Enjoying your favourite dram of malt whisky is a great way to unwind and relax. The variation of whisky types now available in the supermarket, specialist shops, bars and online from the likes of masterofmalt.com is like never before. Whisky is booming in the UK, so make sure you maximise your enjoyment of the fine stuff is what we care about, especially when choosing to use the proper glassware.
For years, many glass manufacturers produced the standard short, heavy-based tumblers that were supposedly great for whisky. It’s still commonly used now, but mainly because of the variation of drinks you can serve with the same short tumbler. In our opinion, you certainly won’t get the best flavour and aroma from your whisky by using the short tumbler as opposed to a more specialised glass.
The ideal glass for whisky: The Glencairn Official Whisky Glass
In 2001, inventor and designer Raymond Davidson of Glencairn Crystal Ltd produced a glass that changed the way you enjoy whisky. The shape of this new whisky glass was similar to that of the traditional nosing copita glass that whisky distilleries in Scotland often use when testing and tasting their new make spirit.
What makes the Glencairn glass perfect for all whisky types is all in shape, and in the way it’s been designed. Thanks to the tulip style opening, the aroma doesn’t escape as quickly as it would typically do with the traditional tumbler. The narrow mouth opening allows for ease of drinking, and the wide bowl allows you to appreciate the whisky’s colour and aroma fully. The sturdy solid base creates a comfortable grip, designed to be easy on the hand, making the glass extremely robust. A genuinely beautiful piece of equipment that ticks all the boxes needed in the simple pleasure of enjoying a glass of golden nectar.
The Glencairn official whisky glass was awarded the highly acclaimed Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2006, which helped boost the awareness and credibility of the glass. Over the years, it’s been endorsed by all of the significant whisky distilleries, master blenders and enthusiasts alike, and you’ll be sure to find it around the World in many whisky bars.
Here at Wineware, we stock a great selection of the Glencairn Official Whisky Glass products, all available with different packaging types, making this brand the perfect gift for all whisky enthusiasts. Glencairn also have their very own Canadian whisky glass, water jugs, and even a Whisky Decanter shaped in the style of pot still!