is a collection of seven trusted decanter experts.  We have analyzed, reviewed and tested hundreds of liquor and wine decanters in an effort to better inform consumers. From this analysis we bring you a collection of the 13 Best Decanter Designs. To come to this conclusion, we each independently review every decanter on this site and use our own personal opinions to critic the products. Our reviewers have a keen eye for quality and rigorously test each decanter to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. We rate decanters based upon their quality but also based upon the design, function, uniqueness, practicality, size and how eye-catching it is.

When trying to find the best decanter designs, you first must decide what makes a great decanter design.

Why Use a Decanter for Bourbon?

Decanting some liquors allow them to “open up” after being exposed to oxygen, this is the case with red wine, decanting it makes the drinking experience more enjoyable. With bourbon, the main reasons to use a decanter is for the look, experience and style it provides.

There’s a reason you drink from choice glassware instead of plastic cups. It’s not just the material. It’s the experience. The feeling it provides.

A nice decanter will not only distinguish your spirits from one another, it will give you a centerpiece to your home bar that is sure to draw comments from guests. A true conversation piece.

When shopping for a new decanter, design and functionality are certainly important factors but they aren’t the only important factors, quality is also important.

Preserving Your Spirits

When choosing your next decanter pay close attention to our notes about the quality of the stopper. If your decanter is not airtight then alcohol will evaporate and escape from your decanter. For this reason, choosing a decanter with a quality airtight stopper seal is very important and is absolutely vital if you plan to store liquor in your decanter.

With that in mind, we have weighed these factors and many more to find the what we consider the best decanter designs. Take a look at our list below and click any of the decanters to go to 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