|The art of drinking whiskey is a time honored tradition. Originally from Ireland and then made famous in the US by Tennessee and Kentucky based distilleries like Jack Daniels, Maker's Mark, and Woodford Reserve just to name a few, whisky, scotch, and bourbon have risen from a once backwoods affair to prominent social fixture thanks to these distilleries and the growing craft whiskey trend in the United States. You could say we are currently in the golden age of distilled spirits, and stylish whiskey glasses have become a must have in every home!
If you're like many of us you've seen the rise to prominence of whiskey in major cities and towns over the past few years, and also in popular TV series such as Mad Men. In order to take advantage of this growing trend in your own home you will likely want a good set of personalized whiskey glasses and a few key accessories to get the most out of your favorite top shelf liquors.
Whiskey decanters are an excellent way to store your favorite scotch or bourbon. The key thing to look for is a sealed top so you don't get unwanted contaminants in your 15 year old scotch, and a nice clear glass so you can see the contents. We might also suggest engraved whiskey glasses or a custom decanter to add that special touch to your collection and allow you to identify your different whiskeys with ease.
Whiskey stones are another good accessory, but how do they work? They act just like ice cubes but they don’t end up diluting your drink. They’re shaped like cubes and are just as cold as ice itself. Unlike ice, they’re not going to melt and will make your drink seem diluted. They can be made from either non-porous stone or stainless steel. Some can come in the shape of rocks or even in cylinders which fit perfectly into a typical drinking glass.
Ice cubes are another option, if you go with these we recommend the large ice cubes we have for sale as they tend to melt slower, diluting your drink less.
Now that we have the temperature covered, what about the glasses? No ordinary whiskey tumblers, rocks, or old-fashioned glasses will do for your twelve-year-old scotch, but some special personalized whiskey glasses will do the job nicely. Typically made of lead-free crystal or glass, and engraved with your name or initials, these glasses are a pleasure to hold. Coming in many shapes and sizes such as double old fashioned glasses, classic rocks glasses, more modern Normann Copenhagen glasses, to the perfect Glencairn glasses, each of our glasses allow you to enjoy your bourbon or scotch on the rocks, and look suave doing it. Whiskey & scotch glasses might be smaller than many other vessels for drinks, but they’re shaped that way for a reason. The idea is they are small enough that you can finish the glass before the ice melts without chugging, and big enough to allow each measure of liquor to breathe. They fit right in the palm of your hand, and tend to look great alongside a set of stones and a decanter.