Choosing Your Perfect Scotch Glass
For most serious Scotch drinkers there comes a time when one decides to forego the shot glass and find something better for consuming one’s favorite bottle. Choosing the right glass is crucial in drinking Scotch as the shape makes a difference in the taste. Like other spirits, Scotch needs room to breathe to release its flavors and aromas. At the same time, your glass shape should be such that you feel comfortable drinking your Scotch.
Select Scotch glasses that you can grip easily and feels good in your hands. Good Scotch glasses come in a range of shapes. Choose from tumblers, which are instantly recognized by their low ball shape, Glencairn glasses, which are thicker and allow you to swirl your Scotch with ease. The best scotch glasses also include snifters, tulip glasses with long stems and neat glasses that allow harsh vapors to easily escape.