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20 Best Gifts For Bourbon Lovers (2024 Updated)

Best Gifts For Bourbon Lovers

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Lydia Martin

An exquisite drink like bourbon deserves equally exquisite gifts for its die-hard lovers! 

Here are the best gifts for bourbon lovers that’ll make them love you just a little bit more. 

Top 20 Bourbon Gifts For Bourbon Fans 

1. Stainless Steel Whiskey Stones

Stainless Steel Whiskey Stones

Do you know someone who loves ice-cold bourbon, but hates it when ice dilutes their drink? Say goodbye to that dilemma with the Stainless Steel Whiskey Stones. This set of four steel spheres will cool bourbon (or any drink, really) down for 30 to 45 minutes without any worry of diluting it, making them one of the best gifts for bourbon lovers. 

The steel spheres are housed in a silicone tray, which can also double to make perfectly-round ice cubes. Just pop it inside the freezer to get it ready the next time you want an ice-cold drink. The metal tongs are the proper tools to pop the steel spheres out of the silicone tray easily. 

2. Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses (Personalized)

Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses

The Bourbon Barrel Flight with Glasses is the perfect wedding gift to that couple you know with a shared fondness for bourbon. The barrel stave flight board, handmade by Arkansas woodworkers, can be customized with the recipients’ names and dates to have something to remember the occasion by. It’s the perfect balance of fashion and function. 

This gift set comes with four Glencairn glasses. The recipients could explore the various flavors and noses of bourbon via comparative tasting using this set: bourbons from the same brand but of different aging periods, cask finishes, or similar bourbons from different distilleries. They could identify and indulge in all the nuances in flavor — from brown sugar, leather, and cherries — of each dram. 

Drinking bourbon has never been this exciting! 

3. Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup

Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup

Of course, a home bar of a true-blue bourbon drinker wouldn’t be complete without a julep cup. And what better addition than the Cocktail Kingdom Julep Cup. 

If you think it’s not worth the splurge and would rather give a regular mug as a present, julep cups are made with 100 percent copper (so they’re definitely worth the investment). It also has a food-safe lacquer finish to prevent tarnishing, so whoever receives this will find that this julep cup will last. 

4. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

The Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge is probably the most quirky yet useful tool in any bourbon lover’s home bar. This handy instrument will make bourbon ice-cold, while reducing most surface contact with the ice to eliminate dilution. How, you might ask? 

Well, the secret lies in the borosilicate double old-fashioned glass.

You just need to place the angled silicone ice mold into the glass, fill it with water, and freeze it for a few hours.

Once the water is frozen, take out the mold and pour the bourbon in. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind visual presentation and is a unique gift to your favorite bourbon lover. 

Read: Popular Bourbon Cocktails For Christmas

5. A Bottle of His Favorite Bourbon

Bourbon Brands

Of course, you can’t go wrong by gifting a bourbon drinker with a bottle of his favorite bourbon. Get a bottle in a nice gift set, or place a pretty bow on the neck of the best bottle — they’ll love it just the same.

6. West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

The West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart is the perfect gift for bourbon drinkers who don’t own one yet. It can also double as a cocktail station during indoor parties. 

Of course, if they don’t want to use it specifically as a bar cart (why wouldn’t they, though?), the minimalist wooden design will complement most homes and can double as a display piece. The bar cart measures 32.4 x 19.9 x 32 inches, with two stacked shelves. 

7. Corkcicle Ice Bucket

Corkcicle Ice Bucket

Some people (us included) love bourbon on the rocks, but the worst thing about it is the frequent ice trips to the kitchen. The Corkcicle Ice Bucket ensures that the ice stays cold and solid inside the bucket for longer, so your conversations over bourbon are not interrupted. It comes in four colors: unicorn magic, gloss turquoise, blackout, and gunmetal (our personal favorite is blackout). 

It’s made from triple-walled stainless steel with a rubber pad at the bottom, so it does not skid and slide across a wet bar. Overall, a solid gift for a bourbon fan. 

8. Barrel-Aged in a Bottle Oak Infusion Spiral

Barrel-Aged in a Bottle Oak Infusion Spiral

Many bourbon lovers love that rich, smoky taste that could only come from aging in charred oak barrels (a requirement in bourbon-making). The Barrel-Aged in a Bottle Oak Infusion Spiral imparts the flavor profiles from a lengthy aging process and fits conveniently through the neck of any standard 750ml bottle. 

Pop a spiral into the neck of a young bourbon and watch it take on the brawny lushness and smoky flavor of a good bourbon bottle that’s well over ten years. We couldn’t wait, and those two weeks (as per the instructions) felt like a drag. Once we popped that bad boy open, though, whew… it took on the added aroma, color, and complex flavors of legit aged bourbons. 

9. The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm

The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm on desk

The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm is for the ladies (and gents) who want to keep chapped lips at bay. This fun lip balm has powerful, moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter, and hemp oil — plus the amazing bourbon flavors. 

Bourbon and plump, moisturized lips… who can say no to this practical gift? 

10. Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wooden Coasters

Wooden Coasters

The Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wooden Coasters gives any home kitchen a nice rustic accent. Gift this to your favorite bourbon lover to spruce up their space and keep their surfaces free from watermarks. This set is handcrafted from quality Baltic birch plywood, finished in a handsome walnut stain. Each 4×4” square coaster is furthermore fitted with cork pads to avoid sliding on a wet countertop. 

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11. Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds

The Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds will create large ice spheres of about 2.5 inches. We love ice in our drams, so other bourbon lovers will definitely love receiving this as a gift. Huge ice spheres are also better than small ice cubes, as they will keep your drink cool without melting too quickly, which will dilute the drink. 

The dishwasher-safe ice molds are made from BPA-free plastic/silicone, so no hassle during clean-up. 

12. Collins Orange Twists

Collins Orange Twists on table with orange peel

The Collins Orange Twists is the perfect pairing to an Old Fashioned and can also double as a dessert topper. This jar of orange twists will provide both the aroma and flavors of a fresh orange peel — simply pop one out for your bourbon cocktails. 

Here’s a tip: the syrup in the jar can also double as a citrus bomb that you can use in place of simple syrup or as a citrus glaze over a dessert cake. 

13. The Complete Whiskey Course

The Complete Whiskey Course

The Complete Whiskey Course is the perfect coffee table book for any bourbon lover’s home. It is written by whiskey expert Robin Robinson, who tells you everything you need to know about the “water of life” in ten easy chapters — from the history of the alcoholic drink, ancient distillation versus modern production, how to understand different styles (Japanese, Scotch, Irish, or Canadian), and how the different aging processes and barrels used influence bourbon flavors. 

Robinson also lets you in on his favorite bottles, which are worthy splurges, even those that won’t break the bank — so this is definitely worth it. 

14. Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses

Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass

You can’t go wrong with whiskey glasses as a gift to your favorite bourbon lover. The Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses are the official glasses of the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, made from ClearFire. 

These 8-ounce glasses have a wide bottom to allow swirling, with a tapered lip so the drinker can better bask in the aromas. This comes in a set of four and is made with dishwasher-safe glass. It is also stackable for optimal storage. 

15. Misc. Goods Co Ceramic Flask

Misc. Goods Co Ceramic Flask on desk with glass

When it comes to flasks, we always feel like ceramic is the way to go (as metal can sometimes influence the taste of the bourbon). This flask is made from quarter-thick inch porcelain and can hold up to 11 ounces of bourbon for drinks on the go. A cork stopper held in place with a leather strap keeps the precious drink from spilling before it needs to. 

16. Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters 

Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters

A bitters set is a great gift pack for bourbon lovers who love experimenting with their drinks. The Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters come with the classics: citrus, aromatic, ginger, orange, and chili, so they can experiment to their heart’s desires. 

Who knows? They might even whip up a bourbon cocktail just for you to thank you for the bourbon accessories. You can also give this as a bourbon gift to your dad

17. Bourbon Steak Dust

Bourbon Steak Dust on table with grilled steak

If you know someone who loves bourbon so much that they’d eat it if they could, they will surely love the Bourbon Steak Dust. This steak rub adds a special bourbon flavor and aroma to any slab of meat, with the addition of delicious spices like smoked peppercorns, paprika, garlic, onion, coriander, salt, and chili, cold-smoked using bourbon barrel chips. [1

18. Norlan Raif Whiskey Decanter

Norlan Raif Whiskey Decanter on desk

Norlan is a world-renowned brand focusing on enhancing the decadent whiskey experience through the science behind their designer whiskey glasses. 

The raif decanter is mouth-blown from a non-leaded crystal in a diamond-wheel cut with an aluminum stopper. The crystal surface is sanded ever-so-slightly, so the top part appears frosted and the bottom crystal-clear and smooth. It can hold up to ten liters of a bourbon lover’s favorite drink. 

This decanter will definitely steal the show in any bourbon lover’s home bar! 

19. Appalachian Maple Bourbon Candle

Appalachian Maple Bourbon Candle

A lit Appalachian Maple Bourbon Candle smells like you’d just doused an entire room with the most fragrant bourbon bottle. The brand’s spicy and sweet bourbon-forward formula has been infused into an aromatic soy candle, with the additional scents of cinnamon leaf, tangerine, mandarin, and orange. 

This will also make for the perfect gift as the lovely shop offers free customization for all their candle labels. 

20. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries on table with cocktail

Someone who loves Woodford Reserve Bourbon will definitely love these cherries! The cherries within the jar had been aged to perfection inside Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels to result in a wondrous explosion of sweetness and sharpness, with just a hint of spice from the fine bourbon. 

Use it in many ways — as a garnish in a classic Manhattan, for muddling, and even for eating straight out of the jar. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can you send a bottle of Bourbon to other states as a gift?

Yes, you can definitely send a bottle of bourbon to other states as a gift. The important thing to study is the laws surrounding the shipping and receiving states. If you live in California and would like to ship bourbon to your friend in Mississippi, don’t waste your money — Mississippi laws are very strict regarding alcohol shipment.

However, a friend in Florida will be more than happy to receive your bottle. 

What’s the best bourbon gift for women?

This one is subjective, but speaking as a woman, the best bourbon gift for women is a beautiful, elegant decanter we can proudly display in our home bars. A beautiful decanter shaped like a swan or a glass slipper will be the perfect present. 

What do you give a bourbon drinker?

Choosing a gift for a bourbon drinker can be a delightful experience. Some thoughtful options include a high-quality bottle of bourbon, personalized bourbon glasses or whiskey stones, a stylish decanter, a bourbon tasting set, or a book about bourbon and its history.

Additionally, unique accessories like bourbon barrel-aged coffee, artisanal bitters, or a bourbon-themed gift basket can make for excellent presents.

What to pair with bourbon as a gift?

Pairing options for a bourbon gift can enhance the overall experience. Consider adding complementary items such as gourmet chocolates, premium cigars, a set of handcrafted coasters, or a selection of artisanal snacks.

A beautifully crafted wooden serving tray or a leather-bound journal for tasting notes can also be thoughtful additions to a bourbon-themed gift.

What are the 5 things for bourbon?

The essentials for enjoying bourbon often include:

High-Quality Bourbon: Choose a well-regarded bourbon or explore limited-edition releases for a special touch.

Bourbon Glasses: Invest in quality bourbon glasses or crystal tumblers designed to enhance the tasting experience.

Ice Molds or Whiskey Stones: Consider ice molds that create large, slow-melting cubes or whiskey stones to chill bourbon without dilution.

Decanter: A stylish decanter adds elegance to the bourbon presentation and can also aid in aeration.

Tasting Journal or Notebook: For enthusiasts, a dedicated journal to record tasting notes, preferences, and memorable bourbon experiences can be a valuable accessory.

What are the names of some good bourbon?

There are many well-regarded bourbon brands, each offering a unique flavor profile. Some popular names include:


Woodford Reserve

Buffalo Trace

Maker’s Mark

Four Roses

Knob Creek

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve

These are just a few examples, and the world of bourbon offers a diverse range of options to explore based on individual taste preferences.

What finger foods go with bourbon?

Pairing bourbon with complementary finger foods enhances the overall tasting experience. Consider options such as:

Cheese and Charcuterie: Rich cheeses, cured meats, and artisanal crackers can complement the complexity of bourbon.

Nuts: Roasted and salted nuts, such as almonds or pecans, provide a satisfying crunch that pairs well with bourbon.

Dark Chocolate: The sweetness and depth of dark chocolate can harmonize with the flavors of bourbon.

Spiced Pecans: A spiced pecan mix adds a flavorful and slightly sweet element to the pairing.

Bourbon-Glazed Bacon: This savory and slightly sweet treat complements the smoky notes in bourbon.

Ultimately, the key is to balance the intensity of the bourbon with flavors that enhance and elevate the tasting experience.

Is bourbon the same as whisky?

While bourbon is a type of whiskey, the terms are not entirely interchangeable. Bourbon is a specific style of American whiskey with distinct production regulations. To be labeled as bourbon, the whiskey must be made in the United States, primarily from corn (at least 51%), aged in new charred oak barrels, and meet other specific criteria.

Whisky, on the other hand, is a broader term that encompasses various styles of distilled spirits produced worldwide.

What’s the best drink to mix with bourbon?

The best drink to mix with bourbon often depends on personal preference, but some classic and popular choices include:

Old Fashioned: Bourbon, sugar, bitters, and an orange twist.

Mint Julep: Bourbon, fresh mint, sugar, and crushed ice.

Whiskey Sour: Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.

Boulevardier: Bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Campari.

Bourbon and Ginger Ale: A simple and refreshing mix of bourbon and ginger ale.

Experimenting with different mixers and creating your own signature bourbon cocktail can be a fun way to discover your preferred drink.

Does bourbon pair with Coke?

While some people enjoy bourbon with cola, such as the classic Bourbon and Coke, it’s worth noting that the sweetness and carbonation of cola can mask the intricate flavors of bourbon. Purists often prefer to drink bourbon neat or with a splash of water to fully appreciate its complexity.

However, personal taste varies, and if you enjoy the combination of bourbon and Coke, there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy your drink.

What fruit goes with bourbon?

Bourbon can pair well with various fruits, enhancing its flavors. Some fruits that go well with bourbon include:

Berries: Blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries can add a burst of sweetness.

Citrus: Orange or lemon zest can complement the bourbon’s richness.

Peach: Muddled or as a garnish, peach adds a sweet and juicy element.

Cherry: Whether fresh or in the form of a cherry garnish or syrup, it can provide a touch of sweetness.

Experimenting with different fruit combinations in cocktails or using fruit-infused ice cubes can elevate your bourbon-drinking experience.

Why is Jack Daniels not a bourbon?

Jack Daniel’s is not classified as bourbon primarily because of its production process. While it meets several bourbon criteria, such as being produced in the United States and containing at least 51% corn, Jack Daniel’s undergoes an additional filtration process known as the Lincoln County Process.

This involves filtering the whiskey through sugar maple charcoal before aging, giving it a smoother character. Bourbon regulations do not include such a filtration process, and this distinction is why Jack Daniel’s is labeled as Tennessee whiskey rather than bourbon.

Final Verdict: Best Gifts For Bourbon Lovers

And there’s our round-up of the best gift ideas for bourbon lovers. 

It might be difficult to think of bourbon gifts that would celebrate their love for the liquor, but hopefully, this list helped you out. 

From a bitters set to stainless steel whiskey stones and quirky 2-in-1 Old Fashioned glasses, a true bourbon lover will surely love each one on this list. 

Did you find our list of bourbon gifts helpful? Which one do you think you’ll be giving to a bourbon lover? Sound off below! 


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