What Happens When You Store Whiskey In A DecanterYou know the scene: Sure, he might not have made the right choices on the Decanter whiskey that day. But what about that decanter? Is it actually a good choice for whiskey? Or decanter whiskey like no, and yes. Especially if you plan on drinking that whiskey anytime soon.
What Happens When You Store Whiskey In A Decanter | VinePair
When you decant red wine, you are trying to do two things: Over time, sediment in the wine will separate and settle at the bottle of the bottle. By decanting, you are pouring the wine into another container, the decanter, so that you may leave that sediment behind in the bottle. This is not an issue for whisky. By letting it breathe, the flavors are released and the wine tastes much different than straight out of the bottle.
You want as much surface area as possible, the more wine that touches the air, the better. How does that apply to scotch? If you do, well then the added subtlety produced by decanting would likely be wasted on you.
So if you do want to decant, by all means go for it. What should you look for in a decanter? There are three crucial things to keep in mind when selecting a decanter. Make sure your decanter is large enough to fit the whole bottle if you plan on pouring it all in. Why are leaded crystal decanters dangerous?
Over time, the lead can leach into the whisky to very dangerous levels. To give you a sense of size, ml is just 25 ounces. So this magnum decanter can hold nearly three bottles of scotch making it completely impractical but I still wanted to show it to you because it looks great. The Ravenscroft Crystal Beveled Blade Decanter is a beautiful lead-free crystal decanter that has the classic crystal pattern for the lower half of the bottle but is clear at the top.
I really like this 34 oz. OK, onto more realistic decanters. The Ravenscroft Crystal Thomas Jefferson Decanter is a modern looking lead-free crystal decanter that comes in a beautiful gift box that makes it perfect for any Scotch lover. The design is a reproduction of a decanter owned by Thomas Jefferson and is a massive 46 ounce decanter that could hold a liter of Scotch and more!
It is lead-free crystal and sits at A Bormioli Rocco Capitol Decanter Only one downside, the decanter can only hold about ml, so comes in 50ml short of a standard ml bottle. This set is lead crystal. Traditionally it is seen as poor form to leave a cigar ring on when smoking in the company of others.
They enable the person receiving the drink to better appreciate the taste of the scotch, the timing of the offer, the context of the celebration and the value of the friendship rather than the brand and monetary value of the scotch.
One cannot blame the gentlemen of today for proudly displaying the beautiful scotch bottles on offer — the artistry and quality are truly astounding. J — Traditionally, the band on the cigar was created to protect the white gloves that gentlemen wore in formal attire from tobacco stain.
As such, it was not considered bad form at all to leave the band on. If it is considered bad form today, that is a modern invention. Just wondering, why lead free? The concern is when you store the whisky or any spirit in the decanter because the lead can leach into the whisky source. Is there any way to figure out if a used decanter has lead in it? For his graduation I have it planned to get him a very good whiskey or even a scotch and a nice decanter.
Is there any suggestions on a good scotch or whiskey that you guys prefer? Also, drinking this expensive stuff, does it actually have a great taste or is it like walking into a bar and taking a shot of a well whiskey or Crown Royal, etc?
Any input is appreciated. Scotch variety is as diverse in their tastes as beer. You can go from a Corona to a Guinness. Scotch from the Highlands tend to be more sweet and light in flavor compared to scotch from the isles which is heavy in Peat and have more smokey wooded flavors.
Great article — I enjoy drinking whiskey and have recently looked at a decanter set. Why would you trust Amazon. I will be contacting Royal Doulton directly about this. So, there you have it. I am amazed at the ignorance displayed by almost all of you especially, the writer of this piece. Lead has minimal to no effect on fully grown adults and I presume, most scotch drinkers and commentators to this article are. Lead primarily has debilitating effects on Little Children and Pregnant Women and I am sure, neither of them are suppose to consume alcoholic spirits or disallowed in most of your countries.
There is some evidence of potential physiologic problems elevated. Most ingestion of lead though decanter and glasses if drunk on regular basis over 22 years straight, will at the most be around 3.
But, this lead free BS is just that, BS. Wake up and smell the conspiracy. Where are you a licensed physician and where did you get your PhD in toxicology? Anyone can be anything on the internet. Unlike you drunks, I need not hide my identity.
Sometimes, you have to stoop to the level of your audiences to get your message across. I find all this subtle promotion of your Glassware on Amazon deplorable and feel sorry for gullible who fall for your canard. Btw safe, so by what medical definition is Scotch Drinking Safe.? You have me in splits, dude.
And with so little condescention! Who woulda ever thunk that someone with a PHD could be so humble? Thank you for your elegant contribution. I googled your name.
Your English is impeccible for a non-native speaker. I am not sure if you just dealt me with a underhanded compliment: When and Where were you in Stuttgart? The aggressive manner in which you wrote your comments is rather unnecessary. Accusing the audience of this site of being a lower class of individuals because they have an appreciation for an alcoholic beverage is simply rude. There is no evidence to suggest that Jim is advertising his own brand of glassware on Amazon, in fact, he advertised two separate brands.
You, Mon amie, are priceless. Does that mean I have to ground it myself if so, any practical advise would be appreciated or how it is is tight enough? I would like to get a decanter set for my husband as an anniversary gift and have it engraved. Personal thoughts on engraving a lead-free crystal decanter? This is a very good article.
However, I am very surprised at some of these comments. People need to be educated about how broad the term Whisky is. Whisky is named based on the region it comes from. Bourbon Whisky, for instance is mostly made in Kentucky but can also come from Tennessee. Mary — I praise you for the clarification to the general reader in regards to Scotch Whisky. Thanks for the clarification.
Mary — Wow, how silly of you. You say people need to be educated yet cant even spell the product correctly. I like all whiskies, I was looking for a idea on decanters. I appreciate some of the effort that goes into some of these responses, FWS at first, but that soured like a poor bottling.
If this web page were a bar, then the people who comment here are the drinkers. Some come to appreciate the drink and enjoy themselves, and others come to start fights. Looks like some are more drunk than others. One negative of acquiring a decanter is the reduction in funds to buy whisky.
A decanter may degrade the taste. Any feedback on this anyone? I still want to know about alcohol evaporation when it comes to not-so-air-tight decanter stoppers. I began reading this thread thinking how nice it was that some still aspired to dignified conversations. Thank you, Jim, for consistently taking the high road on each comment. Your email address will not be published. Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.
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