Nothing is complete without a whisky glass and this years All I Want For Christmas 2016 list has to include the timeless classic, core of any whisky appreciators shelf, the Glencairn Whisky Glass.
Last year we covered the Denver & Liely Whisky Glass which is a far more dramatic approach to the appreciators nosing glass, but if you are getting into whisky, discovering a tumbler effectively does not do your fine spirit any justice, then the Glencairn is where you start and often finish.
The Glencairn Whisky Glass hails from Scotland and was designed specifically for nosing and appreciating spirits, whisky in fact. Classified as a snifter or nosing glass the rounded bowl opens the surface area up while the tapered mouth generates a concentrated jet of enriched perfumed spirit to nose. The glass is visually pure allowing for ample light to bounce and reflect through the whisky to admire the colour of your dram in between sips.
This style whisky glass is accessible all over Australia from your regular Dan Murphy’s to specialist stores like Oak Barrel Sydney while retailing at a reasonable $10 a glass. Special gift packs can also be purchased and for those we recommend getting in contact with the importer Alba Whisky online. We recommend for any gift at least 2 but a pack of 6 is far more ideal, especially when needing to share with family or friends.
Be sure to check out out other All I Want For Christmas posts: The Blend; The Single Malt; The Bourbon.