Unless you want to get chastised for buying a subpar bottle of whiskey as a gift for your whiskey-loving friend, skip the actual whiskey and get them a whiskey-adjacent gift — something the whiskey lover will use every time they go for a dram, and will make them think of you when they're using it. The perfect whiskey gift could be their next go-to glass or a set of cigars to enjoy with their juice. What's more, these gifts last way longer than how ever 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.
On the rocks? More like on the boulders. These ice colds 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.
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.
Whiskey nerd Aaron Goldfarb is like a mad scientist in his book, "Hacking Whiskey." The legend teaches you everything you need to know to hack whiskey so that you can have a truly perfect drink.
The world of bitters is far wider than your standard Angostura bitters. Try Jack Rudy's to dramatically change the way your Old Fashioned tastes.
Nope, those aren't rubies in a jar — they're just the most perfect Maraschino cherries made by a company that's been doing it for four generations.
Great, an excuse to drink even more whiskey so you can scratch off every bottle on this chart.
Leather and whiskey? How original.
Skip the day drinking for a whiskey-infused toothpick that screams less "drinking problem" and more "drinking fanatic."
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.
Is there an 18-year-old scotch in there or some Jack Daniel's? No one will ever know.
Spark up while you drink up. Cigar newbies and cigar experts alike will enjoy these cigars, and you'll be one step closer to emulating Pappy Van Winkle.
What drink can't you make with this bar tool set?
Gotta have your whiskey on the go! Do it in style with this leather-wrapped stainless steel flask that's both beautiful and functional. Each leather wrap is handmade in Montana, and it'll develop a nice patina with use.
World-champion bartender Charles Joly helped design this set, and it'll have you prepping drinks like you're a world-champion bartender.
Whether it's one bottle or one hundred bottles, whiskey and other spirits need a nice place to call home. That place should be Burrow's Dram Bar Cart. And it's on wheels so you can bring the party anywhere.
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.