Need a gift for a man? Even if he doesn't drink whiskey--hell, even if he drinks only Kool-Aid--I think Ashcroft's 5-piece set of Everest glasses and decanter is a jaw-dropper for display. The liquid amber of an 18-year single malt captivates amidst the decanter's ultra-clarity glass nubs and undulations, and I say the effect could be even more dazzling if the tumblers were filled from one stocked with Purplesaurus Rex.
Ashcroft says their whiskey sets are blown clear, free of inclusions and blemishes, and are as durable as they are elegant. They are also 100% lead-free. But the company's most interesting selling point has to be that the glassware is "slim enough to fit a female hand, with enough impressive heft to satisfy him."
Reinforcing its giftability, the Everest Decanter Set comes packed in an embossed box with magnetic closure. Inside, each of the 4, 8-ounce glasses and their accompanying decanter are nestled into a protective foam cushion.