Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and refined with master distiller Jim McEwan, the Norlan Whisky Glass has been designed to capture whisky’s complex flavors and aromatics and deliver them to the senses like never before. The featherweight double-walled structure offers a seamless integration of a scientifically performing inside with an aesthetically beautiful outside, for the perfect whisky drinking experience.
Through specially developed protrusion forms inside the glass – adapted through studying bio-mimicry – when swirled around the glass the fluid forms a standing wave shape, which increases the surface to air ratio and rate of oxidization. The effect here is that considerably more ethanol evaporates. This resulting reduction in volatility allows the whisky to become significantly more expressive. This feature is an invention of the Norlan glass – no other whisky glass will do this for you.
The second main performance feature is the shape of the inner walls, which close as they rise and then flare out again so as not to hit the nose. The height and diameter of the smallest aperture focuses the aromatics to the nose while simultaneously diffusing the ethanol away from the face, fantastically improving the taste of your whisky.
Form and Construction
The Norlan glass is a transparent double walled vessel, formed with glass blowing technique into two separate two-part molds: one for the inner wall, and one for the outer wall. When the inner and outer glass walls are prepared, the rims are reheated and the inner glass is inserted, at which time the rims are sealed. This creates a hollow body glass with dramatically different inside shape to outside shape.
A unique effect of the double-walled construction is the intensity of color added to spirits in the bowl, which is further carried up into the rim of the glass.
A MODERN, lightweight design featuring hand-blown double-walled borosilicate glass
REDUCES ethonal burn through specially developed inner protrusions
CONCAVE outer rim formed to fit the lower lip of the mouth elegantly
REFINED with master distiller Jim McEwan over the course of a four day workshop.
SINGLE microfiber polishing cloth included