A reader asks ...
I've recently gotten into whiskey, drinking it neat and on the rocks, but now I need some good glasses to drink it out of. Something simple, but with some vintage style. What would you recommend?”
Glen plaid lead crystal,
$145 (for a set of four) at Ralph Lauren
Whether you're mixing up some cocktails or sipping it straight or on ice, a good glass is part of the relaxing ritual which makes that smoky-sweet, golden nectar such a gentlemanly pursuit. You want a tumbler to be sturdy yet smooth. It should have some heft but be balanced enough to fit comfortably in your hand. And, of course, if you have the scratch for some crystal barware, by all means, indulge yourself. If not, there are plenty of affordable options as well.
Strauss square glasses,
$5 each at Crate & Barrel
$72 (for a set of four)
Rikke Hagen glasses,
$50 (for a set of two) at Norman Copenhagen
$36 (for a set of four) at Amazon
$3.50 each at CB2
Need some coasters?
These vintage-inspired stainless steel coasters, with a mismatched pattern and a worn silver coating, look great under a glass.
$30 (for a set of four) at Pottery Barn