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One of the joys of whisky fanaticism lies in all those little accessories that go with it; be it glasses, coasters, ashtrays, shakers or shirts and hats, I enjoy it all. Especially the really tacky stuff that no one would ever use, but I will save that for another post! This time around I thought I might recommend some gifts suitable for whisky loving friends or partners, as I’ve noticed that a lot of people feel unsure of what to get their connoisseur friends and relatives. Furthermore, Christmas is not that far away!

Buying a bottle of whisky for a fanatic can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know much about whisky yourself. But there are lots of other things you can get them! I’ll list 5 suggestions which will suit different kind of whisky drinkers, and you should hopefully be able to pick the one that suits your loved one best! As the audience here is from all around the world, I am providing you with a link to eBay for each item, it will automatically redirect you to your own country’s site.

1.      Glasses – you’d be surprised with the amount of whisky drinkers who don’t actually have a set of proper glasses! There are 3 different kind of glasses that I think are essential to any enthusiast;

  • Tumblers; there are several varieties but my personal favourite is Old Fashioned style tumblers. Orrefors Intermezzo is a personal favorite which I am considering to purchase, or perhaps adding to my wish list! Browse the selection…
  • Sniffers/nosing glass; a must for any whisky lover! Browse the selection…
  • Glencairn; the crème de la crème of whisky glasses for everyday use, a lovely glass for sniffing and drinking alike. Browse the selection…

2.      Boston Shaker and bar spoon – perfect if they enjoy a whisky cocktail, and the price range allows to spend no more or less than you think they deserve. Browse the selection…

3.      Water jug – any whisky and/or wine snob will love a nice water jug, and as with the shaker there is a load of varieties ranging from quite cheap to really expensive (by the way, I’d recommend checking out Eva Solo jugs for decently priced, functional and beautiful jugs). Browse the selection…

4.      Coasters – you’d be surprised how many whisky drinkers are neat-freaks! There are some stunning coasters out there, and anything that adds to that luxurious feeling of drinking a good whisky gets two thumbs up. Browse the selection…

5.      An old whisky barrel – this is particularly suitable if they have a lot of free space, and they (or you) may need to be a bit handy. An old whisky barrel can be used for a lot of different things ranging from bar tables to general decoration to, and this is my favourite, bar cabinets! The latter requires that you know your way around a hammer, saw and screwdriver… but the end result is amazing, especially for bourbons, in my humble opinion. Browse the selection…

So there you go, a few gift ideas that I am pretty confident would go down well with any dedicated whisky drinker!

About Whisky Critic

My name is Martin and I live in Scotland. I love fine things in life, such as gourmet food, travelling around the world and, last but not least, whisky (naturally, I’m partial to a tipple of whiskey or bourbon as well). I have tasted hundreds of whiskies during the recent years and I finally decided to share my experience.

1 Comment

  1. Jesse Billin

    February 17, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    May I suggest that our Whiskey Disks be added to your list. http://www.whiskeydisks.com Chill your fine liquor without the diluting effect of ice! Innovative soapstone disks that really work. Add a cool bit of ritual to your whiskey habit.

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