[Start with an excellent bottle of bourbon, sure, but make it worthwhile. HERE you’ll find some clever tsotchkes & knickknacks that will become indispensable to the whiskey enthusiast.]
Considered nowadays to be the whiskey tasting standard, this nosing copita came about only in the past decade. It’s since traveled from the whisky labs (real) of Scotland and on to bar rooms across America, and has been heralded by whiskey scientists (also real), experts, and connoisseurs alike.
I can’t detail for you how the shape or nose of the glass affects the volatility of the flavors of the liquid or whatnot — but I will tell you sipping whiskey from these glasses keeps me well aware that I am drinking a fine bourbon and that I ought to savor it.
Gifting occasions: Father’s day, your college dormmates’ wedding reception, to your roommate(/yourself by extension)