Fine blended whiskies are like a piece of well orchestrated music - with top notes and flavors that truly dazzle the senses and fires the imagination. A few close friends and I have spent a good many years learning to appreciate the aromas, bouquets and flavorings of fine whiskies-- and yet I feel a novice given the vast and constant reinvention of this distilling art.
While decanting a bottle of whiskey, which became the rage in the mid 18th century does little to enhance the beverage, it certainly adds a certain style and glamour to the proceedings. This Diamond decanter, which is inspired by one that I saw at the Savoy in London, is just the right one to make a lasting impression.
As Roberto and Linda, two of our closest friends would say - a fine whiskey should be given every opportunity to be presented in the finest possible way, and to that I say decant, decant decant! And then enjoy! And with friends!
Sized to fit a 750-mL bottle of whiskey, bourbon or rye, this decanter is made of polished glass with a hand-cut diamond pattern and a glass stopper at the neck.
Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 11.5 in inches. Imported. Handling Fee is $10.