UK Mainland Delivery Only £3.95 & Free On Orders Over £50

Quick View Wishlist

You have no items in your wishlist.

Whiskey Glass Buying Guide

WHISKEY GLASS BUYING GUIDE FEATURING
WATERFORD SHORT STORIES BARWARE




“Waterford Short Stories is an exciting new barware and giftware range inspired by the Irish heritage of storytelling.”

The Irish live in the spirit of togetherness, sharing and interaction. It’s this spirit that makes the new barware range a unique chapter for Waterford and today’s whiskey enthusiast.

Delve into this chapter and you’ll discover the stories behind each collection of unique whiskey glasses inspired by Irish people, poets, great writers, designers and beautiful Irish landscapes. Designed to bring people together - the Olann, Cluin, Aras, Ogham and Retro W Collection all feature in our best whiskey glass buying guide.



Waterford Whiskey Glasses


WATERFORD’S BEST WHISKEY GLASS BUYING GUIDE



What is a Double Old-Fashioned? How do I care for my whiskey glasses? Choosing the best whisky glass and knowing how to store can really help to improve your enjoyment and knowledge of whiskey drinking. In our guide, we reveal the facts about buying whiskey glasses and the inspirations behind each collection in Waterford’s Short Stories. This Whiskey Glass Buying Guide is for every whisky fan.

OLANN COLLECTION

Ireland has a huge fashion and textile industry, dating back as far as 750 BC when they first spun their own wool. For centuries, the beautiful intertwined knitwear patterns have featured in Irish culture - which have become known worldwide. Inspired by famous Aran Islands knitwear patterns and clan heritage - Olann (meaning wool) glassware has been designed to capture whisky's complex flavours and aromatics to deliver an experience like never before.



Olann Collection


Olann gets its namesake from the set of Islands off the West Coast of Ireland known as The Aran Islands - where the Atlantic Sea is relentless, the Islanders were fisherman and farmers. The Aran knit sweater was a product of this environment and has become a symbol of Irish Clan heritage. The inspiration for this collection is pulled from a Aran knit Pattern known as the ‘Diamond Stitch’ representing the fields of the islands.

Featuring a dramatic diamond design, Short Stories Olann Double Old Fashioned Tumblers (Set of 2) are a stylish addition to any home bar. A matching Short Stories Olann Decanter with Marble Base and Short Stories Olann Ice Bucket & Metal Scoop completes the collection and makes for a perfect housewarming gift for whiskey enthusiasts.




WHAT IS A DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED WHISKEY GLASS?


A Double Old-Fashioned glass is the classic choice for drinking whiskey neat or on the rocks and holds around 7 to 12 oz of liquor. These whiskey glasses can also be used for whiskey-based cocktails (like the Old Fashioned, for which the glass is named). Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers have a wide brim to allow for mixing ingredients with a bartender’s muddle and a thick base to add ice cubes and whiskey stones.




CLUIN COLLECTION

Paying tribute to Dublin’s literary greats - like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett - and celebrating the oldest library in the city: Marsh’s Library, Cluin (meaning hear) features a dramatic grid-like pattern that echoes the towering oak book shelves which have been carefully preserved.



Cluin Collection


Home to one of Europe's first and oldest public libraries, Dublin was officially named, the City of Literature. Cluin pays tribute to the interior of the library, which has remained largely unchanged since it was built three-hundred years ago. It is one of the few 18th century buildings left in Dublin

Glassware pieces in this collection - like the Cluin Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers - speak to those who appreciate the finest quality drinking vessels inspired by Irish storytelling.




CAN A GLASS IMPROVE THE TASTE OF WHISKEY?


Yes - you will get more aromatics and flavour from your whiskey when you use whiskey-specific glassware like Short Stories or Lismore Connoisseur.

Why? Quality whiskey’s can only be fully and truly appreciated when experienced in the proper shaped glass wide enough for all types to breathe, perfect and allow for a pleasant and ‘neat’ swirling experience. Using the correct glass is always a hallmark of good taste.

When you pour your choice of liquor into a glass designed for whiskey, your senses are more alert to the flavour and scent. Suddenly, you’re aware of your whiskey’s aromatics – picking up its subtle notes. This makes your whiskey tasting experience even better.

Whiskey glasses from Waterford’s Short Stories series are a crowning achievement of crystal craftsmanship and the pinnacle of elite fine whiskey enjoyment. Tumblers in these collections serves the whiskey connoisseur who enjoys their drink either neat, with a splash of water, a dash of soda or an ice cube or two




ARAS COLLECTION

Aras takes its inspiration from the stunning castles that dominate the Irish landscape. With stunning vertical crystal cuts, this glassware collection represents the striking architecture of the turrets of Irelands many beautiful castles and abundant blades of green grass seen across the Irish landscape.



Aras Collection


Blanketed in lush green grass, wild flowers and dotted with castles and lighthouses, there really is nothing quite like Ireland's landscape. Its natural beauty has served as inspiration for many writers, poets, playwrights and designers.

The Aras Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers are crafted to the highest standard and are the best whiskey glasses to fully enjoy your drinking experience. This dramatic pattern adds beauty to the glass and opulence to any home.




HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CRYSTAL WHISKEY GLASSWARE


All of the Short Stories collections are to be used and enjoyed, not stored in a cupboard. While we only recommend hand-washing your crystal, the small effort and care will be rewarded by the enjoyment provided.

Crystal and glass should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint free microfibre cloth. When washing and drying don’t twist the bowl in opposite direction to stem as this can cause damage. Dishwasher heat, friction and detergent can dull or scratch the surface. Extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal/glass. Avoid pouring hot liquids into cold crystal, or very cold liquids into warm crystal. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your product so don’t turn upside down while drying or storing.




OGHAM COLLECTION

Inspired by the earliest form of writing in Irish language - Ogham (pronounced oh-am) consists of four different designs in Double Old-fashioned Tumblers each representing meaningful Gaelic words: Síocháin meaning Peace, Sonas meaning Happiness, Gra meaning love and Clan meaning Family.



Ogham Collection


Ogham is the earliest form of writing in the Irish language and was used from the 4th to the 7th centuries. Based on the Latin alphabet and inscribed on stones or sticks, the text is read from bottom up. Named after the Celtic God Ogma, (God of Literature) this 20-letter writing system often denoted ownership of an object and is linked to poetry.

SAY BEST WISHES IN OGHAM

The Ogham glassware collection encourages you to live in the same spirit of togetherness, sharing and interaction enjoyed by Irish people. Each pattern is presented in sets of two Ogham Tumblers engraved with the ancient Irish language so you can say best wishes to family and friends as unique gift, or add to your personal collection.




DOES WHISKEY TASTE BETTER WITH WATER?


Adding water is one of the most common debates when drinking whiskey – and here’s our simple guide.

Many whiskey drinkers say whiskey should be enjoyed with no water or ice – taken neat. They believe that tasting whiskey in its natural form with flavours from the cask is best. A little outdated – others now highly recommend adding water or ice.

Water adds new and subtle flavours that you previously had not experienced. This is especially true when drinking cask strength whiskey’s with higher alcohol levels (up to and over 60% ABV). With cask strength whiskey, the alcohol can overpower in the mouth. Adding water dilutes and gives you a more delicate flavour and true appreciation of whiskey.

How much water you add depends entirely on your taste.




RETRO W COLLECTION

Based on the seal of Waterford City and its Viking past – Whiskey & Water and Retro glassware incorporates the words ‘Whiskey and Water’ in a unique cut design to distinguish which glass to use. Combining water with whiskey gives you a subtle flavour and all round better drinking experience.



Retro W Collection


The Retro W collection celebrates conviviality and Waterford heritage. Retro Short Stories includes the original Waterford logo enlarged in a grey cut portraying the Viking style that is so prominent in Waterford’s heritage.

From the impressive W Decanter to the Whisky & Water Double Old Fashioned Tumblers (Set of 2) – each piece in this collection evokes the rich DNA of Ireland, through crystal, in a re-imagined modern way. This really is the ultimate gift for whiskey lovers.



Short Stories Collection


Be inspired to create your own chapter with Short Stories and find out about the latest glassware collections on our Waterford Journal page, follow our social channels and sign up to our newsletter.

#Waterford



Whiskey Glass Buying Guide

WHISKEY GLASS BUYING GUIDE FEATURING
WATERFORD SHORT STORIES BARWARE



“Waterford Short Stories is an exciting new barware and giftware range inspired by the Irish heritage of storytelling.”

The Irish live in the spirit of togetherness, sharing and interaction. It’s this spirit that makes the new barware range a unique chapter for Waterford and today’s whiskey enthusiast.

Delve into this chapter and you’ll discover the stories behind each collection of unique whiskey glasses inspired by Irish people, poets, great writers, designers and beautiful Irish landscapes. Designed to bring people together - the Olann, Cluin, Aras, Ogham and Retro W Collection all feature in our best whiskey glass buying guide.



Waterford Whiskey Glasses


WATERFORD’S BEST WHISKEY GLASS BUYING GUIDE



What is a Double Old-Fashioned? How do I care for my whiskey glasses? Choosing the best whisky glass and knowing how to store can really help to improve your enjoyment and knowledge of whiskey drinking. In our guide, we reveal the facts about buying whiskey glasses and the inspirations behind each collection in Waterford’s Short Stories. This Whiskey Glass Buying Guide is for every whisky fan.

OLANN COLLECTION

Ireland has a huge fashion and textile industry, dating back as far as 750 BC when they first spun their own wool. For centuries, the beautiful intertwined knitwear patterns have featured in Irish culture - which have become known worldwide. Inspired by famous Aran Islands knitwear patterns and clan heritage - Olann (meaning wool) glassware has been designed to capture whisky's complex flavours and aromatics to deliver an experience like never before.



Olann Collection


Olann gets its namesake from the set of Islands off the West Coast of Ireland known as The Aran Islands - where the Atlantic Sea is relentless, the Islanders were fisherman and farmers. The Aran knit sweater was a product of this environment and has become a symbol of Irish Clan heritage. The inspiration for this collection is pulled from a Aran knit Pattern known as the ‘Diamond Stitch’ representing the fields of the islands.

Featuring a dramatic diamond design, Short Stories Olann Double Old Fashioned Tumblers (Set of 2) are a stylish addition to any home bar. A matching Short Stories Olann Decanter with Marble Base and Short Stories Olann Ice Bucket & Metal Scoop completes the collection and makes for a perfect housewarming gift for whiskey enthusiasts.




WHAT IS A DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED WHISKEY GLASS?


A Double Old-Fashioned glass is the classic choice for drinking whiskey neat or on the rocks and holds around 7 to 12 oz of liquor. These whiskey glasses can also be used for whiskey-based cocktails (like the Old Fashioned, for which the glass is named). Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers have a wide brim to allow for mixing ingredients with a bartender’s muddle and a thick base to add ice cubes and whiskey stones.




CLUIN COLLECTION

Paying tribute to Dublin’s literary greats - like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett - and celebrating the oldest library in the city: Marsh’s Library, Cluin (meaning hear) features a dramatic grid-like pattern that echoes the towering oak book shelves which have been carefully preserved.



Cluin Collection


Home to one of Europe's first and oldest public libraries, Dublin was officially named, the City of Literature. Cluin pays tribute to the interior of the library, which has remained largely unchanged since it was built three-hundred years ago. It is one of the few 18th century buildings left in Dublin

Glassware pieces in this collection - like the Cluin Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers - speak to those who appreciate the finest quality drinking vessels inspired by Irish storytelling.




CAN A GLASS IMPROVE THE TASTE OF WHISKEY?


Yes - you will get more aromatics and flavour from your whiskey when you use whiskey-specific glassware like Short Stories or Lismore Connoisseur.

Why? Quality whiskey’s can only be fully and truly appreciated when experienced in the proper shaped glass wide enough for all types to breathe, perfect and allow for a pleasant and ‘neat’ swirling experience. Using the correct glass is always a hallmark of good taste.

When you pour your choice of liquor into a glass designed for whiskey, your senses are more alert to the flavour and scent. Suddenly, you’re aware of your whiskey’s aromatics – picking up its subtle notes. This makes your whiskey tasting experience even better.

Whiskey glasses from Waterford’s Short Stories series are a crowning achievement of crystal craftsmanship and the pinnacle of elite fine whiskey enjoyment. Tumblers in these collections serves the whiskey connoisseur who enjoys their drink either neat, with a splash of water, a dash of soda or an ice cube or two




ARAS COLLECTION

Aras takes its inspiration from the stunning castles that dominate the Irish landscape. With stunning vertical crystal cuts, this glassware collection represents the striking architecture of the turrets of Irelands many beautiful castles and abundant blades of green grass seen across the Irish landscape.



Aras Collection


Blanketed in lush green grass, wild flowers and dotted with castles and lighthouses, there really is nothing quite like Ireland's landscape. Its natural beauty has served as inspiration for many writers, poets, playwrights and designers.

The Aras Double Old-Fashioned Tumblers are crafted to the highest standard and are the best whiskey glasses to fully enjoy your drinking experience. This dramatic pattern adds beauty to the glass and opulence to any home.




HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CRYSTAL WHISKEY GLASSWARE


All of the Short Stories collections are to be used and enjoyed, not stored in a cupboard. While we only recommend hand-washing your crystal, the small effort and care will be rewarded by the enjoyment provided.

Crystal and glass should be hand washed separately in warm soapy water, rinsed thoroughly and dried with a lint free microfibre cloth. When washing and drying don’t twist the bowl in opposite direction to stem as this can cause damage. Dishwasher heat, friction and detergent can dull or scratch the surface. Extreme temperatures can crack or break your crystal/glass. Avoid pouring hot liquids into cold crystal, or very cold liquids into warm crystal. The finely made rims are the most fragile part of your product so don’t turn upside down while drying or storing.




OGHAM COLLECTION

Inspired by the earliest form of writing in Irish language - Ogham (pronounced oh-am) consists of four different designs in Double Old-fashioned Tumblers each representing meaningful Gaelic words: Síocháin meaning Peace, Sonas meaning Happiness, Gra meaning love and Clan meaning Family.



Ogham Collection


Ogham is the earliest form of writing in the Irish language and was used from the 4th to the 7th centuries. Based on the Latin alphabet and inscribed on stones or sticks, the text is read from bottom up. Named after the Celtic God Ogma, (God of Literature) this 20-letter writing system often denoted ownership of an object and is linked to poetry.

SAY BEST WISHES IN OGHAM

The Ogham glassware collection encourages you to live in the same spirit of togetherness, sharing and interaction enjoyed by Irish people. Each pattern is presented in sets of two Ogham Tumblers engraved with the ancient Irish language so you can say best wishes to family and friends as unique gift, or add to your personal collection.




DOES WHISKEY TASTE BETTER WITH WATER?


Adding water is one of the most common debates when drinking whiskey – and here’s our simple guide.

Many whiskey drinkers say whiskey should be enjoyed with no water or ice – taken neat. They believe that tasting whiskey in its natural form with flavours from the cask is best. A little outdated – others now highly recommend adding water or ice.

Water adds new and subtle flavours that you previously had not experienced. This is especially true when drinking cask strength whiskey’s with higher alcohol levels (up to and over 60% ABV). With cask strength whiskey, the alcohol can overpower in the mouth. Adding water dilutes and gives you a more delicate flavour and true appreciation of whiskey.

How much water you add depends entirely on your taste.




RETRO W COLLECTION

Based on the seal of Waterford City and its Viking past – Whiskey & Water and Retro glassware incorporates the words ‘Whiskey and Water’ in a unique cut design to distinguish which glass to use. Combining water with whiskey gives you a subtle flavour and all round better drinking experience.



Retro W Collection


The Retro W collection celebrates conviviality and Waterford heritage. Retro Short Stories includes the original Waterford logo enlarged in a grey cut portraying the Viking style that is so prominent in Waterford’s heritage.

From the impressive W Decanter to the Whisky & Water Double Old Fashioned Tumblers (Set of 2) – each piece in this collection evokes the rich DNA of Ireland, through crystal, in a re-imagined modern way. This really is the ultimate gift for whiskey lovers.



Short Stories Collection


Be inspired to create your own chapter with Short Stories and find out about the latest glassware collections on our Waterford Journal page, follow our social channels and sign up to our newsletter.

#Waterford



Top