There are many glasses available for drinking whiskey. Many claim to be the ‘ultimate’ whiskey glass, but it’s mostly down to personal preference.
Below are a few of the most popular glasses available:
“The wide crystal bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the whisky’s colour. The tapering mouth of the glass captures and focuses the aroma on the nose. Its unique patented shape is the perfect form to admire the body of the whisky. Designed to fit in the hand comfortably & allow your whisky to develop in the glass over time.” – The Glencairn Glass
“The Peugeot Whisky tasting set combines design and technique for the pleasure of all connoisseurs of whisky, Cognacs, brandies, Armagnacs and more. Keep the chilling base in the freezer for a few hours and place it under the glass. Pour whisky – the dome in the glass should be higher that the whisky pour. Wait 2 to 3 minutes. The whisky is chilled at 5 to 8 degrees celcius, without any rush.” – Peugeot
“The TÚATH (tu – ah) – from the old Irish for family or nation, is a conical shaped nosing and tasting glass for whiskey that functions superbly by concentrating & capturing all the aromas and flavours that make Irish Whiskey unique. The generosity of Irish spirit is reflected in the enhanced chamber capacity delivering a more generous drinking experience.” – The Túath Irish Whiskey Glass
“The NEAT glass eliminates nose burn and numbing, enhancing the ability to detect, savour, and enjoy the subtle, wonderful aromas the distiller intended. Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology (NEAT), the neck of the glass intensifies the aromas of your whisky, whilst the flares spread the alcohol molecules, separating essences from ethanol.”- The Neat Glass
“Traditionally the tumbler has been seen as the vessel of choice for the majority of whisky drinkers and the ‘Whisky Snifter’ relegated to the small group of true whisky tasters. D&L have now combined these worlds. The hand-blown shape of the D&L Whisky Glass combines the benefits of taste and smell associated with a traditional whisky snifter with the versatility and style of a classic tumbler. The wide base maximises the surface area of a standard measure, funnelling the aromas through the tapered body to the optimally sized opening. This reveals the whisky’s full character.” – The Denver & Liely Whisky Glass
“Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and meticulously refined with master distiller Jim McEwan, the Norlan Whisky Glass has been designed to capture whisky’s complex flavors and aromatics and deliver them to the senses like never before. ” – The Norlan Glass
“Named the official tasting glass of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail 4-piece Whiskey Glass Set enhances fine bourbons. The thick sham fits your grip as you swirl, the wide bowl offers ample surface area for evaporation, and the narrow neck draws aromas to the ultrathin rim.” – Libbey
“The Single Malt Whisky glass is perfect to emphasize the elegant creaminess of top quality single malt whisky. This glass was designed as a result of a series of workshops in 1992. The final product has an elongated thistle shape on a truncated stem, and incorporates a small, slightly outturned lip which highlights sweetness.” – Riedel Vinum
“With a sturdy stem to give it weight, a wide bowl to allow flavours to develop and a tapered mouth to concentrate the aroma before you take a sip, it’s designed to be the perfect glass to properly appreciate every spirit, especially whisky.” – The Whisky Exchange
“Originally developed in consultation with the Canadian whisky industry this rocks glass incorporates a tulip shape to enhance its nosing function.” – Glencairn
“Although advertised as a Cognac glass, this glass is an excellent whiskey glass also. Identicle shape to the ‘The @RiedelUK O cognac glass’, but with a stem, this glass comes highly recommended by whisky experts. “The Cognac Hennessy glass is perfect for providing the ideal tasting expirience of Cognac: fruit, body, finesse and fire.” – Riedel
“Solid strong base is designed on the whiskey tasting glass to be easy on the hand. This bourbon glassware are specially designed to allow air to reach the liquor, this classic tulip design will release the aromas & concentrate at the top of the glass.” – JoyJolt
“This relatively small tulip bowled glass is used by the distilleries to nose the newly made spirit and by their Master Blenders when nosing whiskies to be used in upcoming blends. It has been historically known as a ‘Dock Glass’ as they were always used at the docks in the 17th and 18th centuries when newly arrived shipments had to be nosed prior to the shipment being accepted and signed for. The tulip shape of the bowl allows the liquid to be swirled sufficiently prior to nosing and the small opening retains the alcohol vapours and concentrates the nose. Once the sherry or whisky has been poured it is always a great idea to seal the glass with a cover such as a tasting cap, then swirl and leave for a few minutes to let it stand and allow the aromas to intertwine with the oxygen and develop sufficiently. The perfect nose!” – Wineware
“What makes the Cradle Glass whisky experience so unique?
The Cradle Glass reduces the alcohol fumes and the burn to your nose.
The Cradle Glass RADIATES, MOVES, AERATES, ACCELERATES, EXPELS, and EMOTES by directing only the organic aroma to the nose by way of its shape, curves, length and size.
When the alcohol fumes are expelled this allows all the subtle back notes to appear and allows the drinker to identify and appreciate the full aroma of the whisky.” – The Cradle Glass
“The Spey Dram glass by Urban bar is an ideal glass for tasting whiskey and sharing with friends. Its fluted tulip shape holds 4 oz and is part of the Spey collection matching the Spey Taster glass and Spey tumbler.” – Whiskey by the Glass
“Same functional, proven bowl shape as all NEAT glasses delivers exactly the same high performance analytics and discerning nose. Elite features a substantial pedestal base and practical grip which ensures competent handling and temperature control. Improved heft, tactility and comfortable feel enhances ergonomics, refines appearance. Made of European crystalline.” – The Neat Glass
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