Any man knows that having normal drinks can’t be complete without a decanter full of whiskey. But when choosing the right decanter, check out these factors written from The Manual.
Size – A standard bottle of whiskey is 750mL, which equates to about 25 ounces. If you plan on putting an entire bottle in the decanter, you’ll obvious need something larger than that. If you don’t plan on putting a whole bottle in, you can move right along to the next point.
Airtight Seal – While whiskey oxidizes slower than wine, it still oxidizes. You’ll want a decanter with a good, sturdy, airtight seal. When you transfer the whiskey from the bottle to the decanter, you’re already taking it out of its optimal environment (the original bottle), so you don’t want to exacerbate anything by providing a constant flow of oxygen due to a faulty seal.
Lead-Free Crystal – Most decanters these days are already lead-free, but it’s good to check anyway. If the crystal contains lead, and the whiskey sits in it long enough, you could chance the lead leeching into the whiskey and doing terrible things to your insides.
Price – Finally, how fancy do you want to look? How much do you want to show off? Will you use the decanter in a group setting such as a party, or is it going to be only for you at the end of a long day of work? Depending on what you want the decanter for might effect the price you’re willing to pay.