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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To Decant... or Nah: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key

There seems to be a rift in the whiskey world about whether or not to use a decanter. So this week, Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Lock & Key Whiskey Bar will explore just that. In the world of grapes, the taste of a wine can improve dramatically when it is decanted, but does the same apply to the taste of a whiskey? The answer is no. Whiskey decanters got their start back when whiskey only came in barrels. Similar to bringing a growler to fill with a special craft brew, you would bring your jugs to the local general store and fill 'er up with hooch. Decanters were used for easier pouring over thick, heavy clay jugs, and they provide, to this day, a more refined aesthetic. Flash forward a couple hundred years and the whiskey decanter's current use is purely for looking good and possibly for hiding the brand of your booze. Whiskey Decanter Co. recently sent me a couple of their premiere decanters, both beautiful but both very different. I'm excited to have them sitting on my shelves for years to come!

The Lexington
The Lexington






The Lexington is hand-made with mouth-blown accents. Squared off with a hefty bottom weight to it, the Lexington has an outward beveled spout. It is an ideal gift for any man in your life because of its more masculine shape and heft, but by all means the ladies can enjoy a pour from it too!



The Fusion Derby
The Fusion Derby














The Fusion Derby is slightly more feminine. It has a rounded bell shape and the topper fits a more securely than that of the Lexington. The glass is thin and extremely light so it is also easier to pour whiskey from it.