You know the drill. It’s Valentines Day. Or a Birthday. Or Christmas. Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. What do you get the whiskey lover who already has too much whiskey? Well, aside from more whiskey (which is always a good gift), here are some perfect non-bourbon gifts for bourbon lovers that they would be thrilled to receive.
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Wearable Gifts for Whiskey Lovers
People like to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Here are a few great gift ideas for whiskey lovers that they can wear anytime.
Whiskey Lover T-Shirt
This t-shirt is a simple gift for your bourbon enthusiast. They can wear it to barrel pick events, whiskey tastings, or other whiskey related events.
Whiskey Weather Sweatshirt
When the temperature drops outside, it’s nice to get a little cosy. This Whiskey Weather sweatshirt is perfect for anyone bourbon or scotch drinker that prefers the warmth of a nice cotton sweatshirt.
Nosing Glass Hat
Here’s a simple netted mesh trucker hat with a whiskey glass embroidered directly on the front. This gift claims no allegiance to any whiskey style or brand… just good scotch or bourbon.
Bar Tools and Toys for Bourbon Drinkers
New Glencairn Glasses
Glencairn glasses are the top choice for whiskey drinkers. They allow for better nosing and a more comprehensive analysis of the aromas that whiskey and bourbons emit. If your whiskey enthusiast is into hosting or reviewing, they can never have too many Glencairns.
Custom Whiskey Decanter
A rising trend among bourbon enthusiasts, Infinity Bottles are homemade blends of whiskey that are intended to create a new, exciting flavor. Some people choose to go the recipe route, creating drinks like “Poor Man’s Pappy” (a blend of Weller 12 and Weller Antique 107). Others like to add the last few pours of any bottle to create a true Infinite blend of all the bourbon on their shelf.
This decanter is one of the best gifts for bourbon lovers because it lets them begin to craft their own unique whiskey, but also gives it a personalized touch.
Professional Whiskey Pourers
Some of the best bourbon is packaged in really cool looking bottles. While these look great on the shelf, they can be a pain to pour from. Enter the liquor pourer. You’ve seen them at bars and restaurants, but they are great for the home bar, too. Liquor pourers make it easy to pour the perfect amount of whiskey without spilling and wasting anything.
Books and Audio Gifts for Bourbon Lovers
Bourbon Pursuit Subscription
Bourbon Pursuit is one of the best bourbon podcasts out there. The crew does a great job talking all things bourbon. Their Patreon subscription comes with some sweet perks, one of which includes the chance to go hang with the Bourbon Pursuit team and select one of their special store pick bourbon barrels.
This isn’t even an ad, I promise. Just a shining endorsement for a great program.
Fred Minnick’s Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey
Fred Minnick’s Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of an American Whiskey is one of the best gifts for bourbon lovers who love learning about American whiskey has much as they enjoy drinking it. A full history of the American Bourbon tradition, this book looks great on the bar or a coffee table.