My fiance loves the occasional glass of whiskey after work; it’s the perfect way for him to unwind after a long day. Below, we’ll take a look at the best gift for the whiskey lover in your life.
Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers
W&P Ice Cube Tray
This Ice Cube Tray by W&P makes perfectly shaped ice cubes for a glass of whiskey. The extra-large cubes are 1 1/4″ in diameter. With a larger surface area, they keep drinks chilled but don’t melt too quickly, which reduces the risk of dilution. Plus, they look REALLY cool.
Each cube is molded individually so you can take one out at a time. The tray is made using a steel interior for rigidity (which prevents spills!) and a BPA-free silicone coating, making it easier to remove the ice cubes. As an added bonus, the lid stops food odors from seeping into the ice and ruining the flavor. This is a gift that is sure to make a whiskey drinker happy!
Highball Chill Glass
The Highball Chill Glass by That! Inventions holds 4.5 ounces of the whiskey of their choosing. It’s made from shatter-resistant borosilicate glass and can be frozen, keeping his drink chill without diluting it. There is also liquid inside the double glass walls – it freezes to keep whiskey cold longer.
The unique design made this glass a finalist in the Housewares Design Award. It sits atop a cork base that absorbs condensation and works as a built-in coaster. It even keeps your whiskey lover’s hands from getting too cold!
American Oak Aging Barrel
When it comes to barrel-aged whiskey, patience is key. The whiskey lover in your life will be delighted to receive this American Oak Aging Barrel. It holds a little more than 1/2 gallon of whiskey and is made from charred oak. The smaller size means they’ll get results faster, too. They can enjoy a smoother, more pleasant taste from whiskeys aged in this barrel after just a few weeks.
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure if they’ll know how to use this. The barrel comes with a 12-page cocktail book with instructions for aging whiskey, bourbon, rum, and more. It also comes with a stand, spigot, bung, and paper funnel, essentially all the basics to get started. This barrel is a great way to start aging whiskey at home and can be used again and again.
Bring Me Whiskey Socks
These novelty Bring Me Whiskey Socks reads, “If you can read this, bring me a whiskey”. They’re perfect for lounging around the house after work- which is exactly when whiskey drinkers are ready to rewind after a long day.
Something nice about these socks is that the lettering is stitched into the fabric, rather than transferred on. This means the funny phrase won’t fade away or peel with washing. These socks fit shoe sizes 7 to 13, which is a good range for most men. The fabric used is soft, stretchy, and breathable and made from a blend of combed cotton, polyamide, and spandex, ensuring they last for years to come.
NEAT Competition Judging Glass
Do you have someone in your life that really savors the aroma and taste that goes along with trying different types of whiskey? The NEAT Glass has been the official judging glass in tasting competitions since 2012. It’s the only choice for people who are serious about their whiskey drinking and this set comes with two glasses- perfect for sharing the whiskey-drinking experience with a friend or loved one!
The glass is made from the finest Slovakian lead-free crystalline. Its shape is inspired by science. As whiskey is swirled around the bottom of the glass, aromas are released. Then, the way the cup opens up at the top lets a delicate aroma escape. This works in contrast to tulip-shaped glasses, which concentrate the smell and overwhelm you with alcohol instead of letting you pick up on the subtle notes of the aging process.
Bourbon & Whiskey Coffee
The Bourbon & Whiskey Coffee set from Cooper’s Cask Coffee Store is a unique gift for the whiskey lover in your life. It comes with 4 ounces each (16 ounces total) of four flavors of barrel-aged coffee.
The two whiskey blends are made with single-origin sourced beans aged in Son’s of Liberty award-winning whiskey barrels, both American Single Malt Whiskey and Rye Whiskey. This set also comes with coffee aged in Thomas Tew Rum and Kentucky Bourbon barrels. It’s been highly rated among many blogs and journals, including The Whiskey Advocate and Providence Journal, and is something your whiskey drinker is sure to appreciate, too!
Bullet Shaped Whiskey Stones
These Bullet Whiskey Stones are the perfect way to enjoy whiskey on the rocks without diluting the drink. Your whiskey drinker will also appreciate their unique design in the shape of bullets! The eye-catching stones draw attention- something that whiskey drinkers will appreciate.
Each stone is made using 304 stainless steel. They are easy to clean, retain cold well, and are even dishwasher safe. After just a few hours in the freezer, they’ll be able to cool a drink in just four minutes. They keep it cold for hours after, too! As an added bonus, these come with tongs so they can be placed gently in a cup and a freezer pouch.
Probably Whiskey Mug
The Probably Whiskey Mug can be used for whiskey, bourbon, or a hot morning drink like coffee. Even if the whiskey lover in your life doesn’t start their day off drinking, they’ll get a chuckle every time they use this cup. It has “Probably Whiskey” printed on both sides.
This mug is made from cold-rolled steel coated in enamel, which is much stronger than ceramic. Its durable design and extra-large handle make it easy to carry anywhere, whether around a campfire, while tailgating, or on a morning commute. It also has plenty of room for their favorite beverage- it holds 16 ounces!
Bourbon Bitters Bundle
The Bourbon Bitters Bundle by Woodford Reserve will bring whiskey cocktails to life. This comes with 4 2-oz. bottles of cocktail bitters designed to bring out the essential flavors of whiskey and bourbon.
The four flavors in this bundle are spiced cherry, aromatic, orange, and chocolate. Each blend has been aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels for maximum flavor and enjoyment.
Whisky Glass Cigar Holder
Some people like to enjoy a cigar with their glass of whiskey, especially if they’re celebrating something. The Whisky Glass Cigar Holder is perfect for those moments. It has a hollow-carved design with plenty of aeration, so you don’t have to worry about the cigar going out. The holder also stops condensation from getting the cigar damp while you’re holding them both.
This cigar holder comes without the glass- but that just means your loved one can use this on their favorite glasses. It’s also made from 304 surgical steel, so it won’t rust and it will last for years to come.
Admiral Liquor Decanter
The Admiral Liquor Decanter by Viski holds 30 ounces or one standard bottle of liquor. This means there’s no need for constant refilling- whether they’re drinking alone or entertaining friends and family. While it features a traditional octangular decanter shape, it also has an easy-pour top that will make the whiskey lover in your life feel sophisticated as they pour themselves a drink.
The decanter is made from crystal-clear cut glass with a crosshatch design near the base. Its design refracts light beautifully, making it the perfect addition to a den, office, or study. This also comes with a glass stopper to keep whiskey sealed away for another time.
Whiskey Stones Set
The Whiskey Stones Set is perfect for the whiskey enthusiast in your life. This set comes with everything a whiskey drinker needs, including 2 10-ounce glasses designed for drinking whiskey on the rocks and 8 granite stones that they can freeze to keep their drinks cold. It also comes with a tray to hold the stones, tongs to set them gently in the glass, and 2 slate coasters.
There was great attention to detail that went into designing this stylish set. The granite stones retain cold for hours, but won’t dilute their favorite drink. They also won’t scratch the inside of the elegantly designed glasses that are made from lead-free crystal. As an added bonus, there are several whiskey cocktail recipe cards included in this set. Everything is packaged together in a stylish box.
Elevated Craft Cocktail Shaker
This Cocktail Shaker by Elevated Craft will let the whiskey lover in your life take their home bar to the next level. The vacuum-insulated stainless steel shaker holds 28 ounces of fluid, making it big enough to mix 3-4 cocktails at once. Even if they aren’t entertaining, this stays cold for 24 hours, so they can easily enjoy their cocktail the next day.
This shaker also takes all the guesswork out of cocktail making. The lid is a built-in measuring cup and strainer. With its double-wall design, it keeps drinks colds and hands warm. It also has no-leak gaskets, so there’s never a worry that their yummy concoction will spill on the floor. Finally, this is super easy to clean, just wipe it out after using mild soap and water or put it in the dishwasher.
Whiskey Barrel Smoking Chips
Does the whiskey lover in your life also love smoking or grilling their own meat? These Jack Daniel’s Smoking Chips are made from real Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey barrels. As they burn, they emit an aroma of whiskey and oak wood smoke.
This mouth-watering blend of wood chips is perfect for grilling or smoking meat. It’s ideal for beef sirloin, fish, pork, whole chicken, wings, ribs, and so much more. Let the whiskey lover in your life found out how much smoking can flavor their food today!
DIY Whiskey Kit
The DIY Whisky Kit comes with everything you need to create three whiskey blends at home. It’s the perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life and it’s something that can be enjoyed for months to come as they create and test their own recipe.
This Do Your Whisky Infusion kit comes with everything your loved one needs to become a mixologist. It comes with 2 whiskey bottles complete with labels to document their journey and two corks to seal them tight. The kit also comes with six different botanical/herb blends and six kinds of oak to infuse flavor into any alcohol you have at home. Finally, there are six whiskey stones for when they are ready to try their creation and an included recipe book to get them started!
Shotwell Bourbon Caramels
Does the whiskey enthusiast in your life also have a sweet tooth? These Bourbon Caramels are bourbon and maple pecan flavored. They are crafted in small batches by Shotwell Candy Co. and are something that any whiskey lover will enjoy.
The creamy caramel has notes of barrel-aged bourbon, cream, and vanilla. It has an incredibly smooth texture with maple pecans throughout, topped with a hint of crunchy sea salt. Being small-batch candies, the texture remains soft and less processed, so it melts in their mouth instead of getting stuck in their teeth. You won’t regret getting this three-pack, because they are sure to want some more!
Social Distancing Glass
Who doesn’t love a gift with a little humor? The Social Distancing Glass holds 12 ounces of his (or her) favorite drink of choice. On one side of the glass, the text reads “I’m Not Drinking Alone, I’m Social Distancing”. This is written in fade- and peel-resistant letters that will last even with washing.
This glass has a thick, durable design and a heavy base, which gives it a balanced grip. It will fit well in a whisky drinker’s hand, especially as they swirl their drink and get ready to take a sip. Whether they use this whiskey glass regularly or put it on display, it’s good for a chuckle whenever they see it.
Glacio Ice Cube Tray Set
These Ice Cube Trays by glacio are the perfect gift for a whiskey drinker. Whether you aren’t sure what they’ll enjoy or they are new to drinking whiskey and still trying things out, this set comes with two types of large ice cube trays. The square cubes are just under 2″ and the sphere mold is slightly smaller. The large surface area stops the cubes from melting and diluting their whiskey too fast.
Each tray is made from BPA-free silicone, making it super easy to remove the cubes from their mold. They also fit together and come with a lid, which keeps the ice cubes sealed away from any odors in the freezer.
Steel Whiskey Nosing Glass
The Steel Whiskey Nosing Glass by BrüMate NOS’R holds 7 ounces of whiskey, scotch, or bourbon. It features a double-wall stainless steel design that holds the temperature 20X better than glass. The classic tulip shape and the timeless Walnut wood design make this an elegant glass that any whiskey drinker will love to have in their collection.
Not only is this perfect around the house, but it’s also incredibly durable. That special person in your life can bring this along on beach vacations, camping trips, or even tailgating! The food-grade stainless steel won’t rust or shatter. As an added bonus, this comes in stylish packaging that reflects the thoughtfulness of this gift.
Whiskey Wedge Glasses
The Whiskey Wedge Glasses by Kollea are another whiskey glass with a unique design. To use this glass, they just add water, then place the silicone ice mold inside. Once frozen, the mold comes out and reveals wedge-shaped ice inside. Then, they’ll pour their beverage of choice inside- this cup holds up to 9 ounces!
The wedge-shaped ice cube melts incredibly slow to reduce dilution. Since most of the ice cube doesn’t come into contact with the whiskey, it melts even slower than large cubes or spheres. This comes in a set of two, so your loved one can share it with a friend. They can also have one in the fridge on standby, should they decide to have a second drink.
How We Chose Gift for Whiskey Lovers
Whiskey is the ultimate drink of choice for classy people. We tried to choose gifts that communicated the sense of class and style that goes along with drinking whiskey. This includes glassware made from thick glass and lead-free crystal, whiskey sets stored in stylish wooden boxes, ice cubes that make a statement, and more.
It’s always a nice feeling to know that the whiskey enthusiast in your life is going to use their gift. For this reason, many functional gifts that would delight any whiskey drinker were chosen. You can never have too many ways to enjoy one of your favorite beverages!
There is such thing as having too many whiskey glasses–especially for people who usually drink on their own. As we compiled this list, we tried to include a wide variety of gifts for the whiskey lover in your life. In addition to more traditional gifts like whiskey glasses or silicone ice molds, we included things like the DIY Whiskey Kit and Whiskey Wood Barrel Smoking Chips. Even the Bourbon Caramels would make a good choice if you’re looking for something unique!
FAQs – Gifts for Whiskey Lovers
What type of person drinks whiskey?
While anyone can enjoy a glass of whiskey, people generally associate the drink with confidence and class. Whiskey is bold and hard to ignore, especially as the warmth of it travels down your throat and burns in your stomach. The whiskey drinker also isn’t afraid to share a tale or two from their travels and loves talking about their experiences in life, especially after they have a few drinks in them.
What are some of the benefits of drinking whiskey?
Like all alcohol, whiskey is something best enjoyed in moderation. However, it does have some health benefits, too. Compared to other alcoholic drinks, whiskey has a lower sugar content and fewer calories. It’s also full of antioxidants like wine, dark beer, and other dark alcohols that elevate HDL (good cholesterol) in the bloodstream, decrease the risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke, and even reduce the risk of cancer. Whiskey also increases blood flow, which may help men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, it’s a great way to unwind and relax after a hard day, decreasing stress and its symptoms. You can learn more about the benefits of drinking whiskey here.
How do you drink whiskey?
Like any adult beverage, it’s best to enjoy it however you prefer. Some people drink it straight up (chilled), while others enjoy it neat (at room temperature) or on the rocks (with ice). Whiskey can even be mixed with other alcohol and bitters to make a cocktail like the Manhattan.
For people trying to thoroughly enjoy their whiskey, it’s common to drink by inhaling the aroma first. They’ll swirl the alcohol around the bottom of their glass. This movement releases some of the aromas of the whiskey. Then, they inhale gently before taking a sip.
Someone who likes cocktails might appreciate a gift like the Cocktail Shaker, while someone who drinks whiskey for the aroma might appreciate a glass to help them do that, like the NEAT Glass.