We are trying our hand, well, our face, in front of a camera. Our marketing team thought it might be a good idea to demystify antiques. So we decided to produce a small series called LSS Basics, where we will talk, very briefly, about various types of products that you may find on our site.

Please, bear with us while we become superstars and learn how to delivery scripts seamlessly in front of the camera and the interrogation lights. Meanwhile, enjoy our first take!

 



 

Products used

Cut glass 19th century English Victorian whisky decanter

Cut glass 19th century whisky decanter

Video Transcript

Hi, I am Jacob, and this is our Lavish Shoestring Basics series.

What is a whisky decanter?

Decanter is really a vessel to serve your spirits, wines and even water.

Decanters come in many different shapes and forms, and the shape is usually determined by the fashion and style of the period when the decanter was made. But also by functionality. So for example, a whisky decanter like this, would be very different from, say, a table wine decanter. A table wine decanter needs to be very large to hold wine for the party, but also light enough to handle, so you can easily pour drinks to your guests around the table.

Whisky decanter does not have to be large, because we do not drink a lot of whisky in one go. So it’s really a conversation piece when you serve a bit of whisky to your friends and to your guests, usually away from the table, in your library, in your study or in the sitting room. So this decanter, for example, would sparkle really nicely with liquid in it.

So this is a cut glass, square whisky decanter. And by the way, by whisky, I also mean any other spirits, for example American bourbon. This decanter is really heavy, with this massive cut glass stopper. But it is not very large and probably holds about half a bottle of liquid. But it does have a very masculine feel to it. And if you think of the spirit drinks like bourbon, like whisky and other spirits, we really think of them as masculine drinks, hence the use of such a decanter.

This one was made in the late 19th century, so it’s an English Victorian decanter. And if you think of 20th century whisky decanters, more contemporary and even modern decanters, they are all really massive square, very heavy, made of lead glass, which is crystal glass, and they all take after this shape.

Now, consider this little tip. You can actually serve any of your favourite drinks in this decanter. It does not have to be whisky. You can serve port, sherry, marsala wine, madeira wines; spirits, gin and even vodka. As long as you like the style of the decanter and it goes well with you home decoration, with your kitchen setting, with your table setting, and with the occasion, then use it. It does not have to be whisky. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and re-purpose these items.

So, now you have learned what a whisky decanter is. Enjoy your favourite drink responsibly; and we will see you in our next episode of Lavish Shoestring Basics. Bye!

We are trying our hand, well, our face, in front of a camera. Our marketing team thought it might be a good idea to demystify antiques. So we decided to produce a small series called LSS Basics, where we will talk, very briefly, about various types of products that you may find on our site.

Please, bear with us while we become superstars and learn how to delivery scripts seamlessly in front of the camera and the interrogation lights. Meanwhile, enjoy our first take!

 



 

Products used

Cut glass 19th century English Victorian whisky decanter

Cut glass 19th century whisky decanter

Video Transcript

Hi, I am Jacob, and this is our Lavish Shoestring Basics series.

What is a whisky decanter?

Decanter is really a vessel to serve your spirits, wines and even water.

Decanters come in many different shapes and forms, and the shape is usually determined by the fashion and style of the period when the decanter was made. But also by functionality. So for example, a whisky decanter like this, would be very different from, say, a table wine decanter. A table wine decanter needs to be very large to hold wine for the party, but also light enough to handle, so you can easily pour drinks to your guests around the table.

Whisky decanter does not have to be large, because we do not drink a lot of whisky in one go. So it’s really a conversation piece when you serve a bit of whisky to your friends and to your guests, usually away from the table, in your library, in your study or in the sitting room. So this decanter, for example, would sparkle really nicely with liquid in it.

So this is a cut glass, square whisky decanter. And by the way, by whisky, I also mean any other spirits, for example American bourbon. This decanter is really heavy, with this massive cut glass stopper. But it is not very large and probably holds about half a bottle of liquid. But it does have a very masculine feel to it. And if you think of the spirit drinks like bourbon, like whisky and other spirits, we really think of them as masculine drinks, hence the use of such a decanter.

This one was made in the late 19th century, so it’s an English Victorian decanter. And if you think of 20th century whisky decanters, more contemporary and even modern decanters, they are all really massive square, very heavy, made of lead glass, which is crystal glass, and they all take after this shape.

Now, consider this little tip. You can actually serve any of your favourite drinks in this decanter. It does not have to be whisky. You can serve port, sherry, marsala wine, madeira wines; spirits, gin and even vodka. As long as you like the style of the decanter and it goes well with you home decoration, with your kitchen setting, with your table setting, and with the occasion, then use it. It does not have to be whisky. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and re-purpose these items.

So, now you have learned what a whisky decanter is. Enjoy your favourite drink responsibly; and we will see you in our next episode of Lavish Shoestring Basics. Bye!