All those who have ever had true taste and genuine passion for quality scotch whiskeys would affirm that whiskey served in an appealing crystal whiskey decanter set adds greatly to the scotch’s charm. I am no exception. Every Single Malt deserves a beautiful and attractive decanter set preferably made of crystal to contain it.
A crystal decanter containing your favorite scotch whiskey set atop the shelf in your mini bar is indeed a pleasure. A true blue blooded Single Malt admirer claimed that there are no sights in the world prettier than Single Malt being poured out of a crystal decanter into your glass. I could not agree more.
Over the past decade my collection of visually appealing decanter sets has increased in number and improved in quality. I have spent countless hours shopping for crystal whiskey decanter sets and used substantial amounts of money to nourish this hobby cum passion of mine.
I can now proudly boast of over a hundred crystal whiskey decanter sets bought across various countries and continents across the world.
A recent article that I read online almost robbed me of all the passion, love and commitment that I have for crystal whiskey decanters. The article cited numerous instances of lead poisoning leading to mental incapacity in scores of people across the country. You might ask about the source of lead in these poisonings. Unfortunately for me and many others like me the source happened to be crystal whiskey decanter sets.
Crystal as we are all aware has small portions of lead as one of its core constituents. In fact upon further research I found out that lead is the sole cause of the reflecting properties of crystal used in manufacturing of crystal whiskey decanter sets. Greater the amount of lead used in manufacture of the crystal decanter better is their ability to reflect light and hence add on to their beauty.
Needless to say, that this piece of information stunned me beyond reason and belief. I dialed my doctor as soon as I read about it. I booked the earliest possible appointment that I could get with my doctor. After a thorough physical check up and numerous tests I spent seven hours waiting for the reports of those tests. They arrived and I was certified to be lead free from a registered medical practitioner. Only then was I able to breathe with ease.
Further research provided me with the crucial information that the most effective way to use such crystal a decanter is to minimize the decantation time. Whiskey tends to absorb greater amounts of lead when exposed to it for a substantially longer time.
After this incident I have been on the lookout for those crystal whiskey decanters that are lead free. Crystal decanters manufactured without using lead ensures that there is not even a slight possibility of being exposed to lead poisoning. Modern technology has ensured that lack of lead does not translate into lack of beauty and shine of the crystal whiskey decanter sets.