We all love that late-night glass of whiskey – the smoothness of each sip, that gentle burning and the bitter afternotes that linger. What brand of whiskey you drink is only part of the experience; where you sip your favorite drink from is almost as important.
While the kind of tumbler or glass you drink your whiskey from may not always affect the flavor of the libation, it can enhance the experience a little. Are you drinking from a refined crystal glass? Maybe you enjoy the sharp edges of something more modern. Possibly you’re looking for the right glass that cuts down on some of whiskey’s more unpleasant effects.
Whatever it is you want, you’re bound to find it in this list of the top 25 whiskey glasses and tumblers.
These rocking glasses have a clear purpose in mind – allow the beverage to rock without spilling. Love twirling your ice around your glass? The rocking motion will certainly help. Up to 7 oz of amber liquid can fit inside of this otherwise traditional whiskey glass while the curved bottom lets you rock your libation away without worry.
This whiskey glass could look like any other, but designer Erika Lagerbielke wanted to put a hint of color in there to separate it from the “norm.” The Orrefors “Intermezzo” is an old-fashioned glass with a modern touch that fits perfectly in your hand and helps make you look good while kicking back your favorite whiskey.
You won’t see many whiskey glasses with this unique shape, but this 7 oz, thistle-shaped glass helps enhance the nose and flavor of the whiskey it holds. The elongated body is easy to hold and is all about providing the best whiskey drinking experience one could want. The overturned lip prevents spilling and helps each ounce of amber whiskey touch your tongue.
Love to have a cold glass of whiskey? Nothing can help with that better this barware that’s made specifically to be served frozen. Just pop them in the freezer and let the cooling gel absorb all of that cold air, which it will then use to turn your whiskey into a refreshing libation. To keep your hands from also freezing, each cup is equipped with a silicone band.
The Iittala Aarne is a bit different than your normal whiskey glass, instead looking more like a shot glass. The mouth-blown glass is designed specifically to prevent dripping and while it is simplistic in its look, a really good whiskey glass doesn’t have to rely on quirky aesthetics.
Some whiskey tumblers are just too cool for words. Like the Faceted Whiskey Tumblers and their geometric design. Each sharp slope and drastic edge adds to the stylish look of this modern glass. Available in a “clear” or “smoke” variety, these glasses are a more affordable take on the Blade Runner Whiskey Glasses.
There’s a lot to this lead-free crystal glassware that’s appealing to whiskey drinkers, but most notably is its shape. More than just a classy design, NEAT’s hourglass form helps reduce the burning and numbing effects that comes with the libation’s alcohol content.
This funky looking glass was designed to fit comfortably into your hands, but there’s more to it than the clever geometry. On the inside, it’s a CNC Lathe hourglass snifter profile that optimizes every sip. The Lowball steps away from the traditional glassware for something unique – complete with a lip that minimizes dripping and loss of precious whiskey.
Paired with a silicone ice ball mold, the Final Touch on the Rock glass is a unique take on the standard whiskey glass. Though its shape may seem simplistic, the “rock shape” on the glass’ bottom promotes swirling of the included ice ball, which helps release the delicate flavors of your whiskey.
This modern and lightweight whiskey glass was hand-blown and feature a double-walled glass that gives it a refined and elegant look. The concaved outer rim is designed to perfectly fit your lip and reduce spilling with each sip. Keep this beauty polished for a sparkling glass and a clear view of your smooth whiskey.
The Tale Matterhorn is more than a whiskey glass. It’s a tribute to the mountaintop that sits along the border between the Swiss and the Italian Alps. A unique design with a practical purpose, the mountainous peak makes it easier to swirl ice and activate those deeper, richer flavors of your whiskey.
The name may seem weird for a whiskey glass, but much like the 1982 Ridley Scott film, these glasses are modern, sleek, and unique. Named for the same tumblers used by Harrison Ford’s character, Rick Deckard, they’re made from a mouth-blown, hand-made crystal glass. The stylish design will look good both in your hand and on display.
The noticeable twist in this diamond glass will make you feel like you’re sipping whiskey in 2030. The futuristic shape is impossible to miss and though its contours may look difficult to hold, it’s a surprisingly nice fit in any hand. This lead-free glass is the perfect addition to whiskey drinkers that like to deviate from what’s considered “normal.”
Need a glass that will go well with your fine china? The Waterford Crystal Lismore doesn’t just sound sophisticated, it is. Intricate detailing in each of these handcrafted glasses helps the Waterford crystal pop. Wedge-cut patterning isn’t just for an elegant look – it helps your grip around the glass, preventing any possible slips from those smoother designs.
This may seem like a very simple scotch glass, but its design lends to the perfect whiskey drinking experience. The wide base will fit comfortably in your hand while the wide bowl makes it easier to appreciate the amber color of your whiskey. It’s all about Canadian whiskey with this crystal-cut glass, though it also serves other regions well.
If it’s old-fashioned you want, it doesn’t get much older than the Library old-fashioned glass. There’s no mistaking the hand-cut design, which was blown from molded soda glass. The ridges promote a better grip so you can focus on the libation slipping between your lips more than your fear of dropping your beverage.
Nothing seems more authentic when it comes to whiskey-ware than a glass that honor the lifestyle of Madison Avenue’s influential ad execs. These clear glasses sport a bronze trim that helps the crystal pop and accentuate the amber color of whiskey.
Packaged with a problem-solving silicone ice form wedge, the Coorkcicle allows you to have that cooled beverage without worry of it being watered down. The ice wedge design promotes a long melt and an artful way of cooling down your whiskey. On its own, the Corkcicle is a suitable whiskey glass, but that ice wedge really sells the package.
For the whiskey drinker that likes to stand out, there’s the Ox Horn Double Old-Fashioned Tumbler. Made from ox horns that were sourced through ethical means, the 8 oz tumbler blows traditional glassware out of the water. The English-made exterior is smooth and was polished to a bright and attractive finish.
Sometimes, it’s about more than just sipping your whiskey. There’s also that nose, usually something sweet and smoky, that helps build anticipation for the first time that amber liquid touches your lips. This nosing glass is made specifically for that, providing a proper means of nosing to get the most out of your libation.
When you just want to kick back with your whiskey and sip it until the night is through, the coupe glass design is the perfect option. The long stem is easy to hold while the wide well holds 6 oz of delicious whiskey. It carries a refined look, like that of a wine connoisseur.
The bronze trim on this is an aesthetic choice that helps separate this simplistic scotch glass from the others out there. It’s all about keeping things traditional with a twist with these 10 oz glasses, which fit perfectly in your hand due to their smaller size.
Why go ceramic and rob yourself the joy of looking at your amber liquid swirling in the bottom of a crystal, hand-blown glass? Because they’re unique, durable, and protect your whiskey from harsh elements that can diminish the liquid’s quality. Inspired by antique ceramic cups, these tumblers are a unique option for whiskey drinkers.
Old-fashioned and classic, the Schott Zwiesel Titan Crystal Glass is all about keeping things simple. The 9.5-oz capacity and chip and scratch-resistant glass lend to a very traditional whiskey drinking experience.
When you want a fancy whiskey glass, consider the Iittala Ultima Thule. Though the design may make it look delicate, this glass will last, even if wash it in the dishwasher. It’s an elegantly designed glass with four feet that give it a somewhat modern look. Though it may look opaque, if you love watching your amber whiskey swirl about, you’ll be able to see it through the intricate design.