16 Best Whiskey Gifts

We found the best whiskey gifts for everyone from the casual sipper to the serious connoisseur.

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May 11, 2022

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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!

These burgandy-colored cherries are known for their extra sweet flavor. Though they're only available for a short growing season, these jars from Stonewall Kitchen are designed to last. Add a cherry to your favorite bourbon-based cocktail for a delicious surprise.

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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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Uncle Nearest whiskey is a tribute to the godfather of Tennessee whiskey, Nathan Green, a former slave and master distiller. This small batch bottle is aged in bottles chosen by the founders of the distillery and curated by Nathan Green's descendant Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler.

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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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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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Take your favorite cocktail flying. This cocktail kit is designed to make the perfect Old Fashioned even at 30,000 feet. All you'll need is a nip of your favorite variety and some ice.

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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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Covering more than 40 whiskey distilleries throughout the country, Tristan Stephenson has put together a guide of sorts to the new world of American whiskey. Regional and full of nuance, the whiskey lover will delight in these pages.

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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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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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Any serious whiskey drinker will tell you that Japan is home to some of the top whiskey distilleries in the world — including this one. Mt Fuji Distillery in Japan recently brough its whiskey stateside. This bottle represents a blend of Scottish and Japanese styles and is sure to earn a prized spot on the shelf.

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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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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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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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