Ahead of Father’s Day, we received for review a decanter set from Door58, a new brand of whiskey decanter “inspired by the speakeasies of 58th Street in Manhattan… reflecting authentic designs with a hip aesthetic appeal reminiscent of 1920s Art Deco.”
The large wooden, presentation box with snap closures is some of the nicer packaging I’ve encountered on any barware. An included booklet titled “A Conversation on Whiskey” helps the uninitiated to better understand the liquid inside their new decanter, and if you’re in need of large ice cubes for your new and improved whiskey-drinking experience, there’s a small, silicone ice mold thrown in, as well. Brandy, cognac, and the like are welcome here, too, but the marketing clearly has a whiskey focus.
The decanter itself is classic vintage style, with beveled ribbing and the requisite ornate topper. It’s a good size and weight, even filled, and easy to hold with one hand for showing off to your friends. The four included rocks glasses, in matching aesthetic, are big and heavy, so you at least feel as impressive as you think you look drinking out of this thing. Like most decanters out there, the fluted lip can make pouring a challenge, but the glasses are big enough to collect any errant liquid.
For a reasonable price and impressive presentation, Door58’s decanter set is a solid contender in the crowded barware gift space. For a last-minute Dad’s Day gift, or if a bottle on your shelf just needs a new suit, click away, Drinkhackers.