Updated September 25, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Whiskey Decanters

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in September of 2020. Whether you’re hosting a house party or having a nightcap, there's no more stylish way to enjoy your whiskey than from a decanter. Made of drinking-safe, lead-free crystal or glass, these can add charm and character to any console table or bar. They can be found in comprehensive sets with tumblers and other accessories, or as standalone options for budget-conscious consumers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Nou Living Royale

2. Lefonte Old Fashioned

3. Amerigo Deluxe

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2020:

Though initially used to store wine without picking up the sediment left over in the bottle, decanters look so good that they're often used to store all kinds of liquor, including whiskey, just for presentation's sake. If you enjoy drinking hard liquor and serving it in social situations, buying a whiskey decanter is sure to add elegance to your hosting game. For those who prefer vino, we recommend checking out the best wine decanters, which are more specialized than the items featured on this list.

The Nou Living Royale is sure to satisfy picky drinkers, as it includes four metal chilling spheres that keep beverages cool without watering them down. Those prioritizing quantity should take a look at the Paksh Novelty 7-Piece, which features six glasses, and more can be purchased in additional sets for particularly large events.

If, on the other hand, your tastes tend towards simple items, you may enjoy the Paksh Capitol, a high-quality standalone decanter of unpatterned glass.

For an especially eye-catching model, check out the Godinger Globe, with a spherical container and glasses illustrated with a map of the world.

Special Honors

Bomma Module Two This elegant decanter, made by Bomma Crystal, combines grace and mechanistic intricacy with a spiral design inspired by interlocking gears. Although matching glasses are available, they do not come with this item and must be purchased separately. lamaisoncouture.com

Norlan Nyht Glass Intended as a luxury item, this expensive glass is offered with or without a tumbler, which can be inverted to sit atop it during transport. An included aluminum lid fits over the decanter to prevent spillage, and everything comes in a custom, lacquered wooden box. norlanglass.com

4. JoyJolt Atlas

5. Paksh Capitol

6. Paksh Novelty 7-Piece

7. Godinger Globe

8. Kanars King

9. Dragon Diamond

10. ELIDOMC 5PC Italian Crafted


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on September 25, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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