It was originally written by Mark Twain that "Too much of everything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough." This Christmas, take the whiskey connoisseur in your life by complete surprise by presenting them with the ideal amount of the distilled alcoholic beverage, along with some tasty accompaniments, of course.
A whiskey enthusiast sees whiskey as more than just a beverage; rather, it is a complete world to discover, one that is packed with a lengthy and interesting history, an extensive range of types and expressions, and a seemingly limitless selection of accessories and trinkets to enhance each sip. It is a phenomenon that is taking place on a global scale and can take your taste buds to places such as Scotland, Ireland, Kentucky, Japan, and many more.
Whiskey appreciation, like any other worthwhile activity, is more about the experience of the journey than it is about the final product, and having the right accessories will help you get there. Due to the high regard in which the spirit is held by novice and seasoned drinkers alike, whiskey, along with its associated glassware, books, and decorative items, and even board games, frequently makes for a thoughtful and memorable present.
Also, let's not underestimate the fact that there are instances when you just want to buy a cool Christmas gift for whiskey lovers. Having said that, there is a lot of whiskey-related merchandise available as gifts, which can be overwhelming. Because of this, if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for the whiskey enthusiast in your life (even if that person is you) for Christmas, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and choose a mediocre scotch or a lame flask out of panic.
Don't worry; we've combed through all of the myriad of possibilities to bring you this comprehensive guide to the finest whiskeys to give as presents to your loved ones, coworkers, or even to treat yourself.
1. Flaviar Club Membership
Whiskey shipments on a regular basis make excellent presents because they are always appreciated. Members of Flaviar get a tasting box and a full bottle of a carefully selected whiskey each quarter, with the goal of fostering a sense of exploration and appreciation for the spirit.
2. Williams-Sonoma Whiskey Lovers Set
It is an art form to cool whiskey in the correct manner without watering down its flavor or character. Any whiskey lover who is seeking to step up their rocks game would benefit greatly from receiving this stylish and elegant whiskey gift set.
3. Decanter Set With Whiskey Stones Gift Set
I'm drawn to this reasonable and unassuming whiskey stone gift set that provides you all the essentials for getting started with a home whiskey bar. Decanter sets can get a little intense in both the price and size sectors, so that's why I'm drawn to this set.
4. Rabbit Freezable Whiskey Glasses
When making a whiskey cocktail that is meant to be refreshing and crisp, ice cubes are not always necessary. Place these glasses in the freezer for a few hours, then remove them, and fill them with your favorite dram to create an icy refreshment that does not require ice.
5. Ancient Rocks Prehistoric Whiskey Stones
The best bourbons and scotches are testaments to the virtue of patience; they must be aged for many years, and often even decades, before they can be enjoyed. Therefore, it would make perfect sense for you to employ stones that date back 940 million years when making whiskey. It's true that the nonporous, metamorphic rocks you're using to chill your whiskey drink were generated during the early stages of the formation of the North American continent. However, nowadays they serve a more precise and worthwhile role.
6. NOSleR Insulated Nosing Glass
When it comes to insulated glasses that are portable and can be used outside, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. However, this model from BruMate was developed expressly with scotch, bourbon, or whiskey in mind. This gives it the advantage over other on-the-go drinkware that is more generally designed (and, let's be honest, more expensive).
7. Whiskey Appreciation Crate Gift Set
When searching for the ideal present, it is simple to get caught up in one's own thoughts and become paralyzed by indecision. Pick up a Man Crate, which provides a complete smorgasbord of fun and personalizable stuff for the whiskey lover, and has them all neatly packed together in a box for your convenience. This will put an end to that.
8. Personalized Oak Whiskey Barrel
Fans of whiskey typically have a lot of practice with delaying gratification, despite the fact that it is possible to purchase a bottle from the whiskey area of your neighborhood liquor store and break it open the very same evening. A true oak barrel is the best option for aging alcohol, and numerous customers have expressed their satisfaction with this particular model on various online review sites. An already amazing present may be made even more unique by adding the recipient's name, which is a fun way to show your appreciation for your drinking companion.
9. UNCORKED! Games Whiskey Business!
There are games that include drinking, and then there is UNCORKED! Games, drinking games. You compete against other distillers in this dice-based strategy game to see who can make the most Irish Whiskey, Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye before the clock strikes "Last Call." You are not compelled to drink whiskey while you play, but doing so is strongly encouraged and even urged more than it already is.
10. Claire Marin York Honey & Whiskey Truffles
People can't seem to get enough of the boozy bonbons that Claire Marin makes. Her handcrafted bittersweet truffles will make you want to drool all over yourself. Half of them are infused with raw dark honey, while the other half are infused with honey whiskey. Both types of honey come from bees that are located about three hours' drive north of New York City.
11. Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Death & Co. is a bar that first opened its doors in 2006 in the East Village of Manhattan. It soon made its mark on the craft cocktail industry, inspiring a multitude of imitators and pushing the boundaries of innovation with its original concoctions. This book has over 500 different recipes that are both a challenge and an inspiration for the budding bartender. It is a lovely coffee table book that is guaranteed to spark conversation (and maybe challenge you to step things up a little from "bourbon and ginger ale" the next time you are having a home happy hour). The book is geared toward those who are new to the world of cocktails.
12. Writers' Tears Copper Pot
Literature and excellent whiskey are two of Ireland's many well-known contributions to society; but, when I think of Ireland, the first things that come to mind are these two things. This bottle represents the intersection of those two innovations, as it is an attempt to recreate the legendary "Champagne of Irish Whiskey" by fusing the single malt and single pot still styles of whiskey. This particular style of whiskey was the one that Ireland's 19th century literary giants preferred to drink.
13. Cirrus Ice Ball Press Kit
How posh is that? Because they melt slowly and uniformly, spherical ice cubes are quickly becoming the ice cubes of choice for many of the best bartenders. This is one of the reasons why they've grown increasingly popular. This kit is an excellent choice for a present for the person in your life who is passionate about whiskey and a classy addition to any home bar.
14. Hot Toddy Kit
Oh, the straightforward ease of a Hot Toddy on a cold day! Cinnamon, honey, scalding water, and a shot of your best whiskey are all you need to make one of the most well-liked warm drinks in the world, and all you need to do is stir the ingredients together. This convenient package includes not one but two high-quality blends, as well as cinnamon sticks and muslin jute tea bags that can be used more than once. The goal is to make it as simple as possible for you to indulge in one of the most beloved beverages associated with the winter season.
15. Starward Nova Australian Single Malt Whisky
This single malt whiskey from Down Under is going to blow your mind and make you very happy. It is aged in red wine barrels, which imparts a distinctively Australian red flavor profile to the Nova. This flavor profile sets it apart from many other single malts now available on the market, yet it is not so outlandish as to be considered a gimmick.
16. Stone Drink Dispenser
You won't have any trouble finding drink dispensers on the internet, but there aren't many that are as cool and entertaining as this geologic-style cobbled sculptural granite model that was created by Jeff Henderson. In addition to that, there is no better method to serve cocktails on the rocks than to pour them directly from the rock itself.
17. Whiskey Barrel Wall Clock
I'm a sucker for home decor that tells a narrative, and this weathered wooden wall clock has all the makings of an excellent topic of discussion. It is crafted with authentic old bourbon barrels, and you have the option of personalizing it with the name of your preferred distillery or leaving the space blank for a more understated appearance.
18. Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set
You are either a scotch aficionado or you just don't grasp it. The novelty of these whiskey picks, which offer a faint taste of barrel-aged, Islay single malt flavor without the need to fill up a rocks glass, has piqued my interest as a member of the former group. I find myself interested in the product's promise.
19. Slane Irish Whiskey
Live performances that are considered to be among the most legendary in Irish history have taken place at Slane Castle. Artists such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie have all performed there. The Conyngham family, who have been the caretakers of the castle for several generations, constructed a distillery on the grounds of the castle a few years ago and began producing Irish whiskey in partnership with Brown-Forman. The triple-cask maturation of this blended whiskey makes it one of the smoothest and easiest-drinking bottles available. This is especially impressive when considering the reasonable cost of the bottle.
20. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout
This robust dark stout delivers a powerful punch, with aromas of charred wood, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and smoke coming through on the nose. Bourbon barrel-aged beers are becoming increasingly popular in the world of craft beer, and this pint from Goose Island Brewery in Chicago is one of the greatest options for whiskey enthusiasts to enjoy by pouring some into a snifter or chalice and drinking it from there.
These marshmallow roasters, made from an authentic Tennessee whiskey barrel stave, are excellent for any outdoor occasion with friends and family, and arrive just in time for summer nights around the campfire. Keep them on hand for any backyard barbecues or take them on your next camping trip.
I'm obsessed with this Kentucky Rye whiskey, which has an unique 100% Rye mash bill. It's matured for five years before resting in wine barrels for another nine months, resulting in a peppery, nuanced, and highly memorable end product. It's a good choice for the whiskey connoisseur who has tried everything but probably hasn't tried this underrated Rye.
23. Give Me Liberty and Give Me a Drink!: 65 Cocktails to Protest America’s Most Outlandish Alcohol Laws
When it comes to alcohol, America has a shady history of severely archaic legislation. C. Jarrett Dieterle's book is half history textbook, part cocktail recipe collection. Only when you realize how many legal barriers have been erected to prevent you from doing so will you fully enjoy a drink of whisky!
24. Peychaud's Bitters
The Sazerac is a famous New Orleans whiskey cocktail, and you can't create one without Peychaud's. These bitters, a pre-Prohibition era relic, are now employed in a wide range of alcoholic cocktails and are a must-have on any home bar cart.
25. Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock and Rye
The alcohol business is upping its game when it comes to pre-batched cocktails. This ready-made Old Fashioned has its origins in the nineteenth century, notably a practice in which bartenders would pour a shot of Hochstadter's rye whiskey and then let patrons add- rock candy. That rock and rye concoction became famous in pharmacies, where it was used to "snuff coughs colds sore throats bronchitis asthma pneumonia consumption sniffles grippes and chills disorders of the throat chest and lungs" (you won't be able to do that at your local CVS!). It's very tasty and ready to drink over ice.
High West Old Fashioned Whiskey Barrel Finished Cocktail
I've seen the future, and it's full with delectable pre-batched cocktails. I've just been a vocal supporter of High West's ready-to-drink bottle, which combines bourbon and rye whiskeys with a hint of orange essence and raw sugar. It couldn't be simpler: Pour over ice and serve. (As an added bonus, High West makes a wonderful pre-batched Manhattan if that's more your style.)
27. Barrell Craft Spirits (BCS Line) Bourbon 15 Year
This bourbon is simply beautiful, with a fruity fragrance, strawberry and rose jam on the palate, and a guava finish. This rich spirit has been aged for 15 years and is well worth tasting. When you give someone this, you're saying, "I respect you, you're important, and I want you to be happy—so here's some very, really fine bourbon."
28. Mixology Dice
BUY Dice and drinking go hand in hand, and we adore this entertaining way to mix things up and broaden your spirits horizons. There are nearly 1.5 million possible combinations, so you'll never be bored behind the bar. If you're tired of creating the same cocktail every weekend, this dice set will get you out of your comfort zone in the greatest manner possible.
Thanks to this innovative blend of superb hardware and technology, anyone can become a master mixologist. You not only receive 14 premium bar tools in a portable kit, but you also get access to a large library of cocktail recipes and step-by-step lessons. This Q Kit is a bartender's best buddy if you're a visual learner like me.
30. Custom Bourbon Barrel Double Liquor Dispenser
This mountable liquor dispenser is handcrafted from a repurposed bourbon barrel head and holds 1.5 ounces of your favorite booze. You can configure it to say whatever you want, which is a lot of power in the hands of one individual. Use that power wisely (and then enjoy a potent whiskey drink to celebrate your responsible use of power).
31. Starter Set
This ice maker set is ideal for any whiskey connoisseur who enjoys their drink on the rocks. The sphere mold is the showpiece, but don't overlook the huge or small cubes. The flexible silicone trays make it simple to remove the ice.
32. Bartender Manual
It's more than just a compilation of famous recipes. Interviews with great distillers and bartenders are included. There are expeditions to places important for the distillation of spirits. There are photographs that will leave you speechless. And, yes, there are some fantastic recipes included.
33. Highball Glasses
Some whiskey enthusiasts may wince at the thought of mixing anything with the alcohol, but the Highball cocktail is unbeatable. It only has ice, whisky, and club soda. Oh, and the appropriate glass. This cup.
34. Bar Stand
Because you're going to need somewhere to store all of this stuff, right? This strong, copper-finished stand is ideal.
35. Stillhouse Original Whiskey
Stillhouse Whiskey is distilled in a traditional copper kettle and then charcoal filtered, with an emphasis on tradition and quality. Because of its distinctive and ingenious metal packaging, it chills faster, allowing you to enjoy it with friends sooner rather than later.
36. Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whisky
This whiskey, a testament to the harmony that exists between the Japanese environment and people, is delicious neat, on the rocks, blended with water, or incorporated into a cocktail. Because it was matured in five different types of casks, it has a silky finish and a varied flavor profile.
37. Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker by Fred Minnick
This approachable, authoritative guide from one of bourbon's finest forecasters is a must-read for both rookie and seasoned sippers.
38. Duke Cannon Supply Co Solid Cologne - Bourbon
This compact travel tin fits effortlessly into carry-on baggage, briefcases, dopp kits, gym bags, and workplace drawers. It also has a tinge of Buffalo Trace, which any seasoned whiskey drinker will know.
39. Maker's Mark Whisky Bourbon Red Wax Glass
Many outstanding whiskies have a distinct visual identity, but few bottles are as distinctive as the red wax-laden Maker's Mark. This whiskey glasses set is a terrific alternative to standard barware that demonstrates your appreciation for fine bourbon.
40. Jack Daniel's Whiskey Barrel Smoking Oak Wood Chips
Whiskey's peculiar flavor enhances the flavor of other foods, particularly barbecue. Smoking oak wood chips created from Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Brand whiskey barrels are a tantalizingly simple method to improve a rack of ribs, wings, brisket, or other grilling favorites.
41. Original Grain Whiskey Espresso Barrel 42mm Watch
Some of the best whiskey presents are the simplest. At first glance, this appears to be a lovely watch. But whiskey fans—true artisans—will appreciate this wearable art crafted from retired whiskey barrels.
42. Premium Cocktail Cherries for Cocktails and Desserts - 2 Pack
Traverse City, Michigan is known as the World's Cherry Capital, and it also has a fantastic whiskey distillery. When you combine the two, you get exquisite Balaton cherries gently roasted in copper pots that go great with an Old Fashioned or Manhattan, as well as non-alcoholic delicacies like ice cream sundaes or cheesecakes. It's a great Christmas gift for whiskey lovers and non-drinkers.
Do you want to drink responsibly? This pocket breathalyzer can assist you avoid making stupid judgments the next time you go whiskey tasting with your friends. When in doubt, take a taxi.
44. Four Roses Small Batch
We're all aware that, while a bouquet of flowers is a kind and lovely gesture, it only lasts so long. Instead, why not try Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, which has a longer shelf life? The brand's name is inspired by a love story, making this the ideal Valentine's Day present for your sweetie.
45. Hibiscus Flower Powder
Hibiscus is having a moment in the cocktail world, with its tropical, flowery flavor profile enhancing traditional cocktails like the whiskey sour. In addition to being a cocktail ingredient, this powder can be used in baking, preserves, handmade syrups, and other recipes.
46. Stillhouse Black Bourbon
This dark and mysterious bourbon is mellowed in small batch roasted coffee beans, resulting in gentle fragrant overtones of caramel and coffee. It would absolutely go great with an after-dinner dessert.
47. Berry Sage Cocktail Syrup
Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham grew up in western Washington and started their farm-to-glass business in 2018. Their small batch syrups will boost your cocktail game and give a little zing to your seltzer when you're not using sauce.
48. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Every whiskey connoisseur should have a bottle of Woodford Reserve on hand. Their Bourbon is flavor-driven and boasts over 200 identifiable nuances, so it has something for everyone.
49. Cremo Fine Bourbon and White Oak Body Wash
With this 2-pack from Cremo, you can keep the whiskey lover in your life smelling fresh and clean. Its strong bourbon and wood aroma will remind customers of their favorite brands.
50. Barrel and Oak Bourbon Cedar Deodorant
Combat underarm odors with Olivia's distinctive bourbon cedar aroma. It contains a mild solution that is friendly on delicate skin and will not stain clothing. Trust us, the whiskey enthusiast in your life will be overjoyed.
51. Akashi White Oak Japanese Blended Whisky
The bouquet of this Japanese Blended Whisky is malty and lemony, with notes of black cherry, toffee, and wood. It's an excellent addition to any bar.
52. Venero Crystal Whiskey Glasses
These crystal whiskey glasses are the ideal present for the whiskey connoisseur in your life. Its thick sides and base will keep their drinks cooler for a longer period of time. The glasses are also covered by a lifetime manufacturer's warranty, so if anything goes wrong, they'll send you a free replacement.
53. Whiskey Morning Coffee
This coffee, aged in bourbon barrels, is a whiskey lover's dream. While the end beverage does not contain any alcohol, it is an excellent way to begin any day.
54. Bada Bing Cherries
The flavor of these dark burgundy-colored cherries is renowned for being exceptionally sweet. Stonewall Kitchen's jars are built to last, despite the fact that they are only available for a brief period of time throughout the growing season. For an unexpectedly scrumptious treat, garnish your preferred bourbon-based cocktail with a cherry.
55. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
The best-selling whiskey wedge offered by Corkcicle should be in the collection of anyone who enjoys their beverage on the rocks. The form of the wedge is intended to slowly melt as you drink in order to maintain the flavor of the whiskey even while it is chilly.
56. Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4
Even though we're willing to wager that nearly all people who drink whiskey have a set of rocks glasses, it's possible that a set of whiskey glasses is the one thing that's lacking from their bar cart. This set of four is intended to improve the aroma of the whiskey, resulting in a flavor that is consistent and pleasant from beginning to end.
57. Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey
Nathan Green, a former slave who became a master distiller, is honored with the creation of Uncle Nearest whiskey as a tribute to his role as the godfather of Tennessee whiskey. This limited edition bottle was aged in bottles selected by the distillery's founders and curated by Nathan Green's descendant, Victoria Eady Butler, who is the Master Blender.
58. Old Fashioned Art Print
This watercolor print features one of the most well-known cocktails and would make a lively addition to a home bar or kitchen. Give it to them in a frame that is already hung up so that they can start enjoying it right away.
59. Godinger Cigar Old Fashioned Glass
Since whiskey and cigars are such a time-honored combination, giving either of them as a Christmas gift for whiskey lovers is almost certainly a safe bet. In order to sweeten the deal, give them this old-fashioned glass together with one of their preferred cigars as a present.
60. The Cocktail Box Co Old Fashioned Kit
Fly through the air with your go-to mixed drink. Even at an altitude of 30,000 feet, you'll be able to create the ideal Old Fashioned with this cocktail kit. You only need some ice and a bottle of your preferred type of nip to get started.