As a favourite amongst old and young alike, whiskey is a staple spirit of any bar that will never go out of style. Perfect to use in cocktails or to drink neat, there are thousands of ways to enjoy a whiskey drink. With its rich history and endless varieties, it’s no wonder why there are so many whiskey superfans.
When it comes to finding a great gift for the whiskey lover in your life, we understand it can be a little daunting - especially if you’re not a whiskey expert yourself. But, we’re here to help and have curated a list of the top 10 gifts that any whiskey enthusiast will cherish.
1. The Whiskey Cocktail Box
Our Whiskey Cocktail Box is filled with 6 delicious, classic whiskey-based cocktails that any and all whiskey lovers will appreciate. Whether they’re a seasoned whiskey drinker or new to the spirit, this box has a great variety of cocktails to try. Crafted with Bulleit Bourbon this box includes 2 Old Fashioneds, 2 Manhattans and 2 Whiskey Sours.
2. Whiskey Glasses Set
Every cocktail connoisseur will know that the right glassware, whether it’s for a straight drink or cocktail, will make all the difference when it comes to the taste, aroma and experience. Generally, whiskey is best suited to lowball glasses or tulip-shaped glasses. Investing in a luxury whiskey glasses set will be a gift your friend will never forget.
3. Teeling Whiskey Cocktail Box
The Teeling Whiskey Cocktail Box is a unique gift that promises something for everyone. The 4 classic whiskey cocktails include a Boulevardier, Irish Emerald, Herbal Penicillin and an Old Fashioned. Both lifelong whiskey fans and those looking to restock their at-home bar with something new and exciting will enjoy this box.
4. Personalised Whiskey Decanter
No at-home bar is complete without a whiskey decanter. Whether your friend has outlandish decor taste or prefers more subtle designs, there’ll be a decanter to suit every taste. Ideal for storing whiskey, decanters ooze sophistication. They can even be engraved and personalised for a more unique and thoughtful gift.
5. Rebel Whiskey Cocktail Box
For the rebellious friend who’s bold, fearless and always eager to try something new, the Rebel Whiskey Cocktail Box is ideal. As the Bourbon of choice for rock stars and mischief-makers, we partnered with Rebel Kentucky Bourbon to bring you an exclusive box filled with 4 cocktails that embody Rebel Bourbon’s spirit.
6. Oak Whiskey Barrel
Every whiskey fan knows that the spirit only improves with age. Barrels made from oak, a sturdy yet pliable wood, are used to store and age the whiskey distillate. The type of wood (new vs. used, European vs. American vs. Japanese) and length of ageing will impart different taste and aromatic characteristics to the liquid, so choose carefully. But no matter what you choose, and whilst they can be expensive, your whiskey-loving friend will be thrilled to receive such a fantastic gift.
7. The Singleton Plus Two Whiskey Box
Your friend will enjoy a taste of the Scottish Highlands with our Singleton Plus Two Whiskey Box which includes 4 ready-to-savour cocktails exclusively crafted for NIO. The Singleton 12-year old single malt introduces fruity notes across the limited edition range, all perfectly crafted by our Master mixologist. So whether they're an amateur or connoisseur, the Singleton 12-year-old whiskey cocktails are the perfect way to raise a glass with a whiskey lover.
8. Whiskey Cocktail Recipe Book
If your friend is a budding mixologist, you can’t go wrong with gifting them a whiskey cocktail recipe book. Allow them to create delicious whiskey-based cocktails until their heart’s content. Although a small gift, it’ll be treasured and used over and over for years to come. Plus, if you’re lucky, you may even get to try some of the whiskey cocktails they make.
9. Whiskey Stones
Whiskey stones are typically small cubes of clean-cut stone that can be frozen and used to chill whiskey and other spirits. While standard ice cubes are the more popular choice, as they melt they dilute the whiskey with water whereas whiskey stones eliminate any risk of moisture but still keeps drinks perfectly chilled. This is a great gift for any whiskey or cocktail lover as they can be used for a multitude of drinks.
10. Personalised Whiskey Hip Flask
Slim, sleek and cool, a personalised whiskey hip flask is a classic gift that any whiskey lover will appreciate. Whether they’re carried discreetly or displayed proudly in their at-home bar, a hip flask is a perfect vintage yet stylish gift. You can also personalise the hip flask with their name or a special date to make it even more meaningful.
View all of our limited edition whiskey gift sets, perfect for the whiskey lover in your life, or to treat yourself with, crafted in partnership with incredible distilleries.
Build your own box of either 3, 6 or 9 of pre-mixed whiskey-based cocktails designed to fit through the letterbox so you can enjoy the warm, rich flavours of whiskey in the comfort of your own home.