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Types of Liquor Glasses

When it comes to wining/drinking your favorite beer brand, the type of the glass matters a lot. The concern is heightened even further when you are on your first date. Simply put, nobody wants to pour his expensive wine for a classy fiancé in a boring glass.

Even if you order an affordable drink, still you will want to get the best out of it. And one way to do is getting a beautiful decent glass. It is because of this concern that we have researched and presented to you various types of liquor glasses available on the market today.

How Do You Identify An Ideal Liquor Glass?

Well, people have different factors that they consider while selecting glasses. However, the general concerns for a typical beer/wine-lover has to do with temperature and aroma.

In regard to temperature, people want drink from a glass that will not change the temperature of their drink in a matter of seconds. This means that the size of the glass opening/mouth surface should be narrow/wider enough to maintain the coolness of the drink.

As for “aroma,” people do not want a glasses that will easily lose all the sweet aroma of their drink to the surrounding. Instead, they want a glass that can retain the fantastic smell till the last sip. I just lack a perfect word to explain the importance of aroma in the world of drinking.

Meanwhile, based on the two concerns (i.e., temperature and aroma) it is evident that the size of the mouth surface of the glass matters a lot while selecting the perfect glass. The idea is simple: the wider the glass’s opening the faster it loses its aroma and adjusts to the surrounding temperature.

But that does not mean that glasses with wide openings are always inferior: broader mouth surfaces enable you to feel every trace of scent in your drink as you take a sip. In short, just read through the list below and make a good choice.

Types of Drinking Glasses and Their Uses

  • Red wine glass

Typical red wine glasses have a large round bowl that enables faster aeration of your drink. This enables you to take pure sips and not sips full of CO2, (hope you remember the basic chemistry that CO2 is a general preservative for drinks).

The large round bowl also enables red wine to swirl easily. Besides that, this type of glass has a long stem that prevents your drink from unnecessary warmth. Note that as you hold old your glass you literally warm it, but long stem overcomes this challenge.

Red wine glasses are ideal for drinking red wines. Therefore, if you want to have a cool drinking experience till the last sip, red wine glass got you!

  • White wine glass

White wine glasses have smaller opening/mouth area. As a result, the drink takes so long to ordinize. The glass was purposely designed this way to retain the lighter, delicate notes that are contained in the white wine.

White wine lovers know very well that it is the lighter delicate notes that make this brand unique. So, unless you drink it in a white wine glass, you won’t get the best out of your precious white wine.

  • Flute glass

Talking about mouth surface, Flute glass have even smaller. In fact, the name speaks for itself. The smallmouth surface area enables it to pertain the bubbles and prevent it from quick calming.

Therefore, we recommend this type of glass for Champaign cocktails because the smallmouth and thin bowl will ensure that you have a long, fabulous, “bubblous” drinking experience.

  • Cocktail Glass

As the name suggests, cocktail glass is ideal for serving cocktail drinks, but not “pure mixtures of fruits!” Typically, cocktail glasses have an inverted cone bowl shape. They come in various sizes, ranging from 3 to 6 ounces.

Cocktail glasses are designed considering the fact that traditional cocktails have an incredible aroma. So, the wide mouth surface enables your nose to get close to the drink surface enough to take in all the sweet scent as you take a sip.

Therefore, in case you want to get real with life, use this simple trick: always drink your cocktail in a cocktail glass.

  • Highball glass

These glasses are often shorter and wide. They are ideal for serving “tall” cocktails that are poured over ice. In case you are a beginner in the world of drinking, “tall cocktail” simply means a mixture of alcoholic drinks and not “cocktail in tall bottles.”

Meanwhile, the glass’s wideness enables your nose to enjoy the sweet alcoholic aroma as your mouth benefits from the fantastic taste of the drink. So, always insist on being served your iced cocktail in a highball glass.

  • Lowball glass

Lowball glasses are also known as rock glasses or fashioned glasses. They are simply short tumblers with sold bases. They hold about 6 through 8 ouches of liquor. They are ideal for alcoholic brands that require muddled ingredients.

These glasses are usually very strong; hence you can comfortably take your drink knowing that there are little-to-no instances of breakage.

  • The Glencairn Whisky Glass

Glencairn Crystal Ltd. purposely designed this glass to enable whiskey lovers to get the best out of the whiskey brands.

They have a tapered mouth that facilitates easier drinking. So, next time you order a whiskey, ensure you make good use of the Glencairn Whisky Glass.

Types of Liquor Glasses with Pictures

We have described various types of liquor glasses, but that is not enough to make you differentiate one from the other. Therefore, let’s see for ourselves pictures of different types of liquor glasses.

  • Red wine glass

As you can see from the picture, red wine glasses have a long neck to enhance coolness of your drink. The typical examples of red wine glass are Pinot Noir and Syrah.

  • White wine glass

As depicted in the picture, white wines have a smaller mouth surface than red wine glasses. They include Chardonnay and Sauvignon.

  • Flute glass

From the picture, you can note that flute glasses have incredibly small opening/mouth surface. But don’t use it as a flute! Examples of flute white include Champagne, Prosecco, and Bellini glasses.

  • Cocktail Glass

Cocktail glasses have a very wide mouth surface that can even enable two people to take simultaneous sips. They include Cosmopolitan, Martinis, Kamikaze, Brandy Alexander glasses.

  • Highball glass

Highball glasses include Dark ‘N’ Stormy, Mojito, Bloody Mary and gin & tonic. Their wide mouth, as depicted in the picture, allows you to enjoy all the sweet aroma of your cocktail.

  • Lowball glass

Lowball glasses have a very strong base! They include Old Fashioned, White Russian, and Negroni brands.

  • The Glencairn Whisky Glass

The Glencairn Whisky Glasses are quite large. Consequently, your drinking desire will not be held behind due to small glass size.
Personally, flute glass makes my drinking sessions colorful! The smallmouth surface reduces the chances of taking too large sips thus minimizing the chances for chocking. In short flute, glasses are ideal when you are in a relaxed mood, and you have no hurry to get back home early.