If you’ve decided to invest in a great bottle of Scotch (and you definitely should), it will pay off in spades to get yourself a set of proper tasting glasses to round out the experience. After all, you wouldn’t waste drinking a vintage Châteauneuf-du-Pape out of a Dixie cup, would you?
And it’s not just for show: shape matters because angled sides and a curved bottom make Scotch glasses ideal for picking up the aromas of what’s in your glass. Making the Scotch-drinking experience even more enjoyable about taking time to pick up on the aromas of malted barley and oak casks in your glass.
Luckily, it’s easier (and cheaper) to stock up on glasses than the good stuff. A set of two crystal Scotch glasses will only set you back $22, but can make all the difference in the world when it comes time to sip that Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt.