Choosing the right whisky glass is almost as important as choosing the right whisky. For the more discerning whisky drinker, the right whisky glasses take the tasting experience to the next level.
To help you make the right decision, we’ve created a little guide below to help you choose the best whisky glasses or best bourbon glasses.
What is the difference between whisky and whiskey?
The correct spelling of whisky, or whiskey is generally based on where you live, or where you buy yours from. ‘Whisky’ is generally used in Scotland and by Scottish distillers, whereas ‘whiskey’ is from Ireland.
The American spelling of ‘whiskey’ is believed to be due to the large number of historical Irish immigrants setting up distilleries throughout the US. Although the legal spelling is ‘whisky’, whiskey is generally preferred.
Where to buy Whisky Glasses?
We’ve carefully selected all our whisky glasses to give you the perfect selection of different styles and sizes, from scotch glasses to bourbon glasses and everything in between. We stock a wide range of crystal whisky glasses, including Glencairn whisky glasses, the Hemswell Crystal Whisky Glasses and Wrenbury Whiskey Glass range, available exclusively to Muldale. In addition, here you can find Edinburgh Crystal Whisky Glasses.
Many of our whisky, scotch and bourbon glasses come beautifully packaged in presentation boxes as a whisky glasses set, making them a perfect gift for a friend or family. They also make a great way of showing off your whisky glasses.
Types of Whisky Glasses:
Copita whisky glass - the tulip-shape of copita glass makes this the perfect tasting glass to help you choose your whisky. The bowl-shaped glass provides the perfect setting for whisky aromas to circulate, travelling through a narrow rim - perfect for appreciating the nuance of each different whisky. The long stem keeps the drinker's hand from polluting the sensory experience of tasting whisky.
Glencairn whisky glass - whilst similar in shape to the copita whisky glasses, the Glencairn whisky glass is favoured by those who prefer a shorter stem. The size of the Glencairn whisky glass creates the perfect learning experience for whisky-swirling - used to release the aromas from the drink.
Whisky Tumbler - the most common whisky glass is the traditional tumbler shape. Once you’ve tested your whisky, the tumbler is the perfect option for enjoying your chosen malt. The wide rim and robust base allows you to simply enjoy the whisky experience - with or without ice.
Crystal whisky glasses - although crystal whisky glasses aren’t a particular shape, the high-end finish and higher density adds to the overall sensory experience of drinking whisky. Crystal whisky glasses also make the most perfect display glasses. Here you can also choose your favourite dram glass.
Snifter whisky glass - with a history rooted in gentlemen's clubs, the snifter glass is commonly used for brandy but becoming increasingly popular with whisky drinkers alike.
Whatever your choice of whisky glass or whisky glass sets, you're sure to find the right one here at Muldale. We’re experts in glass and barware with a huge range of gin glasses, wine and champagne glasses, decanters and many more.