Choosing the Right Customized Glasses for Spirits


We believe high-end spirits taste better with the right branded glass.

There are many different printed glass options to compliment all the different cocktails, wine and spirits at today’s bars. As distillers, it’s essential that we help customers, bartenders, and tasting room visitors understand which custom glassware style pairs best with each drink based on function and visual presentation. 

Central Standard Distillery spirits glass
Glencairn glass

Glencairn Whiskey Glass
The unique style of this glass, with inward curved glass and tapered mouth allows the aroma of the whisky to enhance the experience of fine whisky.

Hi-ball glass

Hi-Ball Glasses
Our hi-ball glasses are printed glass tumblers used to serve mixed drinks. Their tall and narrow shape helps preserve the bubbles in cocktails prepared with soda or tonic. Usually they are taller cocktails and mixed with non-alcoholic mixers and poured over ice.

Margarita glass

Margarita Glasses
Whether frozen or on the rocks, margaritas should be served in the appropriate customized glasses. The rim is larger than normal for optimal salt (or sugar) to drink ratio.

Martini glass

Martini Glasses
Shaken or stirred, martinis are chilled and served without ice which is why most Martini glasses have a stem. Holding onto the stem helps maintain the temperature of the chilled drink. The classic “V” shape not only helps prevent the ingredients from separating, it also helps with the delivery of that amazing aroma.

Mason jar glass

Mason Jar
A worthy alternative to the standard glasses, the classic wide mouth glass jar can be used for all kinds of drinks. Don't forget about mason jar wine glasses too!

Old fashioned glass

Old Fashioned Glass
Old Fashioned glasses are short branded glass tumblers great for serving a variety of cocktails including the famous Old Fashioned. The base makes it sturdy and difficult to tip, making the old fashioned rocks glass perfect for any occasion. 

Rocks glass

Rocks Glass
Whether you’re looking for customizable rocks glasses or a double rocks glass, we have styles designed for elegance and stability. A personalized rocks glass is used most frequently for spirits which are poured over ice, known as “on the rocks.”

Shooter/Shot glass

With different styles available, some of our most popular 2 oz shot glasses are typically used for straight shots of alcohol. Don’t forget about smaller 1.5 oz shot glasses too! Whereas, shooter glasses are used for small cocktails, alcohol mixed with non-alcoholic ingredients.

Add a touch of class to your tasting room experience or gift shop with custom printed glasses including hi-balls, mason jars, and more. Many of our favorite customized glassware for spirits are now available even faster - shop our selection now!


Behind the Glencairn Whisky Glass

Glencairn glass

Whiskey (or whisky as it’s spelt in Scotland) is the spirit of the Celtic country. It exemplifies style and character, it’s an old friend who doesn’t ask silly questions, and it’s a cure for what ails you. From the barrel to the bottle, it embodies Scottish individuality, enthusiasm and creativity. And thanks to Raymond Davidson of Glencairn Crystal, whisky now has its very own style of customized glasses.

Boelter is excited to be the official printed glass decorator of the Glencairn whiskey glass.

Pure dead brilliant, the Glencairn whiskey glass has earned its place in the world of Great Scots. Since its launch in 2001, it has won numerous awards, including the Queen’s Award for International Trade and Innovation. Its development involved pulling together the master blenders from the five largest whisky companies and asking them to perfect Davidson’s initial design. The result: the ultimate branded glass vessel for bringing the world the perfect whisky drinking experience.

Today, the Glencairn whiskey glass can be found at every distillery in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, as well as the majority of United States distilleries.

View our Glencairn brochure for more details.

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