10 GIFTS FOR WHISKEY LOVERS
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.