Drave Water Pipette
Methodically designed and crafted for the whisky alchemist in you.
The Drave Water Pipette balances advanced digital design and precision machined production for the intimate whisky ritual.
It takes its name from the Old Scottish word "to draw"—water into the pipette, an altered aroma into the nose, an extended spirit onto the tongue. This is an object for the whisky alchemist in you, transforming your spirit through the slow, ritualized addition of water to whisky. Drop. By. Drop.
The pipette pulls the eye into perspective acrobatics, a square profile that manages to compress its dimension around a vacuum bore.
The aluminum is first extruded and milled, then tumbled against porous rocks before being anodized and finally shock sprayed to create a uniquely textured matte surface.
The depressions on the ends are tailored to fit the fingertip, allowing you, the user, to arrest the central pull of gravity by vacuum, and draw water from your vessel.
A Drop of Water
- Material: Aluminum
- Dimensions: 200 mm long, 10 mm square
- Weight: 38 grams
- Made in China
- Designed by Sruli Recht
What's in a drop of water.
There are 20 drops of water in 1 ml.
The Drave Water Pipette is designed to be a 1 ml measure of water when taken from the submerged triangular facets.
A recommended pour in the Norlan Whisky Glass is 20 to 40 ml.
To dilute a dram by 10% in the Norlan Whisky Glass, take two measures from the pipette for a 20 ml pour or fours measures for a 40 ml pour.
Adding Water to Whisky
Whisky is a complicated spirit. It’s comprised of alcohol molecules, water molecules, and a myriad of flavor compounds, not all of which are fully understood. These elements arrange themselves in particular patterns and when water is added to your whisky, the strength of the alcohol changes, altering the pattern of the chemical compounds in your glass. Change the pattern and you change the flavor profile of your whisky.
What’s the reason for doing this? As seen with the Norlan Whisky Glass, the whisky tasting experience can be dramatically improved when the alcohol present in your spirit isn’t allowed to rule the show. When you add water to your whisky, a little bit at a time, you can open up flavors and aromas that may have been suppressed by the alcohol.
So. Take the pipette deftly between your fingers. Draw the water and add to your whisky. Nose. Taste. Experiment. Discover your ritual.