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L’Art de la Degustation

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Ballantine’s 12 Year Old Whisky

'The Sinking of the Eira' by B. Leigh Smith, 1882

L’Art de la Degustation (The Art of Tasting) reinvents the ritual of drinking whisky with a design inspired by the concept of equilibrium and the traditional process of distilling whisky using an alembic.

The glass is designed to create a more engaging experience while drinking whisky. The hole inside the glass encourages the user to circulate and observe the whisky while creating a surprising element of risk and play. The hole also allows more air to come through into the glass, thus producing a softer aroma. The whisky always rests in a per