Tired of gifting your whiskey-loving friend or family member the same bottle of whiskey every year? We’ve scoured the internet to bring you fresh new ideas that are sure to delight and thrill the whiskey aficionado in your life.
Whether you want to help them refine their palette, elevate their home bar, or add some whiskey-inspired vibes to their home decor, our 2022 Whiskey Lover’s Gift Guide has something for everyone.
For the Hands-On Whiskey Lover:
Whiskey Smoker Kit with Torch, $70
Designed for the whiskey enthusiast with a touch of pyromania, this kit invites users to infuse their cocktails with smoky flavor using a butane torch. Your gift recipient will create new flavor profiles as they ignite apple, cherry, and pecan wood chips packed inside a “smoker chimney” atop a cocktail glass. Lots of fun (not for the whole family!)
Up their game with a kit that trains bourbon drinkers to identify the subtle flavors in their favorite spirits. Real ingredients represent 18 of the most common elements in a bourbon tasting wheel, and the sturdy travel case makes it easy to bring the kit to their next tasting event.
A stellar choice for the whiskey enthusiast who likes to cook, this 2022 release includes 75 creative recipes from top chefs and iconic distilleries. Become a pro on how to pair and cook with bourbon, rye, scotch and single malts.
Help discerning whiskey drinkers sidestep the unfortunate canned whiskey cocktail trend by gifting them an insulated tumbler to keep freshly-made drinks chilled all night.
Oh, You Fancy Huh?
Nearly 2,000 reviewers give this customizable whiskey decanter set top marks. With a vintage wooden box and engraved glassware, this gift will bring a touch of class and elegance to any whiskey lover’s home bar.
Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge Glass, $25
A new take on the whiskey ice mold, this two-part set contains an angled silicone ice form and an Old-Fashioned glass. Pour water into the mold, pop the glass into the freezer, and savor a sophisticated, perfectly chilled nightcap this holiday season.
Life Imitates Art: For the Creative Whiskey Lover:
Watercolor Desktop Calendar with Whiskey Cocktail Recipes, $14
Each month on this gorgeous mini calendar features an original watercolor painting of a whiskey bottle on one side, and a seasonal cocktail recipe on the back. Also handy to keep on a bar cart.
Whiskey Anatomy Coaster Set, $45
These 4-inch round sandstone coasters include lifelike illustrations of four beloved whiskey cocktails. Bonus points for instructions on how to whip them up and interesting origin story details.
This clever print is the perfect gift for the whiskey purist in your life. Comes in 5x6” and 8x10;” frame not included.
RackHouse Whiskey Club Membership, Starting at $89
RackHouse scours the U.S. looking for the best distilleries with the most interesting stories to curate a unique subscription box filled with full-sized bottles of hard-to-find small batch whiskey. Choose a Gold or Platinum Membership for your whiskey lover, or the Gift Box, which includes two bottles in a one-off box.
Purchase your own barrel of whiskey from Barrel Global, price varies
Barrel Global offers the opportunity to purchase full barrels of whiskey that have not yet reached maturity at a lower price point, hold the whiskey at a secure warehouse whilst it ages and then either resell or bottle the barrel at a future time.