We’ve all seen them. The glass bottles filled with that delicious amber liqour, sitting next to a couple of tumblers on your family member’s bar cart. They’re a ubiquitous prop for any scene including a business man’s monologue, and, in turn, exude a sense of heir. Likewise, they’re present in just about any home staging and magainze photoshoot. But for an item that has developed such strong tie to high living and importance, I ask a simple question: What does a whiskey decanter do?
Any whino will tell you that when it comes to wine decanters, they enhance the drinking in two primary ways:
- The process of decanting allows for the natural filtering of any sediment that would have settled to the bottom of the wine bottle, keeping your glass clear of little floaties
- The wide, bowl shape at the bottom of a wine decanter allows for the wine to “breathe”