|The deep bowl and flat base of this classic glass enable the spirit to be swirled and warmed in the hands to release its bouquet and brings alive the complex aromas and flavours of all kinds of brandy from fine old Cognac to Armagnac, Marc de Bourgogne and Calvados, not to mention the brandies produced outside France in countries ranging from Spain to Australia. It will also bring out the best in a fine malt whisky if one is served as an alternative to brandy at the end of a meal.
There is a tradtion whereby the measure of brandy is judged by pouring the spirit into the glass while it is lying on its side. When the liquid reaches the rim, the measure is deemed sufficiently generous. The generosity of this glass is such that many  hosts may prefer to pour rather less or, better still, allow their guests to serve themselves.