As far as we’re concerned, whiskey drinkers are some of the most dedicated hobbyists we know. Lovers of the spirit don’t simply like whiskey — they’re certified super-fans. They can rattle off the differences between bourbon and scotch, know all the popular distilling regions and have a pretty impressive collection of varieties in their bar cart. Even the more “unenthusiastic” drinkers will light up when you ask them about their favorite single malt whiskey.
If you’re going to buy a gift for a whiskey lover this year, why not make it aligned with their favorite pastime? But, whether you’re non-whiskey drinker shopping for a whiskey lover or unsure what to get the connoisseur who has everything, buying the perfect present can be a tall order. To help, we’re sharing incredible gifts for the whiskey lover in your life. From obscure bottles and barware to whiskey-infused treats, these ideas are certainly worth toasting to. Cheers!
While we’re willing to bet that nearly all whiskey drinkers own a set of rocks glasses, a set of whiskey glasses might be what’s missing from their bar cart. This set of four is designed to enhance the nose of the whiskey, so the taste is smooth from start to finish.
For the fan who loves discovering new distilleries, a Flaviar subscription is a most-welcome gift. This service sends members a quarterly tasting box with three samples of premium spirits and a “spiral” that will walk the drinker through a tasting experience.
Why pour the liquid gold straight from the bottle when you can enjoy a fancy decanter? This hand-blown style from Whiskey Peaks features glass reconstructions of a breathtaking mountain range. It’s a classy addition to any bar cart and will double as a conversation starter during your next virtual happy hour.
Your special someone isn’t the only person who loves whiskey. Turns out, some of the most legendary writers including Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner and James Baldwin are big fans of the spirit, too. If they want to discover a new recipe or have a penchant for the classics, “How to Drink Like a Writer” is bound to deliver.
Any serious scotch drinker will tell you that you just don’t mix the stuff. However, this new innovation by Glenmorangie, a leader in the scotch industry, is setting out to change those minds. X by Glenmorangie is a single-malt scotch that’s slightly sweeter in flavor and designed to be used in cocktails. Gift it to an advenurous friend who’s open to trying something new.
If your favorite mixologist is looking to cut back on alcohol consumption, but still loves a cocktail during the week, this Monday’s non-alcoholic whiskey is the ideal gift. It’s made using water, natural flavors, citric acid and fruit and vegetable juice for color. And though it’s not exactly like a classic whiskey, it works for those night when drinking is just not an option. “It works for my cigar and bourbon nights with the guys. And I don’t have to worry about the drive home,” says one reviewer.
Even the most serious Scotch drinkers will love this whimsical bottle made just for the winter months. The Tale of Winter Scotch was finished in Marsala wine casks and comes in a beautiful gift box, so you don’t even need to worry about wrapping it.