A Complete Guide on Top 7 Best Whiskey Glasses in India in 2021

best whiskey glasses in India

With a growing popularity towards whiskeys in India, a lot of people are looking for the best whiskey glasses in India.

If you ask a true whiskey aficionado, he will tell you drinking whiskey in the right glass will only enhance the taste and flavour of your drink. It is a common perception that your choice in glassware will influence the smells and tastes you perceive from the whiskey.

So, today we are writing this post where we have reviewed the Best Whiskey Glasses in India, their pros and cons, which one should you buy in 2021 and why should you buy it. The post will cover glassware for all your whiskeys, single malts, scotch, bourbon etc.

On a different note, did you know there are 6 different types of whiskey glasses each having a different shape and a different texture. The good thing is we have covered all of this in our “Buying Guide” for best whiskey glasses in India.

I have also covered a post on Best Whiskey Decanter Sets in India in 2021 that you can check out while you are looking for Whiskey Glasses.

Best Whiskey Glasses in India in 2021 Comparison

Whiskey Glasses

Set of

Capacity

Weight

Check Price

PrimeWorld

6

300 ml

2.29 kgs

Syanka

6

350 ml

3.20 kgs

Farielyn-X

6

312 ml

2.20 kgs

Passaro

6

300 ml

0.46 kgs

VILON

6

310 ml

0.42 kgs

FICSHOP

4

300 ml

0.45 kgs

DeeCoo

4

312 ml

1.48 kgs

Best Whiskey Glasses in India in 2021 Reviews

1. PrimeWorld Whiskey Glass Reviews (Set of 6)

PrimeWorld Glass Whiskey Glass - 6 Pieces, Clear, 300 ml

1st product in our review of Best Whiskey Glasses in India is a 6-piece whiskey glass set from PrimeWorld. If you ever had a craving for heavyweight whiskey crystal glasses, now is the time you can complete that craving.

This is a set of 6-piece diamond design crystal cut whiskey glasses. Each glass has a capacity of 300 ml which is good enough for drinks like whiskey, scotch, bourbon, etc. One thing is for sure, you can feel the royalty of this glass once you touch it.

This is an ideal whiskey glasses set for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, bachelors, etc. The glass material is made from lead free crystal premium silicate glass, which is non-toxic for your consumption.

It is important for the shape of a whiskey glass to be a little curved as it helps in improving the nosing capability and this whiskey glass set from PrimeWorld has excelled as far as the shape of the glass is concerned.

From our first touch of these gold rim scotch glasses, we liked the feel, grip, weight and design of this whiskey glass set. You can clean these glasses with the hand or use a dishwasher as per your convenience. As a recommendation, pour your first drink be it scotch or whiskey in some lighting, and you will see the glass lit up.

Overall, we found this glass set from PrimeWorld to be of premium quality and affordable price, easily one of the best whiskey glasses in India in 2021 under 1,000 INR. If you are looking for the best crystal whiskey glasses in India under 500 rupees, you can go for the Opera Design Glass Crystal Whiskey Glass Set from PrimeWorld.

The only issue is some customers received a few broken glasses, so watch out for that and let Amazon know if that’s the case, so replacement can be sent as per the Seller’s policy.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 6
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 300 ml
Weight – 2.29 kgs
Dimensions – 35.4 x 24 x 15.8 cm
Colour – Clear

Pros of PrimeWorld Whiskey Glass:
Super elegant and stylish
Affordable
Dishwasher safe
Crystal gold rimmed glasses

Cons of PrimeWorld Whiskey Glass:
Few buyers have received broken glasses (replacement was done on priority)
Only available in a pack of 6 glasses

 

2. Syanka Whiskey Glasses (Set of 6) Reviews

Syanka Glass Whiskey Glasses Set of 6, Clear, 350 ml, Whisky Glass Bowl

Whether you enjoy your scotch, bourbon or single malt in a glass without ice, on the rocks or just neat, you can trust these luxurious looking whiskey glasses from Syanka. You get 6 glasses in this whiskey glass set where each glass has a capacity of 350 ml which is the highest in India.

These are beautifully crafted glasses where you will see curves on the bottom. All 6 whiskey glasses have durable thick walled design and a heavy weight base which keeps your drink insulated at an ideal temperature, also all glasses are lead free.

As far as cleaning is concerned, you can wash these glasses using your hands, or you can use a dishwasher. The grip of the glass is solid, and you can be assured about the fact that these glasses will suit all kinds of occasion from birthdays to weddings to house warming, etc.

The only thing we didn’t like is the brand name that is embedded on these glasses. Considering the premium quality of these glasses, this is not a showstopper as not everyone has a problem with this, but it’s good to call it out.

Also, what we liked about this whiskey glass set is that you have a choice to buy 2, 4 or 6 glasses if you want to check the quality initially. For sure, this whiskey glass set from Syanka is one of the best Crystal whiskey glasses in India.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 6
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 350 ml
Weight – 3.20 kgs
Dimensions – 39 x 26 x 17 cm
Colour – Clear

Pros of Syanka Whiskey Glasses:
Premium quality and looks
Available in a pack of 2, 4 and 6
Dishwasher safe

Cons of Syanka Whiskey Glasses:
Expensive
Brand name embedded on the glasses

 

3. Farielyn-X Crystal Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses Reviews

Farielyn-X Crystal Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses (Set of 6), 11 Oz Unique Bourbon Glass, Ultra-Clarity Double Old Fashioned Liquor Vodka Bourbon Cocktail Scotch Tumbler Bar Glasses Set

If you have been looking for old fashioned whiskey glasses, your search will come to an end with this 6-piece Scotch Tumbler Bar Glasses Set from Farielyn-X.

This whiskey glass set has a double speciality. Not only it is luxurious and old fashioned, but this whiskey glass set is virtually unbreakable too.

These whiskey glasses are 69% heavier than an average glass and each glass has a weight of approx. 340 grams. All the glasses are made from lead free crystal and the brand even claims a 100% perfect delivery guaranty.

What we liked about this whiskey glass set is the positive customer service reviews for this brand Farielyn-X. A lot of people have praised this brand for being prompt and responsive when it comes to replacing a damaged product or a glass.

So, if you are not looking for curved glasses and need something old school, you can certainly go for this whiskey glass set from Farielyn-X.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 6
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 312 ml
Weight – 2.20 kgs
Dimensions – 35.41 x 23.9 x 13.89 cm
Colour – Clear

Pros of Farielyn-X Crystal Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses:
Old school conventional whiskey glasses
Virtually unbreakable
Classy and elegant
Excellent customer service

Cons of Farielyn-X Crystal Old Fashioned Whiskey Glasses:
Bit Expensive

 

4. Passaro Crystal Diamond Design Cut Imported Whiskey Glasses Reviews

Passaro Crystal Diamond Design Cut Imported Whiskey Glasses Set of 6 (Wine Glasses, 300 ML) PS-27

Another elegant looking whiskey glass set from Passaro. Passaro Glassware is an Indian brand that is built on a 100-year tradition of the finest Polish glass-making. Their glasses are known to be durable, sturdy as well as classy.

Passaro as a brand is also known to manufacture whiskey glasses using the most environmentally sensitive technology available.

Speaking about this whiskey glass set, it comes in a pack of 6 crystal glasses, each glass has a capacity of 300 ml. Since the construction material is lead free, you can see the amount of whiskey poured in, thanks to crystal clear glass.

Look and feel of the glass is good and elegant, and you can easily hold the glass due to the way it has been designed. Not just for whiskey, you can use these glasses for juices, cold drinks & soft beverages too, if and when required.

In addition to the premium quality, the cut glass design is exquisite and this makes this whiskey glass set a perfect item for home use as well as gifting.

The only thing we didn’t understand is the size of the glasses. Product description says 300 ml, but we felt capacity is a little less than 300 ml, approx. 270-280 ml. Rest, everything was top notch with this whiskey glass set.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 6
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 300 ml
Weight – 0.46 kgs
Dimensions – 15 x 10 x 10 cm
Colour – Clear

Pros of Passaro Crystal Whiskey Glasses:
Strong hold and premium design
Made in India

Cons of Passaro Crystal Whiskey Glasses:
Capacity is a little different from the product description

 

5. VILON Whiskey Glass Reviews

VILON (Set of 6) Fashioned Whiskey Glass - 310 Ml Heavy Base Rocks Barware Glasses for Scotch, Bourbon and Cocktail Drinks

If you have been looking for best heavy weight lowball whiskey glasses in India, you can go for whiskey glasses from Vilon. These 6 whiskey glasses are 99% heavier than the average glass in your home.

The solid design is virtually unbreakable, and you can use a dishwasher to clean these glasses easily. All glasses have a capacity of 310 ml and are ideal to hold scotch, whiskey, rum, wine, or even fruit juices. Just like other whiskey glasses, these glasses are also made from lead free crystal.

The whiskey glasses have been constructed with superior quality and that’s why the brand assures a lifetime warranty, in case you don’t like the glasses quality. We were really impressed with the packaging of these glasses as each glass was packed to perfection and with bubble wraps.

The diamond cuts on the glasses ensures a very comfortable and strong hold. If you don’t mind the brand name on the whiskey glass, you can certainly go for the best whiskey glasses in India under 500 rupees, and you will not regret your purchase.

From the same brand Vilon, you can also check out Crystal Cut Diamond Imported Whiskey Glasses Set and Vilon Half Star Double Old Fashioned Glasses (without diamond cuts).

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 6
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 310 ml
Weight – 0.42 kgs
Dimensions – 8.5 x 8.5 x 10 cm
Colour – Clear

Pros of VILON Whiskey Glass:
Quite Affordable
Premium looking diamond cuts
Ideal for Scotch, Bourbon and Cocktail Drinks
100% warranty

Cons of VILON Whiskey Glass:
None

 

6. FICSHOP Classic Diamond Design Whiskey Glasses Reviews

FICSHOP Classic Diamond Design Whiskey Glasses Set of 4 (Barware for Scotch, Bourbon, Liquor and Cocktail Drinks, 300 ML)

If you do not want a whiskey glass set with 6 glasses and want to try something with less number of glasses, you can go for this classy looking whiskey glass set from Ficshop.

This diamond design whiskey glass set comes in a set of 4 and each glass has a capacity of 300 ml. In addition to this, you also have the option to buy only 2 glasses instead of 4 or 6. All the glasses have a durable thick walled design and made from lead free crystal.

The wide mouth on these glasses will allow you to pour the drink and ice effortlessly. The best thing is you can finally remove the brand sticker from these glasses.

Packing was done very well in thermocol boxes and all the glasses were intact without any signs of damage, kudos to the seller. In terms of price, they are reasonably priced, and you can start with 2 glasses if this is the 1st time you are going to buy whiskey glasses.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 4
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 300 ml
Weight – 0.45 kgs
Dimensions – 15 x 10 x 10 cm
Colour – Transparent

Pros of FICSHOP Whiskey Glasses:
Available in a pack of 2, 4 and 6
Strong and durable design
Best for home and gift use

Cons of FICSHOP Whiskey Glasses:
Not dishwasher safe

 

7. DeeCoo Premium Old Fashioned Crystal Whiskey Glasses Reviews

DeeCoo Premium Old Fashioned Crystal Whiskey Glasses (11 Oz, Clear) - Set of 4

Last product in our review of Best whiskey glasses in India is another old school crystal glasses for your favourite whiskey, scotch, etc.

Similar to Ficshop whiskey glasses, DeeCoo also offers their whiskey glasses in a set of 4. These whiskey glasses can hold large capacity of up to 312 ml.

As compared to average glasses, these whiskey glasses from DeeCoo are 69% heavier. The good thing is these glasses are virtually unbreakable and are made from lead free crystal.

We tried using these glasses with large square ice cubes as they need more space in comparison to round ice cubes. Made from good quality glass, these whiskey glasses will shine once you pour the drink.

If you are looking to gift a premium whiskey glass set to the friends or family, you can go for these glasses as the packaging is also very good and can be trusted.

Product Specifications:
Number of Whiskey Glasses – 4
Material – Crystal Glass
Capacity – 312 ml
Weight – 1.48 kgs
Dimensions – 23.83 x 22.71 x 13.21 cm
Colour – Transparent

Pros of DeeCoo Whiskey Glasses:
Good packaging
Available in a set of 4
Virtually unbreakable

Cons of DeeCoo Whiskey Glasses:
A bit on the expensive side

 

The Best Whiskey Glasses in India in 2021

Not everyone has the same taste when it comes to a whiskey or a scotch. Everyone has a different style of drinking and the choice of glassware is also very personal. In India, the trend of choosing premium glassware for alcoholic beverages has just started and is slowly picking up some pace. While you can get the best whiskey glasses in India under 1,000 rupees, there are some expensive and premium options as well such as GlenCairn. If you don’t want to spend this much, you can go for Indian brands and can get the best whiskey glasses in India from Syanka.

Buying Guide – Best Whiskey Glasses in India

The shape and texture of a whiskey glass goes a long way in your judgement about that whiskey. Even the most expensive scotch might not taste very well if served in a tea glass without any shape or texture. It is commonly believed that the best whiskey glasses are those where the drink can move around and breathe comfortably. We will start the Buying Guide by checking these 6 types of whiskey glasses you should know.

Types of Whiskey Glasses

Types of Whiskey Glasses

1. Glencairn Glass

Types of Whiskey Glasses - Glencairn Glass

One of the most important parts of tasting a whiskey is swirling the drink while it is in the glass. Swirling the whiskey allows it to evaporate which delivers the aroma and fragrance to your nose. This is where, the Glencairn glasses are so popular. These glasses have a wide bottom that encourages warming and swirling of the whiskey. A Glencairn glass is the most common whiskey glass that you will find for whiskey tasting. As a matter of fact, Glencairn glasses were the 1st to be endorsed by the Scotch Whisky Association. These glasses are usually suited for single malts. Just like single malts, Glencairn glasses are very expensive and starts from 2,500 INR and can go up to 20,000 INR.

2. Rocks Glass

types of whiskey glasses - rocks glass

A type of whiskey glass that you most commonly notice in all the pubs and the bars. Rocks glass is also known as Tumbler glass, old fashioned glass, lowball glass, etc. It will not be incorrect to say that Rocks glass is the most macho of all whiskey glass types. The wide mouth and big bottom makes it easy for you to add the ice cubes while your whiskey is already there. Although, these glasses are ideal for whiskey on the rocks, you can consume your whiskey neat too in a rock glass. The plain design looks attractive and elegant at the same time on a rock glass. Price of a Rock glass in India starts from 200 INR and can go up to 30,000 INR.

3. Tulip Glass

types of whiskey glasses - Tulip glass

A Tulip glass is the one that is often used as a wine glass in bars. These glasses are characterised by a long stem which is actually good as it prevents the naked hand contact with the whiskey and gives you a purer experience. The bowl or the body of this glass is huge and wide which is good for the whiskey to spread its aroma. Tulip glass is also known as Copita glass and is based on the traditional Spanish glasses. Tulip glasses are often recommended by the master distillers and experts in the whiskey industry as they allow a refined aroma through a narrow rim. Price of a Tulip glass in India starts from 200 INR and can go up to 3,000 INR.

4. Highball Glass

types of whiskey glasses - Highball glass

Highball glasses as the name suggests are tall and balanced glasses that prevents spills. It is also known as the taller brother of the Tumbler glasses. These glasses are best suited for scotch and soda, or you could sip whiskey with some lemonade in it. When it comes to commercial usage, you will see these glasses used for cocktails such as Long Island Iced Tea, etc. Price of a highball glass in India varies from 200 INR and can go up to 3,000 INR.

5. Snifter Glass

Types of whiskey glasses - Snifter glass

Snifter glasses are also known as Cognac glasses, and they are mainly used for whiskey tastings. These glasses have a very short, yet thick stem, a narrow top and a wide bottom. Due to the narrow mouth of a snifter glass, the aroma of the whiskey is directly delivered to the nose which is why, these glasses are a preferred choice of whiskey connoisseurs. Price of a Snifter glass in India varies from 150 INR and can go up to 15,000 INR.

6. The Neat Glass

the neat glass - types of whiskey glasses

The last type of whiskey glass is the NEAT Glass. This type of glass has nothing to do with the neat consumption of a whiskey. In fact, this is the newest addition to the whiskey glass types and came into recognition as a result of glassblowing mistake. NEAT stands for Naturally Engineered Aroma Technology. These glasses have an unusual shape to start with, but they are ideal for nosing the whiskey as they are good at eliminating the nose burn and numbing. Price of a NEAT glass in India varies from 1,000 INR and can go up to 25,000 INR.

How to Choose the Best Whiskey Glasses in India

Like we said earlier, choosing a whiskey glass is a personal preference. Having said this, there are still a few important factors you should look at before buying the best whiskey glasses in India.

1. Material: While most of the whiskey glasses in India are made from glass material, you will still see a few glasses made from metal, plastic or even wood. Our recommendation is to go with glass materials as they allow the users to watch out the quantity of alcohol. Most importantly, glass material is inexpensive, easy to use and clean and looks classy too when combined with a crystal design. While you look out for a whiskey glass, make sure the glass is lead-free to avoid any health risks.

2. Quantity: In the current times of Covid, when public gatherings and even house gatherings are limited, you may want to start with a lower quantity. But, if everything is back to normal, you may want to get at least two packs in a quantity of 6 glasses so you can serve everyone in event of a family gathering. Most of the whiskey glasses in India comes in a pack of 6, though you can also find packs of 2 and 4.

3. Design: There are literally hundreds of designs both offline and online, but which one do you like is your personal preference. You can find whiskey glasses in every shape and size, with double wall, etchings, crystal, etc. For us, simplicity is the best policy and hence picking up a glass material with plain or crystal design will do the job perfectly.

4. Price: Price of a whiskey glass set in India varies from 400 INR to 1,500 INR. Of course, this depends on the quality and material used. Unless you decide to go for the Glencairn glasses, a 6-piece whiskey glass set in India will not cost you more than 1,500 INR.

5. Structure & Feel: Structure and feel both are very important aspects in choosing the right whiskey glasses. A good structure means the whiskey glass should have enough room to breathe, and remain accessible to the nose. In simple words, you should be able to swirl the whiskey around. Secondly, how you feel while holding the glass, how is the grip and how strong is the hold, these all factors do make a difference in whether you enjoy the whiskey or not.

FAQs – Best Whiskey Glasses in India

Q. Do whiskey glasses really make a difference?
A. Yes and no, this really depends on your taste and personal preferences. If you are going to drink just for the sake of it, even taking a sip from the bottle directly will not make any difference. But if you are one of those whiskey aficionados, you may want to have a proper glassware for your whiskey or scotch. If you don’t have one, you will not be able to experience the taste and smells of your drink. If you ask us, yes whiskey glasses do make a huge difference.

Q. Why are whiskey glasses so heavy?
A. Whiskey glasses are constructed in a way that they have a thick bottom and wide area to contain the ice cubes of all shapes. Another reason is to prevent the whisky from being warmed by the hand. Lastly, heavy glasses add more elegance to the glassware set.

Q. Are scotch and whiskey glasses the same?
A. The short answer to this question is “No”. Scotch is basically a fancy name for whiskey that is brewed in Scotland, so technically there is no difference in the glasses when it comes to scotch or the whiskey.

Q. How to clean the whiskey glasses perfectly?
A. Most of the whiskey glasses these days are dishwasher safe. So if you have a dishwasher, you can use one to wash the whiskey glasses. You can also wash the whiskey glasses with some water as detergent is not necessary. For extra shine, steam over some boiling water. Hold glass by base and polish and within a minute, you will have a clean whiskey glass.

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