Review: BrüMate NOS’R Whiskey Glass

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Since my last gadget review of the Snowfox Cocktail Shaker, Facebook and Google have been inundating my feed with targeted ads featuring BrüMate. BrüMate products are similar to Yeti and other insulated stainless steel beverage coolers. Founded in 2016 by Dylan Jacob, the company’s vision is “to create a world without warm beer, ruined cocktails, and stale wine encouraging our customers to stay in the moment and Drink Better.”

The latest product from BrüMate is the NOS’R Whiskey Glass. They do make a rocks glass tumbler for whiskey cocktails, but the NOS’R is specifically for tasting whiskey. It is the first tulip-shaped whiskey glass made of stainless steel and is double-walled. It promises no metallic taste, which is a deciding factor in choosing to purchase, especially gifting for your whiskey loving recipients. However, I’ll put that promise to the test.

NOS’R Whiskey Glass

NOS’R Whiskey Glass (image via Courtney Kristjana/The Whiskey Wash)

The BrüMate  NOS’R is sleek. The design feels new, but familiar. If you look close at the design of the NOS’R, you can tell the Norlan Whisky Glass has some influence but with refinements. For example, the rim of the glass is double-walled, but thinner than the Norlan and less awkward when sipping from. BrüMate could go a little thinner, then just make the bulb of the glass double-walled. BrüMate is open to input, so let’s see if they’re listening! 

If black isn’t your glassware color of choice, there is only one other option at the moment— Walnut, which looks like wood, but isn’t actually wood. BrüMate’s other products come in glorious colors, so maybe they’ll expand the color selection to match their other sets. Who wouldn’t want a glitter whiskey tasting glass?  

The BrüMate features listed on the packaging are:

  • Highlights the Complexity of Fine Whiskey
  • Superior Aeration, Aroma Enhancement, and Construction
  • 20x Better Temperature Retention Compared to a Normal Glass
  • Shatter Proof

Let’s see how it fares with these in mind.

Usage Notes: BrüMate NOS’R Whiskey Glass 

Vital Stats: Capacity is 7oz/29.6mL;  Weighs 4.3 oz; Height is 4.25in/10.8cm; Rim Diameter is 2.625in/6.67cm; Width at bulb 3.10in/7.87cm. Double-walled tulip-shaped whiskey glass similar to the Norlan Whisky Glass with silicone slip proof bottom. Glasses sold individually at $24.99.

Appearance: Matte Black/stainless steel. 

Use: Drink whisk(e)y neat or with ice. Because it is double-walled insulated stainless steel that is supposed to keep ice from melting, I do not recommend adding a cube of ice. Unlike in a regular glass, in the NOS’R, the whiskey gets extremely cold and stays overly chilled. BrüMate warns you not to freeze it, but keeping them cold in the fridge was like adding a whiskey stone to the whiskey. It takes a lot to scratch the coating, so don’t worry about being too careful with it. Just remember the NOS’R glasses, and any BrüMate products, are not microwave or dishwasher safe. 

Final Thoughts: It’s honestly a really good glass…maybe mine was defective. There are so many product reviews out there on the BrüMate NOS’R but they only rate the look and haven’t tested it out with actual whiskey. That promise of no metallic taste was broken. I prewashed it by hand and thoroughly rinsed it, but even then the rim gave off the taste of metal on the lips and tongue. Letting the whiskey sit also seemed to be affected by metal compared to just a glass.

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The design is near perfect. I love that it is practically indestructible and I want to take it with me hiking, camping, to the beach, etc. I don’t like that I can’t put it in the dishwasher and that I can’t freeze a metal cup. I would like to freeze the metal because adding ice was too crazy. I found adding ice water instead kept the whiskey at a preferable chilled state. One cube and the stainless steel completely overchilled the whiskey and numbed it.

Score: 2.5/5