Like eating filet mignon off a paper plate, drinking non-Old Granddad whiskies out of standard barware simply doesn't do the spirit justice. For a vessel that brings out the best in your booze, pick up the CelticMalts Spirits Glass
Designed by a Welshwoman with sterling credentials (distillery president, acclaimed author of single-malt books, can out-drink Rip Torn), the CMSG's a patented, ten-years-in-the-making mini-goblet that'll enhance any liquor experience. The specs of her masterwork: hand-blown from almost-completely-lead-free glass, its full bulb allows so much flavor-releasing oxygenation it'll make your hemoglobin red with jealousy. An elongated, pinched neck prevents spillage during heavy swirling and funnels taste-essential aromas right to your sniffler. Finally, the precisely flared lip splashes your poison directly on your tongue's sweet receptors -- as crucial to the appreciation of alcohol as an overbearing father
While you might think something so painstakingly optimized would be painfully pricey, a CMSG two-pack only runs you $20 -- cheap, but far pricier than the Old Granddad-specific boot you've spent the last 10 years breaking in.