Graduating from Jack and Coke to single malt Scotch whisky is a positive step on the path towards booze enlightenment. But drinking it out of plastic tumblers and commemorative Superbowl glasses equates to painting a Ferrari hot pink. Put bluntly, if you’re going to shell out for the good stuff, acquire appropriate glassware like Glencairn Crystal Whisky Glasses ($32 set of 4). Made from lead-free crystal, they mimic the traditional tapered glasses used by whisky master blenders for “nosing” and allow for aromas to channel rather than escape, enhancing your experience. Their slightly heavier bottom also provides stability in the event your whisky tasting graduates to full-on whisky drinking. Glencairn also kindly provides proper pouring instructions right on the box in case you require tutelage. So, buy a set and a bottle of Macallan 12, break out the tweed blazer with the suede elbow pads and invite the buddies over for a drink. They’ll wonder what happened to the drooling simpleton from Friday night.
Buy Now: $32 (set of 4)