From the traditional to highball and Collins glasses, I have them all! I think there’s something about me and glasses which I simply can’t seem to wrap my head around. I have large collections of almost every glass design and don’t seem to get satisfied.
I am a party animal and really love mixing my drinks in large glasses like highball and Collins types. Unlike the traditional design, Collins glasses offer ultimate convenience since they come in a large capacity which offers adequate space for the preparation of safe cocktails to provide adequate hydration throughout the day or night.
I might not be an expert, but my long acquaintance with different glass types has given me enough knowledge to easily identify and distinguish the real glasses from the inferior ones. In this review, I will give a list of the top 7 best Collins glasses which have the capacity to offer adequate performance and great results. I will also provide some benefits of these glasses over the traditional and highball counterparts.
Table of Contents
- List of Top 7 Best Collins Glasses in 2018
- #7 Marquis by Waterford Markham Hiball Collins Glasses
- #6 Buswell Collins Glass – 12oz (360ml) / 6 Pack
- #5 JoyJolt Stella Lead Free Crystal Highball Glass 14.2-Ounce Collins Glasses
- #4 Stolzle New York Bar Collins Glasses, Set of 6
- #3 Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Collins/Long Drink Cocktail Glass
- #2 Libbey 15.5 Ounce Heavy Base Cooler Glass in Clear, 4-Piece Set
- #1 Libbey 16-Ounce Midtown Cooler Glass, Clear, 4-Piece
- Benefits of Collins Glasses
List of Top 7 Best Collins Glasses in 2018
#7 Marquis by Waterford Markham Hiball Collins Glasses
I love this set of top level Collins glasses. I personally own like four different types and sizes of these Marquis Collins glasses. I must admit, they all look great and haven’t shown any signs of being brittle or fragile. I recall an incidence where a few have fallen off the lower section of my glass counter and still remained perfect without even a single crack.
I personally hand wash these glasses (with care, of course!). I have on several occasions dinged or dropped one or two of these glasses a few inches onto the ground and they have all along remained perfect although one broke a few weeks ago ( I bet it had taken enough this time).
I am extremely pleased with these glasses. Imagine falling off the table and; oops! Not even a ding, a crack or a chip! That’s super amazing.
#6 Buswell Collins Glass – 12oz (360ml) / 6 Pack
By: Cocktail Kingdom®
Getting the right quality and size when it comes to Collins glasses is always an uphill task. More often than not, we either have to compromise on quality for the sake of the size or the vice versa. Fortunately, with this set of six Collins glasses, you will never have to compromise on anything.
I mainly use these Collins glasses for drinking wine and on a few occasions also have to use them with juice. I only have a few grievances with the design but that doesn’t really turn into a deal breaker. I am a stickler for design and usually check everything closely before coming to a conclusion. Generally, I use dishwasher when cleaning these glasses and haven’t had any issue with cracking or breaking.
#5 JoyJolt Stella Lead Free Crystal Highball Glass 14.2-Ounce Collins Glasses
My first product from JoyJolt was a glass coffee mug. Later on, I decided to look for their Collins glasses and see whether they still boasted the same quality as their glass coffee mug. I particularly loved this set of four Collins glasses for various reasons. Although I was buying it for my mum’s birthday gift, I loved their entire design.
My mum doesn’t like complicated things so I was looking for a simple glass boasting a sturdy and heavy duty construction. This set not only offered what I was looking for but even added more value for my money. I ordered it a few days to my mum’s birthdays and after two days I had the set. The elegant and fine finish gives every drink a refined elegance of a crystal barware. I have been using these glasses whenever I visit my mum’s house and really love their comfortable grip.
#4 Stolzle New York Bar Collins Glasses, Set of 6
Stolzle Collins glasses are durable and smart. They come in a set of six glasses, all of which boasts a heavy base and an extremely durable construction. I bought this set of Collins glasses after a previous set accidentally fell from the top section of my home bar counter. They all shattered into tiny pieces and I had to order for this set of Stolzle Collins glasses.
I have used these glasses in a dishwasher severally and they haven’t had even the slightest chip or crack. They are good for everyday use and offer a 15 oz capacity for ultimate drinking experience. Given their versatile and unique construction, I use them for drinking cocktails and juice at times.
#3 Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Collins/Long Drink Cocktail Glass
By: Schott Zwiesel
I had to do through checking before buying this set of Schott Zwiesel Collins glasses for my friend’s graduation party. The thing is; we had all been assigned different roles and I was tasked with the responsibility of making arrangements for all the drinks. I ordered like five sets of Schott Zwiesel Collins glasses.
With each set having six glasses, that was a total of 30 glasses. That was enough since we also had other brands which could be added if the need arose. Although the set didn’t go down with some of the reviewer I read their sad stories before purchasing, I personally didn’t have any of those warped glass problems.
It’s been several weeks down the line and these glasses have remained strong al through. They boast a sturdy construction and a heavy duty bottom. The ergonomic design gives a comfortable grip and they really spiced up the event.
#2 Libbey 15.5 Ounce Heavy Base Cooler Glass in Clear, 4-Piece Set
I have several glass coffee tumblers and highball glasses from Libbey. In fact, this is my favorite brand. Just a few months ago, I decided to open up a small bar in a local town near my home. I wanted to get classy Collins glasses which would be used to serve cocktails and every other drink comfortably.
The town is near one of the largest universities in the region and most my target customers are the students. Having been on campus a few years ago, I knew the mindset of university students. They all want to go to classy places and use ultra-quality products.
I bought like ten sets of these Libbey glasses and everything has been going on smoothly. The lady working at the joint has been hand washing the glasses and has ion several occasions dropped some while washing but none of them has a crack or a chip.\
#1 Libbey 16-Ounce Midtown Cooler Glass, Clear, 4-Piece
Recently, the demand for Collins glasses has increased in my bar and I had to get another supply. I didn’t want to change the brand for purposes of uniformity so I ordered these Libbey 16-oz glasses. They arrived a few days ago and they have been proving better than any other glasses I have used before.
The glasses are pleasant to look at and really make the counter colorful. They all arrived in a perfect condition and the bottom section featured a thick material which not only offered adequate stability but also offered added durability. The 16 oz capacity is perfect for heavy cocktails and other beverages while its ergonomic design offers ultimate convenience and a firm grip.
Benefits of Collins Glasses
- They are large: Unlike the traditional or highball glasses, Collins glasses are large in size. This means that you have nothing to worry about in terms of the number of beverages you can drink with this glass. From wines to cocktails and juices, Collins
- They offer convenience: Collins glasses also offer convenience. The size ensures that you don’t have drinks spilling all over the place when partying. Also, the size gives room for you to mix as many things as possible which mean that you can create the perfect cocktail effortlessly.
- Durability is assured: With Collins glasses, durability is guaranteed. They not only ensure that you drink conveniently but also ensure that you don’t have to frequent the market looking for replacements.
Collins glasses are unlike any other type of glasses. Taller than the traditional old-fashioned glasses as well as the highball ones, these glasses offer adequate convenience and ensure that you have a wonderful wine and cocktail drinking experience.