If you’re shopping for a bourbon lover, the first thing you need to know is that while all bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon.
Bourbon lovers have a special kind of appreciation for their drink of choice. As one of the smoothest and most enjoyable drinks to sip straight, this type of whiskey pulls in a diverse crowd, from the everyday blue-collar man to wealthy entrepreneurs.
So, if you’re shopping for a true bourbon lover, you need the best of the best. These 25 gifts for bourbon lovers offer plenty of ways to celebrate this individual in your life.
Blanton’s Bourbon Display
Are you looking for a show-stopper gift? This Blanton’s head-stopper display is the best choice for bourbon lovers. Every good bourbon fan knows about Blanton’s famous corks. The fancy stoppers feature a jockey on a horse, and each stopper has a different letter in the corner. Once you collect them all, they spell out Blanton’s. It’s a significant achievement that can take dozens of bottles, so they’ll want to display them proudly.
Bourbon Ball Gift Set
Does your bourbon lover also have a sweet tooth? Bourbon balls are a classic treat during the holidays, and this gift set delivers a bourbon chocolate experience that’s to die for. It uses Woodford Reserve Bourbon, which has been voted Kentucky’s Best Bourbon and won several awards. These tasty treats likely won’t last long, but they will certainly be enjoyed.
Personalized Whiskey Connoisseur Crate
This personalized crate from Man Crates comes with everything you need to make a bourbon lover happy. It’s stocked with treats and goodies, including a whiskey-drinking journal and three different unique snacks. It also comes with a personalized whiskey tasting board with four different types of tasting glasses. Your bourbon lover will love prying open this manly wooden crate.
Whiskey Chilling Stones
If the bourbon lover in your life prefers to drink his dark liquor on the rocks, then this whiskey chilling stones set is a great gift for them. The set comes with six handcrafted granite sipping rocks, all of which come nestled neatly (no pun intended) in a wooden display tray. The multi-colored stones are stunning, easy to use, and easy to clean. Plus, they elevate the drinking experience.
Personalized Decanter Set
You can never go wrong with a nice decanter set for avid bourbon drinkers. This set comes with a decanter and anywhere from two to eight glasses. It also has a wide range of customization options, including initials, dates, and names beautifully etched into the glass. It makes for a stunning display that your bourbon lover will enjoy showing off to his guests for years to come.
Bourbon Lover Socks
Anyone who needs a fun, lighthearted, budget-friendly gift option will love these hilarious socks for bourbon lovers. One foot says, “If you can read this,” while the other says, “Bring me bourbon.” It’s a fun-loving gift idea for anyone who loves to kick back, put their feet up, and sip their favorite liquor. It also makes a great gift for a secret Santa or an office white elephant.
Personalized Whiskey Barrel
From decanters to the original bottles, there are so many ways to display your favorite bourbon. But this one takes the cake. Why not gift a bourbon lover their very own whiskey barrel? The barrel comes with your customized laser-engraved name, location, and year. It holds five liters of whiskey in a real white oak barrel and features a wooden spigot and a stand. Fill it with bourbon and serve it up.
Cocktail Smoker Kit
What goes well with bourbon? A nice, smoky flavor. This cocktail smoker kit comes with everything you need for a fun experience. Not only does it add a variety of smoky flavors to your favorite bourbon, but it’s an awesome party trick to impress your friends. You no longer have to head out to the bar to watch bartenders perform this artistic feat. Do it yourself at home!
The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails
Sipping bourbon straight is always nice, but some consumers like to experiment with different recipes to switch things up now and then. The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails offers 100 different bourbon cocktail recipes to pique your interest. There are classics, crazy new treats, and recipes from across history.
Bourbon Scratch-Off Poster
Some bourbon drinkers are creatures of habit; once they find their brand, that’s the only thing they’ll drink. On the other hand, some consider themselves connoisseurs who delight in tasting all kinds of bourbon. For the latter of the two, there’s the bourbon scratch-off poster. This beautifully designed poster features the top 50 best bourbons so someone can scratch off as they go along, expanding their knowledge and experience in the world of bourbon.
Does the bourbon lover in your life also love playing games? Give him a glass of his go-to brand as you sit around the dining room table for a rousing game of BourbonTrek. BourbonTrek is a card game that tests your knowledge of all things bourbon. If your bourbon lover wasn’t already an expert, he’ll certainly become one after a few rounds of this trivia game.
Travel Bartender Kit
Whether it’s camping, tailgating, or a long weekend at the in-laws, every bourbon lover needs to be able to take his craft on the road. This travel bartender kit lets the bourbon lover in your life make his favorite drinks no matter where he goes. It includes everything he needs, including a jigger, cocktail shaker, strainer, spoon, and more. The stainless steel construction looks high-end, and the convenient carrier folds everything nicely for compact packing.
Bitters Gift Set
This gift set features five different flavored bitters from Woodford Reserve, so you know they’re some of the best. The set includes orange, spiced cherry, sorghum and sassafras, aromatic, and chocolate bitters – all of which your loved one can add to bourbon to enhance their favorite cocktails. It’s an easy way to mix things up and perhaps find a new favorite way to enjoy their liquor.
Whiskey Barrel Sign
No home bar or man cave is complete without a customized whiskey barrel sign. This gorgeous wooden sign features a personalized name, initial, and date carved into a round sign designed to look like the end of a whiskey barrel. You can hang it on a wall or display it on the optional sign stand. It’s an impressive addition to any bourbon lover’s favorite hangout or office space.
Whiskey Cocktail Calendar
The whiskey cocktail calendar is a super fun gift for anyone who enjoys this dark liquor. It displays stunning watercolor pictures on a handmade red oak wooden stand. It looks good on any desk or end table. Each day, you flip the card over to discover a new cocktail recipe. It certainly makes any bourbon lover excited to get to work every morning!
Kentucky Bourbon Hand Towel
Perfect for a birthday, a secret Santa, or a just-because gift, this Kentucky bourbon hand towel is chic and cool. It goes from the kitchen to the home bar seamlessly, featuring favorite bourbons like Blanton’s, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, and Basil Hayden. The 100 percent cotton material is soft and lint-free.
Bullet Whiskey Stones
Plenty of people enjoy their bourbon on the rocks, but the downside to serving it over ice is that the drink can quickly get watered down and ruin the flavor. These creative whiskey stones keep your drink chilled without doing that. Plus, in the shape of bullets set in a revolver base, they add style and flare to the glass. It’s the ideal gift for the whiskey lover who also loves his gun collection.
Benshot Patriotic Decanter
Personalized decanters usually make an excellent gift, but getting everything customized with names and initials can get a little old. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you might consider this patriotic decanter for the bourbon lover in your life. The 750mL glass decanter features a laser etching of a distressed American flag. On the side of the bottle is a real .50 caliber machine gun bullet – embedded into the glass. Made in the USA, you can’t get much cooler than this.
Funny Bourbon T-Shirt
Everyone loves adding a new t-shirt to their collection, especially a humorous one that displays one of their favorite hobbies. This t-shirt shows a glass of bourbon on the rocks with the catchy saying, “Bourbon goes in, wisdom comes out.” It’s a hilarious gift and a great conversation starter at any gathering. You know what they say: you can never have too many t-shirts. What’s one more for the collection?
Ultimate Old Fashioned Box
Bourbon lovers tend to thoroughly enjoy a well-made old fashioned. This classic cocktail has been around forever, so it’s always a great go-to drink. The ultimate old-fashioned box comes with everything he needs and more to create the perfect drink. It has several bottles of various whiskeys and bourbons along with dehydrated orange slices, cherries, bitters, and syrup. It even features the perfect bamboo skewers to pull it all together.
Funny Bourbon Coasters
Is the bourbon lover in your life also your husband who constantly leaves condensation rings on your nice furniture? Do you have to nag him all the time to use one of the frilly, girly coasters you have sitting out? Kill two birds with one stone by gifting him these coasters that will not only save your coffee table but will give him a good laugh every time he uses them.
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries
If you don’t think a jar of cherries is a good gift idea, you’ve never had high-quality cocktail cherries. These aren’t your average Maraschino cherries. Instead, these bourbon cherries are soaked in barrel-aged Woodford Reserve Bourbon and offer the perfect flavor combination of sweetness and bitterness.
Bourbon and Cigar Tray
Nothing pairs better with a double shot of your favorite bourbon than a nice, thick cigar. For bourbon lovers who enjoy a good nightcap over drinks and smoke, this tray is the ideal gift. It features a place to put your whiskey glass, a slot to hold your cigar, and a built-in ashtray. This set comes with an optional customized engraving and whiskey glass. It makes life a little easier so they can carry everything at once in an impressive display.
Ice Sphere Mold
Ever wonder why most bourbon drinks come with one large cube instead of regular ice like other cocktails? Large cubes melt slowly, allowing them to evenly chill the drink without diluting the flavor. That’s why these ice sphere molds make an excellent gift for bourbon lovers. They easily form four two-inch sphere ice cubes that are perfect for any bourbon drink. Plus, they look elegant and professional – even if you’re just sipping at home.
Bourbon Steak Dust
Lots of bourbon lovers love another classic hobby: grilling. There are tons of great seasonings on the market, but this one is the perfect blend of bourbon-smoked paprika, bourbon-smoked peppercorns, garlic, onion, and more. It adds an excellent flavor to steaks along with practically anything else, from seafood to veggies and everything in between.
Hardwood Whiskey Tasting Glass
This stunning handcrafted tasting glass is anything but glass. It’s made from United States Beechwood and sealed with all-natural beeswax for a long-lasting finish. The wood material enhances the bourbon-tasting experience and will certainly gain appreciation from any bourbon connoisseur. The small size is ideal for tasting multiple bourbons at once, too.
Though many people stray away from sipping on any liquor straight up, bourbon lovers know exactly how to appreciate every note and flavor of a good, solid bourbon.
These 25 gifts for bourbon lovers tap into the part of them that loves a nightcap or a dark liquor drink at the end of a long day. Choose one or two from this list to show someone you know them well.
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