How to Pour a Perfect Scotch

An elegant decanter and selection of crystal cocktail glasses are just part of the equation for savoring one of the world’s most celebrated drinks.

Man enjoying a fine Scotch from quality drinkware
Enjoying a fine Scotch from quality drinkware is the best way to sip such a refined beverage.Godinger

We’re sorry, but you simply can’t fully enjoy a quality Scotch if you’re sipping it out of a coffee mug. You just can’t. You don’t shoot ducks on the water, pot grouse out of trees, or pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, either. Maybe you can enjoy your Scotch occasionally without wearing your favorite tartan kilt or pairing your Glenfiddich with a Romeo y Julieta cigar, but a fine Scotch deserves a presentation worthy of its lineage. Here are three ways you can enhance your Scotch experience.

Whiskey Decanter with Etched Sailing Ship

Whiskey Decanter Globe Set with 2 Etched Globe Whisky Glasses
This decanter holds 850ml and comes with two glasses.Godinger

It’s all about the presentation, and this etched glass globe decanter oozes style and sophistication. It’s sure to make an impression as well as generate conversation.

Classic Whiskey Glasses

Marquis by Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned Glasses
These glasses are made in Italy and come in a special gift box.Marquis by Waterford

Nothing says class like Waterford crystal, and these sweetly cut double old-fashioned glasses fill the bill in spades.

Whiskey Nosing Glass

Double-wall stainless steel whiskey nosing glass
This nosing ‘glass’ features a walnut finish.BrüMate

For the true Scotch fan, a “nosing” glass is a requisite for the full bloom and enjoyment of a quality Scotch whiskey. This stainless-steel version features much greater temperature retention than regular glass or crystal, and of course is far less fragile, making it perfect for use in rugged environments.

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