How It All Started...

The NEAT Glass was invented by George Manska inspired by the supremely talented glass sculptor Dale Chihuly, whose work has been exhibited throughout the world.


In learning how to blow glass, one of George’s initial attempts did not turn out as hoped. George was intrigued though by its style, and sampled some of his favourite whisky with it. The fuller expression and more intense flavour that this glass delivered was enhanced further with the elimination of alcohol burn.


George knew this glass was extraordinary, but he wasn’t sure why, so he took it upon himself to understand how the glass worked. In conjunction with The University of Nevada they found that the glass’ curved figure was key and imperative to this new expression of aroma. Over fifty two different design iterations, hundreds of tastings and GCMS studies led to the NEAT Glass we have today. NEAT has grown in scale and is one of the most respected whiskey and spirit tasting glasses in the industry.

TASTE THE TRUTH...

The NEAT Glass is redefining how best to appreciate spirits of all types.  By eliminating unwanted alcohol burn, The NEAT Glass is the only glass that separates ethanol from essences and showcases the full complexity of your drink.

 

 As the official glass for scores of renowned spirit competitions around the world, The NEAT Glass is the trusted choice for true appreciation of whisky, rum, brandy, mezcal and many more spirits.

 

Taste the truth, banish the burn, sip, savour and discover what’s really hiding inside your whisky with The NEAT Glass.

Official Judging Glass

2013-2019:  SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION
2013-2019:  NEW YORK WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION
2013-2019:  SAN DIEGO SPIRITS FESTIVAL
2014-2019:  WSWA SPIRITS COMPETITION
2014-2019:  CONSUMER RUM JURY AT MIAMI RUM FEST
2014-2019:  SIP AWARDS
2014-2018:  LOS ANGELES CRAFT SPIRITS COMPETITION
2015-2019:  DENVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION
2015-2017:  IRISH WHISKEY AWARDS
2015-2019:  RUM FEST (SAN FRANCISCO, CHICAGO, NYC)
2016-2019:  NORTH AMERICAN BOURBON AND WHISKEY COMPETITION
2017-2019:  INTERNATIONAL BULK WINE & SPIRITS SHOW (NYC)
2017-2019:  SAN DIEGO FAIR DISTILLED COMPETITION
2017-2018:  LAS VEGAS GLOBAL SPIRIT AWARDS

Competitions Continued...

2018:  CIGAR AND SPIRITS MAGAZINE WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION
2019:  SAN DIEGO SPIRITS CHALLENGE COMPETITION
2019:  SAN DIEGO CRITICS CHALLENGE SPIRITS COMPETITION
2019:  THE TASTING ALLIANCE SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, SINGAPORE
2019:  KENTUCKY BOURBON ON THE BANKS SPIRITS COMPETITION
2019-2020:  SAN DIEGO SPIRITS CHALLENGE COMPETITION
2019-2020:  SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL SOMMELIER CHALLENGE
2019-2020:  SAN DIEGO CRITICS CHALLENGE SPIRITS COMPETITION
2019-2020:  THE TASTING ALLIANCE SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, SINGAPORE
2019-2020:  THE PR%F AWARDS, LAS VEGAS
2019-2020:  INTERNATIONAL RUM CONGRESS (CORAL GABLES FL)
2019-2020:  THE TEQUILA MEZCAL CHALLENGE (BROOMFIELD, CO)
2020:  SOUTH AFRICAN RUM JURY INDUSTRY ENRICHMENT CONFERENCE

The search for a functional judging glass for competitions began in earnest in 2010, and the NEAT spirits glass was released shortly after. Major competitions chose the NEAT spirits glass over tulip whiskey glasses, sherry copita, Glencairn, the whisky nosing glass, bourbon drinking glasses, tequila drinking glasses and all other spirits nosing glasses because the NEAT spirits glass displays all aromas and removes nose-numbing alcohol to expose the true quality of every spirit from whisky to vodka.

Hands down the NEAT spirits glass is the best spirits nosing and tasting glass available, ever. Just ask the experts, judges, and competition administrators. From the collector to the average drinker, NEAT spirits glass is the nosing glass and tasting glass of choice because it was designed based on true olfactory science. 

Want to know why? https://www.mdpi.com/2306-5710/4/4/93

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