Grey Beverage Whiskey Stones
When buy a gift for a whiskey lover, one of the things they hate but except as a part of life is a watered down drink. Now, they no longer have to suffer in silence. The Grey Beverage Whiskey Stones ($12) is a set of nine chilling stones made from natural soapstone. Just store in your freezer and they’re ready to use in just hours. When you’re ready, just place the stones in your drink instead of ice to prevent your drink from getting watered down. Stones come with a velvet carrying pouch and make a great gift.
Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits
When I see people doing shots of whiskey a wave or horror goes through my body. Whiskey is not to be slammed. It is made to be tasted and savored. Tasting Whiskey: An Insider’s Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World’s Finest Spirits ($13) is the go-to reference for those who love whiskey. This book tells you everything there is to know about the wonderful drink, including, types of whiskey, distilling traditions based on location, and how to serve and taste whiskey to better appreciate it. It even comes with some recipes for cocktails and food pairings.
Rox Ice Ball Maker
Our first product in our gift guide were chilling stones for the whiskey lover in your life. But if you’re a traditionalist and want to stay with ice for your drinks, then you need to go with ice balls. Ice balls have less surface area than cubes and last much longer without watering down your drink. Sometimes hours longer. The Rock Ice Ball Maker ($9+) creates four ice balls up to 2.5″ in size. Exactly what the Dr. ordered.
James Scott 5 PC Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set
If you want to kick your Mad Men Vibe into high gear, then you need a beautiful decanter set to display your favorite whiskeys. The James Scott 5 PC Crystal Whiskey Decanter Set ($50) includes a 750ml decanter and 4-8 oz. Crystal DOF glasses. Each piece in this set has been handcrafted utilizing the centuries old traditions of crystal glass blowers and cutters. This set is sure to become one of your most cherished family heirlooms.
101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
So you or a friend you know have just discovered a love for whiskey. Know what do you do? Well, one option is pick up a copy of 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die ($11). The book is subjective and runs the gambit of whiskeys from a multitude of regions. You will even discover whiskeys from distilleries you haven’t heard of before.
Signature Whiskey Elements By Time and Oak
Signature Whiskey Elements By Time and Oak ($15) will make your $20 bottle of whiskey taste like a $60 bottle and your $60 bottle taste like a $200 bottle. When a whiskey ages in a barrel, the charred wood gives the whiskey its flavor and also removes harmful chemicals like Acidtaldehyde.These white oak whiskey tools replicate the barrel aging process in just 24 hours. Just open a 750ml bottle of whiskey, drop in a Whiskey Element, wait 24 hours, and you’re ready to sip your newly improved whiskey.
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining
The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining ($19) is your guide to the new generation of urban moonshine. The book starts off with a history lesson on whiskey’s history from 1640 all the way to the present. The next section of the book is for those who want to take more of a hands-on approach to their whiskey. It provides easy-to-follow steps for safe home distilling. It gives you a list of supplies, step-by-step instructions, and helpful pictures and anecdotes. And for those who are looking for great spots to do some whiskey tasting, the last section of the books gives you a list of microdistillers and a guide on how to build your whiskey collection.
Chill-O Stainless Steel Whiskey Bullet Set
If you know a gun enthusiast, hunter, or outdoorsman who also enjoy a good whiskey, then the Chill-O Stainless Steel Whiskey Bullet Set ($30) may just be that perfect gift. Instead of using ice, that can water down your drink, use these stainless steel whiskey bullets. Keep them in your fridge until they’re needed, then drop a couple in your drink and you’re good to go. You get a perfectly chilled drink without compromising the flavor. Each set comes with six bullets, each weighing about 2.24 ounces, a pair of tongs, and a carrying pouch.
Waterford Mad Men Olson DOF Glasses with Gold Band
If you’re like me and will pay a little more for quality products, the Waterford Mad Men Olson DOF Glasses with Gold Band ($140) will make a perfect addition to any bar. Although they are not cheap, they will make that after work whiskey all the more enjoyable. The set commemorates the last season of the iconic TV series and pays close attention to the period details. From the traditional deep cut of the crystal to the wide band of gold.
Handmade Vintage Oak Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table
We’ve left the finest item until last, a Handmade Vintage Oak Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table ($895). If you are looking to buy a unique table for the home, then consider buying one of these. Each piece is a one-off and formerly a feature of a famous Tennessee Distillery. Every table will vary but features a brass hinge and stay open clasp. A real conversation piece for any home, the table measures 20 inches high X 31 inches wide X 42 inches length. The Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table is a fitting finish to our whiskey guide and a stunning piece for whiskey lovers around the world.