For many people, St. Patrick’s Day conjures up images of hooligans drinking pints of green beer. But for those with more refined tastes, St. Patrick’s Day is an occasion to celebrate Irish heritage over a glass of the best Irish whiskey. Popular Irish whiskey choices for St. Patrick’s Day might include Tullamore Dew, Jameson, Connemara, or Bushmills. If you want the perfect vessel for your St. Patrick’s Day tipple, read on to see five great whiskey glasses that are perfect for drinking your preferred brand neat, mixed, or on the rocks.
1. Glencairn Crystal Whiskey Tasting Glasses
While this award-winning glass may have been designed by Scots, this glass can be used for American, Canadian, Scottish, and Irish whiskey. The mouth of the glass is slightly tapered, which makes it a lot easier to drink from than other tasting glasses on the market. I got a pair of these for Christmas, and they are great for concentrating aromas. Their shape makes them ideal for tasting small amounts of different types of whiskey over the course of an evening. If you prefer to sip your whiskey neat, these glasses are simply perfect.
Price: $16.99 for a set of two
2. Wine Enthusiast Madison Avenue Whiskey Glasses
Want a more versatile glass? This whiskey glass can be used for drinking cocktails, whiskey neat, or whiskey on the rocks. It also has the added cool factor of looking like a prop on Mad Men. The glasses are made with mouth-blown glass, so you should hand-wash only. Pair these glasses with some whiskey stones, or fill it with round ice. Because of its shape, round ice is ideal for chilling your whiskey, since it melts more slowly than cubes. Nobody wants to drink watered-down whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day.
Price: $24 for a set of two
3. Sun’s Tea Double Wall Whiskey Glasses
Double-walled glasses are nice because they limit how much of your body heat reaches the liquid in the glass. If you hate a warm drink, these glasses are great for whiskey on the rocks or for cocktails. Plus, double-walled glasses just look cool. These glasses are both dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe, and hold about nine ounces of your favorite tipple.
Price: $17.49 for a set of two
4. Bormioli Rocco Selecta 7-Piece Whiskey Gift Set
Want a more refined look for your home bar? This whiskey gift set includes a decanter, a stopper, and five glasses. The whole set was made in Italy, which makes it feel even more premium. If fine craftsmanship appeals to you, then these upscale glasses are the perfect addition to any refined evening.
Now, if a whiskey decanter isn’t really your thing, you can save a few bucks and go with a four-pack of Godinger Dublin whiskey glasses. They have all the elegance of a cut crystal glass, but at a price that’s more reasonable than other options out there. Each tumbler holds eight ounces.
5. Sagaform Rocking Whiskey Glasses
Looking for a more festive glass? These cool whiskey glasses are designed to rock around when you place them on a flat surface. The key with these glasses is to avoid over-filling them, since the rocking motion can cause a bit of splashing. These glasses are dishwasher-safe, which makes them great for easy clean up after your St. Paddy’s Day party. The only downside? After a long night of drinking, these rocking glasses might mess with your mind a bit.
Price: $24.99 for a set of six
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