Mark Twain once wrote, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” It’s a sentiment that will resonate with any true aficionado of the distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.
To the whiskey superfan, it’s not just a drink, but a whole world to explore filled with rich history, a wide variety of styles and expressions, and a seemingly endless array of gadgets and tchotchkes to elevate each sip. It’s a phenomenon that’s truly international, transporting your palate to Scotland, Ireland, Kentucky, Japan, and beyond. Much like any great hobby, whiskey appreciation is much more about the journey than the destination and the proper accoutrement helps you get there. The spirit’s revered status amongst both amateur and experienced imbibers means whiskey—and its accompanying glassware, books, decor, and even board games—often makes for a memorable gift.
However, it can also be overwhelming to find the perfect gift for the whiskey lover in your life, which means it’s easy to panic and pick out a lame flask or a mediocre scotch.
Don’t fret—We’ve sifted through the many, many options to bring you this definitive guide of the best whiskey gifts you can give your friends, family, or even yourself. Whether you’re looking for unusual whiskey gifts, versatile whiskey gift sets, or quality single malts, bourbons, and other great bottles, you’ve come to the right place.
Sláinte! Let’s get gifting.