Selecting the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and colleagues can be a challenge. However, if someone in your life is a bourbon or whiskey fan, your holiday shopping just got a lot easier. Here at Lux Row Distillers, we’re experts on all things bourbon and whiskey, and we have a whole host of ideas to help you find gifts whiskey lovers will truly treasure. Just don’t be surprised if some of these gifts get put to good use as soon as they’re opened!
Whether your loved one is a knowledgeable whiskey expert, a curious novice, or an avid drinker, there’s always more to learn. Thankfully, there are a plethora of whiskey books out there that cover anything and everything related to whiskey. From production methods to history to modern trends, there are plenty of options to choose from. Plus, many of these books can play double duty as beautiful coffee table décor they’ll be proud to have on display.
A Stylish Decanter
A whiskey decanter is an ideal gift for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Not only can you rest assured that it will serve as a gift they’ll actually use (who doesn’t love pouring a dram), but it’s also a stylish way to add a touch of class to any bar cart. You can find crystal decanters in various styles and price points, and options range from classic, etched designs to sleek, minimalist styles.
Also, you may want to get a great whiskey to fill it with. We suggest the Lux Row Distillers 12-year Double Barrel.
High-Quality Rocks Glasses
While what’s inside the glass is undoubtedly the most important aspect of enjoying whiskey or bourbon, the glassware also plays a role. A set of high-quality rock glasses is sure to be embraced by any whiskey fan. To learn which types of glasses work best for bourbon and whiskey, take a look at this guide to essential whiskey glasses. When you give this gift, your loved ones will think of you each time they raise a glass!
A Leather Wallet or Purse
If you want to take a less literal approach to a whiskey-related gift, consider going with a leather wallet or purse. Leather is a key tasting note and aroma in many bourbons and whiskeys, so whiskey fans are likely to be leather fans, too. Real leather lasts for years, so your gift will be appreciated long after the holiday season has come and gone.
Whiskey aficionados know that the only thing needed to enjoy this beloved libation is a glass (and maybe a few ice cubes). That being said, everyone loves a cocktail from time to time. Help them shake, stir, and enjoy drinks that taste like they were made by a professional by gifting a complete bar set. Most sets will include a jigger, strainer, bar spoon, and shaker — so they’ll have everything they need to create Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and more.
Oak Aging Barrels
Oak aging barrels make great gifts for people who take bourbon seriously. These barrels allow you to age bourbon at home, and the results are downright delicious. They can also be used to make barrel-aged cocktails, such as a large-format, barrel-aged Manhattan. Oak aging barrels allow the flavors in a cocktail to mellow out and blend together, so drinks that have been aged are smoother, richer, and more developed. The only difficult part about aging a cocktail is waiting for it to be ready to drink!
A Lux Row Distillery Tour
If you want to give the gift of an unforgettable bourbon experience, consider booking a Lux Row Distillery Tour. Our tour options include premium tastings, cocktail classes, and an in-depth look into our production process. A distillery tour is a great gift for anyone who wants a fun, educational way to dive deeper into the world of bourbon. We highly recommend booking a ticket for yourself so that you can join in on the fun!
A Bottle of the Good Stuff
If there’s one gift that’s 100% sure to please any whiskey fan, it’s a bottle of the good stuff. Whether you want to go all out on a rare bottle of Blood Oath, embrace the spirit with Rebel Bourbon, or opt for a classic like David Nicholson Reserve, a bottle of any Lux Row Distillers bourbon or whiskey will make a fine gift for any spirit lover.
Find a bottle near you, and get ready to put a big smile on your whiskey-loving loved ones’ faces.