Most of us are used to drinking whiskey in a nice glass that’s poured from a bottle and there’s nothing wrong with it. However, if you have a top-shelf whiskey and want to drink it like a gentleman, you might have thought about getting a whiskey decanter.

Unlike wine that improves in taste when aerated in a decanter, whiskey doesn’t. You get the final ready to go product right after its bottled. The main purpose of whiskey decanter is its aesthetic looks. That’s why you mainly judge a whiskey decanter by it’s build, quality and looks. So whether you’re looking a decanter for yourself or as a gift for a special person, you definitely want to get the most qualitative and best-looking whiskey decanter on the market and that is exactly why we have created this top list of coolest whiskey decanters on the market.


Crystalize Cut Crystal Whiskey Decanter and Glass Set

This is almost diplomatic looking whiskey decanter is made from qualitative lead-free crystal and comes with four glasses as well as a wooden tray. It surely gives you an expensive feel and that’s exactly what we are after, right? I’m sure many men will truly appreciate this gift and will be proud to use it.


Etched Globe Whiskey Decanter Set

A globe that spins around with whiskey in it. A decanter you can look and think great thoughts while enjoying a glass of fine scotch. While it doesn’t look so luxurious and prestige as other decanters, it’s has a very good build quality and it’s fairly large – 850mL. A superb gift if you ask me.


Diamond Liquor Decanter 

A whiskey decanter shaped like a diamond. In the picture, it may seem small, but in reality, it can hold for up to 1000ml of alcohol. It’s made from lead-free glass so it won’t harm you in any possible way. Also, it has a superb glass stopper that doesn’t let any liqueur evaporate. You can only place this decanter on its wooden stand. It’s also cool that included glasses stand on one edge of the diamond. People will definitely start to talk about this decanter if you pull it out for your guests.


Bourbon Barrel Liquor Decanter

Whether it’s scotch, bourbon, vodka or rum you can fill it in this barrel shape decanter and pour it through a tap in you’re glass. It’s made form thick lead-free glass which feels very sturdy. The base is made from wood. The main feature of this carafe is small glass ship that’s inside which can work as an indicator of how much whiskey is left in the container.


Ravenscroft Crystal Beveled Blade Decanter

This is a fairly simple yet attractive minimalistic looking carafe. It’s made from thick lead-free crystal and will look great where ever you place it.


Art Deco Whiskey Decanter

The quality of Art Deco whiskey decanter is just astounding and so is the build quality. It’s made from 100% non-leaded crystal. It truly looks like a real deal and it’s a pleasure to drink whiskey from it. It also looks much more expensive than it actually is.


Custom Engraved Whiskey Decanter

If you want a gift for someone that’s really special for you, this is one of the best choices – a fairly simple yet qualitative looking whiskey carafe with custom engraving. You can engrave whatever you like on decanter itself and four glasses. Or maybe you want to engrave something that’s really important or just cool. Give it a go!


Crystalize Whiskey Decanter and Glasses

At last, not everyone is after a fancy looking decanter, but want a quality product that’s plain simple. If that is the case, Crystalize whiskey decanter might be exactly for you. It’s very basic yet well built and has some small clever looking accents.

Whiskey decanter shape and material

There are tons of whiskey decanters on the market each featuring different shape, material, and pattern on it. You can get ones that look like a ship, skull or in classical shape. Ones with tap and ones without it. However, if we are talking about taps, we don’t advise getting a decanter with one as it’s more suited for beer than whiskey. If you’re looking for a classy expensive looking decanter, go with the traditional design.

As for materials, there are three of them: Ceramic, Glass, and Crystal. The least popular are ceramic decanters. They usually don’t look astounding yet they are cheaper and sufficiently preserve whiskey that’s stored in them

Then there is the most popular material – glass. These whiskey decanters are very popular because they are easy to manufacture, you can get very elegant and various shapes. Also through a glass whiskey decanter, you can truly appreciate whiskey’s true color.

At last a crystal decanter. These are the most appreciated containers being also the most expensive ones. They usually look very elegant and majestic and are perfectly suited for a person that appreciates a quality product.

What whiskey do you drink from decanter?

There is no particular answer as you can drink whatever you want or like. However, true gentlemen drink Scotch simply because it’s the most expensive whiskey type. Of course, you can drink good bourbon from your carafe. But there is simply no point of drinking a cheap whiskey from an aesthetic looking carafe. Or is it? Sometimes cheap whiskey poured from decanter can seem to taste better.

Final words

Hopefully, you liked at least one of our top whiskey decanter picks or at least you got some ideas about what you like and what you don’t. You should also remember that a proper whiskey carafe is an investment for your whole life so don’t try to save money on a cheap product because it’s not worth it. At the end, you will be the one drinking from it and if it gives no joy then what’s the point of buying it? The same goes if it’s a gift.


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