Form and Construction
The Norlan glass is a transparent double walled vessel, formed with glass blowing technique into two separate two-part molds: one for the inner wall, and one for the outer wall. When the inner and outer glass walls are prepared, the rims are reheated and the inner glass is inserted, at which time the rims are sealed. This creates a hollow body glass with dramatically different inside shape to outside shape.
A unique effect of the double-walled construction is the intensity of color added to spirits in the bowl, which is further carried up into the rim of the glass.
Through specially developed protrusion forms inside the glass — adapted through studying bio-mimicry — when swirled around the glass the fluid forms a standing wave shape, which increases the surface to air ratio and rate of oxidization. The effect here is that considerably more ethanol evaporates. This resulting reduction in volatility allows the whisky to become significantly more expressive. This feature is an invention of the Norlan glass — no other whisky glass will do this for you.
The second main performance feature is the shape of the inner walls, which close as they rise and then flare out again so as not to hit the nose. The height and diameter of the smallest aperture focuses the aromatics to the nose while simultaneously diffusing the ethanol away from the face, fantastically improving the taste of your whisky.
Norlan Whisky Glass
|Material||Hand-blown borosilicate glass|
|Dimensions||3.7"H x 2.5"Dia - 1.5"Square base|
|Capacity (approx)||5.9oz total. Recommended pour 0.75-1.5oz|
|Concave lip||Formed to fit the lower lip of the mouth elegantly|
|Faceted base||Allows one to hold the glass without getting fingerprints on the bowl|
|Micro fiber polishing cloth||Included|
Most purchases are shipped from our New Jersey warehouse and scheduled to arrive within 5-7 business days of shipment of the order. Items sent directly from our suppliers may take longer, and items ordered together may not arrive in the same box. Standard Delivery option is available for all orders in the continental U.S. See below for orders going to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico or islands off the US (i.e. Martha's Vineyard, Kiawah Island, etc.) and international addresses.