even more 'slightly off topic'................hello Max, thanks for the comment. Might this be the origin of the expression, 'this'll put lead in you pencil' - mind you I'm not too good at writing anyway! Jokes aside, subsequent to my ealier comment about filling with Scotch, I had thought I wud probably not actually use the Orrefors at all. Reason being that I recently bought another nice but ordinary whiskey decanter from a charity shop - and in the course of stuffing the stopper back in one day, I must have been a little p....d - missed the hole, and whacked the side of the neck of the body - thus sending a shard of glass from the stopper into the liquid. Thereafter wondering at what stage i wud pour a drink and swallow a sliver of lead crystal. It hasn't happened yet. cheers Paul S.