Waterford is very excited to introduce their Lismore Connoisseur, a new range of specialty barware designed for the perfect enjoyment of whisky.
The collection includes tumblers and decanters, each handcrafted with beautiful cut crystal designs, and each created with a different whisky connoisseur in mind.
Waterford was first established in 1783 on land adjacent to Merchants’ Quay in the heart of the Irish harbour town of Waterford.
Its founders were two brothers, William and George Penrose, who were important developers and principal exporters in the city.
Their vision was to “create the finest quality crystal for drinking vessels and objects of beauty for the home.”
More than two hundred years later, the reputation established for creating glass of unsurpassed beauty and quality has transcended the intervening centuries.
The Straight Sided Tumbler is for the connoisseur who enjoys their whisky with a splash of water, a dash of soda or an ice cube or two. This tumbler features a universal shape wide enough for the liquor to breathe and perfect for all types of whisky / whiskey or bourbon.
The Rounded Tumbler allows the whisky connoisseur to enjoy a good swirl to appreciate the body and colour of the liquor and is ample enough to accommodate a spot of water or ice. The flared shape of this tumbler makes it extremely comfortable in and allows for a pleasant and “neat” swirling experience with any blended scotch whisky, Irish whiskey or bourbon.
The Flared Sipping Tumbler has a rounded bowl to comfortably warm and swirl the whisky, a pinched middle to concentrate the bouquet, and a flared opening that releases the nuanced nose notes. Crafted for the connoisseur who enjoys sipping their very finest single malt or aged-blend straight, it allows for the full experience of taste and aroma.
The Footed Tasting Tumbler is preferred by connoisseurs for tasting, sampling, sipping and scrupulous evaluation of a whisky’s attributes. It is fashioned with a unique tulip shape to gently allow warming liquor and with a narrower opening to concentrate the bouquet. This is the ultimate tasting tumbler for those who enjoy savouring their rarest single malts or pot blends.
The sophisticated Lismore Connoisseur collection gives a nod to the rising popularity of whisky today.