As we wrap up 2020 (it’s about time), we’re taking this time to start the year off on the right foot. We’re starting 2021 with shiny new gadgets to bring our bourbon experiences at home to the next level.
Here are five things every bourbon lover should have to take their whiskey drinking to top-shelf heights.
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.
GATSBY LIQUOR 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 Gatsby Liquor Decanter has an extra dash of mid-century modern flourish that will make your whiskey 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 you’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.