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Good Old-Fashioned Bourbon Gifts For Whiskey Drinkers

October 23, 2021 Updated October 22, 2021

Some essential items from the DO YOUR WHISKY Infusion Gift Set

The best bourbon gifts to get the bourbon lover in your life are, well, bottles of bourbon. But sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit and go for something more bourbon-adjacent. Not that receiving a bottle of alcohol ever gets old, but there are plenty of other thoughtful, gifts for bourbon lovers you can buy to honor one’s love of whiskey. (Check out these bourbon glasses for even more gifting ideas.)

If you aren’t someone who cares much for bourbon, you might not be aware that there’s a difference between bourbon and whiskey. Here’s the scoop: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. The biggest difference is that bourbon is made from at least 51% corn, which obviously makes it a vegetable and very healthy. But seriously, the sweetness from corn is what gives bourbon its distinct sweet flavor, which can’t be found in most barley- and rye-based whiskeys.

Was that TMI? That’s fine, we can skip ahead to the part where we show you all the fun bourbon paraphernalia we found for you to gift. We rounded up the best decanters, whiskey stones, bitters, a DIY infusion kit, and more — all particularly great if the person you’re shopping for already has everything. And for the record, the bourbon itself isn’t included with any of the gifts.

Check out this list of the best gifts for bourbon drinkers below to find that perfect something for anyone on your shopping list.

Best Bourbon Gifts

Robin Robinson: The Complete Whiskey Course Book

For any whiskey enthusiast, The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes is a book that is beautifully designed, well written, and thoroughly researched. It’s an entertaining and educational book, but it can also be used as a go-to reference book for whiskeys from all over the world.

$25.49 AT AMAZON

Shaped 3D Skull Ice Mold Tray

Ice is ice, right? Wrong. Sure, it’s all frozen water, but when ice is shaped like a skull, it’s immediately so much cooler than regular, boring ice. (Not literally cooler, though.) This silicone ice mold makes four ice skulls at a time. Reviewers note that it’s important to read the instructions for best results.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Brotec Granite Whiskey Stones

Why chill your bourbon with ice when you can use whiskey stones that are literally stones? This set of six granite stones add an earthy, spa-like vibe to every glass of bourbon. They come with two coasters and are packed in a wooden tray.

One reviewer wrote, “The little tray is great for storing in the freezer. They look pretty cool in drinks as well. Overall, a great looking set.”

$19.80 AT AMAZON

Best Bourbon Gift Sets

W Whiskoff Bourbon Whiskey Glass Set

It would be hard to find a whiskey drinker who doesn’t appreciate a solid set of two glasses and eight whiskey stones that come inside a wooden box, like this highly rated set (which boasts a near-perfect rating on Amazon). The set also comes with two slate coasters, steel tongs, and a black velvet carry bag. The only thing missing is the whiskey and conversation.

$39.95 AT AMAZON

Amazing Items Personalized Whiskey Decanter Set

The only thing better than a fancy decanter set is a fancy personalized decanter set. The 5-piece set comes with four glasses and a decanter, all able to be personalized. Personalized gifts are always an easy way to up your gift-giving game.

$69.95 AT AMAZON

Rocksly Whiskey Stones Gift Set

Does a bourbon connoisseur need a pair of whiskey glasses, eight whiskey stones, stainless steel tongs, and cocktail recipe cards packed neatly inside a wooden half barrel? They absolutely do. This gift set is unique, functional, and a conversation starter.

$59.95 AT AMAZON

New Pacific YouYah Whiskey & Cigar Glasses

Not all whiskey drinkers smoke cigars, but for those that do, this pair of whiskey glasses with built-in cigar holders are pretty genius. Reviewers note that the glasses don’t fit all cigars, but they do fit most. Of course, the glasses can be used for any cocktail, but whiskey and cigars just go together.

$28.99 AT AMAZON

Jillmo Whiskey Decanter Set

There’s a lot to love about a decanter set that does its job while also making the task of pouring quick and easy. A built-in spout adds ease and charm to this set, which also includes two 12-ounce whiskey glasses.

$67.99 AT AMAZON

Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Tasting Set

Named the official tasting glass of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, this set comes with four uniquely shaped glasses and a wooden paddle — ready for any tasting experience. The glasses are durable, stackable, and conveniently dishwasher safe — so they’re pretty to look at and painless to store.

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Best Bourbon Sampler Gifts

Do Your Whiskey Infusion DIY Kit

Even though whiskey is basically an infusion on its own since it starts off clear and is then infused with wood in the barrel, this DIY kit lets whiskey fans infuse the alcohol with the flavors they like. The included woodchip blends and herbs let you create authentic whiskey flavors. The kit also includes two glass prep bottles, six stainless steel whiskey stones, and labels for personalization.

$59.90 AT AMAZON

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries

For those who love cherries in their Old-Fashioneds, these are a great investment. It’s a pricey jar, but any whiskey drinker knows that good cherries aren’t cheap.

One reviewer wrote, “These cherries are the best! None of the artificial taste of Maraschino cherries, and not overly sweet and shriveled like Luxardo cherries. They retain the taste and texture of fresh cherries with a hint of bourbon.”

$18.00 AT AMAZON

Woodford Reserve Bitters

We normally like to mix up the brands we recommend, but when something works, we gotta stick with it. That’s the case for Woodford Reserves and the company’s whiskey additions like this bourbon barrel aged bitters set. The flavors include spiced cherry, aromatic, sassafras and sorghum, orange, and chocolate bitters.

$22.99 AT AMAZON

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Robin Robinson: The Complete Whiskey Cou...
Shaped 3D Skull Ice Mold Tray
Brotec Granite Whiskey Stones
W Whiskoff Bourbon Whiskey Glass Set
Amazing Items Personalized Whiskey Decan...
Rocksly Whiskey Stones Gift Set
New Pacific YouYah Whiskey & Cigar Glass...
Jillmo Whiskey Decanter Set
Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail ...
Do Your Whiskey Infusion DIY Kit
Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries
Woodford Reserve Bitters