MrTattieHeid wrote:Christian, many of us handwarm our whisky (and you should, too!), so fingerprints are a fact of life.!
That's a good point - but you see, the nice and tolerant woman I live with unfortunately suffers the commonly found "female frost-syndrome". Thus I never experience a living room temperature below 25 degrees Celcius during the winter season
So, there's no reason to warm up my whisky more than that.
You could try washing your hands now and then!
The real reason to prefer stemware is that a thick-bottomed glass like this one mitigates against efficient handwarming. The Glencairn is merely okay in this regard, with its relatively thick glass and wide stem interface.
True, but I never touch the copita apart from the bottom on the Glencairn. I hold the glass in a way where you clutch the bottom (we're talking glass - not handwarming, but if we do I suggest one is better off clutching someone else's bottom) between your "pointing finger" (lack of right english word) and the thumb. And that's actually enough if the temperature is too low. A greasy glass - especially wine glass - looks unappetising which is why I absolutely hate the new stemless Riedel "everyday" wine glasses.
iwc, I paid a lot for my last car, so I think my whisky should be free, too
Where I live you pay so much for your whisky that someone should give you a car.....