Gaiwan (蓋碗) can be very handy. They can be used to infuse and to consume. Good for lazy tea drinkers like me. However, these are too beautiful and delicate for daily use. I really don’t want to break any of them.
I don’t drink hard liquor often. If I do drink, it would better be something worthy so I don’t waste the quota. Whisky will be my first choice with good cognac being my second choice. As for whisky I usually go for the Single Malt with the exception of some good Japanese blended ones such as the Suntory Hibiki 響 21. How about the good old American Bourbon? I haven’t started with Bourbon yet and perhaps it will be time.