There’s nothing like enjoying a nice glass of Whiskey on the rocks, but only if you do it right.
Sure, there are plenty of rules when it comes to pouring and enjoying your Whiskey, and we’re not even going to get into the many different types of Whiskey the world has to offer.
We could write an entire book on that!
We’re not going to mess around with any of the fancy Whiskey glasses…
No, we’re going to keep it classic and old-fashioned with the time-honored rocks glasses.
But wait… did you think there was only one type of rocks glass?
A quick search online will reveal an entire world full of different types of Rocks glasses, each with their own unique style and flair. Choosing the right one for your Whiskey setup could require a lot of research.
But never fear, because we’ve already weighed up all the different options for you, and we’re pretty sure we’ve narrowed down the best options available.
Here are our top picks for rocks glass sets:
Choose these Fifth & Fox scotch glasses for a unique yet traditional option.
These glasses will look amazing in your cabinet, and they’ll really stand out.
While the base is square and sturdy, the rim is sloped and asymmetrical. This gradient design helps the glass fit perfectly in your hand.
They look great, but the slightly rare design isn’t just for show – it’s actually functional and ergonomic, which is a major plus in our books.
These glasses are also 100% lead free and dishwasher safe, which makes things even more convenient.
To top things off, you’ll receive these glasses in a luxurious black box emblazoned with Fifth & Fox’s logo and branding. This is perfect if you’re planning on giving these glasses as a gift, or storing them in a safe and secure manner.
If you’re a fan of Abraham Lincoln, you’ll love these whiskey glasses.
At first glance, there’s nothing too special about these. But take a closer look, and you’ll find a Abraham Lincoln quote emblazoned on the front of the glass. The quote from sixteenth president of the United States reads:
“Tell me what whiskey Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.”
If you’re wondering about the context of this quote, here’s a little background information: General Ulysses Grant was one of Lincoln’s best performing military men in the Civil War.
However, high-ranking government officials often accused him of being a drunkard, and most Americans were well aware of his fondness for Whiskey.
However, good old Abe Lincoln defended General Grant, and this quote shows how little he cared about the rumors of Grant’s drunkness. In fact, the quote shows how Lincoln jokingly attributed Grant’s success to his love of whiskey, and suggested that his other generals drink it as well.
Okay, back to the actual glasses!
The quote is actually sand-carved into the glass, which results in deeper grooves and requires a lot more skill compared to simple laser-etching and engraving.
These are lead-free, crystal glasses with a satisfying weight and feel.
For fans of old Western movies, look no further than these glasses.
There’s a real, American-made copper bullet embedded in each glass. No, we’re not joking.
Some might say that this is a little gimmicky, but these glasses are the real deal, and they’re hand-made with care and consideration. To create the bullet effect, each glass is hand-blown.
These glasses are also extremely durable, and the bullet doesn’t make them weaker or more fragile than your average Whiskey glass.
Old Southern Brass is all about protecting the 2nd amendment and supporting the troops. When you purchase these glasses, a portion of the profits goes towards the Wounded Warriors Project.
It’s always nice to see companies giving back!
If you’re just looking for a simple whiskey rocks glass set with no bells or whistles, consider the Trendline Tumbler from GLASSCO.
These are plain, clear Whiskey rocks glasses with clean lines and an elegant shape. They’re dishwasher safe, lead-free, and scratch resistant.
Because these glasses are so simple, there’s not much more to say about them!
But sometimes, simplicity is exactly what you need.
If rocks glasses don’t strike your fancy, check out some of the other different glasses you can choose for your Whiskey.
If you’re new to Whiskey, you might be surprised to learn that there’s not just one type of glass specifically designed for Whiskey purposes. There are actually quite a few different types, and each Whiskey enthusiast has their own unique thoughts about which one is best.
Here are the options:
- Rocks Glasses: These are the glasses we talked about earlier. Also known as “Old-Fashioned” glasses, they’re the type you see in old Western movies, or in your Grandpa’s liquor cabinet. They’re wide-rimmed, which allows you to fill it up with plenty of ice cubes. You can also easily add Whiskey stones to these glasses. As the name implies, these glasses are designed for serving Whiskey “on the rocks.”
- Shot Glasses: We all know what these glasses are for: knocking back shots of Whiskey! These glasses are smaller, and they obviously hold less Whiskey than rocks glasses. Shot glasses come in two flavors: shooter glasses and cordial glasses. Shooter glasses are your typical shot glasses, whereas cordial glasses actually have a handle for a more formal vibe.
- Highball Glasses: These glasses hold more liquid, and you can use them to mix Whiskey cocktails over ice. Obviously you can use these glasses for highballs, but they also work great for cocktails like the “7 and 7.”
- Snifter/Glencairn Glasses: These glasses are ideal for Whiskey tasting sessions. These glasses feature a wide bottom, a narrow top, and a short stem. This creates a formal, upscale vibe which Whiskey connoisseurs will love. You don’t use ice with these glasses, as it’s all about tasting the Whiskey and nothing else. Glencairn glasses are simply narrower than Snifter glasses, and feature a shorter stem.
As you can see, there are quite a few different options to choose from.
Choose any of the rocks glasses we’ve mentioned earlier, or explore some of the other types.
It’s all up to you!