So you are looking for the best gifts for whiskey lovers, right? Well, first of all, you came to the right place! In this post, I will share my 25 best whiskey gifts for the whiskey enthusiast on your shopping list. But, I will even go beyond your regular whiskey lover gifts.
I gathered the most awesome international whiskey gifts to take your whiskey-drinking friend or relative from Ireland, to India, to the USA, and back to Scotland! On top of that, I also included some useful gifts for a whiskey lover who is about to leave for a trip, so they can take it with them!
Are you curious about the best international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel? Let’s check them out!
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Fun fact about whiskey, whisky, and bourbon
Before I continue with these international whiskey gifts, I just want to share a few fun facts about whiskey.
Feel free to skip this part if you are not into random facts (I won’t notice anyway).
Did you know that you can guess where whiskey is from, by just looking at the spelling?
Yep, if it’s spelled whiskey, with an “e” when it’s from Ireland or the United States (though if it’s from the US it’s a bourbon whiskey, but I’ll get to that later).
If whisky is spelled without the “e” it’s either from Scotland, Canada, or Japan (who knew they even distilled whisky in Japan).
Next, there is whiskey bourbon which can only be distilled in the US. Basically, bourbon is a type of whiskey (so all bourbons are whiskeys) that can only wear the name bourbon if it’s distilled in the US (though rules on this matter do vary per country). But, and here is the important thing to remember for the next time you chat with a whiskey lover, not all whiskeys are bourbons.
That makes a lot of sense because apparently you also have whisky in Scotland, Canada, and Japan which are clearly not from the US.
Alright, that was my trivia lecture on whiskey, which will come in very handy if you decide to get #24 of the whiskey lover gifts!
You can now carry this tote bag around and lecture everyone around you about the cool fact you just learned.
Gifts for whiskey lovers for large budgets
#1 DIY whiskey making kit
This whiskey-making kit is perfect for whiskey lovers who would love to start distilling their own whiskey! They can choose to make Kentucky bourbon whiskey or Highland malt whisky (or rum, though I would assume a whiskey lover picks a whiskey)
#2 Whiskey globe decanter
This is one of the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel across the globe! A globe decanter that can hold a full bottle of whiskey! It’s cool home decoration and it contains whiskey, what else could they ask for.
Oh, it does not come with the glasses, but if you add #11 on this whiskey gifts list, you will have the complete package.
#3 Greatest hits ofwWhiskey
This cool set of 10 miniature boutique whiskey bottles is perfect for whiskey lovers who like to broaden their horizons and try different whiskeys!
The only disadvantage of this gift is that they only deliver in the UK. But no worries if you are looking for the best whiskey gifts outside of the UK, there are 23 more options on this list. And the next one is also a tasting gift set which can be delivered in the UK.
#4 More tasting gifts for whiskey lovers
Of course, if you are looking for the best whiskey lover gifts, then tasting sets are always the best solution. And this set of 12 (!) different whiskeys is by far the best and most complete set you can give. This is also noticeable by the price tag, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s the perfect gift!
It includes whiskeys from Scotland (Islay, Highland, Lowland, and more), India, Japan, USA, Ireland, Taiwan, and Canada.
Though no worries if this set is a bit over your budget, they also offer small whiskey tasting sets, check them out here.
#5 Whiskey travel kit
Whiskey travel kits are the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel and who love taking home whiskey samplings for their friends! The travel kit comes with six small bottles and labels, so they write down exactly which is which!
#6 Whiskey puzzle
Are you looking for whiskey lover gifts for someone who is having trouble finding things to do when they can’t travel? Get them this whiskey lover’s puzzle to keep them occupied with something that involves whiskey but no alcohol!
Whiskey gifts for mid budgets
#7 100 whiskies scratch off poster
This scratch-off poster is not only fun for whiskey lovers to track all the whiskies they have tried, but it’s also a cool home decorative item!
The poster includes whiskies from across the globe, from Australia to India, to Scotland and the US!
#8 The whiskey map of Scotland
If you are looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who travel to Scotland for the scotch, they will surely like this handmade map of distilleries in Scotland!
Also check out my Scotland gifts guide for more cool Scottish gifts!.
#9 Scotch whisky scratch map
This is another one of the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel to Scotland often and who would like to visit all distilleries in Scotland.
This scratch map includes the major distilleries which make for a perfect whiskey-themed road trip through Scotland!
#10 Irish whiskey distilleries map
Did you really like the last two gifts, but are you looking for whiskey lover gifts for someone who prefers Irish whiskeys? Then this map of Irish distilleries is the perfect gift for you!
#11 Gifts for whiskey lovers: glasses
These globe rocker whiskey glasses go perfect with #2 on this list of international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel. They can use the globe decanter to pour their favorite whiskey in these cool globe glasses!
If Prezzybox doesn’t ship to your country, you could also find similar glasses on Amazon.
#12 The essential scratch & sniff guide to whiskey
The essential scratch & sniff guide to becoming a whiskey know-it-all is perfect for whiskey drinkers who would love to learn even more about their favorite drink.
Yes, they may become one of those annoying know-it-alls, but at least they will learn the real facts from this book, instead of just making it up.
If they want to become a real whiskey connoisseur, you can also give The Complete Whiskey Course which includes 10 classes to becoming a connoisseur.
#13 More books about whiskey
Besides a book to help them become a real whiskey know-it-all, there are plenty of other interesting books about whiskey that you can give, some of my favorites include:
- Great whiskeys: 500 of the best from around the world. Perfect for traveling whiskey lovers
- The world atlas of whisky. Perfect for people who love to know more about the science and chemistry behind whisky and the aromas.
- 101 whiskies to try before you die. Perfect for people who love bucket lists and exotic whiskies.
- From Barley to Blarney: A whiskey lover’s guide to Ireland. Perfect for people who love Ireland and Irish whiskey
- Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert. Perfect for people who love Canada or Canadian whiskeys
#14 Whiskey travel mug
Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel have to be practical, otherwise, they won’t take it with them on a trip. Luckily a travel mug always comes in handy when traveling (especially for sustainable travelers because it saves a lot of plastic cups).
So this whiskey-inspired travel mug is a great gift!
“whiskey may no be the answer, but it’s worth a shot”.
#15 Whiskey keychain
Keychains are another example of practical whiskey lover gifts for people who travel because they are small and light. And what makes these keychains an even better gift is that they have a very cute message, saying I will be your shot of whiskey and you will be my glass of wine.
#16 Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel: flasks
Flasks are another example of perfect whiskey gifts for people who travel because it allows them to drink a whiskey everywhere they go. Whether they’re hiking, skiing, or chilling at the beach, a flask is small and light enough to take with them. And it’s especially worth carrying if it contains their favorite drink.
Of course, you could get any design, but this scotch one is a good match for scotch lovers.
#17 Whiskey spirited coffee
Are you looking for the best whiskey gifts for people who also love coffee? Then these spirited coffee beans are what you are looking for!
The bag consists of ground Arabica coffee infused with whiskey, but no worries it does not actually include alcohol, so they can enjoy their spirited coffee any time of the day.
By the way, if you are looking for more coffee-inspired gifts, check out my coffee lover gift guide!
#18 Whiskey games
What’s are better whiskey lover gifts than games of their favorite liquor?
There are actually a few fun whiskey-themed games you can choose from:
- The Whisky Game: A board game to match your favorite tipple. Perfect for people who enjoy a game of chance and trivia whisky knowledge
- Whiskey inspired deck of cards. Perfect for people who love card games
- Whiskey Business. Perfect for people who enjoy a good board game
Whiskey gifts for smaller budgets
#19 Whiskey tasting journal
When looking for the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel, what’s better than a journal in which they can keep track of all the whiskeys they’ve tried on the road?
In a whiskey tasting journal true whiskey lovers can write down all the ones they tried, what age were they, which brand, what did they taste like, which barrel was used, and most importantly, would they like to try it again or not? They can write all of this in their whiskey journal, so they won’t forget a thing!
#20 Whiskey tote bag
Whiskey inspired tote bags are super practical gifts for whiskey lovers who travel because they need it when traveling and it doesn’t take up much space.
There are plenty of tote bags you can choose from, I liked this one that said whiskey for breakfast, but you could also get the one about bourbon and whiskey I shared earlier, or pick one of the many designs on Zazzle.
#21 Whiskey mug
If you are looking for funny whiskey gifts, this mug that says “This is probably whiskey” is quite a fun gift.
#22 Whiskey socks
In the category of practical and fun gifts for whiskey lovers who travel, here is another one: whiskey-inspired socks.
Travelers will always take socks on a trip, so if you get them the whiskey ones, there is a good chance they will actually take the socks on a trip!
#23 Whiskey notebook
A notebook always comes in handy for travelers, and this cute whiskey-inspired one will always remind them of their favorite drink and of course of the person who gave it to them.
#24 Whiskey trivia game
Remember I said something about random facts coming in handy for one of the whiskey gifts on this list? Well, this is it, the whiskey trivia game!
A great gift for all whiskey-know-it-alls to test once and for all who is the real whiskey connoisseur!
#25 Spreadable whisky
Are you looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who could have whiskey for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? You can make their whiskey breakfast dream come true with this spreadable whisky jar! It’s a single malt marmalade with goes perfect with a toasted slice of bread.
Save these gifts for whiskey lovers who travel
Alright, these were all my 25 whiskey lover gifts, don’t forget to save this post for the next time you need some gift inspiration! Just out of curiosity, which gift did you end up buying? Tell me in the comments!