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The 32+ Best Gifts For Whiskey Lovers

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For the whiskey lover in your life, these presents will make the holiday season extra special. From whiskey glasses to bourbon-infused foods, find the perfect gifts for whiskey lovers on your list.

Exploring the wide and varied world of whiskey is a fun hobby a lot of folks enjoy—and lucky for you, there are tons of wonderful gifts to give to a loved one who is into whiskey. We’ve pulled together dozens of Christmas, holiday, and birthday gift ideas in one spot that’ll make any whiskey lover happy as can be.

We’ve included gifts that work for all branches of the whiskey family tree—bourbon, Irish whiskey, Scotch, rye, blended whiskey, and more! If your loved one is specific about the kind whiskey they love, you can find lots of great ideas for each type below. Happy shopping!

A stream of whiskey pours into a glass.

What makes our 2021 list of gifts for whiskey lovers the best ever?

We’ve personally tested the items on this list! We at Wholefully recommend these items because we bought these items with our own money and tested them in our own homes. We don’t accept any freebies for our gift guides, so you can trust that everything on this list is something we truly love.

We try to find a good balance between big box stores and small businesses in all of our gift guides. We also try to ensure that we include many options from diverse companies, including BIPOC-owned companies, woman-owned companies, and LGBTQ+-owned companies. Happy shopping!

Why aren’t specific whiskeys on this list?

Chances are, your favorite whiskey lover already knows their preferred whiskeys, and what each whiskey connoisseur considers to be the “best whiskey” will vary widely from person to person. So we don’t generally recommend gifting a bottle of liquor to a hardcore whiskey fan, unless you know what their preferences are.

However, if you want to gift a bottle to go with one of the decanters or cocktail ingredients below, or think they may want to try something new, we do have some suggestions! Du Nord Craft Spirits and Guidance Whiskey are both Black-owned distilleries that make top-notch whiskeys, or you can gift a blind whiskey tasting kit from Whiskey Explorers. You could even gift them a “make your own whiskey” kit!

Note: Many of the links below are affiliate links. Meaning if you purchase through our link, we get a small kickback for referring you—at no cost to you.

Gifts for Whiskey and Bourbon Cocktail Making

For those who enjoy making whiskey cocktails, rather than drinking it neat, we’ve rounded up the best cocktail mixers, ingredients, and chilling methods.

Four gifts of cocktail ingredients for a whiskey lover, including an infusion kit and bourbon cherries.

  1. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries—These cherries are infused with Woodford Reserve and are the perfect garnish for your favorite whiskey cocktail. These cherries make a great stocking stuffer!
  2. Just Add Whiskey Gift Set—No need to pull together your own collection of ingredients—this gift set has every small-batch, high-quality cocktail ingredient you could want for perfect gifts for whiskey lovers.
  3. Barrel Aged Aromatic Cocktail Bitters—Experimenting with bitters is a fun way to switch things up at the bar cart.
  4. Navel Gazer Alcohol Infusion Kit—Combine this infusion kit with a bottle of bourbon, whiskey, or Scotch for a fun kitchen experiment!

Four great gifts for making cocktails, including a glass chiller, a collection of bitters, and ice sphere maker.

  1. Scotch Ness Monster Chilling Stone—I think we can all agree that this is the cutest way to chill your liquor without diluting it, no?
  2. Five Flavor Bitters Bar Set—If you’ve got an amateur mixologist on your Christmas list, they’ll love this creative set of bitters.
  3. Tea Brewed Cocktail Mixers—Open can, add whiskey—easiest cocktail ever using these fun tea-based cocktail mixers.
  4. Clearsphere Ice Ball Maker—Rather than worrying about diluting your whiskey with small, sub-par ice cubes, make some crystal-clear and large ice balls for your liquor with Clearsphere ice molds.

Glassware Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

Give them something beautiful or whimsical to drink their whiskey and old fashioneds from with these glassware gift ideas.

Four glassware gifts, including a whiskey decanters and rocks glasses.

  1. Hatch Cut Glass Decanter—This sturdy, classic hatched crystal decanter is quite possible the classiest way to display bourbon, Scotch, rye, or blended whiskey. This decanter is heirloom level quality that can be passed down for generations.
  2. Hatch Rocks Glass—The rocks glasses that go with the above decanter are no slouch either. These heavy-bottom glasses reflect light beautifully and feel great in the hand.
  3. Chicken Wine and Whiskey Decanter—Is the bourbon lover on your list a little quirky and eccentric? Then this rooster decanter is the perfect gift. He’s a beautiful chicken that is an awesome conversation piece!
  4. Personalized Etched GlassThese custom-made low-ball glasses are hand-etched from any photo you provide, making them the perfect, touching gift for holidays, birthdays, Mothers’ or Fathers’ Day, or other occasions.

Whiskey and Bourbon Infused Foods

Why stick to only drinking bourbon or whiskey, when you can eat bourbon-infused foods and use whiskey-infused ingredients in your cooking?

Four foods with whiskey in them, including salted bourbon caramel and bourbon nib brittle.

  1. Bourbon Smoked Snack Trio—This set of three bourbon-infused snack foods is a great host or hostess gift!
  2. Salted Bourbon Goat’s Milk Caramel—This thick, gourmet caramel sauce is made for spooning over ice cream, waffles, or crepes…or just eating straight up with a spoon!
  3. Bourbon Nib Brittle—Imagine peanut brittle, but instead of peanuts, swap in cacao beans that have been aged in bourbon barrels. This crunchy treat is hard to stop eating!
  4. Bourbon Chocolate Chip Blondies—These Bourbon Chocolate Chip Blondies are a nice alternative to the traditional Kentucky Derby dessert. They’re rich, decadent, and flavorful without all of the fuss and muss that goes into making a Derby Pie.

Four ingredients infused with whiskey, including homemade apple pie filling, homemade peach jam, and a collection of spices.

  1. Bourbon Vanilla Pie Filling—This bourbon-vanilla bean apple pie filling is delicious in a pie, on top of waffles, or over ice cream.
  2. Bourbon-Smoked Spice Set—This set of bourbon-smoked sea salt, pepper, and paprika will add some smoky bourbon flavor to all of your favorite savory recipes.
  3. WhistlePig® Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup—The flavor of whiskey and maple syrup are a match made in heaven, and this barrel-aged maple syrup is a dream slathered on a stack of pancakes.
  4. Bourbon Peach Jam—Everyone loves a jar of “fancy jam,” and you can’t go wrong with this peach jam infused with bourbon and ginger.

Four whiskey-infused foods, including barrel-aged honey, maple syrup, and soy sauce.

  1. Bourbon Bacon Brown Sugar Cookies—These fluffy, soft-batch cookies combine salty bacon with warm, rich bourbon. You’ll be tempted to keep them for yourself!
  2. Bourbon Smoked Bluegrass Soy Sauce—Get your hands on some of these traditionally fermented soy sauces, which are the only microbrewed soy sauces in the United States. The Bourbon Smoked Bluegrass Soy Sauce in particular is smoked with bourbon barrel staves for an even deeper flavor.
  3. Barrel Aged Maple SyrupGive pancakes an upgrade with maple syrup aged in spent bourbon, brandy, and rum barrels. This syrup tastes incredible.
  4. Bourbon Barrel Aged Honey—Add a little nip of bourbon flavor to your next cup of tea with this bourbon-barrel aged honey.

Creative Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

From beautiful home goods to bourbon barrel earrings, here are all the other gifts your whiskey fan will adore.

A collage of four gifts for the home that any whiskey lover would want, including a decorative bowl made from a whiskey barrel.

  1. Bar Knife with Custom Barrel Stave Handle—This beautiful knife, with a handle made from barrel staves, would look great on any whiskey lovers’ bar.
  2. Stainless Steel Ice Ball Tongs—If you are making ice spheres or extra-large ice cubes to keep from diluting your whiskey, you’re going to need a way to lift those ice pieces! These tongs are our go-to.
  3. Cocktail Smoker Kit—Smoked cocktails are all the rage, not only because of their flavor, but because the smoking process is fun to watch! Gift the power of fire with this easy-to-use smoker set.
  4. Bourbon Barrel Stave Bowl—This oversized bowl made from bourbon barrel staves makes for a gorgeous display piece or serving dish.

Three home good for whiskey lovers, including candles and soap.

  1. Cocktail Smoker Top Gift Pack—Ready to take cocktail smoking to the next level? This kit includes a variety of different smoking chips to experiment with the best flavor for your favorite whiskey.
  2. Bourbon Body Oil—Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the products from the minority- and woman-owned Soap Distillery, but we are especially loving the bourbon-scented body oil. Not only is it incredibly moisturizing, but it will also leave you smelling like rich bourbon and vanilla.
  3. Bourbon Cocktail Candles—These smell-good candles are great to add some whiskey scents to a room, but they also work as bar glasses when they are spent!

Collage of three whiskey accessories, including earrings and a tie pin made from whiskey barrels.

  1. Whiskey Lovers’ Bar Soap SetWith all the hand washing we’ve been doing, we’ve found bar soaps to be far less drying and irritating. This whiskey soap set from Soap Distillery is so much more fun than a plain unscented bar of soap, don’t you think? The individual bars make great stocking stuffers!
  2. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Tie Bar Clip—Made from white oak bourbon barrels, this tie clip is great for whiskey lovers who find themselves suited up regularly.
  3. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Bezel Set Stud Earrings—If your whiskey drinker isn’t a tie-wearer, they might enjoy these stud earrings, also made from white oak barrels.

We hope this list has helped you find a great gift for all your favorite whiskey drinkers!

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Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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