If you’re celebrating a whiskey lover – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, a new job offer, Christmas, or any other occasion that calls for a gift – here are 30 whiskey gift ideas that will go down real smooth with a touch of class.
The #1 best whiskey gift idea is, well, whiskey. Get a bottle of their favorite brand, or try something new like High West Whiskey’s American Prairie Reserve blend. For countless ideas and varieties to order online, check out The Whiskey Exchange. (Must be 21 or older.)
2. Make Your Own Whiskey Kit
After a fine bottle of whiskey, the next best gift idea for a whiskey lover is a “Make Your Own Whiskey” Kit. Includes an authentic oak barrel for aging whiskey, wrought iron stand, 3 distinct flavor essences, and cleaning kit. Also available for making Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch. The 56 oz glass decanter pictured above is available here.
3. Book – Guide to Urban Moonshining
If they’re into home distilling, you can’t go wrong with Colin Spoelman and David Haskell’s The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey. From the publisher’s description:
This spirited illustrated book explores America’s age-old love affair with whiskey. It begins with chapters on whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to today, when the DIY trend and the classic cocktail craze have conspired to make it the next big thing. For those thirsty for practical information, the book next provides a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, complete with a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures, anecdotes, and tips. The final section focuses on the contemporary whiskey scene, featuring a list of microdistillers, cocktail and food recipes from the country’s hottest mixologists and chefs, and an opinionated guide to building your own whiskey collection.
4. Glencairn Whiskey Glasses
Glencairn whiskey glasses provide the ideal medium for drinking whiskey. The wide base can easily be cupped in your hand, keeping the whiskey warm. The top tapers off so that the rim presents a narrower opening, which helps trap the aromas so that each sip allows for full enjoyment. One of the classiest whiskey gift ideas, suitable for the true enthusaist.
5. Personalized Decanter & Whiskey Glasses Set
Another classy option for whiskey barware is a nice personalized decanter, preferably with matching engraved glasses. This standard set is available here.
6. Vintage Whiskey Connoisseur Plaque
For anyone who loves old-fashioned flair, check out this Whiskey Connoisseur Plaque, which is custom made in the USA in a classic vintage style and can be personalized with an optional hanging nameboard.
7. Customized Whiskey Bottle-Shaped Plaques
Check out this collection of bottle-shaped distressed wood plaques, customized with the name of your choice and available in a variety of whiskey designs (see plaque 1, plaque 2, and plaque 3 pictured above).
8. Personalized Whiskey Serving Tray
Solid oak wood serving tray, framed by wrought iron completed with sturdy feet and handles. The surface is custom etched with a customizable whiskey label design and antique-style accents. Available at Northwest Gifts.
9. Whiskey Cologne
The signature of a good whiskey is its sweet, heady aroma. Single Malt Whiskey Perfume, by Kilian, has captured that scent and bottled it just for you so that you can present a truly unique whiskey gift.
10. Whiskey Aftershave
A sea mineral-based aftershave infused with whiskey scent. Available from Portland General Store.
11. Classic Whiskey Bar Plaque
Classic design with contemporary flair, this whiskey bar plaque is made from solid wood and personalized with the name and year established of your choice.
12. Customized Whiskey Barrel
Aging your own spirits in oak barrels at home is all the rage these days. For the whiskey lover who has everything, get a customized whiskey barrel personalized with the name of your choice over an authentic distillery label design.
13. Barrel Head Clock
It’s whiskey time! A real working clock made from an authentic oak whiskey barrel head, the Barrel Head Home Bar Clock is complete with personalized laser etching for a nifty home bar piece.
14. Cheers Mate! Whiskey Flask
Cheers Mate! Says the flask. Inspired by classic vintage style, this whiskey flask features a wood printed exterior label complete with a festive and frisky ocean liner.
15. Custom Engraved Whiskey & Games Flask Set
Flask, cards, dice, and shot glasses are all included in this fun whiskey flask set. Includes custom engraving of flask, optional engraving on wood gift box.
16. Personalized Tuxedo Flask
17. Jameson Irish Whiskey Cuff Links
Jameson Irish Whiskey is famous all over the world for its distinct flavor and quality. What better gift than a classy set of Jameson Irish Whiskey Cuff Links for the irish whiskey enthusiast?
18. Jack Daniels Whiskey Soap Dispenser
Transform an old whiskey bottle into a DIY soap dispenser with this nifty pump, which fits perfectly onto a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.
19. Bourbon Whiskey Marshmallows
Marshmallow cubes infused with bourbon. The Wondermade Bourbon Whiskey Marshmallows present a great gift idea for a bourbon whiskey lover with an eclectic taste.
20. Whiskey Travel Bar
Rustic, old-fashioned wood box which contains and displays four mini 2oz bottles of your favorite whiskey varietals for good times to be had anywhere you go. The Whiskey Travel Bar is a great gift idea and a choice accessory for any traveller.
21. Wall Mounted Whiskey Bar
Another mini-bar gift idea: The Wall Mounted Whiskey Bar, crafted by hand from reclaimed wood and etched with the recipient’s favorite word. (BTW the word is “whiskey.”)
22. Personalized Whiskey Quarter Barrel Sign
Another authentic oak barrel head, the Personalized Whiskey Quarter Barrel Sign is finished with a rustic stain and includes staves and steel hoop to give it the effect of the top ‘quarter’ of a whiskey barrel hanging on your wall. Custom laser engraved with the recipient’s name and more, this is a great whiskey gift idea.
23. Stainless Steel Whiskey Cubes
Set of six stainless steel whiskey cubes keeps your whiskey beverage at a cool, refreshing temperature.
23. Whiskey Stones
Another option for those who prefer their whiskey on the rocks – give them rocks. This set of nine Whiskey Stones is fun and unique and comes in gorgeous gift-worthy packaging.
24. 2-in-1 Cigar Holder and Flask
Whiskey and cigars have been the perfect pair for generations of gentlemen. The 2-in-1 Cigar Holder and Flask is a classy engravable whiskey gift idea to suit a classy gent.
25. Sampler Paddle Flight Glass Set
For the whiskey connoisseur who loves to toss back shots or sample an assortment of craft brews, the Personalized Sampler Paddle Flight Glass Set is a fun and unique gift idea to fit in with their taste for whiskey and more.
26. Custom Whiskey Barrel Head Lazy Susan
This Custom Whiskey Barrel Head Lazy Susan will give the recipient a terrific and personalized way to showcase a premier collection of whiskey.
27. Personalized Whiskey Gift Box
Hearty wood box, custom etching, gorgeous glass decanter and shot glasses. The Personalized Whiskey Gift Box, folks.
28. Whiskey Wax Pomade
Featuring a clean refreshing masculine scent with subtle hints of Whiskey & Lime, the Whiskey Wax Pomade is perfect for those seeking an above average hold to stylize their coiffure with a whiff of whiskey.
29. DIY Whiskey Gift Idea: Salted Whiskey Caramels
Here’s one for the DIY crowd: Salted Whiskey Caramels. Delicious!
30. Whiskey Advent Calendar
Bring in the best season of the year with adult-friendly fun. The inventive, old-timey Whiskey Advent Calendar is a great early Christmas gift idea for the whiskey enthusiast.