.johnlewis.com/230575930/Pr...

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    1. re: ultimatepotato
      Soop Aug 24, 2012 05:13 AM

      Thanks dude, I already checked there though - it has to be pretty much exactly the one in the picture. I *know* I've used one before, and I loved the feel of it, but I don't know where.

    2. Dapuma Aug 25, 2012 05:48 PM

      how about this

      http://www.drinkstuff.com/products/pr...

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      1. re: Dapuma
        Soop Aug 26, 2012 02:04 AM

        Those are perfect.. a little pricey, but at least I have a name!

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        mkatieq Aug 26, 2012 10:10 AM

        http://www.cocktail.uk.com/shop/products/strauss-glassware.asp

        http://www.lockhartcatering.co.uk/glassware/old-fashioned-whisky-glasses/c1319/inverness-spirit-glass-12-1-4oz/

        http://www.barmans.co.uk/products/product.asp?ID=4260&title=Sterling+Old+Fashioned+Tumblers

        Orrefors made a fantastic square based glass with a good weight to it, but I believe it has been discontinued. It is quite pricy on eBay (£25.92/glass). It's called Orrefors Odyssey. My parents have this as their barware and I love it.

        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Orrefors-OD...

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        1. re: mkatieq
          Soop Aug 28, 2012 01:28 AM

          The 3rd link is perfect! Thankyou very much!

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