16 Toast-Worthy Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

From bottles to barware, these gift ideas are certainly worth celebrating.

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December 02, 2021


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As far as we’re concerned, whiskey drinkers are some of the most dedicated hobbyists we know. Lovers of the spirit don’t simply like whiskey — they’re certified super-fans. They can rattle off the differences between bourbon and scotch, know all the popular distilling regions and have a pretty impressive collection of varieties in their bar cart. Even the more “unenthusiastic” drinkers will light up when you ask them about their favorite single malt whiskey.

If you’re going to buy a gift for a whiskey lover this year, why not make it aligned with their favorite pastime? But, whether you’re non-whiskey drinker shopping for a whiskey lover or unsure what to get the connoisseur who has everything, buying the perfect present can be a tall order. To help, we’re sharing incredible gifts for the whiskey lover in your life. From obscure bottles and barware to whiskey-infused treats, these ideas are certainly worth toasting to. Cheers!


Corkcicle's best-selling whiskey wedge is a must-have for anyone who takes their drink on the rocks. The wedge shape is designed to slowly melt as you drink to preserve the liquor's flavor as it's chilled.

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While we're willing to bet that nearly all whiskey drinkers own a set of rocks glasses, a set of whiskey glasses might be what's missing from their bar cart. This set of four is designed to enhance the nose of the whiskey, so the taste is smooth from start to finish.

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For the fan who loves discovering new distilleries, a Flaviar subscription is a most-welcome gift. This service sends members a quarterly tasting box with three samples of premium spirits and a "spiral" that will walk the drinker through a tasting experience.

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Whiskey and cigars are a classic pairing, so this is sure to be a solid gift option. Gift this old fashioned glass with one of their favorite cigars for an added bonus.

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Woodford Reserve is known for top-shelf bourbon — and it's why they're the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. These bourbon balls are a classic recipe that are perfect for a sweet hostess gift this holiday season.

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One of the most iconic cocktails, this watercolor print is a fun additon to a home bar or kitchen. Gift it in a ready-to-hang frame, so they can enjoy it ASAP.

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This cocktail smoking board is ideal for the at-home mixologist. Starting at $40, it comes with everything they'll need to add a signature smokey flavor to their favorite cocktails.

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Why pour the liquid gold straight from the bottle when you can enjoy a fancy decanter? This hand-blown style from Whiskey Peaks features glass reconstructions of a breathtaking mountain range. It’s a classy addition to any bar cart and will double as a conversation starter during your next virtual happy hour.

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This gorgeous gift set is perfect for someone special. The elegant oak box comes complete with two glasses, whiskey rocks and coasters. All you need to do is provide their favorite bottle.

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This kit is your chance to age your very own whiskey at home. You'll receive all the tools you need to create an aged Tennessee whiskey to taste. It's perfect for the person who wants to try their hand at distilling.

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Your special someone isn’t the only person who loves whiskey. Turns out, some of the most legendary writers including Dorothy Parker, William Faulkner and James Baldwin are big fans of the spirit, too. If they want to discover a new recipe or have a penchant for the classics, "How to Drink Like a Writer" is bound to deliver.

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Any serious scotch drinker will tell you that you just don't mix the stuff. However, this new innovation by Glenmorangie, a leader in the scotch industry, is setting out to change those minds. X by Glenmorangie is a single-malt scotch that's slightly sweeter in flavor and designed to be used in cocktails. Gift it to an advenurous friend who's open to trying something new.

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Jack Daniel's pays tribute to one of its biggest fans with this high-quality bottle of Tennessee whiskey. Consider this a generous gift for the whiskey fan who has everything else.

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If your whiskey-loving friend is a holiday party host, this festive bottle is an ideal party gift. Spiced with warm holiday flavors, this bottle of whiskey is a fun addition to any home bar.

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If your favorite mixologist is looking to cut back on alcohol consumption, but still loves a cocktail during the week, this Monday's non-alcoholic whiskey is the ideal gift. It's made using water, natural flavors, citric acid and fruit and vegetable juice for color. And though it's not exactly like a classic whiskey, it works for those night when drinking is just not an option. "It works for my cigar and bourbon nights with the guys. And I don’t have to worry about the drive home," says one reviewer.

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Even the most serious Scotch drinkers will love this whimsical bottle made just for the winter months. The Tale of Winter Scotch was finished in Marsala wine casks and comes in a beautiful gift box, so you don't even need to worry about wrapping it.

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