Best Decanter Designs

With so many decanters being made these days, there is a design to fit any need. From traditional to modern decanters, decorating the home bar or entertainment area has never been easier. Unique designs are popping up all over the place whether you need a decanter shaped like an oversized perfume bottle, a globe, a barrel or even bull. We have compiled a listed of the best decanter designs taking into account creativity, functionality, practicality and appearance.

Why Use a Decanter?

Depending on the type of alcohol, decanters can be used either as a vessel to store or serve our beloved alcoholic beverages. For wine, decanters are used to serve, not store wine inside. Using a decanter for wine actually allows the wine to oxygenate and become more open or expressive. A decanter can be used to both store and serve spirits, but there are no benefits the liquor will receive from being decanted. The aesthetics of serving spirits from a decanter are appealing and help set the mood in any room. They can also be used to decorate studies, home bars or living rooms. Depending on if you plan to simply serve or rather store spirits in a decanter, there are different factors you will have to consider.

Preserving Spirits

Preserving the liquid inside the decanter is the most important thing when using a decanter. Thus, when looking for a decanter, pay attention to the craftsmanship of both the decanter and the stopper. When just serving spirits from a decanter, these factors are less important, but when storing spirits inside, these factors become of the utmost importance. First, some of the liquor can evaporate if the stopper does not have an airtight seal. Secondly, be sure that the decanter is lead-free and not made of crystal when storing spirits inside. While crystal decanters may be beautiful, their sparkle causes lead to leak into the liquid.


We have taken into account numerous factors to come up with a list of the best decanter designs. No matter what type of decanter you are looking for, start here with our comprehensive list. Take a look at our list below and click on any of the decanters to visit the full review page.

Our Top Rated Decanter Designs (See Full List)

  1. Constellation1797 Liquor Decanter – BD Score 56
  2. Tomoka Gold Bourbon Barrel Decanter – BD Score 56
  3. Prestige Decanters Etched Globe Decanter – BD Score 56
  4. Bull Shaped Decanter – BD Score 55
  5. Glass Diamond Shaped Decanter – BD Score 54
  6. Ravenscroft Crystal Tradewinds Decanter – BD Score 51
  7. Circleware CG Society Decanter – BD Score 49
  8. Ravenscroft Crystal Bishop Decanter Set – BD Score 49
  9. Godinger Silver Art Spirits 8 PC Set – BD Score 48
  10. Twist Whiskey Decanter “Lismore” – BD Score 48
  11. Paksh Novelty Capital Decanter – BD Score 47
  12. Fitz and Floyd Gold Luster Decanter – BD Score 47
  13. Circleware Odyssey Decanter – BD Score 45
The Best Decanter Designs (See Full List)


Buying Guide Important Things to Consider:

  1. Stopper Quality – Is it airtight?
  2. Is the decanter crystal or glass? Crystal decanters have lead in them, if you plan to keep liquor in your decanter for an extended period of time this can be dangerous.
  3. Size of Decanter, large enough to hold a 750ml bottle with room to spare