Best Decanters for Whiskey

Whether you are a fan of bourbon or scotch, this quick guide to the best decanters for whiskey will help you find the decanter right for you. When choosing a whiskey decanter, there are some things to keep in mind:

  • Size: Standard whiskey bottle is 750ml. Hence, if you are going to put an entire bottle of whiskey into a decanter make sure that you have something large enough to hold in that volume of alcohol. Typically we would recommend a decanter of 1000ml.
  • Airtight seal: You don’t want to lose any of the alcohol to evaporation so choose a decanter with an airtight seal to ensure the angels can’t grab more than their fair share.
  • Lead-free glass: The majority of decanters these days are lead-free. Although it is always best to check before buying a decanter especially a crystal decanter. Some crystal decanters contain lead, if you leave whiskey in the decanter for an extended period of time some lead can get into the whiskey and you don’t want that.
  • Price: How extravagant do you want your decanter to be? How would you want to show off? Is the decanter you are buying for entertaining or is it for personal use? What you want in a decanter will affect the price that you are willing to shell out to make a purchase.

Here is a run-down of some of the best lead-free whiskey decanters available in the market today and their ratings.

Our Best Rated Whiskey 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 Spirits 8 PC Set – BD Score 48
  11. Ravenscroft Thomas Jefferson Decanter – BD Score 48
  12. Twist Whiskey Decanter “Lismore” – BD Score 48
  13. Ravenscroft Crystal St Jaques Decanter – BD Score 48
  14. Fitz and Floyd Gold Luster Decanter – BD Score 47
  15. Kemstood Globe Decanter – BD Score 47


Putting your whiskey in a decanter is merely to add more style and aesthetics to your home bar. So choose a unique, eye-catching lead-free decanter that can provide a uniqueness and class to your tabletop and home bar.