The glass you drink your whiskey out of is vitally important to your overall appreciation of the beverage. A whiskey glass should allow you not just to sip easily, but also should offer your nose a great point of entry for the complex aromas that are so important to the drink.
For most of us drinking whiskey in our home bar, the glass to use is a whiskey tumbler. These are the perfect glasses for enjoying the entirety of the whiskey drinking experience, whether you are enjoying a single malt Scotch whiskey or a bourbon. These glasses can be used for mixed drinks, straight whiskey, or whiskey with a splash of water. In each case, the unique shape of the glass allows the drink to breathe, unleashing the variety of tastes and fragrances therein.
If you find that your tumbler is not offering you the best nose of your whiskey, you might want to consider a tulip-shaped whiskey glass. The bulbous base tapers at the top, focusing the aroma and directing it right to your nose. A stand at the bottom means that your hand holding the glass will not affect the temperature.
If you really want to enjoy that Johnnie Walker Blue Label, a proper glass is a requirement. Nothing less should be accepted.