27 Bourbon Gifts That Any Whiskey Enthusiast Will Love

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This detailed gift guide of the top 27 bourbon gifts will help you get the best selection for your needs. You will get ideas for what to buy for friends, family or partners.

Our gift guide includes bourbons ranging from well known, classic brands, to niche, craft brands for the discerning connoisseur.

Who knew just how huge the world of bourbon liquor was?

If you thought you had seen it all, you’re in for a treat because we’re going to take you through a journey into the wonders of bourbon and the many thing it can do to help you get a better life. Don’t you want to know more about it?

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1. Pop Chart: Poster Prints

Our rating: 9 / 10

Pop Chart: Poster Prints

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Pros:

  • Comes with a 100% money-back guarantee
  • Unique, fun, and educational design
  • Good deal for the price

The Pop Chart map features fun facts you probably didn’t know about your favorite things.

The author of the infographic is Megan Telingater who is a freelance writer, blogger and designer.

The infographic features the history of whiskey with the timeline, color codes that help you to learn more about distillers and brands of whiskey, 5 styles of whiskeys and bourbons, top selling whiskeys, and more.

2. BOOZY SOAP

Our rating: 9 / 10

BOOZY SOAP

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Pros:

  • Handmade
  • Each recipe is different
  • Gives soap a sweet, complex twist
  • Makes a perfect gift for any wine , beer, or whiskey enthusiast
  • Available in various types of spirits
  • Made with all natural ingredients
  • Great as a stocking stuffer
  • New Originals line of scents

They say that a gift that’s “stuck on” you is something special. With this soap, even if you wash it off, it’ll stay with you.

The makers of Boozy Soap decided to mix drinking with something you’re gonna do anyway “ washing your hands. This company founder, Marc B., has fifteen+ years in the fragrance business and is a huge fan of whisky, beer, and wine …needing something to wash the aftertaste away.

You can read more about this soap maker and its sweet science on its website…and purchase all of your favorite drinks there as well. They’re also available on Amazon, and other sites.

3. Greenline Goods Whiskey Glasses

Our rating: 9 / 10

Greenline Goods Whiskey Glasses

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Pros:

  • Shipped in a gift box
  • Durable, thick, and sturdy
  • Measure 4 inches tall
  • Packaged with a Kentucky Bourbon Trail Map
  • Stack-able
  • Dishwasher-safe

This set of two bourbon glasses is quite interesting, and classy, too. These glasses measure 4 inches tall and are sturdy and durable. 1/2 oz markings are also available for making out-of-the-ordinary cocktails. Both glasses come packaged together in a gift box and are ready to be given as a gift. A Kentucky Bourbon Trail map is included along with each of the glasses.

Experts have agreed that whiskey, bourbon, and scotch taste better in glassware designed specifically for whiskey than those made for other drinks. A whiskey glass should be short and squat, and should have the taper of a wine glass. They should be heavy (to avoid accidental knocking over), thin-walled, and should only have 1-2 little fingers worth of space in them. These particular glasses fit that description perfectly.

4. Socksmith Men's Rocks Or Neat

Our rating: 9 / 10

Socksmith Men's Rocks Or Neat

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Pros:

  • Very unique
  • Made from high-quality materials
  • Comfortable

Stop wearing boring socks and switch to these fun and unique socks from Socksmith. They’re handmade right here in the USA and are made from the highest-quality yarns. They’re known for their comfortable fit, combats odor, are machine-washable, and they’re also available in many different patterns and sizes.

5. Bourbon Barrel Steak Seasoning

Our rating: 9 / 10

Bourbon Barrel Steak Seasoning

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Pros:

  • Flavorful and versatile
  • Works on a variety of meat dishes

Unlike Cloves Steak Rub, this USDA-approved product has a balanced and mild flavor. This is a great seasoning for grilled foods like steak, chicken breast, and beef burgers.

In addition, it can be used for milder cuts of meat. It’s a fine-flavored mix of peppercorn, mustard, molasses, vinegar, bell pepper, salt, and paprika.

6. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries

Our rating: 9 / 10

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries

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Pros:

  • Very tasty (like maraschino)
  • Cherry lovers will also like
  • This product is not too sweet and not too tart
  • You can store them at normal room temperature and they won’t go bad

Cons:

  • A bit pricy
  • Your cash register sounds an incorrect price alarm when scanning

Woodford Reserve is a tiny little town located on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The distillery is owned by Brown-Forman, so their standard bourbon aging barrels that they use to make this bourbon are their same barrels that can also be found at Jack Daniel’s and Jack Daniel’s Wood Rye and Gentleman Jack.

Woodford Reserve bourbon cherries are excellent. They have a great flavor and are the perfect sweet/tart balance. You will love them. The only downsides of these bourbon cherries that they are small and they’re a bit pricey.

Be careful when you scan the product. We had the cash register alarm go off as we scanned them. The cashier was nice enough to ignore and left our bourbon cherries in the bag. We ended up getting home and throwing out the receipt.

7. Vagabond House Medici Pewter BOURBON Decanter Tag/Liquor Bottle Label 2.5" Wide

Our rating: 8 / 10

Vagabond House Medici Pewter BOURBON Decanter Tag/Liquor Bottle Label 2.5" Wide

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Pros:

  • Rust-resistant
  • Handcrafted quality detail engraved
  • 2.5” wide
  • Handmade in the USA

8. BrüMate NOS'R

Our rating: 8 / 10

BrüMate NOS'R

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Pros:

  • Non-porous, double walled, and vacuum insulated glass
  • Offers maximum protection against outside heat and cold
  • Less moisture on the outside means no more sweating on your hand and no condensation on the whiskey glass
  • 12 mm thick
  • Certificate of authenticity
  • Made in Germany
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 1-year warranty
  • In addition to Whiskey, works great with Irish beer, wine, Ovaltine, coffee or any other beverage

Cons:

  • It’s rather expensive.

This is a whiskey tasting glass that has been particularly designed for the whiskey connoisseur. The BrüMate NOS'R is made in Germany and features a double walled glass design. The BrüMate provides protection to your spirits as it keeps the outside temperatures of the glass from transferring to the inside.

This means you have no need to chill the glass. Furthermore, the moisture that is retained on the outside of the glass does not transfer to the inside. This keeps your whiskey tasting exactly how the distiller intended.

9. Round Ice Cube Mold Set of 4 Individual 2.5 Inch Tight Sealing

Our rating: 8 / 10

Round Ice Cube Mold Set of 4 Individual 2.5 Inch Tight Sealing

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Pros:

  • Blocks will expand faster than cubes
  • Sold as single units
  • Tight seal
  • Freezable
  • Dishwasher safe
  • BPA free

This is just one of the most amazing whiskey accessories. It features a set of 4, 2.5-inch ice round balls. It is perfect for whiskey cocktails. Of course, it can also be used for other beverages. This is perfect for your whiskey on the rocks. Its main purpose is to add a bit of class to your drinks, and they are also quite practical and durable. The silicone is designed in such a way that it offers a tight seal, enabling no leakage.

This round ice cube ball mold set is freezer-safe and dishwasher-friendly. This works best with any drinks. This silicone mold set is quite easy to use and to clean. The set comes in a package of 4, and each one measures 2.5-inches. They are BPA free, and they don’t contain any toxic materials that can endanger one’s health. Your drinks will be infused with the flavor of the ice cubes that you prepare. It is also quite attractive.

10. Olivina Men Lip Balm

Our rating: 8 / 10

Olivina Men Lip Balm

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Pros:

  • Non-greasy formula
  • Not overwhelming on the balm
  • Absorbs fast
  • Moisturizing

Cons:

  • Hard to smell the bourbon flavor
  • A little on the pricey side

If you aren’t familiar with Olivina, it’s a Sydney based skincare line that is the brainchild of Dr. Ellie Bowden-Reid. In addition to working as a GP, Dr. Bowden-Reid is also one of Australia’s leading dermatologists who has worked on some of Australia’s most well-known and respected faces.

The Olivina brand is one that Dr. Bowden-Reid creates to help people achieve a healthy and beautiful glow befitting any great city. Her creams and balms all feature Olea Europaea (olive) oil as the key ingredient.

As for this balm, the Bourbon balm is designed with the allure of warm summer days in the south of France. The balm is infused with Kentucky Bourbon for an indulgent treat for your lips.

11. Little Trees Car Air Freshener 6-Pack

Our rating: 8 / 10

Little Trees Car Air Freshener 6-Pack

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Pros:

  • Great smell
  • Long lasting
  • Made from real bark chips
  • No alcohol
  • No synthetic fragrances

Little Trees provides a number of pleasing scents you’ve been accustomed to with a variety of different items in your household, including the iconic air freshener.

The Bourbon scent has a sweet aroma reminiscent of the barrels and the tropical walnut palette, mixed with hints of vanilla and a touch of oak. It will fill your car with the ceder notes you’re used to, just without the alcohol or any other foreign synthetic ingredients.

It’s made from real bark chips and they last as long as the other air fresheners in the Little Trees line as long as you keep your car ventilated.

12. Crafthouse by Fortessa Professional Barware by Charles Joly Stainless Steel and Glass Smoking Box

Our rating: 8 / 10

Crafthouse by Fortessa Professional Barware by Charles Joly Stainless Steel and Glass Smoking Box

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Pros:

  • Great present for liquor lovers
  • Makes a wonderful gift for holidays like Christmas, Father’s Day and others
  • Beautiful design
  • Well-made and sturdy
  • Durable and high-quality

If you’re looking for best barware set, there’s nothing better than the Crafthouse by Fortessa Professional Barware by Charles Joly Stainless Steel and Glass Smoking Box with Handheld Smoker for Cocktail/Beverage/Cheese/Food/Cooking.

It’s a complete barware set with a unique and modern design. It comes with everything needed to make some of the most amazing cocktails. It also includes a handheld smoker which allows you to infuse smoke into your cocktails and food.

The smoker box can be incredibly handy for smoking cheese and other milk products. Just insert the cheese and wedge it with the knife. When you’re done, you can purchase a stainless steel cheese slicer that will fit perfectly in the box.

13. Cremo Rich-Lathering Bourbon & Oak Body Wash

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cremo Rich-Lathering Bourbon & Oak Body Wash

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Pros:

  • Provides a rich and indulgent lather
  • Leaves your skin feeling smooth and fresh
  • Doesn’t contain SLS
  • Isn’t harsh on the skin
  • Generous 16-ounce size

The ideal body wash for hot summer days, this one from Cremo will leave your skin feeling clean and fresh. The Cremo Rich-Lathering Bourbon & Oak Body Wash is perfect for anyone looking to boost their day with a relaxing aroma of oak and bourbon. This special blend is formulated to stimulate your tired skin and give you a long-lasting lather that’s sure to whip you up in a good mood.

This line from Cremo is all natural and non-toxic, so everyone can enjoy the fresh scent. It includes body wash, body lotion and body cream, so you can indulge yourself in the refreshing scent over the course of the day.

14. Strongwater Orange Cocktail Bitters

Our rating: 8 / 10

Strongwater Orange Cocktail Bitters

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Pros:

  • 3 oz size is a perfect stocking stuffer
  • Bitters are great for adding flavor to drinks
  • Spiced orange bitters adds a nice orange flavor
  • Great texture and pour
  • Comes in a cute plastic bottle
  • 15 ml size is easy to carry with you
  • Works great with whiskey, rum, vodka, gin and tequila

Cons:

  • Bitters are a little on the strong side for some tastes
  • Bitters are only meant to be used as a flavor, not as a cocktail ingredient

Strongwater Orange Cocktail Bitters have a nice orange flavor to them that comes from a blend of organic orange peel, cardamom and black walnut extract. They come in a neat 15 ml bottle, but they’re strong enough to use a little at a time in all sorts of drinks.

15. Clout Coffee Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

Our rating: 8 / 10

Clout Coffee Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

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Pros:

  • 100% fresh, perfectly roasted and 100% Arabica coffee
  • Never any bitterness
  • Made by hand in small batches using traditional cold brewing methods
  • Quality roasted Arabica beans
  • Not from concentrate – beans right out of the bean

Cons:

  • You need to buy cold brewing equipment
  • The coffee beans will taste a bit different than any other coffee
  • There are better beans available in a coffee
  • The coffee is quite expensive

If you love coffee and you love whiskey then this is the perfect gift for you. The finest whiskey is aged in bourbon barrels in this coffee by Clout. It is full of flavor that really makes a great difference in the taste of coffee. The coffee is available in a one pound bag that is ideal for gifting to your whiskey surfer. There are no additives of flavorings used to prepare this coffee. This coffee is great to serve at various gatherings and parties.

16. The Bourbon Bible

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Bourbon Bible

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The Bourbon Bible is a pretty cool gift for bourbon lovers and newcomers alike. It compiles details about all of the major brands of bourbon with an interesting historical tidbit to boot.

It has an easy-to-follow chart that contains info about major brands, legends, distilleries, and what you can expect from a high-quality bottle. It also has a whiskey tasting guide with the appropriate glassware for each taste.

This gift will surely be used on many occasions (whether it’s for a Kentucky Derby viewing party, a Kentucky pride celebration, and/or International Whiskey Day).

17. Whiskey Patent Wall Art Prints

Our rating: 7 / 10

Whiskey Patent Wall Art Prints

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Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Great for framing or hanging as a set
  • Works well if you’re new to whiskey
  • Gives you an extra piece of decor
  • Big enough to look the part
  • Unique gift
  • Great value

This set of four prints features 3D drawings of the four classic patent whiskey bottles in a stylish framed design. The frame is made from a pewter finish metal material and looks great as a standalone piece of art, or mounted with a simple D-Ring. There’s also a hole in the back of the frame if you want to hang it up, but the d-ring is also included if you prefer that option.

The print itself is a pretty standard 8 x 10 inch size and is nice enough to look the part in any whiskey drinker’s home bar. The whiskey bottles are in a classic style with the straight, long necks and wide bases. You can see that each of the bottles look a little different, with a different style of lettering.

18. PROBABLY WHISKEY

Our rating: 7 / 10

PROBABLY WHISKEY

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Pros:

  • Beautiful colors
  • Great quality
  • Attractive enamel mug

This is a great looking mug that checks all the boxes in terms of practicality for a whiskey guzzler. It’s a nice drinking mug that’s very well crafted and will fit all your needs. Also, the price is really affordable.

19. The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails: 100 Timeless

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Big Book of Bourbon Cocktails: 100 Timeless

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Pros:

  • Gives you a full and complete insight into the art of bourbon
  • Thick, sturdy pages
  • Easily browsed and organized
  • Mix of classic and new recipes
  • Includes sections on some stories behind the cocktails

Cons:

  • Some recipes don’t include ingredient
  • A number of reviews knock it for having too much filler information and not enough real information

It’s no secret that bourbon and its relatives are a great spirit to have in your bar. This industry guide takes you through all the nuts and bolts of bourbon, its history, where to find it, the recipes for cocktails and the difference between bourbons and their cousins.

The master recipe collection includes many great original recipes, as well as classics that have been altered or given some flavor. There’s even a section on how to make your own bitters from scratch.

One reviewer claimed that this is the best alcoholic beverage guide available, and another stated that they get more out of this book than anything else in their bar. This one also makes a great gift, particularly for those that are into home-grown drinks.

20. Cocktail Kit

Our rating: 6 / 10

Cocktail Kit

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Pros:

  • Makes delicious cocktail variants
  • Stores well
  • Convenient to use
  • Perfect for any cocktail lover

If you have a friend or family member who enjoys a good cocktail, then this cocktail kit is ideal for them. It's great for experimenting with different cocktails, and it's simple to use, and ideal for a home bar.

One of the major complaints about the speakeasy is that you have to be patient, it takes at least five minutes to mix the ingredients and actually serves two cocktails. However, if you follow the instructions carefully and whisk your ingredients enough, you can get the results you're looking for.

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21. The Kings County Distillery: Whiskey Notes: Tasting and Distilling Logbook

Our rating: 5 / 10

The Kings County Distillery: Whiskey Notes: Tasting and Distilling Logbook

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Pros:

  • Keep a log of your tasting
  • Gives you the freedom to explore alcohol
  • Keep track of your drinking habits
  • An easy way to remember your favorite drinks
  • Take control of your drinking
  • Mature in time
  • Beautifully bound notebook
  • One of a kind drink log
  • Free shipping

Cons:

  • Not many people know about this
  • There might not be another product like this out there
  • You might go broke buying all this bourbon and other alcohol

This is an amazing notebook from the kings county distillery that is perfect for any whiskey enthusiast. You can use this book to keep track of all your tasting notes so that you can remember and evaluate your favorite whiskeys in the future. You can also use the book to keep track of your drinking habits, so you can learn about your tolerance ability and control yourself.

The notes logbook comes with space for tasting notes about all sorts of spirits. The lounge note book is beautifully bound with a red-felt cover. It’s also worth noting that the Space for creating distillers notes is well calibrated for the real spirit connoisseur.

22. Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam

Our rating: 5 / 10

Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam

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If you love bacon as much as you love bourbon, you will love this Stonewall Kitchen Bourbon Bacon Jam. The flavors blend the sweet jam. We also love that it comes with a little wooden spreader to make it easy to spread. Plus, it’s not particularly fatty, which can be another plus for some people.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the best gift for whiskey lovers?

For the big whiskey enthusiast in your life, a whiskey barrel will really make his or her day. Bourbon is the most popular American whiskey variety and anyone who’s from Kentucky will surely appreciate this gift.

If you want to go a little above and beyond, you can also have a whiskey barrel engraved with their name or any design of their choice. A slab of wood would also be a nice present; even better would be a barrel that is in good condition but is not being used. The options are endless, and it depends on you and your gift’s recipient’s preference.

What do you get someone who loves bourbon?

Here are some ideas to get you started.

What to get someone who likes Scotch?

You can find men’s gifts for Scotch lovers easily. However, the same cannot be said of Bourbon. This is in part because fewer individuals are familiar with it and the other is because the products are still a bit more niche.

Nonetheless, gifts for Bourbon lovers abound and are often just as special as the other types of gifts offered for Scotch. In fact, we challenge you to find a more quintessentially American drink than Bourbon. All you need to do is to bear in mind a few guidelines.

What do I give whiskey with?

Below are some excellent suggestions that will go down great with any whiskey drinker.

Conclusion

Except for one, each of these whiskey gifts has a 100-point rating. That's why we put them all together in one post. That's the highest overall rating possible for our Whiskey Gifts. They're the best of the best, and we're absolutely confident you'll love each one of them.

So here they are, in order of most expensive down to least expensive, in case you're looking for a particular budget:

  • Diamond Jim Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Michter's US*1 Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1792 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Sazerac Rye Whisky
  • Hudson Four Grain Bourbon

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