4 Types of Whiskey Glassware Every Home Bar Needs

By on May 19, 2023 in Drinking, Whiskey with 0 Comments

For a long time now whiskey has been a favourite for most drinkers worldwide.  It’s seen as stylish, and elegant, hey it’s what Barney Stinson drinks.   Whether it is the expensive decades-old whiskey or the cheap local spirit.  It still enjoys unrivalled popularity among other liquors.  However, there are certain types of whiskey glassware that you should be using if you want the best experience.

Types of whiskey glassware

4 Types of Whiskey Glassware you need to Know

Unlike other types of alcohol like wine or beer, it doesn’t require a range of bar glasses that suits it. What determines the type of glass to use is how much one plans on drinking. Some people may be in the mood of taking shots while others may prefer to sip or savour.

Another determinant of the type of glass to use is the quality of whiskey. If you think that you’re wanting to take a shot of high-quality whiskey.  Then there is a need to use a glass that showcases its traits, on the other hand.  While taking low-quality whiskey, using a chaser would be more efficient and quicker.

Here is a list of different types of whiskey glassware you can use


As the name suggests tulip glass takes the shape of a tulip. It has a bottom which is round in shape, however, it becomes narrower and consequently flutes out a bit to the top.

Tulip glasses which are also known as glen-cairn glasses are relatively taller as compared with others.

This type of whiskey glassware is mostly used by lovers of scotch whiskey and although not a majority, drinkers of Irish whiskey.  They mostly use it to savour the aroma and taste of aged whiskey.


The snifter presents significant similarities to the tulip but usually, it has a brim that is not fluted. It is wider and shorter than the tulip. Similar to the tulip, the snifter also enhances the flavour of the whiskey by collecting the aroma of the drink high in the bowl.

It is most appealing, similar to the tulip when sipping a whiskey which is worth savouring.

Shot glass

There is usually a variety of shot glasses which vary in size and sometimes shape. However, most shot glasses hold not more than two ounces of liquor which has to be consumed in one swallow. To cover the taste of the taste of shot most drinkers usually follow it with a lighter chaser.

For example, beer or water, note that this can also be taken by the use of the shot glass.

whiskey shot glassware


This whiskey glassware is sometimes known as the highball. It is an ordinary glass with straight sizes. Although its capacity is not m specified, it typically holds about seven to ten ounces of liquor.

The whiskey tumbler is most appropriate for serving scotch, Irish and any other whiskey mostly straight.

It can also serve bourbon or mixed drinks preferably those that contain whiskey, this may include a Manhattan and cola.

Using the above glasses would ensure that one gets to derive the utmost pleasure and elegance from their favourite drink.

An important point to note however that is the entire experience revolves around how one holds the glass in their hand. The above whiskey glassware combines the temperature, aroma and which consequently completes their indulgence at the opening of the glass.

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About Maddy

Maddy, is a lifestyle addict. With over 20 years bartending experience. Being the editor for Mix Your Drink, seemed like the next logical step to being able to share her experience with making mixed drinks.


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