Whisky or Whiskey

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The word "whisky" has its origin in Gaelic and means "water of life". But to this day it has not been possible to agree on a uniform spelling. Whiskey with an "e" is mostly used in Ireland and the USA.

The origin of the liquid gold

It is not completely clear to this day who invented whisky, but we know for sure that it comes either from Ireland or Scotland. One thing is certain, the first written record was in Scotland in 1494. These days whisky is produced all over the world and is an important component in every bar.

 

 

A filled RIEDEL Single Malt Whisky O Wine Tumbler placed on a wooden table in front of some other blurry whisky glasses.

What is “Single Malt Whisky”?

The term "Single Malt Whisky" is used to describe whiskies that are produced exclusively from malted barley originating from a single distillery and which have undergone a long ageing and maturing process. A noble product like this deserves a glass that brings out its aromas. RIEDEL Single Malt Whisky glasses have a slightly convex rim, which ensures that the whisky is optimally placed on the tongue so that the taste buds can savour every single subtlety.

Whisky on the rocks or better neat?

Depending on your taste and the whisky, you might prefer to add some water or ice to your drink. The rule of thumb is to serve a young whisky with ice rather than a mature one. Ageing in barrels creates a special taste, which may be altered by adding water. Nevertheless, the decision is down to you.

 

 

All glasses of the series Drink Specific Glassware filled with different cocktails stand on a bar.<br/>

RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware: Neat & Rocks glasses

The Rocks glass has been specially designed for standard ice cubes as well as larger ones, which are becoming increasingly popular. The Neat glass, on the other hand, is proportionally smaller than the Rocks glass and designed to fit comfortably in the hand and appear full, with the optimum amount of spirits.

The end of the glass decoration, which forms an exact filling line of 60 ml, is a very special highlight.

RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Neat
RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Neat
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Rocks
RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Rocks
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL Sommeliers Single Malt Whisky Value Gift Pack
Tumbler Collection Shadows
Tumbler Collection Shadows
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
Tumbler Collection Fire Whisky
Tumbler Collection Fire Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
Tumbler Collection Louis Whisky
Tumbler Collection Louis Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Single Malt Whisky
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Single Malt Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
Tumbler Collection Optical O Whisky
Tumbler Collection Optical O Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
Tumbler Collection Spey Whisky
Tumbler Collection Spey Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL Vinum Single Malt Whisky
RIEDEL Vinum Single Malt Whisky
EUR 44,90
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Whisky Set Fire
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Whisky Set Fire
EUR 149,00
Quantité de boîtes 3
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Whisky Set Louis
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Whisky Set Louis
EUR 149,00
Quantité de boîtes 3
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Whisky
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Whisky
EUR 23,00
Quantité de boîtes 2
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Spirits Set
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Spirits Set
EUR 34,50
Quantité de boîtes 3
RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Neat Spirits Set
RIEDEL Drink Specific Glassware Neat Spirits Set
EUR 142,90
Quantité de boîtes 3
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Shadows Whisky Set
RIEDEL Tumbler Collection Shadows Whisky Set
EUR 149,00
Quantité de boîtes 3