- kaleokahu Jun 24, 2013 08:14 PM
I'm in the market for a set of plain-but-classy double old fashion-sized glasses. We've broken a couple lately and are now short when serving guests.
Any suggestions besides the ubiquitous Duralex hex-sided ones? Need not be expensive, but not palpably cheap, either.
I really like the Riedel H2O glasses:
Very different than your normal heavy DOF, with a delicate feel and (IMO) a very nice form factor. The glass is quite thin but they're actually relatively durable as long as you don't go dropping 'em on a concrete floor or something along those lines.
Fortress Tritan/Schott Zwiesel Tritan makes great barware. It is available at a lot of different places and looks great and is strong.
Hi K -
You might try the Shannon " Wave " pattern.
Sold in the UK, they are I see available in North America as well. They feel very solid to the touch, to drink or sip, unlike the multi-hex Duralex.
We have both sets ( DBL OF, and Highball ), and each has some weight, thickness, and mass to them. An excellent single-grain malt, or G&T glass, for our UK guests.
Fortunately for you, a very good value ( no VAT ).
I was seeking to replace a set of thin walled glasses that I got years ago at Crate and Barrel. (For some reason, I like thin, but not cheap, glasses for cocktails)
I think I got this recommendation on this site -
Surprisingly nice glasses for the price.