What is decanting? Decanting is the process of pouring a liquid, in this case wine or whiskey, into a vessel that it was not originally in. Why on earth would we pour our wine or whiskey into a bottle when it is already sitting in a perfectly good one? Though it may seem silly, decanting allows the liquid to separate from its sediment, which if left in the liquid will cause the taste to become bitter, and decanting also allows the liquid to mix with oxygen, resulting in a bold flavor faster. Nuff said, here is a great article on When, Why and How to Decant Wine... hope you enjoy reading and appreciate the act of decanting at your own home.
Here are our top five picks for both wine and whiskey decanters that are sure to bring you the results you are looking for, while looking elegant in your home.
Sagaform 0001095 Wine Carafe with Oak Stopper
As the number one best seller for wine decanters for Amazon UK, this product will definitely deliver. Whether you are looking to aerate a young wine, or decant an older wine, you will be most impressed with the results of this decanter. The bonus feature of this model is the oak stopper, which allows you to bring the decanter outdoors.
Made from lead crystal, this piece will serve as more than just a decanter, but also a beautiful piece of art. This decanter is mouth blown and holds an appropriate serving amount of your favorite wine that is ready to be decanted.
Dartington Crystal Regatta Wine Decanter
With a regal look with a humble price tag, this decanter is sure to be a hit at any dinner party. Sporting a wider profile, this decanter maximizes aeration by design alone. This piece is handmade and is able to be engraved upon.
Eisch Glas Chateau Decanter
Truly embodying the classic decanter shape and feel, this is a piece that is fit for any, and every, wine connoisseur. Each crystal glass decanter is hand crafted in Bavaria, Germany by Eisch Glas. The decanter itself holds one and one half litre.
Final Touch Glass Conundrum Aerator and Decanter
This modern approach to a practical item gives decanting a breath of fresh air. The decanter itself is made of glass, but sits on a brushed, stainless steel base. This piece boasts an extra large spout for even easier pouring abilities.
Godinger Silver Art Dublin Triangular Crystal Decanter
This piece of art holds 650mL of your favorite whiskey with ease. This fine crystal has been hand crafted by Bohemian Crystal Glass blowers and cutters and boasts beautiful etching patterns. It is sure to be an excellent statement piece to any liquor cabinet.
LSA Boris Decanter
This exquisitely made design is something that any whiskey lover can enjoy. Rooted in modern art, this piece has a heavy base and a fine rim, allowing for a perfect pour every time it is in use.
Glenturret Single Malt 10yo 20cl Barrel Decanter
Though this decanter comes with whiskey sold in it, it is perfectly fine to use after the first spirit has been finished. If you are interested in the old world, traditional style of whiskey brewing, this is absolutely the decanter for you. It is an excellent, novel, statement piece.
Kathrene Wide Spirit Decanter
Handmade by Bohemia Crystal, this decanter is perfect for storing whiskey. With its classic pyramid shape, it is a traditional piece perfect for any collector. This decanter holds 700mL of whiskey and comes packaged in a blue Bohemia Crystal box.
Whiskey Decanter Bohemian Crystal
The crème de la crème of all decanters goes to none other than this decanter made by Bohemia Crystal. This decanter is made from lead crystal and boasts an ornate design and cut that is so breathtaking and original that it will leave your guests speechless.