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12 Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

by Jason Lowder May 02, 2023 3 min read

12 Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

Those who love whiskey are a unique breed. 

They appreciate the rich, complex flavors of a well-crafted whiskey and understand the history and culture that goes into producing this fine spirit. 

For these whiskey lovers, there's nothing quite like the feeling of discovering a new whiskey or enjoying an old favorite. Whether they're enjoying a glass on their own or sharing a drink with friends and family, those who love whiskey appreciate the craftsmanship and tradition that goes into every bottle and that’s why we put together this list of the best whiskey gifts.

Our Top Picks for Whiskey Gift Ideas

1. Whiskey Smoker Kit

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A whiskey smoker kit is a great gift for the whiskey drinker who loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when making whiskey cocktails. Our kit includes the smoke topper, wood chips, culinary torch, butane and gift box. Many cocktail smoking kits require butane, but do not include it. Ours does, so it is ready-to-use on arrival.

2. Whiskey Decanter Set

Whiskey Decanter

An elegant whiskey decanter set, often made from cut crystal or glass, is a timeless gift. This set usually includes a decanter with a stopper and matching glasses. Not only does it enhance the overall whiskey drinking experience, but it also serves as a sophisticated display piece in any home bar or office.

3. Whiskey Tasting Subscription

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A subscription to a service like Flaviar allows your whiskey lovers to sample an array of whiskies from around the world. Each month, he'll receive a curated selection of samples, tasting notes, and a guide to enjoy. It's a gift that keeps giving, perfect for the adventurous whiskey lovers who enjoys a journey of flavors.

4. Whiskey Stones

Whiskey stones are designed to chill whiskey without diluting it, as traditional ice cubes would. Made from soapstone or stainless steel, they can be reused indefinitely, making them an environmentally-friendly option. This gift is ideal for the whiskey drinker who appreciates his whiskey neat and at the perfect temperature.

5. Aging Barrel

Mini aging barrels offer a unique DIY project for the whiskey-loving whiskey lovers. He can age his own spirits, cocktails, or vinegars, adding a personal touch to his beverages. The barrels lend a depth of flavor to the contents, making the end result uniquely his own.

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6. Whiskey Books

For the intellectual whiskey lovers who enjoys delving into the history and intricacies of whiskey, a book can be a fantastic gift. "Tasting Whiskey" by Lew Bryson or "The World Atlas of Whisky" by Dave Broom are excellent options, offering comprehensive knowledge about different types of whiskey, tasting notes, distillation processes, and more.

7. Whiskey Scented Candle

A whiskey-scented candle brings the warm, inviting notes of whiskey into the home without a drop of alcohol. It's a novel gift that creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a long day.

8. Personalized Whiskey Labels

Adding a personal touch to his favorite bottle with a custom label can make for a memorable gift. You can incorporate your whiskey lovers's name, a special message, or even a photo. It's a thoughtful way to show your appreciation while adding a fun twist to his whiskey collection.

9. Cocktail Kit

For a whiskey lovers who loves mixing up his own drinks, a whiskey-focused cocktail kit could be the perfect gift. Kits often include a shaker, muddler, and essential ingredients for classic whiskey cocktails like Old Fashioned or Manhattan, along with recipes to guide him.

10. Whiskey Barrel Coffee

This coffee is aged in whiskey barrels for a unique flavor profile that combines the rich, robust notes of coffee with subtle hints of whiskey. It's a great morning pick-me-up for a whiskey lovers who loves both coffee and whiskey.

11. Whiskey-themed Artwork

Unique whiskey-themed artwork or prints can enhance the decor of your whiskey lovers's bar area or man cave. These could include vintage whiskey brand ads, whiskey distillery maps, or artistic interpretations of whiskey bottles or barrels. It's a way for him to show off his love for whiskey while adding a personal touch to his space.

12. Whiskey Masterclass

For a truly experiential gift, consider a whiskey tasting or making class. These sessions, often led by experts, allow him to learn more about his favorite spirit, from its history and production to the art of tasting. Not only will he gain a deeper understanding of whiskey, but he'll also create unforgettable memories.

Closing Out Our List of the Best Whiskey Gifts

Remember, the best gift is one that shows you understand and appreciate your whiskey lovers's interests. With these options, you should be able to find the perfect whiskey-themed gift for your whiskey lovers.

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