The Norlan Whisky Glass has been developed through the unlikely marriage of a scientifically performing inside with an aesthetically beautiful outside. We started first with the form, asking ourselves, how do we take the scent delivery of a nosing glass and combine it with a modernized tumbler shape? Through the study and application of fluid dynamics and biomimicry we then set about improving the aeration properties by introducing specially developed protrusions in the base of the glass. When the spirit is swirled around the inner bowl, these protrusions cause the fluid to form a standing wave shape, increasing the surface to air ratio and rate of ethanol oxidization. This resulting reduction in volatility allows the whisky to become significantly more expressive. The second main performance feature is the shape of the inner walls, which close as they rise and gently flare out again. The diameter of the brim has been precisely measured to allow one to imbibe while keeping the nose in the glass. The height and diameter of the smallest aperture focuses the aromatics to the nose while diffusing the ethanol away from the face, fantastically improving the taste of the whisky.

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