Whisky is a complex drink that requires respect; serve it in the wrong kind of glass and you won’t be able to appreciate the delicate fusion of flavours. And when some of the best whiskies in the world can cost more than GBP 100, you can’t really afford to ruin it with the shape of your glass.

There are several different styles of whisky glass, with the Glencairn design (being one of the favourites.

In a pub or a restaurant, you’re most likely to be served your whisky in a tumbler, which is the best whisky glass to use if you like your snifter served on the rocks.

Straight glasses should be considered if you like whisky cocktails (a whisky mac or just a simple whisky and soda) and if you’re new to the tasting game, give the NEAT whisky glass a whirl – it’s a clever little glass that allows tasters to really appreciate what they’re trying.

The Riedel Vinum single malt whisky glasses are delicately lipped glasses that help to direct scents and flavour with a sturdy base for even the most merry of drinkers. Very similar to the classic tulip design, this Glencairn glass guides and concentrates the smells and tastes of your chosen whisky to ensure your benefit from the most flavoursome mouthful.

The main difference in the design of the glass compared with the tulip is the short sturdy stem, so when your whisky tasting session gets a little on the wild side, there’s less of a chance of you knocking it over.

The Waterford Lismore double old fashioned tumbler is perfect for serving your after dinner whisky on the rocks. Beautifully designed, this tumbler from Waterford is perfect for bringing out for after dinner drinks.

The classic Waterford diamond embellishment has been carefully engraved into the glass, making it both stylish and decorative. The tumbler is the perfect size for serving whisky on the rocks or your favourite blend with a dash of water.

Dartington Dimple double old fashioned whiskey glasses have been designed to ensure drinkers experience the full impact of the whisky flavour, while the short profile keeps the liquid close to the nose. Whether you love an old fashioned or simply a whisky on the rocks, this crystal glass with its unique dimple is elegantly understated and the perfect addition to any drinks cabinet.

Waterford Lismore highball tumbler is for those who prefer to drink their whisky from a tall vessel. In this glass, Waterford haven’t just thought about the patterning; the weight and the fine crystal composition make this glass far superior than others. As a wedding gift or a birthday present, this quality glass will certainly impress.

Luigi Bormioli Michelangelo glasses enable to experience the full impact of the whisky flavor thanks to their wide bowl shape. Although this glass is typically for cognacs, a snifter glass is also perfect for whisky. The wide bowl shape captures the subtle flavours within your favourite blend, while the rounded design makes it ideal for holding in the palm of your hand, so you can warm the liquid to the perfect temperature. Alternatively, the glass is large enough for you to pop in some ice cubes or some water, so you can enjoy your whisky exactly how you like it.

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