Best Decanter for Military Gift

Our panel of experts has rigorously tasted through hundreds of decanters to determine the best decanters to give to friends and family in the military. Design, practicality, and quality are the top factors that were considered when rating these decanters. Whether giving a gift to a member of the Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force our list will help you find the perfect decanter to show your appreciation.


Why Give a Decanter as a Military Gift?

Congratulate or thank a friend or loved-one for their service with an elegant decanter.   Military service is difficult, taxing, and trying work which requires relaxation and celebration whenever days-off come around. A high-end decanter and an artisanal bottle of wine or liquor give a day-off a whole new meaning. Decanters provide a better experience and better atmosphere for weekend recreation.

Decanters are most commonly used with wine and liquor but serve different purposes depending on what is being decanted. Decanting wine allows the wine to breathe and open in order to allow for a more aromatic yet softer wine. While decanting spirits is primarily aesthetic, a beautifully designed decanter helps contribute to the ambiance of a room. A nice decanter can give a room that extra touch needed to set the mood.


Preserving Spirits

Spirits have a high enough alcohol content to last a lifetime after opened. It is important to store spirits in a dark, cool place and most importantly with an airtight seal. Typically spirits are served out of decanters rather than stored in decanters to preserve the spirit properly. When storing spirits in a decanter for a longer period of time, an airtight seal is essential. Pay attention to our notes about the quality of the stopper in order to avoid gifting a decanter that won’t properly preserve spirits.


With these factors in mind, we have analyzed and rated hundreds of decanters so that you can confidently give a great gift to any military service member. Here you will find a list of the best decanters to give as Military Gifts. Check out at our list below and click on any of the decanters to see the complete review page.

Our Best Rated Bourbon Decanters (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. Ravenscroft Crystal Beveled Blade Decanter – BD Score 49
  8. Circleware CG Society Decanter – BD Score 49
  9. Ravenscroft Crystal Bishop Decanter Set – BD Score 49
  10. Godinger Silver Art Symphony Decanter – BD Score 48
  11. Ravenscroft Thomas Jefferson Decanter – BD Score 48
  12. Godinger Silver Art Spirits 8 PC Set – BD Score 48
  13. Twist Whiskey Decanter “Lismore” – BD Score 48
  14. Ravenscroft Crystal St Jaques Decanter – BD Score 48
  15. Paksh Novelty Capital Decanter – BD Score 47
  16. Fitz and Floyd Gold Luster Decanter – BD Score 47
  17. Kemstood Globe Decanter – BD Score 47
  18. Nex Globe Decanter – BD Score 47
  19. Flybold Etched Globe Decanter – BD Score 46
  20. Kloud City Decanter – BD Score 46
  21. Palais Glassware Connoisseur Decanter – BD Score 46
  22. Circleware Odyssey Decanter – BD Score 45
  23. Amlong Crystal Round Decanter – BD Score 45
  24. Luigi Bormioli Rossini Decanter – BD Score 44
  25. Lily’s Home Whiskey Decanter – BD Score 44
  26. Ravenscroft Crystal Wellington Decanter – BD Score 44
  27. Madison Avenue Whiskey Decanter – BD Score 43
  28. Ravenscroft Crystal Kensington Set – BD Score 42
  29. Paksh Novelty 7 Piece Set -BD Score 42
  30. Dublin Triangular Decanter – BD Score 42
  31. Cathys Concepts Personalized Decanter – BD Score 42
  32. James Scott Triangular Crystal Decanter – BD Score 41
  33. Bormioli Rocco Selecta Decanter – BD Score 40.8
  34. Handcrafted Decanter – BD Score 40
  35. Lenox Tuscany Classics Decanter – BD Score 40
  36. Bormioli Rocco Dedalo Decanter – BD Score 40
  37. Custom Crystal Decanter – BD Score 40
  38. Amlong Crystal Square Decanter – BD Score 37
The Best Decanter for Bourbon (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 bourbon 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