If you’re planning a happy hour or simply a casual celebration with friends, you’ll want to provide a number of different libations and drinks. Scotch should absolutely be on the menu, as well as other whisky, cocktails, and maybe wine and beer as well. Choose your glassware just as carefully as you choose your spirits. This is especially important for your whiskies. The best Scotch glasses are wide, which allows drinkers to swirl the liquid in the glass before taking a sip.
It’s all part of the process of enjoying a good Scotch. Look for short-stemmed glasses or glasses without a stem at all. You want a wide diameter on the top of the glass, which allows for sniffing and then tasting. This type of glass will provide a view of the drink, particularly its colors and visual appeal. Social Scotch settings require socially acceptable glassware.