The best whiskey glass for the right whiskey can improve the tasting experience. We know it’s true for fine wine, and why should it be any different when it comes to whiskey? The glass is important for studying the color and ‘nose’ the whiskey. Nosing is the act of bringing the beverage to your nose and taking a sniff to pick out flavors and aromas that can’t be detected only by tasking the whiskey.
There are different styles of whiskey glasses and in addition to choosing something that looks great in your home bar, you also need to consider what works with your favorite bottle. Depending on the whiskey, you can choose a glass with a small or big opening – or maybe one that allows for blending whiskey cocktails or adding ice?
We have selected our best 15 whiskey glasses
We have selected our 15 favorite whiskey glasses giving you a wide range to choose from in order to find the perfect match. Check out the list below and don’t miss our Whiskey Glass Guide that helps you choose the right glass for your style of whiskey. Cheers!
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Classic old fashioned whiskey tumblers by CRYSTALIA
This premium set by California-based CRYSTALIA contains six whiskey glasses in a classic tumbler/lowball style. The Sacramento glasses are made in Europe from tempered glass and have a sturdy and durable design. CRYSTALIA even offers a lifetime ‘Shine Guarantee’ but you can still wash the glasses in the dishwasher. The classic and clean look is perfect for both whiskey, bourbon, scotch or traditional cocktails served in a lowball. Set of 6 glasses, 10 ¼ oz. Lead free.
Classic whiskey tumbler crystal glass by Mofado
This premium set contains two whiskey glasses in an oversized tumbler/lowball style. They are hand blown from fine ultra-clear lead-free crystal which gives them maximum clarity and brilliance. Weighing over a pound each, these big and heavy glasses suitable for a large drink. Set of 2 glasses, 12oz.
Twisted tumbler crystal glass by Venero Crystal
The twisted tumbler glass is a classic and elegant design. The glasses are made in lead-free crystal to ensure a perfectly transparent and lustrous glass. Thick walls and a heavy weighted base ensure the glass won’t break and the drinks will keep their temperature for longer. Dishwasher-safe and lifetime warranty. Set of 4 glasses, 10 oz.
Tilting highball/tumbler whiskey glasses by MyGift
The tilting glasses are not only a cool design feature, the rocking and rolling effect also help release the flavors and aromas of the whiskey. Instead of swirling the drink around in the glass, you can simply set this glass down and give it a tap to send it swirling around on its own! Set of 4 glasses, 10 oz.
Twisting crystal whiskey shot glasses gift set by BROTEC
These classic twisted whiskey shot glasses come in a wooden gift box set that includes 2 glasses (10oz), 6 whiskey stones in a velvet pouch and 2 coasters. The stones are non-porous, tasteless and odorless which make the perfect for chilling your favorite neat drink.
Old fashioned whiskey glasses gift set by Amerigo
The old fashioned whiskey glasses are made from crystal and have a classic pattern on the lower part of the glasses. They are part of a gift set with 8 reusable whiskey stones in granite and come in a luxury handcrafted wooden box. Includes free ebook “Art of Whiskey”. Set of 2 glasses.
Whiskey tasting set by Peugeot
This whiskey tasting set is a new take on classic whiskey glasses. Instead of using whiskey rocks or ice, the glass is connected to a chilling base that cools the beverage for at least 30 minutes. The smaller opening is designed to increase the concentration of the scents of the whiskey. A whiskey tasting set includes one glass with chilling base and coaster.
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough”
– Mark Twain
Modern light-weight whiskey glasses by NORLAN
These modern whiskey glasses have been designed to enhance the complex flavors and deliver them in a new way. Made in cooperation with master distiller Jim McEwan, the two-wall glasses have a unique way of improving the taste of your whiskey by evaporating more of the ethanol. A new experience to test out. Set of 2 glasses in thin Borosilicate glass.
3D Everest whiskey glasses by 63Above
These whiskey tumblers are 3D modeled with the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on the bottom of each glass. The glasses are hand blown from 100% lead-free glass and is a slightly smaller light-weight glass. You can fit ice into the glass, but in order to fully enjoy the design, this is more for the neat whiskey. Set of 2 glasses, 8.5 oz.
Personalized whiskey tumbler/lowball with monogram by English Pewter Company
This simple whiskey tumbler/lowball glass has great personality. You can choose your initial to be added to the front of the glass in the style of a silver wax seal. The glass is handmade in England and comes in a cream and black gift box. It contains one 11oz glass.
Large diamond-shaped rock style glasses by GLASKEY
The thick low rock style whiskey glasses look almost like small bowls and are large enough for both ice and drinks. The durable design will keep your drink insulated at the perfect temperature and the glasses are dishwasher safe with a lifetime guarantee. Made with lead-free crystal and comes in a set of 4 glasses, 11oz.
Old fashioned tumbler glasses with ice ball mold from Studio by Godinger
These old fashioned whiskey tumbler glasses have a classic pattern and plenty of room for ice if that’s what you prefer. The glasses are lead-free and the set includes two glasses and two ice ball molds to make perfectly shaped spheres.
Square Carre bourbon glasses by JoyJolt
The old fashioned style glasses have a unique architectural design and are part of a full collection. The design is elegant, but the glasses also have a strong base and masculine expression. Each glass is handmade but dishwasher safe and strong enough to be used in bars and hotels. Set of 2 glasses, 10oz, delivered in a gift box.
Classic crystal whiskey glass by Glencairn
The Glencairn whiskey glass is similar to the tulip-shaped glass, but a more robust glass designed specifically for whiskey. Due to its size, it’s perfect for learning how to swirl whiskey. The design has a short base instead of a stem and has won awards as well as being hailed as “The Official Whiskey Glass”. The set includes two lead-free glasses.
Sparkling square whiskey glasses by Whiskoff
These square rocks whiskey glasses have a simple design and room for whiskey stones to keep your drink chilled. The glasses are made from high-quality, safe and lead-free glass and the whiskey chilling stones of natural granite. The set includes 2 glasses (10oz), 8 whiskey stones, black velvet pouch, 2 slate coasters and steel tongs. All presented in a wooden box.
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