hand holding a glencairn glass
Why A Glencairn Is The Best Glass To Drink Neat Whiskey
The Glencairn glass, with its sturdy, seamless base, bulbous body, and tapered mouth, is the perfect vessel for drinking whiskey neat.
All of these design choices create the perfect drinking vessel. The stemless base influences how you hold the glass, preventing you from heating the whiskey with your hands.
The wide body helps the whiskey breathe as it sits and helps trap the aromas which are then funneled directly into your nostrils thanks to the narrow size of the rim.