In my humble opinion (or presumptious depending on who you ask) the Brandy shape is best left to the Danes. Kurt Balleby does well to back this up. His Brandies exist in a curious state of being remarkably executed, while still flying relatively "under the radar", in their subtle sophistication. The bowl shape is simply exemplified perfection, the sweet, plump rounding of the cheeks, the tastefully slow progression of the taper, the more than generous chamber, and it all sits so well. Accentuating the bowl's curvy form even more, Kurt employs his signature shank juxtaposition. Here we see a master playing with extremes in Danish proportions, the piece almost teetering toward parody, but is brought back through his gift of refinement.