by Jo Rittey


Australian designers Denver Cramer and Liely Faulkner have come up with what they consider the perfect whisky glass. Looking to fine tune the experience of savouring a good whisky, Denver & Liely have devoted hundreds of hours to refining, prototyping and ‘testing’ and have created the D&L Whisky Glass.


So what makes the D&L Whisky Glass so unique?


For a majority of whisky drinkers the humble tumbler is considered to be the popular vessel of choice, while the ‘whisky snifter’ has been relegated to the world of true whisky tasters. Denver & Liely’s unique design brings these two worlds together.


The hand-blown shape of the D&L Whisky Glass captures the sensory pleasure of taste and smell associated with a traditional whisky snifter and combines this with the versatile form and style of a classic tumbler.


This glass is intended to help fellow explorers rediscover their whisky collection and conquer new flavours.”


The glass’s wide base maximises the surface area of a standard measure, funnelling the aromas through the tapered body to the optimally sized opening. This reveals the whisky’s full character.


“This glass is intended to help fellow explorers rediscover their whisky collection and conquer new flavours,” say Denver & Liely. “We’ve put our hearts and souls into the D&L Whisky Glass and we feel it embodies everything Denver & Liely stands for; Simple. Good. Design. And no compromise.”


Denver lives in the Northside and he and Liely were highly influenced by this side of town when they were developing the glass. Many of their discussions and testing were carried out in conjunction and consultation with The Everleigh, Mr Wilkinson, The Beaufort and Whisky and Alement.


Denver enjoys a good whisky and has been drinking it for years with friends. He and Liely had worked on design projects together and shared the odd glass or two of the golden nectar. When Denver drew a sketch of a combination snifter and tumbler on holiday one day, he showed Liely. Liely wasn’t convinced. This didn’t stop Denver. He had a prototype made that worked better than even he had imagined. Liely was convinced and they went into business together.


Clearly Denver and Liely had struck on something. Their first batch went on sale last December and sold out immediately. They have since put out a second batch and the third will have just come out as this goes to print. For more information, visit



Jo Rittey is a freelance writer who wants to live in a world where apostrophes are used correctly and smiles are genuine. When she’s not roaming the streets of the northside in search of great food, she likes getting lost in beautiful films and having wildly enthusiastic discussions with her friends.

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