My husband and I enjoy sipping whiskey, especially when the weather turns cold. Actually, we like to sip whiskey during warm weather as well. Do you know someone like this? We have been to several tastings in person as well as online. Some people will tell you to add water. Others will tell you not to. Some say adding ice is a sacrilege, while others say it is ok. One thing we have learned is that the most important thing about drinking whiskey is to drink it the way you like it. These gifts for whiskey lovers cover those who like their whiskey in a cocktail, as well as gifts for those who think it is a sin to add even one drop of water to their favourite drink.
Gifts for whiskey lovers
This beautiful decanter set comes with 4 etched glasses, a globe decanter and a wooden base. This is on my husband’s wish list. I plan on getting it for him for Valentine’s Day. It will look really elegant on the bar cart in the office.
For another unique whiskey gift you can get a skull decanter, which comes with 6 glasses. The glasses also are shaped like skulls. For gun enthusiasts, you can get a rifle decanter which comes with 2 glasses.
Useful whiskey gift ideas
With a cocktail recipe book they can have fun learning how to mix up tasty drinks to dazzle their friends. My husband and I like to do this for date nights. Once we got used to making some classics, we started creating our own and making up fancy names for them.
Fun presents for whiskey lovers
Wouldn’t they love a whiskey tasting for two in London, a tour of Scottish countryside with a whiskey tasting, or an Irish whiskey tasting in Belfast?
Not sure which experience to get? Get them a gift voucher so they can decide for themselves. Different denominations are available. They will find this gift so enjoyable they will be prompted to go on more tastings. Then you will have to get them a whiskey scratch off poster so they can keep track of all the whiskey they try!
Special occasion whiskey gifts
For that special occasion such as an anniversary or milestone birthday, have a bottle of whiskey engraved with that special date. Click on the whiskey you want. Then choose gift options. You will have the opportunity to get a personalised gift tag or add a personalised engraved message to the bottle to commemorate that special occasion.
For Christmas, give the whiskey lover a gift set. Several choices are available including a bottle of whiskey with a flask, a bottle with glasses, or several smaller bottles to sample. As a luxury gift for the whiskey lover, pick up a high end bottle of Johnnie Walker.
Unusual whiskey gifts
This fun trivia game about whiskey will be great for parties. The goal is to make your way around the board by answering questions in various categories, such as history and mixology. This may be another Valentine gift for my husband.
Whiskey flavoured gifts
Buy from a local small business and get some tasty chocolate whiskey treats. There are several whiskey varieties to choose from.
If they are not chocolate lovers, you can get them other tasty treats. For breakfast give them some orange and scotch whiskey marmalade or some bourbon coffee beans to grind for their morning coffee. Yum!
Unusual whiskey glasses
This is a great gift for whiskey lovers who also love classic literature. They can journey down the rabbit hole while sipping from these glasses.
For those who love gazing at the stars, get a set of glasses with constellations of the northern summer sky. Then they can sip their whiskey while trying to identify the pictures drawn in the heavens. The only constellation I remember is Orion the Hunter. I remember as a teen lying on the lawn with my friends trying to find that set of stars in the sky. Maybe I should get these glasses. See, drinking whiskey can be quite educational!
For someone with a sense of humour, get a funny whiskey glass with 3 filling levels based on whether it’s been a good day, bad day, or who cares.
Whiskey gifts for mixing cocktails
Just add whiskey to make these classic cocktails. Better get a bottle of whiskey to go with the mixers. You don’t want the gift to gather dust because they don’t have whiskey to make these libations.
Of course, for someone who wants to create their own, they will need a bartending kit with shaker, pourers, jigger, strainer, and other things needed for creating fabulous cocktails. A cocktail bitters gift set will let them experiment with flavour nuances such as peach or olive in their drinks. You may want to get a jar of premium cocktail cherries for garnishes. Get some sugar cubes as well.
Recycled whiskey gifts
What better way to store their whiskey than in a liquor cabinet made from a recycled whiskey barrel. These are handcrafted and add some whimsy to the home.
For more home decor get a whiskey barrel table. My favourites are the ones that still retain the barrel shape. We are creating a beer garden in our backyard, and these whiskey barrel tables would look great. You can even get a whiskey barrel stave clock. These have a rustic country look.
Whiskey themed gifts
Let’s face it, they can’t drink whiskey all the time. Well, let’s hope not anyway. For those times when they can’t drink their whiskey, they can still enjoy the smoky scent with a whiskey candle.
For him, get a whiskey scented beard care kit. The set includes beard shampoo and beard oil with fragrant whiskey scents. For her, get some whiskey scented bath bombs or fragrance oil to enjoy a whiskey scented bath.
Personalised whiskey gifts
A personalised flask makes a great gift for someone special on any occasion. These make great groomsmen gifts as well.
Best whiskey gift sets
A whiskey tasting set with samples and a tasting glass makes a great gift for any holiday.
Popular lately are Japanese whiskeys. A Japanese whiskey tasting set is a unique whiskey gift that traditional whiskey drinkers may not have sampled yet. Or for something more high end with additional whiskeys, get them a premium whiskey tasting set.
Sometimes a small amount of water is added to whiskey during a tasting to open up the bouquet. A whiskey water dropper will allow the drinker to have control over the amount of water added to the glass. This dropper is handmade in Scotland.
Best whiskey gift set for cigar lovers
These whiskey glasses have a spot to hold a cigar and will be a hit with whiskey drinkers who are also cigar aficionados.
Another great whiskey and cigar gift set includes whiskey stones to keep whiskey cold without watering it down with ice. It also includes a cigar cutter and cigar ashtray. You can also choose a whiskey cigar stand. These are like coasters for the glass with a spot for the cigar.
Many people like to use frozen whiskey stones in their glasses to keep their drinks cold without watering them down. However, I like the extra chill of the ice. To get my drink cold with minimal water from melting ice, I like extra large ice cubes. They take longer to melt.
Novelty whiskey gifts
This smoker works on drinks and food using cold smoke, so it doesn’t change the temperature of whatever is being smoked. For those that like to experiment with a range of tastes, a smoker can be used to add hints of tea, wood, or dried herbal flavours to whiskey. This is giving me a great idea for a whiskey tasting event with the neighbours.
Along the same line is a whiskey infusion kit. This uses similar items that are placed in a glass vial into a whiskey bottle to alter the flavours. Again, for those who prefer ice instead of whiskey stones to chill their drinks, these novelty skull ice cubes take longer to melt than smaller ones. Plus they just look really cool.
Wearable gifts for whiskey drinkers
T-shirts with funny sayings always make great gifts for those with a sense of humour. For cooler weather get a whiskey sweatshirt. They even make them in ugly Christmas sweater varieties. For the feet, get a funny pair of socks that say, “If you can read this then bring me a whiskey” on the bottom.