The 16 best gifts for whiskey lovers
Is there a person in your life who loves whiskey? The whiskey world is vast and overwhelming especially with all the various types from standard whiskey to rye to bourbon. If you aren’t already an aficionado yourself, this can make buying for the whiskey lover in your life quite the challenge. So, if you need some new ideas or a blueprint for what to buy, check out these gifts ideas that every whiskey lover would like. Whether they’re a cocktail person or like to drink it straight, these are the 16 best whiskey gifts to get them this holiday season.
If you’re a cocktail person:
Add instant flavor to easy and unexpected cocktails with this whiskey sour cocktail mix. It combines wildflower honey that’s been smoked over bourbon barrel staves for 48 hours along with bitter orange peel and lemon. Whiskey lovers will love the sweet-tart smoky effect that’s sure to enhance every cocktail.
Are you looking to become a craft cocktail expert? Add some flair to your home bar with this infusions kit that infuses your favorite whiskey with notes of ginger, spiced vanilla or a charred whiskey barrel.
You might not think to add hot sauce to a whiskey cocktail (we aren’t judging!) but then again, Pappy’s has legendary bourbon. And every whiskey lover needs their infamous barrel-aged pepper sauce.
This isn’t your ordinary cocktail recipe book. The Dead Rabbit is a world-renowned bar in downtown Manhattan full of nefarious tales of Irish gangsters and whiskey. The recipes are no less legendary and the book is full of astounding concoctions and even more unbelievable tales.
If you’re going to be a home bar master, you need to have the right garnishing tools. And cocktail cherries are a must for whiskey cocktails that you make at home, like a good Manhattan. These cherries are soaked in whiskey, which gives them a head start.
Bypass measurements and drop one of these cocktail sugar cubes into a glass for an instant Manhattan or Old Fashioned. The flavor is dynamite and the convenience is even better.
If you like it straight/neat:
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.
Give your breakfast a major flavor upgrade with this unique gift for whiskey lovers. This grade-A Vermont maple syrup has been aged more than six months in barrels that were formerly used to age bourbon.
Is the whiskey lover in your life obsessed with bourbon? Then this book is a must have that delves into the story behind America’s beloved booze as well as where the industry is headed.
According to some whiskey experts, the tried and true way to drink it is by adding a few drops of water to unlock the most flavor. This glass whiskey water dropper ensures you release just the right amount.
Don’t let the cool, modern look of these glasses fool you: the design is that way for a reason. They are carefully crafted to aerate whiskey in just the right way. Which makes this the perfect gift for whiskey drinkers.
Perfect for sitting around the campfire and taking on the trail, this versatile flask and tumbler set will hold a fifth of your favorite whiskey. When you’re done the tumblers detach for slow sipping.
If you like to add ice:
Add the luxe factor to your whiskey neat with this extra cool (see what we did there?) ice cube set. The extra large cubes will cool your whiskey without watering down the overall flavor.
The whiskey lover in your life will love this gorgeous, leather-bound guidebook that showcases over 700 of the world’s most interesting whiskey makers, from Scotland to Japan to Australia.
Add a splash of color to your home bar with this whiskey old fashioned art print. It adds a unique level of sophistication to your favorite whiskey fan’s home bar.
A candle with the delectable scents of bourbon and orange citrus? Yes, please! The best part is that when it’s burned through, the whiskey lover in your life will be left with a unique rocks glass.