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Best Whiskey Glasses

by Jim Passantino July 29, 2022 4 min read

Best Whiskey Glasses

Ahh, the ever-elusive perfect whiskey glass. Every whiskey drinker has their own preference - some like it neat, some like it on the rocks, and some like it with a splash of water. And how could we forget about those who prefer their whiskey with a mixer?

No matter how you like your whiskey, there's one thing we can all agree on - the perfect whiskey glass can make all the difference. But with so many different options on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you're looking for a classic rocks glass or something a little more unique, we've got you covered.

In this article, we'll discuss 6 of the best whiskey glasses on the market in 2022. From traditional to modern, there's something for everyone. And with our help, you're sure to find the perfect glass for your next dram. Cheers! 

1) Huckberry Whiskey Peaks Glasses

Huckberry Whiskey Peaks Glasses
Image Source: Huckberry

If you're looking for something a little more modern, these hand-blown glasses from Huckberry are a perfect choice. The topographic impressions on each glass give them a unique look that will impress your guests and make a statement during your next tasting.

With their durable construction, you can rest assured knowing they won't break if dropped in the sink—making them a great choice for everyday use. This one also is perfect if you need a glass to make a smoked whiskey drink. 

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2) Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Glass

The Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Glass is the perfect choice for those who want to focus on the aroma of their whiskey. The wide bowl and narrow rim concentrate the aromas, making it easier to pick out individual scents. And since it's made from lead-free crystal, you can enjoy your whiskey without worrying about any harmful chemicals.

Plus, it's dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. Overall, a great choice for those who want to enjoy the full flavor of their whiskey without sacrificing quality or safety. 

3) Norlan Whisky Glass

If you're looking for a high-quality whiskey glass that can also be used as a cocktail or juice glass, the Norlan Whisky Glass is a perfect choice. It has all the features of a traditional whisky glass (a narrow rim to focus aromas and hand-blown glass) but with added benefits like its double-walled design and its ability to be used as a cocktail glass.

The double-walled design not only keeps your drink warmer than other glasses but also adds an extra layer of protection from breakage: If it does get knocked off your table when you're having one too many drinks, you'll still have a perfectly good glass left. The only downside we found with the Norlan Whisky Glass is that it's not dishwasher safe, which may be an issue for some. 

4) Riedel Drink-Specific Rocks Glass

For those who prefer their drinks on the rocks and want to avoid over-pouring, Riedel's double old-fashioned glass has a 2-ounce pour line. Unlike the Norlan whisky glass, it can be put in the dishwasher and is also shatterproof.

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We loved that this non-lead crystal glass was made specifically for drinking whiskey on the rocks, as larger ice cubes fit perfectly within its 9-ounce capacity. It also has a nice weight to it without being too cumbersome or heavy. 

5) Dragon Diamond Whiskey Glasses

Want to make your evening or night extra special? Then check out the Dragon Diamond Whiskey Glasses. These stunning glasses have a unique shape and diamond design that makes them exceptionally strong and much more difficult to break or crack than other types of whiskey glasses.

Further enhancing their quality, the glasses are made from lead-free crystal and are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Moreover, the 10 ounces capacity is quite large and perfect for whiskey, tequila, brandy, cognac, or scotch. However, they have a relatively small opening that makes it hard to add ice cubes. 

6) The Experience Neat Whiskey Glass

Experience the authentic Japanese way of drinking whiskey neat with this beautiful glass. Resembling a traditional Japanese teacup, it has a wide opening to capture all the delicate aromas and flavors of your drink while still maintaining its temperature.

The lead-free crystal is mouth blown for exceptional clarity and weight, making it durable enough for everyday use. This glass is available individually or in sets of two at a higher cost but comes with a satisfaction guarantee.

Final Verdict

So, there you have it, our top 6 picks for the best whiskey glasses of 2022. From traditional tumblers to unique Japanese sipping cups, there's a glass for every drinker out there. Whichever glass you choose, you'll want to keep in mind that the most important part is what's in the glass and who you share it with.

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