Take five: Decanters

I was genuinely always under the impression that decanters were used purely for decorative purposes. As a child I would be in awe of crystal decanters with matching tumblers and anticipated the day I would be old enough to savour the whiskey or brandy that was displayed in such a ceremonial fashion.  The fact of the matter is that decanters first serve a practical purpose before it beautifies the drinking experience: it separates the drink from old sediments and bitter particles and aerates it to enhance the flavour.

Here are five of my favourite decanters:







4 thoughts on “Take five: Decanters

  1. oh I love this post! I have been obsessing over getting decanters, the ones you picked are all so pretty!


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