Unless you want to get chastised for buying a subpar bottle as a gift for your whiskey-loving friend (hint: these are the best bourbons and these are the best scotch whiskies), skip the actual whiskey and get them a whiskey-adjacent gift — something the whiskey lover will use every time they go for a dram. The perfect whiskey gifts could be their next go-to glass or a set of cigars to enjoy with their juice. What's more, these gifts for whiskey lovers last way longer than however many pours you can get from a bottle of whiskey. Whether they're a bourbon fanatic or a scotch stan or whatever's in between, your whiskey-loving friend will equally love whatever you buy them from this list.
Unless you really love your whiskey-loving friend and have an endless pit of cash, you aren't gifting a bottle of Pappy any time soon. The folks at Pappy & Co. are direct descendants of the bespectacled, cigar-smoking Pappy himself, and they age maple syrup in retired Pappy barrels. Bourbon for breakfast? Sign us up.
This is the whiskey glass to end all whiskey glasses. It's the one that judges use to taste whiskey in competitions because they offer up the ultimate drinking experience from achieving the perfect swirl to the way it accentuates the whiskey's aromas.
On the rocks? More like on the boulders. These ice molds make giant ice cubes that take forever to melt — preventing too much dilution — while it keeps your whiskey cold until it's time for another pour.
If your giftee likes a stogie with their spirits, they're going to need a place to set them and ash when the time is right. This gorgeous walnut ashtray covers both those bases and looks exceptional as well.
Whiskey doesn't always travel very well. Sure you can use a flask, but that's really a solo act. This decanter will let your giftee bring along their favorite spirit in a quantity large enough to share — win-win.
You might not know what whiskey you're buying, but the people at Flaviar sure know what they're doing. Let the experts pick what whiskeys your friend gets, and you can expect a similarly excellent gift from your giftee next time.
This hardcover from Whisky Lounge founder Eddie Ludlow takes the whiskey lover through a series of tastings, leaving no stone unturned in the world of whiskey, from making simple pours to concocting speakeasy-worthy cocktails.
Whether it's one bottle or one hundred bottles, whiskey and other spirits need a nice place to call home. That place should be West Elm's Mid-Century Bar Cart. And it's on wheels so you can bring the party anywhere.
Looking to craft the ultimate smoke-infused cocktail at home? Get this gravity infuser from Stundenglass and add even more smokey flavors to a mezcal drink or make a smoked old-fashioned that you won't find at your local bar.
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