Whiskey is made from grain and cognac from grapes—but we can also get whiskey blended in cognac barrels. It can be confusing for the novice, especially if you are shopping online for the right gift. Here are a few pointers towards the best choice of glasses for cognac and whiskey.
Cognac has the reputation of being an after-dinner drink for men, and bringing out the snifter glasses signaled the end of the meal. Fortunately, this has changed, and cognac is readily available and can be enjoyed by both sexes. Perfect in cocktails like a Sazerac or Mint Julep; it’s better to go for tulip-shaped cognac glasses to allow the aroma to surround you. Remember, aroma stimulates the taste; you need both to thoroughly enjoy what you’re drinking. Consider crystal cognac glasses sets for style, sophistication, and the ultimate drinking experience.
Whiskey drinking is an art form that combines the liquid’s age and color with its aroma and taste. Would you display a work of art in a terrible frame? The same applies to serving whiskey in just any old glass. There are nine whiskey types that include; Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee, Rye, and Blended whiskies. Plus, Scotch, Japanese and Canadian whisky, and Single Malt.
Shot whiskey glasses have become popular, but to thoroughly enjoy your whiskey drinking experience consider a rock whiskey glass. They are unbeatable when serving whiskey ‘on the rocks.’ These old fashioned whiskey glasses, called after the whiskey cocktail, are also versatile. The tumblers, available as both lowball and highball, don’t offer the same aromatic experience as tulip-style whiskey glasses but are functional and look great.
View our stunning cognac or whiskey glasses, we sell a wide selection of styles by specially chosen retailers. The collection includes traditional and contemporary crystal whiskey glasses, perfect as a gift or to treat yourself. These whiskey glasses gift sets often combine whiskey glasses and a beautiful cut glass decanter when you buy online. Our whiskey and brandy glasses offer sophistication, style, and functionality that will enhance everyone's drinking experience.