We previously looked at the cool shot glasses, in this article we are going to cover our choice of best whiskey glasses available now.
To get most enjoyment from your favorite tipple you need one of the best whiskey glasses. And we have just the guide for you! In this article we are going to show you our top options from Glencairn and Riedel through to a few snifter glasses and our pick of personalized glasses thrown in for good measure. We are also covering our choices of the best personalized whiskey glasses available for you today.
Personalized whiskey glasses
Whether for yourself or a gift for the whiskey lover in your life, a personalized whiskey glass is a treat. The best personalized whiskey glasses have space for a fun or respectful message too. Most companies will do discounts for multiple purchases and this makes them ideal for anniversaries, weddings and sports teams. Why not get your local football team’s names on a set of attractive, individually engraved whiskey glasses? Oh, and thanks to modern laser cutting techniques these glasses can showcase your logo or a whole host of other icons.
Krezy Case Personalized, Etched Scotch Glass
Krezy Case is one of our go-to sellers when it comes to buying great quality, bespoke whiskey glasses. Firstly, the glasses they use are reassuringly weighty in your hand at about 13 oz. They are a good size at about 3” base diameter too. Secondly the range of typesetting, text size and layouts is amazing. Thirdly, and most importantly, the company are great with customer satisfaction and service. They will contact you if your personalization submission seems to contain typos or errors.
These glasses are laser etched, ensuring top quality and precision. You can submit your own specifics over names, text and even imagery to make your glasses unique. If you have more complicated requirements, then it’s really easy to contact them and they will help you realize your vision.
If you need your personalized whiskey glasses in a hurry then if you get your order across by 10 AM PST they will ship same day and you should have them in your hands within a couple of days. Not bad at all!
The Wedding Party Royal Style personalized, square whiskey glass set
These awesome whiskey glasses make for the perfect wedding party or office celebration. We like the ‘Royal Style’ with its crown and laurels. Plenty of space for names, role and a date.
These etched whisky glasses will keep your engraving permanently, no print design to rub off or fade. They are even dishwasher safe for ease of cleaning. The Wedding Party glasses have a good heft which is one reason we recommend the brand, these are no fragile, cheap tumblers.
Delivery is quick too; you can usually expect them at your door within a week. Customer satisfaction is first rate as well, The Wedding Party will resolve any issues promptly without any hassle.
HomeWetBar personalized scales of justice whiskey glass set
Recently graduated from law school? Or know an armchair legal eagle? Then this set of four double old-fashioned glasses could be just the thing for you. They bear the scales of justice motif and have space for your law firm’s name, graduation rank and year. What we like about these Buckman-style glasses is those little touches like the raised, textured base, which reduces the risk of those unsightly rings on your desk.
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As a DOF glass these hold slightly more than your standard whiskey glass at about 10.25 oz. They are dishwasher safe too which is something we like to hear especially in a busy practice. The HomeWetBar glasses have a wide brim of 3.23” diameter and height of 3.5”.
Best Whiskey Glasses (non-personalized)
Circleware Chantal Snifter glass set
The popular snifter glass with its short-stemmed, wide-bottomed, tapered top aesthetic gets the Circleware treatment. This Chantal four-glass snifter set is made from lead-free glass which looks really clear to our eyes. The design is ideal for whiskey drinking and we find that scotches and bourbons taste that bit more flavorsome. The rounded bowl helps prevent spillage if you accidently tip your glass while it’s in your hand.
Glencairn Whiskey glass set
Glencairn glasses are a perennial favorite of whiskey drinkers everywhere. They’re a sturdier version of the tulip-shaped glass and have all their benefits. This particular set of four is no exception. We were pleasantly surprised by how solid they were. Their heavy, stable bases make them less easy to spill.
We recommend these for anyone wanting to practice whiskey swirling thanks to their heft and bowl size. This is a great experience, more so if you’ve never tried it before. This technique opens up the subtle aromas and flavour profile of your chosen tipple. So if you’re looking for perfect ‘nosing’ glasses you’ve found them!
You will receive an attractively gift-boxed set of four 2006 Queen’s Award for Innovation crystal glasses. These are ‘official whiskey glasses’ and bear the Glencairn moniker on each base. The box has a five-step plan on how to appreciate whiskey, making this perfect present. It describes what to look out for including color, body, nose, palate and finish or aftertaste.
Glencairn Cut Crystal Whisky Tasting Glass
We love our Glencairn cut-crystal glasses and they’re one of the first we reach for! These are made of lead-free crystal and look simply amazing. Their bowl and tapered mouth are perfect for a nosing glass as the range of notes from the whiskey really comes to life.
These glasses measure 4.5” high, 1.8” diameter and have a capacity of 3.75 oz. Due to their intricate design the Glencairn crystal glasses are hand-wash only.
This glass makes for a thoughtful gift as it arrives in an understated matte black box carrying the Glencairn logo in copper foil. Inside, the glass is held securely inset in an opulent, padded black velvet.
Riedel Vinum Leaded Crystal Whiskey glass set
Another perennial favorite, the Riedel Vinum whiskey glasses are an essential for whiskey drinkers everywhere. These ones are made from leaded crystal but don’t let that put you off. The benefits of leaded crystal is its durability and thinness giving an added air of class and sophistication. The health concern from the lead can be mitigated by not leaving whiskey standing in your glass for a period of hours (this rarely is a problem for us!) An added benefit is that these glasses are dishwasher-safe thanks to their strength.
These Riedel glasses have the thistle shape on a short stem and are ideal for sipping single malt whiskies. The lip of the glass turns out slightly which helps channel your whiskey straight onto the tongue.
Norlan whiskey glass
The Norlan whiskey glass look simply amazing. You get two in this set and you’ll definitely want several to serve your guests to get a few eyebrows raised! The Norlan glass is a fusion of glassware and science; they’re made from two molds of borosilicate glass with an air gap between. They feel delicate and surprisingly light and are intended for sipping your whiskey neat. Putting ice or whiskey stones in is a big no-no if you want to prevent damage. So, these glasses are for the most discerning imbibers.
Why such an unusual design? Great question and one that had us scratching our heads too. When you take a sip from a standard glass you get the aromas and evaporating alcohol competing for your taste buds and nose. The Norlan glass has been developed to focus the aroma and flavour profile to work in concert to give you the best experience. If you give the whiskey a swirl it encourages more alcohol to evaporate too, so reducing the burning feel that can otherwise spoil a fine tipple. We were so convinced by the Norlan glasses we have added them to our go-to glasses here!
BROTEC Whiskey glass set
When you’re searching for the ideal whiskey glass set that oozes quality and thought then look no further than the Brotec Whiskey glass set that comes complete with six attractive natural granite whiskey stones. This gift set is presented in a gorgeous wooden box and includes a branded, soft velvet pouch. The Brotec set is our only choice with whiskey stones. If you chill the whiskey stones then they serve as great ice cubes without the side effect of melting and diluting your drink. Also included in the box are two branded coasters.
Now, to the glasses! Their design is a departure from regular glasses but this fantastic pair look marvelous with their innovative styling and tactile feel in your hand. They have a substantial heft and you can be confident in their quality They have a large capacity of 10 oz, giving you plenty of space for the rocks (or ice cubes if you prefer). They measure 3.3” high, and with a diameter of 3.7” and thick base they are supremely stable. Made from lead-free glass there is no rush to finish your drink, instead savor it like it deserves.
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