Snifter

(n.) A wide-footed glass with a wide bowl that tapers at the top. Snifters are used for sipping aged liquor like brandy. The short stem encourages the drinker to cup the bowl in their hand, warming the spirit. The wide bowl allows the liquor to breathe, while the narrow opening intensifies the aroma for sniffing. Only a small amount of liquor is poured into a snifter.