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Whether you’re ready to go all out or are ballin’ on a budget, there’s something for every whiskey lover in your life! With a gift from this carefully curated list, you’ll be toasting their love for the aged beverage in the best fashion.
Choosing the best whiskey gifts
Whiskey drinkers are said to be deep, mature, and confident, interested in the depth and intricacies of this age-old beverage. Getting someone a bottle of whiskey as a gift can be difficult, especially if you’re not familiar with the varieties or don’t know the personality of the drinker in an in-depth way. That’s why a safer option is to get whiskey-themed items and accessories for a seasoned whiskey drinker. The first step is to set a budget. This will help you narrow down your choice slightly. Once you’ve got that set, think about their needs. Have they expressed an interest in a new decanter or set? Are they a beginner and need a manual or journal of sorts to help them start their whiskey-tasting journey? Perhaps they’ve wondered aloud about the process of making whiskey. If they truly are a seasoned drinker, perhaps a more unique addition to their whiskey accessories collection is necessary, such as an aging stick or water dropper. Think of ways you can enhance their whiskey-drinking experience. What additives are available on the market that serve this purpose?
How we identified the best whiskey gifts
When we evaluated the best whiskey gifts we thought of the top ways to make drinking whiskey a more pleasurable and luxurious experience. At the moment, the 2023 trends are adding flavor and texture to your whiskey, whether that’s through bitters, garnishes, or even through whiskey stones. We had to include one of the niftiest items on our list: a unique whiskey water dropper to dilute your whiskey if necessary. Whisky stones are also highly recommended for those who don’t want to dilute their drinks, and we made sure our choice was unique. Bullet stones are new on the market and add an old-timey vibe to a drinking session. Do they want to feel like they’re in the old West? Look no further.
Drinking whiskey sometimes can be enhanced by adding a cigar to the mix, and to anticipate this we selected some products that can be holders for both whiskey and cigars. For those who prefer their whiskey in large quantities, we selected oak barrel storage containers so their whiskey can be aged and kept to perfection.
Like most things, whiskey isn’t only good when it’s been drunk. Some very unique products can be whiskey-themed and actually distilled from whiskey, such as candles and soap. If your friend or loved one likes the smell as well as the taste, then we’ve got you covered.
A big trend nowadays, and since the pandemic, is to try your hand at being your own bartender and brewer. For those curious and confident enough, we’ve selected the best D.I.Y whiskey kits and elite bartending kits for all their needs.
Tips for buying the best whiskey gifts
- Don’t cut corners
If you know your whiskey drinker is a novice or an advanced drinker, select your product accordingly. Someone just starting may not know the ins and outs of an aging stick, whereas someone more experienced will.
- Set a budget
Whiskey and its various accessories can be expensive. The list is also quite extensive. Setting a budget will cut down on your research time and allow you to narrow down your choices.
- Know your audience
When it comes to whiskey and its by-products, stick to what you know about the person. Don’t be too adventurous. If you’re not sure if they’ll like a cocktail smoking kit, for example, don’t get one. Ask questions, find out their drinking experience and how they like their whiskey, and make your choices based on that.