Soon you will be enjoying a few drams with like-minded friends. You’ll soon be sharing your thoughts about the color, aroma, and maturation of the amber liquid, and getting more insight after each sip. You’ll need the best whisky glasses to do this. While you’re free to drink whisky however the hell you please, enjoying it from the correct glass isn’t one up for debate. You’ll have no idea what means without the gear.
Of course, you’ll need to be across the best Australian whiskies available in the country before you even start to think about pouring that dram.
What Makes Whisky Glasses Different?
A good whisky glass is more important than people think. There is no single-size-fits all approach. Similar to wine, Blacktails best whisky glasses are best for different whiskies to maximize the profile and nose. The dram that you are about to sip is complex. You won’t want to have it in a cocktail glass.
Whisky glasses are a great way to experience the many layers of a whisky dream. From the moment you first smell it, to the moment it begins to release its final notes and slide towards your throat.
How to Choose the Best Scotch Whisky or Whiskey Glasses for You
The choice of the right glass will depend on your personal preferences. Think of it as an extension to your personality and current whisky tastes. While your collection will change over time, here are some things you should consider before you start. Don’t be concerned about the whisky/whiskey back-and-forth – it’s just a reference to the country, origin or dram mentioned in context. (But more on that later).
What Glass Is Best For Whisky & Whiskey?
There is no universal solution. It will depend on the type of whisky you are pouring. There are a few things you should keep in mind when searching for the right glassware. Glass design and structure are important, along with feel and aesthetic. These are the guiding principles for pairing the right whisk(ey) with the right whisk(ey glass. You’ll be able to get more from your dream than ever by following these guidelines.
Glass Design & Construction
A whisky glass should be designed to allow for airflow. The suffocation of the whisky will prevent it from aerating properly and make it difficult for anyone to win. It’s also best to ensure that the whisky doesn’t get lost in a deep glass.
Professional whisky tastings are conducted using a Glencairn glass, or snifter. They allow for the whisky to flow out of the glass in a way that enhances the overall experience. The glass’ curled rim makes them perfectly fit the lips. These types of glasses will be discussed soon.
Glass Feel & Aesthetic
A whisky glass should be of high quality and have a balanced weight. To enjoy the whisky, if your hands are slightly larger than average, you might consider buying a larger tumbler. Quality should not be sacrificed for money. However, it should purchase you a glass that is easy to see and will fit well in an office or apartment. Looking the part is half of the battle, right?
Different types of whisky glasses
ASnifterThis is a short-stemmed, narrow-stemmed glass. It has a broad bottom and a narrow top. Think aboutMad MenOr a member’s club atmosphere.
AGlencairn glassAs we have mentioned, the most common whisky glasses you will encounter during a tasting are the. These glasses are thicker and better suited for social drinking. They also have a unique shape and size that makes it easy to learn how to swirl whisky.
ATumbler glassThe rocks glass, old fashioned or lowball are all common names for scotch or whiskey glasses you will see when ordering at the bar.
TheGlass of TulipsIt is based upon the copita, a traditional Spanish drinkware that was used to taste sherry. The slightly longer stem of the snifter keeps oils from your hands from coming in contact with the rim and interfering to the nose.
Now, theNeat glassAlthough it might sound like an old-fashioned way to enjoy whisky, the new invention is able to direct harsh vapours away. It stands for “Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology” and expels ethanol molecules from the opening. This leaves behind lighter, more enjoyable whisky.
These are the 12 best Scotch & whisky glasses on the market right now
Glencairn Crystal Whisky Glass
Glencairn was the first to create premium crystal glasses. Now, that design is synonymous with its nameake and reigns true across many manufacturers.
Everest Whiskey Glass
The ‘Everest” whiskey glass is not a novelty. This meticulously made drinkware features a 3D model of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the globe. Each glass takes 12 hours to make and is hand-blown. This bold statement is sure to make a lasting impression and will be a talking point.
Denver & Liely Whisky Glass
Rated the number one whisky glass by Forbes magazine, the Denver & Liely vessel has been self-titled as “the best possible, highest performance whisky glass in the world.” They also do a dedicated bourbon whiskey glass which shows the brand’s dedication to delivering both a unique malt and corn experience. Denver & Liely is a great Australian brand to support.
Norlan Whisky Glass
The Norlan whisky glasses are among the most respected in the industry. This hand-blown, double-walled borosilicate borosilicate glass has a modern design. The concave outer edge fits perfectly into the lower lip. Jim McEwan, a master distiller, has helped refine it.
Waterford Elegance Wine Story Single Malt Glass
Waterford Elegance’s single malt wine story glass is for top-quality drams. This unique glass is designed to bring out the finest of fine distilled whisky with full-flavored flavors, while also being affordable.
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge Glass
This unique whisky glass captures the best of chilled Scotch or Bourbon with strategically placed ice wedges. Say goodbye to watered down whisky.
Norlan Rauk Heavy Tumbler
Norlan’s Rauk heavy tumbler prefers cold drams and is better suited for Old Fashioneds or double nips of sweet nectar with space for rocks. We recommend the classic whisky glass of Norlan’s Rauk to those who want to enjoy the aromas and without ice.
Glencairn Crystal Canadian Whisky Glass
This glass is made to be enjoyed with Canadian whisky and is a mix of a straight glass and a straw.
Viski Seneca Faceted Crystal Tumbler
This mid-century, angular crystal design looks great on any bar car and can be positioned upright or at an angle to avoid tipping.
Royal Scot Crystal Scottish Thistle
This crystal Scottish Thistle whisky suite is classically hand-cut with a unique Scottish Thistle diamond design. This is the glass you would expect to see James Bond in after he has been congratulated on a job well performed.
Orrefors Intermezzo Satin White Drop Glass
Orrefors’ satin-white drop glass was designed by Erika Lagerbielke, and made in Sweden. It is suitable for any occasion, especially those that include whisky-inspired cocktails.
Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece
These Italian-made, break resistant glasses by Luigi Bormioli come in many sizes. They are perfect for covering everything from simple Scotch to complex cocktails.