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Raise a Glass: A New Whiskey Tumbler for St. Patrick's Day

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 18, 2014 01:06 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Mar 17, 2014

While the Scots may disagree, many believe that the origins of whiskey can be traced to Ireland. In fact, legend has it that Saint Patrick used the amber liquid—whose name comes from the Gaelic uisge beatha, meaning "water of life"—to teach bible lessons on the importance of  overflowing cups of generosity . If Saint Patrick were here today, he’d most certainly be happy to get the lesson across using Makers & Brothers’ new whiskey tumblers, developed in collaboration with Jerpoint Glass of Kilkenny, Ireland. Produced using traditional mouth-blowing techniques, the new glass tumbler, while slighter to the eye than a classic whiskey tumbler, remains pleasingly weighted in the hand. Cocktails, and a lesson in humanity, anyone? Above: Distilled by monks in the 12th century, whiskey was originally used for medicinal purposes. Photograph by Al Higgins .  Above: The new tumbler was originally designed by Maker's & Brothers as a limited edition of 100 for Irish whiskey distillery Jameson Select Reserve. The  Whiskey Tumblers are now available directly from Maker's & Brothers for €34 each. Above: Would Saint Patrick have enjoyed his whiskey on the rocks? Photograph by  Al Higgins . To learn more about Maker's & Brothers, have a look at our post about  their  workshop in a shed  on their family property in Dublin, and see some of their other designs here . Also don't miss their family recipe for Elderflower Cordial . For more whiskey glasses, go to our roundup of 5 favorites and over on Gardenista, see 5 Favorite Unbreakable Wine Glasses . Like the idea of a traveling bar? Have a look at this  Mobile Bar Inspired by Bourbon .






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