18 Best Whiskey Glasses for Every Occasion
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Trends in drinking glasses have changed substantially over the past decade. Who would have guessed that the double-wall vacuum flask, first invented in 1892, would suddenly have a resurgence? But one thing that has never fallen out of fashion is the search for the best whiskey glasses. Whether you need them for your dinner party place settings, the office barware set, or just relaxing on the couch at night, having drinkware that matches the occasion is almost as important as the spirits you pour inside. Here is a list of the 18 best whiskey glasses for every occasion, ranging from innovative newcomers to the finest antiques.
Engraved Whiskey Glasses
For centuries, whiskey glasses has been the choice for upscale, high-end barware. These lowball tumblers are a great example of how the color and sheen of this precious element create a striking level of appeal. I love how the marbled base accenuates the whiskey, and perfectly balances with the deep brown of the whiskey in the bottom.
Whisky Glasses with Personalized Leather Wrap
Leather and whisky have been dear companions for who knows how many years. Just think of all those old movies where a cowboy opens his canteen to take a swig of the good stuff while resting high in his saddle, looking over a treacherous canyon. These cool bourbon glasses are wrapped in authentic saddle-brown leather. They look great, and the wrap keeps the heat of your hand from changing the temperature of the drink inside.
Complete Whiskey Glass Set
You might associate boxed sets with movies, but the finest boxed sets out there are going to elevate how you enjoy your whiskey. These classic type of whiskey glasses are made in the well-known shape for enjoying your drink neat or on the rocks, but the decanter is the real star. You can’t be a proper whiskey drinker without having a way to display your beverage of choice. You can even use the expertly crafted wood box to store bottles for later, bar tools, or whatever you need.
The Man The Myth The Legend Whiskey Glass
Not all novelty whiskey glasses are made of disposable plastic. This one is sculpted from thick, crystal clear glass, with a base that gives new meaning to “on the rocks.” The engraving checks off three well-known components of masculinity, all with the drinkers name personalized at the top.
Twist Whiskey Set
One of my favorite new takes on the classic lowball are these twist glasses. This pair are certainly cool whiskey glasses with their modern take on the traditional glass. They start at the top with a traditional round rim, then moves into curved sides that meet near the bottom for a faceted-diamond-like base. What really makes this set a cut above the rest is the matching decanter. This gorgeous decanter set with matching, unique whisky glasses has a refined look that fits in any home, office, or study.
Classy Crested Whiskey Glasses
Elevate your whiskey experience with a set of glasses that take an ordinary whiskey and turn it into something extraordinary! These tasting glasses make experiencing minute flavors with friends and family feel like the classiest experience you’ve ever had. The wide-body makes it perfect for swirling while the narrow mouth brings all the flavors and aromas straight to your palate. That isn’t even to mention yet that these types of whiskey glasses have your initial right on the crest!
Circa 1890 Hawkes Antique Whiskey Glasses
Cut crystal double old fashioned glasses have a look that predates the bourbon boom of mid 20th century America. Found on the tables of everyone from the British upper classes to the crowned heads of Europe. Hawkes Crystal has been around since 1890 and is currently hand-cut in Tiffin, Ohio. This glassware set is one of the earliest examples of the fine craftsmanship implemented by the founder, Thomas Gibbons Hawkes.
Whiskey Enhancing Cognac Glasses
This is cool barware. Made for cognac enthusiasts, these unique type of whiskey glasses elevate the aromas of your neat liquor without the dilution of ice. While great for brandy, these glasses excel of bringing a whiskey’s full-flavor to the forefront. It’s versatile glassware that belongs in any home bar.
Lalique Femmes Antiques Tumblers
A thing of beauty is a joy forever, and that’s certainly true for this etched barware. The walls are cut with the silhouettes of the Grecian female form. A frosted finish gives them a haunting beauty. I know this article is about the best whiskey glasses, but these Greek sirens make me thirsty for ouzo.
The Coolest Whiskey Glass
Ready for an ice-cold whiskey glass? Look no further than the wedge glass! This is arguably one of the best ways to use ice in a glass. The wedge fits perfectly inside, making chilled scotches, whiskeys, and bourbons easier than ever to make. Plus, thanks to the solid wedge, you never need to worry about ice floating around in your drink.
Neptune Antique Baccarat Crystal
These timeless Baccarat Crystal glasses manage to walk the line between ultra-modern and centuries-old. The small, almost indistinguishable feet provide stability to the round bottom while allowing the design to slope inward at an unrivaled angle. These would be great crystal punch cups too, and there’s a matching bowl if you can track one down.
Ceramic Whiskey Tumbler
It’s unusual to find stylish whiskey tumblers made out of alternative materials, so I immediately fell in love with these small ceramic cups. Technically they can be used for anything, but they hold a comparable amount to other DOFs. The ceramic provides a layer of insulation if you are drinking warm cocktails in the winter.
Glencairn Whiskey Glass Set
How can anyone consider themselves a whisky connoisseur without Glencairn glasses? This incredible set has four Glencairn glasses that will transform any scotch you drink. These cool whiskey glasses have that definitive slender tulip design that helps previously hidden notes and aromas of your favorite scotch escape to your palette. The depth of flavor with each sip is enormous. You shouldn’t be the only experiencing such radiant joy. Thankfully, with a set of 4, you’ll be able to share this experience with anyone you choose.
Tasting Crystal Whiskey Set
There is simply no better glass than the Glencairn when it comes to a whiskey glass for tasting. That being said, if there is no better, the only way to make it cooler is to get a set of them made from crystal! This set of gorgeous whiskey glasses will make your next tasting of Rip Van Winkle or Buffalo Trace taste better and make you feel classier than ever!
Black Diamond and Gold Whiskey Glasses
This fine barware comes to us via my personal home collection. A friend found these at an antique store and it took a bit of research to track down the origins. The harlequin design originated in the 1950s and was discontinued in the 70s, made by a company called Federal Glass. From the rounded bowls to the golden carrier, you can just see Mom & Dad heading back to the den for a night of Gin Rummy with the neighbors.
Personalized Cigar Whiskey Decanter Set
Sometimes, you need to think outside the box when looking for the perfect types of whiskey glasses to suit your needs. Instead of going with a rocks glass or a tasting glass, check out these unique cigar whiskey glasses. This set makes enjoying a good stogie and your favorite whiskey a breeze! The shape of the glass allows you to hold your cigar and drink with only one hand. This has to be single-handedly the best whiskey glass for people who love to pair a good drink with a cigar!
Bronze Rim Rocks Glasses
Some bar glasses simply fit the mold, and others are true originals. I’ve never seen anything like these bronze rim rocks glasses. You almost can’t say that these have a bronze rim because the finish takes up nearly half of the glass. Most suitable for private jets, boutique hotel rooms, and binge watching Mad Men over a holiday weekend.
Presenting Classy Whiskey Glasses
If you’ve gone through this entire list of various types of whiskey glasses and still can’t decide which whiskey glass is right for your needs, just try this gorgeous presentation set! This set may seem like it is for the advanced whiskey aficionado but it is actually perfect for people looking to feel sophisticated and classy while enjoying their favorite liquor. Everything from cocktails to tastings can be enjoyed with ease thanks to this personalized whiskey set!