Ole KY Neat Set
The Ole KY Neat Set is a homage to the traditions of liquor in Kentucky. The glass is inspired by moonshine, the matching water carafe is a miniature moonshine jug. The neat glass has a matching twisted ring handle that not only looks great but offers some fun ways to hold the glass! The customized version of this glass has cursive handwriting declaring who owns the glass and their heritage.
This is a throwback to the days before Bourbon was bottled. During that time, an entire barrel of bourbon was sold to a saloon or bar. If you wanted to take some of the liquor home, you were given a small ceramic jug...kind of like a growler of beer today. The jug was dipped in glaze and the name and locaiton of the distillery was scratched into the glaze in cursive. That was all of the branding for the company. It was such a cool aesthetic and I want to bring that back by allowing the owner of this glass to have their name and where they are from etched into their bourbon glass and/or carafe.
For neat pours of Bourbon, I prefer the Scottish tradition of serving a neat pour with a small water carafe. The idea is to slowly dilute the liquor with a little water between each sip. The more water is added, the more subtle notes and aroma comes out. Think of temperature and red wine. If you have ever had red wine that was chilled for one reason or another, you would know that it is just boozy. As the wine is warmed to room temperature, the soft fruit notes, the berry, the tannins all start to become more pronounced and enjoyable. Slowly adding a small amount of water to the bourbon will have a similar effect. It allows you to really get a feeling for the character of each batch of bourbon.
The format for this glass is a traditional whiskey-by-the-drink glass with the addition a ring handle. The glass holds around 3 oz of Bourbon (or a double as they say). You can fit a triple pour into the glass is you are feeling frisky!
The Water Carafe holds 6 oz and measures approximately 4" x 2.75". The Neat Glass is 3.5" x 2" not counting the handle.
The Ole KY Neat Set includes two neat glasses and one water carafe. Perfect for sharing a bourbon and good conversation with a friend.
Hand washing is recommended.
*Keep in mind, each glass is needed to be hand-blown, and with the nature of handmade products we do a have a 1-2 week processing time. If you're needing the item to be shipped out sooner than that please reach out to us. We'd love to accommodate your glass needs.