Best whiskey glasses for your home and business
Drinking whiskey is a time-honoured tradition that both new and seasoned drinkers love to indulge in. A whiskey glass is specifically shaped to enhance the enjoyment of drinking whiskey and to promote a greater depth of flavours, aroma and texture. Using a special whiskey glass is also a great way to acknowledge the craftsmanship of the whiskey itself and pay your respects to the long and complex art of whiskey distillation.
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Types of whiskey glasses - from Glencairn and tumblers to a rocks glass
Whiskey glasses come in different shapes and sizes to enhance the whiskey drinking experience. Each glass can directly affect the smell and the taste of whiskey, so it's important that you choose the right one. Here are the most common types of glasses:
Tulip glass - The traditional tulip glass is preferred by whiskey connoisseurs worldwide. It has a long stem to keep the hand away from the nose and a bowl with a slightly narrow rim to enable the concentrated aromas of single malt whiskey to easily reach the nose.
Glencairn glass - A Glencairn glass is similar to a tulip glass but more robust. It's a thicker glass with a short and stable base, making it perfect for swirling whiskey to release aromas.
Whiskey tumbler - A tumbler glass, also called a lowball or old fashioned glass, is the most common type. It has a wide base and rim which is ideal for filling with ice and whiskey. They also make excellent scotch glasses. A double old fashioned glass is a larger version of this glass.
Stemless cocktail glass - This highball glass is tall with a large capacity for filling with whiskey, ice and mixer. It's the perfect solution for a relaxing cocktail at the end of a long day!
Snifter glass - The refined snifter glass can be used with any dark, aged spirits. It has a wider body and narrow rim which prevent spillage when holding partially horizontal.
NEAT glass - The NEAT glass is a newer type of whiskey glass that is unusually shaped to direct harsh alcohol fumes away from the nose while leaving behind the heavier, more pleasant aromas of whiskey to enjoy.
The most popular whisky glasses available
Kitchen Warehouse has the most popular whiskey glasses and whiskey glasses sets for nosing and drinking fine whiskey. The Salisbury & Co Kennedy DOF Glass 4pc is sleek and contemporary for enjoying a drink with friends and family. Made from lead-free glass with hand-cut detailing, they're dishwasher-safe and will instantly elevate the look of any home bar. There's also the Rona Old Fashioned Milan Glass 6pc set, Nachtmann Noblesse Whisky Tumblers 4pc set and the Krosno Duet Whisky Glass set for 2.
For a glass and decanter set, you can't go past the Spiegelau Perfect Serve Whiskey Set. It comes with 2 ornate whiskey glasses and a beautifully designed glass decanter for storing and pouring whiskey neat or on the rocks.
Choosing crystal whiskey glasses
High-quality crystal glassware can add an extra touch of refinement to the whiskey experience. Discover decorative crystal tumblers by Nachtmann with the Aspen Whiskey Glass Set of 4 made from exquisitely crafted lead crystal or go for modern elegance with the Riedel O Series Whisky Glass Set of 2 made from strong crystal glass.
Decanters, carafes and coasters - accessories to consider when buying new whiskey glasses
These barware accessories and other drinking glasses will ensure that you have everything you need to wow guests at your next dinner or cocktail party.
Brands we know and trust in Australia - Luigi Bormioli, Riedel and more
We have the brands that know what it takes to serve and savour fine liquor. Explore favourites like Avanti, Stolzle, Salt & Pepper, Final Touch, Ecology, Luigi Bormioli and Spiegelau at prices lower than RRP.
Buying your whiskey glasses online with Kitchen Warehouse
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What is the proper glass for whiskey?
As any whiskey drinker will know, the right barware is essential for getting the most enjoyment out of the whiskey drinking experience. There are several proper whiskey glasses to choose from with different shapes and sizes. Some of them include the tulip glass, Glencairn glass, whiskey tumbler, highball, snifter glass and NEAT glass.
Are there special whiskey glasses?
Whiskey glasses can be made extra special if they feature a decorative design or unusual shape. The Final Touch Rum Taster Tumbler is ideal for holding and swirling whiskey with a unique shape that allows for maximum flavour and aroma in every mouthful.
Do whiskey glasses have thick bottoms?
A classic whiskey tumbler or rocks glass is designed with a thick bottom. It prevents the drink from being warmed by the hand that's holding it so it can stay at the desired temperature for longer. It also offers better durability and stability plus is ideal for muddling other ingredients to create whiskey-based cocktails. The Salisbury & Co Austin Tumbler Glass Set of 4 is a great example.
Does the shape of the whiskey glasses matter?
When drinking and nosing whiskey, the shape of the glassware definitely matters and has a direct impact on the flavour, aroma and texture of the drink. A Glencairn glass with a wide bowl and narrow rim increases the intensity of the aroma, while the straight sides and wide rim of a rocks glass tends to mute the complex fragrances of whiskey and is best used for whiskey cocktails.