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20 Best Gifts for Whiskey Lovers in 2022
Buying gifts for whiskey lovers need not be boring.
Sure, a bottle of rye or a cheeky single malt from Islay will never be laughed at knocked back, but you do have plenty of interesting options to impress the whiskey drinker in your life.
Here are 20 gift ideas that every budding whiskey aficionado can enjoy, whether it’s for being informed, storage, showing off, keeping cool, or even smelling good.
1. Ian Buxton 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die Tasting Set
Looking to expand your palate and become a true whiskey aficionado? Get a taste for the world’s whiskies with help from writer Ian Buxton. This tasting set comes with a copy of his book ‘101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die – 4th Edition’, along with 10 different 30ml drams:
- Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition
- Loch Lomond 12 Year Old
- Port Askaig 8 Year Old
- Rock Island
- Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- Glenglassaugh Revival
- Suntory Toki
- Starward Solera
- Eagle Rare 10 Year Old
- Old Forester Bourbon
2. Dragon Glassware Diamond Whiskey Decanter, with 2 Diamond Glasses and Base, 25 Ounce
A professional quality decanter set for your home bar. Crystal clear, lead-free, high quality glass that is dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer safe, easy to clean.
Inspired by diamonds, the unique shape of the Dragon Glassware Diamond Whiskey Decanter allows your drink to aerate as it is poured and swirled inside the decanter and accompanying glasses.
A stunning addition to any glassware collection packed ready-to-present in luxury gift packaging.
3. Whiskey Stones Gift Set
For the uninitiated, a whiskey stone is a rock or metal casing that can be frozen so that you can drop it into your favorite whiskey to chill it without having to use ice.
Of course, ice breaks down in alcohol quite quickly, and for the whiskey connoisseur that prefers to drink their beverage neat, a whiskey stone avoids watering down the product.
This burnt-wood gift box contains:
- 2 x rocks glass (10oz/300ml)
- 6 stainless steel whiskey bullets
- Whiskey stone revolver freezer base + metal tongs
- 2 slate coasters
- Whiskey cocktail cards
It’s an ideal gift for the whiskey lover who is serious about full power, flavor and aroma of the product in their glass.
4. Jameson Whiskey Trilogy Gift Pack
Need the perfect gift for a family member or friend that’s a fan of Irish whiskey and craft beer?
This well priced Jameson Whiskey triple pack features 3x200ml Irish whiskey expressions in a branded gift box. The pack includes:
- The classic Jameson triple distilled Irish whiskey
- Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey finished in craft beer barrels
- James Caskmates IPA Irish whiskey
5. Whiskey Subscription
Whiskey subscription boxes are an integral part of increasing the reach and popularity for the spirit, even more so in a COVID-19 world.
A whiskey subscription service offers the whiskey enthusiast regular deliveries of their preferred beverage, while also exposing them to new, interesting, and/or rare offerings.
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6. BrüMate Nos'r, Double-Wall Stainless Steel Whiskey Nosing Glass
This matte black beauty (there is also a nice oak version as well) is the whiskey nosing glass Bruce Wayne would be all over.
Suitable for any and every occasion, the glass retains temperature up to 20 x better than regular glassware, and the tulip shape creates the perfect environment for you to savor your whisk(e)y.
The Nos’r features BevGuard wall insulation technology to prevent dilution, while the food grade stainless steel is unbreakable and rust proof.
7. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Outdoor Yeti Pack
Many lovers of American whiskey are also partial to the great outdoors. Why not combine the two with a great gift pack? The collaboration between Bulleit and Yeti includes:
- 1x 750ml Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky Straight Whiskey
- 1 x 375ml Bulleit 95 Rye Whiskey
- 1 x 10ox Bulleit Branded Yeti Rambler
Make sure your favorite drink stays at the ideal temperature while you’re camping or enjoying the beautiful scenery the US has to offer.
8. Jack Daniels a Taste of Tennessee Gift Set
Dip into this gift box from the historic Tennessee Whiskey distillery and find three famous expressions:
- Rested Rye Whiskey
- Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
- Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select
Also included is a gourmet selection of snack foods designed to complement your great taste in purchasing Jack Daniels whiskey.
9. Personalized Whiskey Barrel
This miniature oak barrel ages spirits to peak flavor, just like the full-sized versions in professional distilleries.
You can have your own “distillery” name (plus one or two names, “date established,” and city and state) on your bourbon barrel.
Handmade by coopers in Manassas Virginia your personalized whiskey barrel comes in 2l or 5l sizes and is an awesome gift for the whiskey fan that has all the bottles they need.
10. Duke Cannon Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey Soap
Duke Cannon honors independent, pioneering spirit by partnering with Buffalo Trace Distillery to add their award-winning Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to the Big American Bourbon Soap.
The American made whiskey soap weighs in at a full 10 oz. and possesses a rich, oak barrel scent that smells as good as bourbon tastes.
A portion of proceeds from each sale goes towards helping American Veterans.
11. Tox Taneaxon 12Oz American Flag Hip Flask
This high quality stainless steel hip flask is the perfect gift for the whiskey drinker on the move.
There are no seams, no lost lids (screw top with holder), a laser welded body and funnel included so you won’t spill any of that precious whiskey.
Wrapped in black leather with an American flag emboss, this flask comes gift packed for any special occasion or mark of achievement. If you want a bigger flask there’s also a 12oz available to buy in black or brown leather.
12. Regions of Scotland Whisky Set
Looking to gift someone a taste of single malt Scotland? This special set offers an introduction to the major regions of Scotch whisky and their signature drams; Islay (smoke and peat), Highlands (fruit and malt), Lowlands (soft and floral), Spesyide (honey and sherry casks), and more…
This set contains 30ml age statement single malt tasters from the following distilleries:
- Glengoyne 10 Year Old
- Glen Scotia 15 Year Old
- BenRiach 10 Year Old
- Aerolite Lyndsay 10 Year Old – The Character of Islay Whisky Company
- Glenkinchie 12 Year Old
If you’re looking to gift a Scotch whisky lover with a mini trip round Scotland’s distilleries, this small set is a sweet and affordable place to start.
13. Whiskey Cocktails: A Curated Collection of Over 100 Recipes
Books with 100+ cocktail recipes are vital whiskey accessories for a well-rounded home bar.
This hardcover, easy to read offering from Cider Mill Press gets into the nitty gritty of quality whiskey cocktails and offers beautiful pictures for reference.
Great for any budding cocktail mixologist with an eye for bourbon, rye and Scotch based drink making!
14. The Perfect Shot Whiskey Co. Golf Ball Whiskey Glass and Decanter Set
Whiskey and golf go together like beer and skittles. Get that someone special in your life an unforgettable crossover gift that marries the unique with the usable.
This set includes a750ml decanter with golf ball shaped stopper, 2 golf ball shaped whiskey glasses, 8 round whiskey stones, and a decorative wooden gift box.
15. Corkcicle Cigar Glass
This double old fashioned glass with built-in cigar rest is a must if you want to combine the atmospheric pleasures of whiskey drinking and smoking a fine cigar at the same time.
Ergonomically designed and made from durable, quality glass, this will securely hold your favorite cigar and keep it from slipping and falling.
You can enjoy both pastimes at your leisure while also continuing conversation (or cards).
16. NSdirect Home Bar Cart
This bar cart has three open shelves to classify food and beverage in the order you like: accommodating fruits, whiskey bottles and decanters, wine glasses, plates, and snacks etc.
I like that you can store wine and wine glasses from the metal racks, which leaves plenty of space left over for the rest of your mobile drinks collection.
The home bar provides large storage space (26.5L x 16W x 35H) while saving you floor space, which is great if your favorite whiskey lover needs more space around the kitchen.
The top tray is detachable and offers convenience to use alone or pass around a group, while the four rolling casters are easy to move and two are lockable to prevent sliding.
17. Balls of Steel
Chilling stones are a great whiskey gift! They’re useful for anything that needs cooling and you don’t want to water down the liquid (my kids think they’re great in fresh fruit juice).
What is also great is if you support a cause when buying whiskey stones. By purchasing Balls of Steel, a percentage of the price is used to fund testicular cancer research.
Just put your balls in the freezer for 90 minutes, then drop them into the glass, it’s that easy.
18. Few Bourbon Whiskey & BillyKirk Square Leather Holder
If your bourbon lover is always on the move and likes to sip their whiskey neat, A bottle of Few Bourbon with accompanying BillyKirk square leather holder makes for a cool twist on a traditional carry bag.
Few Bourbon is a great fit in the square holder and is a great tasting bourbon as well.
The full grain leather holder is made in the USA, and the whiskey gift will be the talk of the next party as it gets toted around in style.
19. Whiskey: A Tasting Course: A New Way to Think and Drink Whiskey
Eddie Ludlow’s 2019 book is a great option for the aspiring whiskey connoisseur or seasoned malt veteran alike.
This is a hands-on tasting journey designed to familiarize everyone with the different personalities of world whiskies, their idiosyncrasies, and the jargon that comes with them.
Whether it’s the ingredients of a bourbon mash bill, making a cocktail suited for Japanese Whisky, or the best temperatures to keep your prized Scotch whisky, there’s something inside for every whiskey enthusiast to learn about.
20. Kanars Square Whisky Rocks Glass
This is a good-looking gift box of glasses. This premium 4 pack of 9 oz. lead free crystal Scotch tumblers is great for bourbon or whisky.
Thick, dishwasher safe, and easy on the eye, this hand cut glassware is perfect for the neat sipping whisky lover who adds one or two whisky stones to the mix and likes a bit of heft in the hand.
A bonus to these Kanars glasses is the satisfaction guarantee, so if your gift recipient doesn’t like them, they can be returned for a full money back guarantee.