Most whisky drinkers who appreciate a nice single malt will tend to take their tipple from a special whisky glass. Cut crystal whisky tumblers are a very popular choice.
However, there are other, equally classy options. "Nosing glasses" look great and are specially designed to channel the aroma of the whisky in the glass to the taster's nose, thanks to the distinctive tulip shape of the glass.
Some nosing glasses come with a "watch glass". This is just a flat glass disc which is used to cover the top of the nosing glass (after a couple of swirls). Leave this in place for 5 minutes or so and the aroma will build up to let the taster fully appreciate all of the subtle nuances in the whisky's bouquet.
Nosing glasses are sometimes referred to as "dock glasses". This is because this type of glass was often used by 17th century wine and spirit merchants at the docks prior to agreeing a price for their purchases.
Whatever you wish to call it, a set of nosing glasses will be an unusual, but very welcome, gift for a whisky aficionado.