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Best Whiskey Decanters of 2021

Whiskey decanters are more than just elegant conversation pieces for your home or office, they serve a purpose. Whiskey decanters are a great way to store your spirits. They’re stylish and add a little something extra to any home. 

A classy whiskey decanter set dresses up even cheap liquor and makes your alcohol choice more sophisticated and smart. You can pour a cheap whiskey into a whiskey decanter globe and you suddenly look like a world traveler who’s seen things. 

If you’ve ever walked into a home that had a nice decanter set – you know what we’re talking about. Whiskey decanter sets come in various styles, shakes and sizes and you can even have them personalized or have your family name etched into the glass. 

A crystal whiskey decanter set in your office can impress clients and help them warm up to you. Here are some of the most fantastic whiskey decanters that will brighten up any space in your home, office or camp.

Godinger Decanter Globe Set with Glasses

This hand blown, classy whiskey decanter takes style to a new level. The etched globe design is a great match for the mahogany stained tray. The ship in the bottle will inspire as you pour a glass of your favorite liquor. It comes with 2 old fashioned whiskey glasses that rest on the tray and will enhance any bar top or bookshelf in your office. 

The gold stopper is reminiscent of a pirate’s conquest and ensures your spirits stay fresh and untouched by the room’s environment. Not only is this whiskey decanter globe an amazing conversation piece, but it also has tons of utility as it can hold up to 850ml. 

The whiskey decanter globe with antique ship makes a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a whiskey drinker in your circle. 

Paksh Capitol Glass Decanter

The Paksh Capitol glass decanter has a great look and won’t break the bank. It’s affordable and still has an elegant appearance that will look stunning in any setting. The Paksh Capitol decanter can store more than just whiskey, it’s also a great container for wine, brandy and other liquors. 

The sloped sides make it easy to grasp this decanter while pouring and the weighted base holds it steady when you set it down. It also has smooth sides that make it a great candidate for a whiskey decanter personalized with a name, business logo or other details. 

Dragon Glassware Diamond Whiskey Decanter

The Dragon Glassware whiskey decanter is a popular choice for those who want something unique. Shaped like diamonds, this whiskey decanter set will turn heads and makes a great centerpiece to your dining room, office or other space. 

The design of this whiskey decanter set with glasses isn’t just for looks, the shape aerates your drink as you pour it into the included glasses. Your whiskey or other liquor will be better for it. 

If you’re shopping for a whiskey decanter, but want something a little different, this is a great one to put at the top of your list. It’s dishwasher safe and tough enough to use every day. 

Waterford Lismore Square Crystal Decanter

No list of the best whiskey decanters would be complete without a Waterford. The Waterford Lismore is the type of decanter that is easily recognizable by the deep cuts and square stopper. Made from crystal with a holding capacity of 25 ounces, this whiskey decanter Waterford is a nice addition to your bar. 

You can use this as a standalone decanter or mix it into other Lismore accessories to finish a set or expand your existing glassware. This decanter is designed solely for hard liquor, you will not want to store much else in. 

Elidomc Italian Crafted Whiskey Decanter Set

This is one of the most complete whiskey decanter sets you will ever need. It comes with a huge 35 ounce crystal whiskey decanter along with 4 whiskey glasses that can top off 11 ounces. The crystal whiskey decanter stands at 9” tall and the glasses are large enough for plenty of spirits for yourself and your guests. You can even fit an ice ball to cool your drink. 

One feature we enjoyed about this set is the inclusion of 4 whiskey glasses. You never want to run out of glasses when conducting a business meeting or gathering at your home. 

The Elidomc is a lead-free crystal whiskey decanter set that’s perfect for any setting and makes a great gift for whiskey drinkers. 

Bormioli Rocco Selecta Whiskey Decanter Set

The Bormioli Rocca whiskey decanter set is the perfect combination of affordability and quality. The decanter itself has a sparkling starburst pattern that makes a great effect when hit by light and it holds 33.7 ounces of your favorite beverage. It comes with 6 matching glasses that each have an etched cut and hold 9.5 ounces. They’re the perfect size for an after work drink with friends or a night inside cooking steaks on the grill. 

You can’t go wrong with the Selecta Collection from Bormioli Rocco. 

Regal Trunk Whiskey Decanter Gift Set

The Regal Trunk whiskey decanter vintage set comes with a non-toxic and lead free decanter with 4 glasses. The simple, yet classy design is perfect for any setting. The decanter is heavy with a thick bottom for extra sturdiness when pouring. The glasses are great for any beverage, but really shine when used with your favorite spirits. They feel great in your hand and the heavy etching gives extra grip. 

If you’re concerned about lead whiskey decanters, this is a great replacement for your antique decanter as it is lead-free and crystal-clear glass. Regal Trunk & Co makes great products and their whiskey decanter set is one to check out. 

Amazing Items Whiskey Decanter Personalized Set

A personalized whiskey decanter set makes an amazing gift. This is a great set as it gives you access to 9 different design options right from the start. You don’t have to take it to an etching shop, you can simply click the ‘Customize Now’ button when ordering. 

Personalized whiskey decanter sets are great for house-warming gifts, graduations, work promotions and more. Other than the personalization options, this decanter set is great on it’s own. You get a large whiskey decanter that has smooth sides and holds a fair amount of your spirits. The 4 whiskey glasses are large enough for whiskey or other beverages and makes a great addition to your existing glassware. 

OliBoPo Whiskey Decanter 

This is an excellent affordable whiskey decanter that has a simple, yet safe design. Made from non-toxic and sturdy materials, you can drink from this modern whiskey decanter without concerns for your health. It holds 750mL of any beverage including wine as it is lead-free. 

Extra weight at the base keeps this decanter in place on your table or bar and it protects from evaporation to keep your whiskey or wine tasty. Weighing nearly 3 pounds, this glass whiskey decanter makes a great choice.

JoyJolt Atlas 5-Piece Whiskey Decanter Set

We were immediately drawn to this unique whiskey decanter. One look and you’ll see why. The design is like no other and it more than gets the job done. The glass stopper is heavy and protects the contents and keeps your favorite liquor fresh and delicious. 

These whiskey decanter sets are handmade and hefty enough for home or professional use. You get 4 whiskey glasses that are large enough to ice with ice balls to chill your drink. These are a great choice for your home or bar if you’re looking for an eccentric whiskey decanter set with glasses that are different from the rest. 

Ravenscroft Crystal Taylor Decanter Set

Ravenscroft’s Crystal Taylor decanter set is one of the best on our list. Handcrafted and featured in InStyle Magazine, this is a decanter set that’s a cut above the rest. Lead-free crystal means you don’t have to worry about your health while using this product like other decanters. This is the whiskey decanter you can use every day to serve your guests. The decanter holds 34oz and the 4 whiskey tumblers each hold 11oz. You can basically hold a standard 750mL bottle of liquor in this decanter. 

Godinger Ship In A Bottle Whiskey Decanter Set

No list of the best whiskey decanters would be complete without a “Ship in a Bottle” decanter set. Hand blown and handmade makes the Godinger Ship in a Bottle whiskey decanter something special and a nice piece to add to your home bar. Godinger has been making specialized items such as this awesome whiskey decanter since 1973. 

You can fill this iconic ship in a bottle whiskey decanter with delicious bourbon, your favorite whiskey, scotch or any other type of liquor. It comes with 2 whiskey glasses etched with the map of the world. The ship becomes more visible with each sip. 

What is a Whiskey Decanter?

A decanter is simply a container that is commonly used to hold whiskey, bourbon, scotch, wine or other liquids and makes a great centerpiece to your home or office bar. They come in various shapes, sizes and designs and are usually made from crystal or glass. Most decanters are made to hold one standard bottle of whiskey, bourbon or wine. 

How Long Does Liquor Last in a Decanter?

It depends on the type of liquor you plan to store in your decanter. Liquor will last as long in your decanter as they do in the container they were purchased in as long as your decanter has an airtight seal. For example; whiskey, bourbon, scotch and brandy can last for a number of years in a good decanter, but wine will only last a few days. 

If you have a decanter with a loose stopper, don’t worry, it will still keep your hard liquor for months because alcohol is slow to evaporate. 

What is the Best Decanter for Whiskey?

Whiskey decanters come in all shapes, sizes and designs. Whiskey doesn’t change much once exposed to oxygen and oxidizes at a much slower rate than wine. You can literally store whiskey in a bottle for decades and it doesn’t change because it’s a finished product once bottled. A whiskey decanter is a great storage vessel because the slight exposure to air doesn’t affect your whiskey at all. 

Is Whiskey Better in a Decanter?

Pouring whiskey from a decanter not only looks cool, but they make your space look classier. You won’t get many benefits to the whiskey itself as decanting whiskey doesn’t add to the aging process. A nice decanter cleans up a countertop or office table and looks far better than a few whiskey bottles lying around. 

Are Old Whiskey Decanters Worth Anything?

It’s possible. There have been thousands of various antique whiskey decanter designs that have survived over the years. Your best bet is to take your old whiskey decanters to an antique dealer to check the value. You may have some worth good money. 

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