Believe it or not, drinking from the best whiskey glasses can make your favorite whiskey, scotch, or bourbon taste even better. We spent a lot of time researching different styles and brands of glasses. It was probably some of the most fun we’ve ever had doing research. We think. Before we get into the whiskey glass review we put together, let’s take a look at some of the important features you need to know about before you shop.
Pieces: All of the glasses we chose come in sets of 2 or 4, perfect for a place in your home bar. There’s one noticeable exception of a set that also includes an awesome decanter, too.
Dishwasher Safe: Having dishwasher safe glasses is a nice bonus. It makes clean up a breeze. Please remember not to put a glass in the dishwasher unless it’s safe to. Some of these have delicate details that might not tolerate it.
Lead-Free: Some common drinking glasses use a kind of glass crystal that is made with lead instead of calcium. While these are safe to drink from, none of the glasses that we chose uses lead based glass.
Size: These glasses come in a few different shapes, each a different size. Here, we’re referring to the height of the glass. Traditionally, whiskey glasses are on the short side. They range from 3.2 to 4.5 inches.
Volume: If you prefer your whiskey on the rock or enjoy mixing up some old fashioned, you should look for a glass with a larger volume. If you like your whiskey neat, a smaller glass will do. We chose glasses that range from 6 to 12 oz.
Double Wall: We didn’t pick a lot of double-walled glasses but it’s a feature that a lot of our picks tried to replicate. A double-walled glass basically puts a buffer between your hand and you drink. It keeps it colder, longer.
Now that you know what to look for when trying to find an awesome set of glasses, let’s get right into our reviews. Here’s the deal: if you’re running short on time or just want some quick ideas, we put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list. That way, you can get a good idea of what’s available. If you really want to find some awesome products, stick around. Alright, cheers! Let’s get started!