Ask any whiskey aficionado, and he will nod in agreement with W. C. Fields. A person who loves his whiskey is really hard to please when it comes to his drink. If it isn't perfect, he will have an earful for the bartender. If it isn't available, he'll be dramatically mortified. What then can one do when he wants to gift this whiskey lover something that is related to this drink he savors so much? A bottle of whiskey? Of course, that is the most obvious and―dare we say―most practical choice. But how about taking it up a notch? How about giving him something that is intrinsically connected to the drink, but is not the drink itself? Believe it or not, there are plenty of other things that you can gift a whiskey connoisseur. Here are Buzzle's picks of some of the best ideas.
There are houses that sell miniature whiskey aging kits. All you have to do is follow the instructions that come with the kit, and you have your own homemade whiskey!
We love this funky whiskey bottle with its retro-style cover. The two glasses at its sides are just icing on the cake. Personalize a vintage find like this with the initials or name of your whiskey lover.
What better gift to give a person obsessed with this drink than a variety of glasses he can enjoy them in, right?
Scrounge around for vintage (or vintage-looking) coasters at flea markets, antique shops, home décor stores, and even online!
Nothing makes a whiskey lover go weak in the knees like an exquisite decanter pouring out his poison. Take inspiration from this gorgeous piece, and get shopping.
Help him keep his drink handy at all times with something like this classy leather-covered flask. There's a whole world of flasks for you to choose from, so take your time and make the right choice.
Try something capricious. Get him a quirky stand to place his treasured bottle on.
Imagine lollipops, marshmallows, ice pops, chocolate cake, all oozing with whiskey when you bite into them. Even if you can't, he will. So, go that extra mile and make whiskey-infused yummies for your whiskey lover!
Give the aficionado something to treasure, something so beautiful he won't feel like using: miniature bottles filled with his favorite or (really) aged whiskey.
And you thought a plain bottle of whiskey was all you could gift a whiskey lover. Well, we hope you've been sufficiently influenced to use that as a last resort. On a parting note, ensure that your gift does not encourage irresponsible drinking, but just appreciation of the fine drink.