Best gifts for whisky lovers: fantastic whisky gift ideas
The best whisky gifts offer everything you need for a delicious tipple.
Those who love whisky really love whisky. Though it certainly has casual fans, there are also scores of people who take their love of the drink very seriously indeed. So when choosing the best gifts for whisky lovers you need to make sure you are getting things they will actually like.
It's not difficult to see why whisky is so loved - complex flavours from distilleries across the world, aged to perfection and full of surprising notes are found in every good bottle.
So if you're not a fan yourself but are looking to buy a gift for someone who is, it can be pretty darn intimidating. Which blend do you get? Should you go for Scottish or Japanese? And is what you've bought worth the money?
Well, don't worry – you don't have to buy the perfect bottle to please the whiskey fan in your life (though if you'd like to, our list of the best whiskeys in the world will probably help).
There are plenty of fun, interesting and sophisticated gifts to buy for your favourite whiskey lover - and from whisky stones to flasks, we've collected the best.
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Best gifts for whisky lovers
1. Chivas Regal Scotch Whisky Blending Kit
Fancy distilling your own whisky? With this set, you can. It comes with a pipette, a mixing beaker, a bottle for your final blend and six different malt and grain whiskies, all with different flavour profiles to help you make your perfect tipple.
2. Whisky Loose Tea Pouch
Whisky might be boozy, but your gift doesn't have to be. This rich black tea is laced with flavours of whisky, and heather petals add another Scottish twist. Just as warming as a hot toddy, but slightly more safe for work.
3. Classic 5oz Leather Hip Flask
Made from stainless steel and crocodile print Italian leather, this kidney shaped flash from Aspinal of London is a beautiful gift for a whisky fan. You can also get it engraved, which adds a lovely personalised touch to an already stunning gift.
4. Whisky Stones Gift Set
No whisky lover's drinks cabinet is complete without some whisky stones. Made of granite, these stones help keep your drink colder for longer – no melting ice cubes in sight.
5. Whisky Made Me Do It cocktail recipe book
Good for anyone who wants to mix it up a bit, this beautifully designed book has sixty recipes for whisky and bourbon cocktails. From the classic Old Fashioned to surprising modern inventions, there'll be something for everyone to enjoy.
6. Spreadable Whisky Marmalade
You might not be able to have a drink at 9am, but this is the next best thing – spreadable whisky for your breakfast toast. A great, affordable little gift. It's 4% real whisky. The rest is, like any marmalade, sugar and oranges for the most part.
7. Pot Still Decanter & Glasses
There are plenty of great-looking whisky bottles out there, but you'd be hard pressed to top this beautiful Pot Still decanter and glasses. The perfect gift for anyone who is both a whisky lover and a design fan. It comes filled with 20cl of Highland malt whisky too, so you're ready to go.
8. Whisky Bathing Gel
In a liquor inspired bottle, this whiskey scented bath oil will look and smell good in your bathroom. Pour yourself a drink, pour this into a hot bath and... relax. It's made in England by a company based in the Lake District called Sting in the Tail.
9. Charbonnel et Walker Whisky Truffle
Charbonnel et Walker does an amazing line in luxurious boozy chocs – their pink champagne truffles are a particular delight. These whisky truffles are no exception: rich dark chocolate filled with a dark chocolate ganache and a Scotch whisky centre. Heaven.