12 Essential Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

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Chances are you know a whiskey lover, but you may not know what gift to get them this holiday season. Below are a few gift ideas that are sure to please the whiskey aficionado in your life. Drinks, books, stocking stuffers — it’s all here.

1. Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky

Recognized by the Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible as the best in the world, no list of whiskey gifts could be complete without a bottle of this fine single malt. Every whiskey lover deserves to spoil themselves with at least one bottle like this. ($51.70, themasterofmalt.com)

2. Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Because on some nights drinking whiskey on the rocks isn’t enough. Just remember, it’s one of the main ingredients in an Old Fashioned. ($9.99, angosturabitters.com)

3. Ravenscroft Decanter

There is no better way to display or taste whiskey than with a quality decanter. It makes pouring whiskey just a little bit sexier. ($80, ravenscroftcrystal.com)

4. Glencairn Whiskey Glass Set

Hailed as the “Official Whiskey Glass” and one of the standards for tasting, what better way is there for every whiskey lover to drink their poison in style? Made from non-lead crystal featuring a tapered mouth for easy sipping, it will not disappoint. ($14.99, amazon.com)

5. Whiskey Rocks

A great alternative to ice, as they don’t water down the drink. Remind them to be careful, as they can scratch up any glass set.

6. Spherical Ice Ball Maker

For the whiskey lover who wants ice their drink, why not make it spherical? It adds glamour to ordinary ice cubes. ($16.95, theclassickitchen.net)

7. Balls of Steel Whiskey Chillers

For those who like whiskey a little cooler than room temperature, drop these “balls of steel” into their glass to help lower its temperature, all while creating a truly unique experience. ($29.99, originalbos.com)

8. Bourbon Barrel Coasters

It would be wise to reduce the unsightly water rings on the bar, sideboard or a tabletop. These coasters are made from recycled oak whiskey barrels and have an aluminum edging to keep them strong. ($80, hungarianworkshop.com)

9. Whiskey Flask

Every true whiskey lover needs a go-to flask to keep their favorite poison close at hand. ($80, filson.com)

10. American Whiskey Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit

A book telling every whiskey fan everything they need to know about America’s greatest distilling treasures. ($16.60 abebooks.com)

11. Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks Using the World’s Most Popular Spirit

This book contains great whiskey recipes that will expand any whiskey drinking experience. ($14.71, barnesandnoble.com)

12. Whiskey Shaving Soap

What could be manlier than drinking whiskey than smelling like it after a shower? ($18, portlandgeneralstore.com)