Gift Ideas for the Liquor and Spirits Enthusiasts on Your Holiday List
If you have a liquor or spirits enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, you’re in luck. There are many novelty products tailored specifically to the appreciation of fine liquors. This makes them the perfect gifts for those aficionados who pride themselves on their refined palate for distilled beverages. These gifts range from sophisticated to obscure, making it easy to find just the right fit. Here are a few ideas, each paired with a fine liquor so that your gift recipient can start enjoying right away.
Glencairn Scotch Tasting Glasses (Set of 4) $39.95
This scotch tasting glass is modeled after the traditional nosing glasses used by professional scotch distillers around the world. Its unique shape enhances the overall experience of the drink. The widened bowl allows the taster to appreciate the nuances of color, while its tapered mouth facilitates the intake of aromas before actually tasting. The result is a full tasting experience that enhances all the nuances of the scotch. Although this is a glass specifically made for scotch tasting, it is great for whiskeys of all types.
Recommended accompaniment: Laphroaig Single-Malt Scotch 15-year $65 – $74
Vodka Shooters Set (7-Pc Set) $34.95
This fun and inviting vodka set is made of mouth-blown, lead-free crystal. It contains six handsomely designed shot glasses that all nestle together inside the crystal ice bowl that keeps your vodka at just the right temperature without watering it down. Individual shooters are 6″ high and hold 3 ounces.
Recommended accompaniment: Grey Goose Vodka $50 – $58
Brandy Warmer (4-Pc Set) $22.46
When your brandy vintage deserves special attention, this classic brandy warmer can turn your after-dinner libation into a memorable production. As the brandy warms, its deep, flavorful aromas are enhanced and released, to make holding and sniffing your beverage as enjoyable as drinking it! This set includes one mouth-blown, 25-ounce lead-free snifter, chrome stand, votive candle, and glass votive holder.
Recommended accompaniment: Hennessy Cognac VS $58 – $63
Whiskey Stones (Set of 9) $20.00
This gift gives “on the rocks” a whole new meaning. The set contains nine 7/8″ soapstone cubes that are stored in your freezer until you’re ready to enjoy your next fine whiskey. Simply add three of the stones to your drink, and they will chill it to perfection without watering it down.
Recommended Accompaniment: Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey $66 -$73
Absinthe Pipe $30.50
The adventurous liquor lover on your holiday list will take a step back in time with this two-part absinthe pipe. After pouring the absinthe into the bowl of the pipe, the brouille is laid on top. This allows the water to slowly drip into the absinthe, resulting in the perfect louche.
Recommended accompaniment: La Muse Verte Absinthe $68 – $75
Regardless of the psychographic makeup of those on your gift list, you’re sure to find something to please anyone who enjoys fine distilled beverages. They don’t have to enjoy wine to be connoisseurs of spirits.