When someone in your life really loves whiskey, you quickly learn that this person is actually complicated to shop for. You think you can get away with buying a bottle of whiskey but then can’t remember if they prefer bourbon or rye. Or, you buy the bottle for them only to find out they just bought it for themself the week prior.
We find the best way to gift for people who love bourbon or whiskey is to get them something that amplifies and expands their experience. After years of gifting, we’ve found these to be foolproof gifts for anyone who loves bourbon.
No matter how much you’re looking to spend this holiday season, here are five essential gifts for the bourbon lover who has everything.
SPIEGELAU BOURBON TASTING GLASSES – FOR THE CONNOISSEUR
Glassware makes a big difference in how we experience the flavors and aromas of our favorite bourbons. The experts at Spiegelau designed these Bourbon Tasting Glasses with a perfectly fluted opening to allow you to fully experience the rich vanilla and cherry aromas of your favorite bourbons. We did a side-by-side test between these and a standard rocks glass, and these bourbon tasting glasses brought all of the nuances of our favorite spirit to life as we’ve never experienced before—a must-have gift, full-stop.
THE SCOTSMAN CRYSTAL DECANTER – FOR THE MASTER BLENDER
Whiskey decanters are a great way to serve your favorite spirit for an after-dinner dram. They also are great for creating your own infinity bottle of whiskey. When you near the end of a bottle of bourbon, instead of letting that last inch of spirit take up counter space, you add it to your decanter. As you finish more bottles and them to the mix, you create your own house blend of bourbon for guests to enjoy. This Scotsman Crystal Decanter‘s gem-cut design is a classic and will make yours glisten beautifully.
COOLER THAN COOL SMOKED WHISKEY GLASSES – FOR THE PORCH SIPPER
If you love enjoying a glass of whiskey outside where you might not want to bring one of your expensive glasses out in the elements, these Cooler Than Cool Smoked Whiskey glasses are the answer. Made of BPA-Free plastic, these cups feature a proprietary gel inside the double-walled construction, which keeps your bourbon at the perfect temperature for longer than any other glass. Just store them in the freezer, and you’ll always have a cold dram at the ready.
MID-CENTURY MODERN GOLD PLATED FLASK – FOR THE FASHION FORWARD
Sometimes, a whiskey lover needs their favorite dram to-go, that’s why a good flask is a must-have for any aficionado. The mid-century styling of this Gold Plated Flask may seem extravagant, but that’s because it is, and every whiskey lover deserves a great flask. This will quickly become a regular accessory they’ll treasure for years.
STAINLESS STEEL WHISKEY SPHERE – FOR THE PURIST
We love whiskey spheres for their ability to cool your drink without watering it down, and this classic stainless steel whiskey sphere is something every bourbon-obsessed should have in their freezer. The stainless steel construction stays extra cold. With one of these at your disposal, you’ll never drink watered-down bourbon again.