The Best Whiskey Glasses For Sipping Your Favorite Bourbon, Scotch and Rye
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The Best Whiskey Glasses For Sipping Your Favorite Bourbon, Scotch and Rye

July 16, 2022 Share

From nosing and swirling whiskey glasses like Glencairn to a stylish and sophisticated tilt, here are four whiskey glasses that will change your bar cart aesthetic.

What is the best way to enjoy the sweet nectar of the Gods we call whiskey? Does it even matter what we choose to drink from? Hell, why not just take a pull from the bottle? Whiskey glasses matter.

A glass can change your whole drinking experience. Some are designed to illuminate the liquor, while others are perfect for neat pours. Still, all are good options, though we’d argue a well-stocked bar should carry a few different types.

From two, four, six, and eight, no matter how many, here are your whiskey glass must-haves:

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The Gold Standard Whiskey Glasses – aka The Glencairn

If you want to master the swirl so that you can open up the aromas of the whisky for full appreciation – then this is the glass for you. The shape resembles a tulip and is considered a more robust vessel. Its short, solid base makes for a durable glass popular amongst those who don’t favour stems.


Norlan Whiskey Glasses 

Meet the original double-walled whisky glass. Developed to elevate your favourite scotch, bourbon, rye, Canadian, Japanese, you name it – the Norlan Whisky Glass has been designed to capture whisky’s unique aromatics and flavours and deliver them to the senses like never before. 

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The Dragon Whiskey Glass – The 45-Degree Tilt

Touted as the original diamond whiskey glass, Dragon Glassware’s angular design is as striking as it is practical. Tilted at a 45-degree angle for a unique drinking experience, the unique shape allows your drink to aerate as it is poured and swirled inside the glass. Perfect for whiskey, bourbon, scotch, wine and more.


The Rock’s Whiskey Glass

A rock’s glass is good for anything: single-ounce pours, spirits on the rocks cocktails or even water. This type of holder is a timeless piece and a must-have for any whisky fan open to the entire spectrum of the spirit’s enjoyment.

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From afar, it is the most common of all whisky glasses but can come in glass-breaking designs. Due to its wide rim, the tumbler isn’t ideal for nosing, but it doesn’t need to be – this one is for filling with ice and a whisky of your choosing or for serving up any classic cocktails.

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