Whiskey has become a serious hobby for many lovers and aficionados. Chances are you know someone that has developed a real taste for the liquor — and a small armory of whiskey-related paraphernalia. If you’re trying to find the best gift for whiskey lovers, you should consider bottles and whiskey accessories. Seriously, the best whiskey gifts should be a no-brainer for your brown drink-loving buddy.
But what to get?
The products available for whiskey lovers range from perfect whiskey glasses to whiskey soaps, so figuring out which is best for your giftee can be tough. To help with the search, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for whiskey lovers.
Alternatively, you can give your whiskey drinker any of these best-selling bottles. And for bonus points, learn how to properly enjoy a bottle.
1. Regal Trunk & Co Elegant Whiskey Decanter Set
Whiskey is best enjoyed with friends. With the Regal Trunk & Co. decanter set, you and three friends can enjoy your favorite whiskey in style. Everything from the box to the deep etching in the thick glass screams sophistication and class. You and your friends are going to feel like bosses enjoying whiskey out of this decanter set.
2. Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey
One of the best whiskey gifts to get your friend? Well, whiskey. Buffalo Trace has been around since 1787. In that time, they have learned a thing or two about creating incredible whiskey. Buffalo Trace is proof (no pun intended) you don’t need to spend a fortune or look outside of the United States for an amazing whiskey. Sweet and smokey, distilled in charred oak barrels and 90 proof, you don’t have to look any further than this Kentucky-born brand for a top-shelf whiskey experience.
3. Cocktail Shaker Bar Tools Set
If your buddy’s going to be a champion in mixology, they’re are going to need a professional bar shaker set. This 14-piece brushed stainless steel toolset will make them look like a pro behind the bar. From pourers to shakers, strainers and spoons, they’ll have everything they need to make the perfect whiskey cocktail right here in this tool kit.
4. Copper Bottle Pour Spouts
To make great cocktails, you need to get your portions correct. Too much or too little whiskey can make or break a drink. With Copper Bottle Pour Spouts, you can get a great pour, keep your whiskey free of dust, and add a little style as well. These rust-proof spouts are an essential piece to a great cocktail.
5. Kollea Cigar Whiskey Glass
The simplest of pleasures in the entire world? A glass of whiskey and a lit cigar. There’s nothing better. Now, you can have both at once with this handy glass that holds your cigar when you’re not smoking it. He’ll never look cooler.
6. Johnnie Walker Blue Label
This luxury whiskey is the perfect drink for special celebrations and a great Christmas gift for men. And if you’ve never tried a high-end whiskey, you’re missing out. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost & Rare Whiskey is an upper-echelon drink that might seem expensive, but considering similar bottles of this caliber can be upwards of $1,000, the $399 price tag is generous. If you ever decide to splurge on one bottle of whiskey in your lifetime, this Blue Label doesn’t disappoint.
7. Bottle Cutter & Glass Cutter Bundle
After you’ve finished a bottle of whiskey, those unique bottles have a lot of untapped potentials. With this glass cutting system, you can turn that empty whiskey bottle into a great white elephant gift like a custom-made vase or unique hanging-light fixtures. Get your DIY on and don’t let those glass bottles go to waste.
8. That! Inventions Double Wall Highball Chill Glass
Some people like their whiskey or cocktails ice-cold, but nobody likes to hold a frozen glass. The Double Wall Chill Glass is a unique and awesome looking solution. When you put this cup in the freezer, the glass will get ice cold, but the cork remains at a comfortable temperature to hold. You won’t warm up your drink as you hold it, and your fingers won’t get frostbite. It’s a win, win.
9. Stillhouse Spiced Cherry Whiskey
If you’re looking for one of the most unique whiskeys from the barrel, you’ve found it. Stillhouse’s Spiced Cherry Whiskey is definitely going to look out of place on your whiskey lovers bar cart for the “bottle”, which instead looks mainly like a gasoline container. The whiskey itself has a delicious cherry flavor and pours totally clear.
10. Thipoten Leather Coasters
You should be as protective of your countertops as you are selecting the perfect whiskey. With the Thipoten Leather Coasters, you can protect your counters from ugly glass rings, and also do so in style. Even if you’re not enjoying a glass of whiskey, these still look great under your morning cup of joe or water glasses.
11. Whiskey & Woof No. 4 Confidante: Maple Bourbon & Musk Scented Candle
Whiskey & Woof makes some of the best candles for men that we can think of — especially for those that love whiskey. Like, come on, it’s in the name. This candle uses top notes of maple bourbon, cinnamon and amber, middle notes of bourbon, butter, orange and neroli and bottom notes of cedar and tonka to bring you one of the manliest candles money can buy. It will burn for 50-55 hours in total, too, making this puppy long-lasting.
12. Premium Cocktail Cherries
No Manhattan or whiskey sour is complete without a cherry. And if you’re going to toss a cherry in there to make a proper whiskey cocktail, you should be using the good stuff. These cherries are all-natural, gluten-free and slow-cooked to make the best whiskey cocktails possible.
13. Stanley Insulated Flask
With the Stanely Insulated Flask, you can enjoy your whiskey anywhere, and not worry about losing a drop. With a leak-proof cap, you can toss your whiskey in your bag and know it’s safe. If you love whiskey as much as you love the outdoors, this leak-proof whiskey flask should be part of your camping tool kit.
14. Quiseen Whiskey Stones
For less than $10, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better gift than these whiskey stones. Whiskey stones have become a mainstay in a whiskey drinker’s bar because they let you chill the liquor without diluting it. This set comes with nine rocks — enough for two to three people to enjoy a chilled glass at one time.
15. Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Soap
Whiskey has a distinct scent that can be cleverly utilized in body soap (no, it won’t make you smell like an alcoholic returning from a long night out). The whiskey is mixed with oats, apricot seeds and rosemary to create a unique scent that’s rich, peppery and oaky all at once. And at under $10, it’s another great option for gifting on a budget and small enough to be a unique Christmas stocking stuffer.
16. Whiskey Cocktails Recipe Book
Most whiskey drinkers like to enjoy a fine whiskey cocktail from time to time — be it an old fashion or a Manhattan. This book is sure to expand your giftee’s whiskey cocktail knowledge with 75 recipes. Plus, even if they have a go-to cocktail, this book can up their game with helpful tips and tricks for the perfect drink.
17. Personal Whiskey & Water Decanter
In a world where there are just oh-so-many whiskey decanters, consider gifting something a little more out of the box like this personal whiskey and water decanter from Uncommon Goods. By adding water to whiskey, your giftee will activate immense subtleties in flavors hidden throughout the beverage for a brighter taste. This just allows them to do it in style.
18. Highland Park Twisted Tattoo Scotch Whiskey
While whiskey accessories will certainly be appreciated, there’s really nothing better than gifting a whiskey drinker a great bottle of the stuff. If you’re gifting a bottle of whiskey, we recommend this premium, 16-year-old limited edition bottle of Twisted Tattoo from Highland Park. It just launched, so it’s likely the whiskey lover in your life probably hasn’t had a chance to taste it yet, and the bottle design will look especially cool on their bar cart.
19. Glacio Ice Cube Trays
Ice is a big deal in whiskey drinking, and the regular stuff in your fridge won’t do. Ice of the proper shape and size is desired by all whiskey lovers, and even if your giftee already has whiskey ice trays, they can probably use a spare. We like this set from Glacio because it makes two types of ice — round and square — so you don’t have to guess which your recipient prefers (some drinkers are dedicated to one or the other).
20. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
For the more progressive whiskey drinker, try this ice wedge. You place the rubber wedge in your favorite glass, fill the glass with water and then leave the whole thing in the freezer overnight (or about four hours). When you take it out, you’ll have an ice-equipped glass that won’t slide up against your lips when you take a sip.
21. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Ground Coffee
Pouring whiskey into coffee isn’t just an easy way to get drunk in the morning; it actually tastes good. However, if you (understandably) prefer not to drink alcohol with your morning joe, this non-alcoholic whiskey-infused coffee from Jack Daniel’s is perfect. It’s high-quality arabica coffee infused with a hint of Jack’s famous liquor, giving a delicious, unique flavor in a tin that whiskey drinkers will love.
22. Paksh Novelty Decanter & Whisky Glasses Set
A complete decanter and glasses set is a great gift for any whiskey lover, but it’s especially good for newbies or as a housewarming gift. We suggest this one from Paksh Novelty because it’s very reasonably priced at $27, but happy reviewers say it feels well made.
23. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Spherical ice balls are awesome, right? But, have you heard of ice wedges? Well, now you have. The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge creates two ice wedges that melt super slowly for a long-lasting sip. Plus, it looks way too cool inside of a tumbler.
24. Marquis by Waterford Glasses
If you really want to treat the whiskey connoisseur in your life, give them these classy crystalline glasses. They come from Waterford, a premium brand that specializes in crystalware. You’ll find cheaper glasses all over the internet, but a real whiskey lover will be able to tell the difference; these are the real deal.
25. Custom Engraved Whiskey Barrel
This alcohol barrel is fun for any giftee, but we highly recommend it for people that like to age their own stuff. It can be custom engraved with a personal message, your recipient’s name or an inside joke, making it all the better as a gift. They can break it out for parties, or keep it as decoration in any man cave or home bar.
Enjoy Your Favorite Drink At Home With A New Set Of Whiskey Glasses