The Lismore Footed Tasting Tumbler is preferred by connoisseurs for tasting, sampling, sipping and scrupulous evaluation of a whiskey attributes. It is fashioned with a unique tulip shape to gently allow warming the liquor. The narrow opening concentrates the bouquet. This is the ultimate Tumbler for those who enjoy savoring their rarest single malts or pot blends.
Premium quality spirits can only be fully and truly appreciated when experienced in the proper glass. The Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Whiskey Series is a crowning achievement of Crystal craftsmanship and the pinnacle of elite fine whiskey enjoyment. Single malt whiskeys, craft scotches and artisanal bourbons deserve as much Crystal appreciation as fine Crystal Wine.
The Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Whiskey Series respects and reveres whiskeys of all varieties with a flight of hand crafted Crystal tasting Crystal Glasses, each one individually shaped and designed for a specific whiskey to be enjoyed straight, neat, or on the rocks. Each tasting glass in the collection is created by Waterford Crystal designers and whiskey professionals to bring out the best in every good bottle. From the smoky peat notes of a single malt scotch to the complexity of fine Kentucky bourbon, The Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Whiskey Series allows for full enjoyment of appearance, aroma, taste and finish.
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For centuries the Irish have been supreme artists in glass. It is one of the great traditions in the realm of art, a tradition founded on patient and meticulous hand craftsmanship.The skill of Irish hands is only part of the story - there is also an uncanny power in those hands to impart something magical to glass. And in all of Ireland, no hands have been more patient, more meticulous, or more blessed with the elusive powers of art than the hands of Waterford crystal's craftsmen. When the brothers George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House in 1783, they made a bold promise - to make Waterford crystal in "as fine a quality as any in Europe in the most elegant style."
It was no idle boast. They had in hand the old secrets of mingling minerals and glass to create Waterford crystal of beautiful and mysterious qualities. It sang sweetly at the tap of a finger. It felt soft and warm to the touch yet possessed strength and durability known only to Waterford crystal. And it radiated a distinctive, silvery white brilliance, which Waterford Crystal's artists enhanced with deeply - cut ornamentation that gave the finished pieces a vivacious, traditional Waterford crystal sparkle.
This great tradition lay dormant for a hundred years. But when Irish independence rekindled a passion for Irish arts in the 1940s and 1950s, a group of businessmen resolved to bring back to life the industry that had made the city of Waterford famous. They recruited a small band of hand - picked artists, and under the guidance of these masters, young apprentices learned the intricacies of the art of crysta l. In a few short years Waterford Crystal reclaimed its pride of place. Once more, it is the customary gift for royalty and heads of state. Patience, skill, and artistry had wrought a triumph at Waterford crystal.