The Best Whiskey Glasses For Your Home Bar
by Kelly Sullivan
If you've already stocked up on our guide to the best whiskey to buy now, then you're no-doubt considering the right glassware to serve it in. The right dram deserves the right chalice to enjoy it in, particularly if you've invested in a rare whisky, and so we've rounded up the best whiskey glasses for your home bar.
What is the difference between whiskey glasses?
There are different styles of whiskey glasses designed to enhance the nosing experience. The tulip and Glencairn style glasses with the longer, narrow neck, these are the more common option for nosing, seen at whiskey tastings and competitions. Then you have the tumbler, a popular choice for the home especially. Tumblers are designed to accommodate a cube or two of ice and are often weightier to give a greater sense of luxury.
Dartington Just The One Tumbler
These fine crystal tumblers are perfect for whisky tastings and for fine whiskies that deserve some diligent nosing.
Waterford Marquis Moments
These plain Old Fashioned tumblers from Waterford are timeless, with enough room for a large rock of ice and a dram of your favourite Scotch, they are lightweight and versatile.
Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Cut Crystal
Add some luxury to your classic Glencairn-style glasses with these Waterford cut crystal. They look opulent, feel weighty and luxurious and are styled to optimise enjoyment from your dram.
Tom Dixon Tank Tumblers
These are a great option for those looking for something a little more contemporary. Classic Tom Dixon style, these serve well as Old Fashioned glasses.
Glencairn Official Whisky Glass
The classic tasting glass that you'll see in every distillery tasting room. Perfectly designed to hold, swirl, sniff and sip without making a mess. Plus they allow you to nose and sip to maximum enjoyment.
Another classic Old Fashioned style tumbler, elegant and timeless. These would look great in a glass-fronted liquor cabinet.
Richard Brendon Diamond Double Glass
Hand blown glasses with beautiful, intricate detail. These glasses ooze sophistication and make an ideal vessel for whiskey on the rocks.