Tasting of scotch from various tulip glasses in distillery
Why You Should Be Drinking Tequila Out Of A Whiskey Glass
By Elaina Friedman
We're living in an adult-beverage renaissance, where many spirits are breaking free from the confines of tradition while retro sippers are making a comeback.
The latest alcoholic beverage to undergo such a change is tequila, which is now being consumed in a tulip glass, a vessel usually reserved for fine whiskey and bourbon.
If you're an evolved tequila drinker, you might have already sipped a thumb or two of the blue agave liquor in a rocks glass or a champagne flute.
They are both better at showcasing the notes of tequila, but a tulip glass does a more thorough job by allowing you to taste the complex notes usually muddled by a shot glass.
Casa Dragones founder Bertha González told Food & Wine that tulip glasses "enhance the nosing experience" and "enable you to properly nose these extraordinary notes."
The tapered mouth of the tulip glass, also called a copita-style glass, greatly brings out a spirit's aroma, which is why
it's also used for beer and
other carbonated drinks.