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Top Snifters for Your Home Bar

Snifters are a type of glass made for aged spirits like brandy and whiskey. They have a bowl-like appearance with a short stem, a large bottom, and a narrow mouth. Originally, snifters were created with the intention of allowing the user to more thoroughly enjoy spirits served neat, but over time, snifters have grown in popularity to be used for a variety of beverages, cocktails, wines, and even non-alcoholic drinks. Though growing in popularity, snifters are still an easy and elegant way to upgrade your collection of glassware. Have a look at our favorites below as you add to your home bar, kitchen, study, or poolside barbeque. Whatever your needs, we think you’ll appreciate our top picks.

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Best on a Budget

Luigi Bormioli 10195/02 Michelangelo Masterpiece 13-1/4-ounce Napoleon Brandy Glasses

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Perfect for Sampling

Smaller snifters make taste-testing a variety of spirits easy, without overindulging. Use this 4-pack for a flight of fun or for smaller portions around the firepit.

What We Liked

If you consider yourself a whiskey or brandy connoisseur, then you likely enjoy a good tasting every now and then (and you maybe even host one on occasion). If that’s the case, you don’t want to fill your glassware cabinet with oversized snifters. Instead, you can go with snifters on the smaller size, like these that only hold 13.25 ounces, to make taste-testing smaller quantities of a spirit easier. They are dishwasher safe, as an added bonus. Get them here. 

Most Elegant

Riedel Vinum Brandy Glass, Set of 2

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Quality Abounds

If you’d rather have more brandy or whiskey than less, go with a glass that can quench your thirst. This set of two snifters is ideal if you’re after elegance and abundance of your chosen libation.

What We Liked

If you want to go big or go home when it comes to indulging in your favorite spirits, then choose a glass large enough for your appetite. This set of two brandy glasses features bulbous, balloon-style glasses that can hold nearly 30 ounces of spirit. What’s more, the quality and luxurious design is noticeable immediately. Buy them now. 

Most Versatile

Luxbe – Brandy & Cognac Crystal Glasses

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Any Drink, Any Time

Don’t limit your snifter usage to brown aged spirits only. This set of four is great for cocktails, smoothies, sundaes, juices, and more!

What We Liked

While snifters are traditionally favored for whiskey and brandy, as snifters become more popular, their use becomes more varied. However, some snifters are a bit too large or wide at the bottom to appropriately hold cocktails, soda, or other beverages. That’s not the case with this set. The longer-than-average stems ensure your drinks never overheat due to close proximity to your hand. Buy them here. 

Best Long-Stemmed

Circleware Chantal Cognac Wine Snifter Whiskey Glasses

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Keep Your Favorite Drinks Cooler

Prefer your spirits on ice? Then go with a glass that keeps your icy delight from melting.

What We Liked

When it comes to snifters, if you purchase a glass designed with a short stem, your drink won’t stay as cold over time. The heat from your hand will melt ice and distract from bright, fresh flavor. These glasses have longer stems, ensuring your bourbon or brandy on the rocks is prepped for a long night of sipping, versus melting into a watered-down mess. Get them now.