The 27 Best Gifts for Bourbon Lovers of 2022

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Choosing a special bottle for a bourbon lover can be a bit of a sticky wicket. Many favorites are either hard to find or impossibly expensive. Plus, even if you manage to locate something they’d love, shipping liquor across state lines can be quite complicated or even illegal.  

For some, a better or less criminally fraught option might be to go the whiskey-adjacent route. Accessories and accouterments are a great way to show love to bourbon enthusiasts. Glasses, tools, and doodads can help them trick out their bar, elevate their cocktail skills, or just plain enjoy their neat pour a little more.

Without further ado, here are the best gift ideas for bourbon lovers.

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Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds Set of 2

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Tovolo Sphere Ice Mold

Amazon

What We Like
  • Molds can stack

  • Leak proof

  • Large ice ball melts slowly

What We Don't Like
  • Silicone accumulates freezer scent

For the bourbon drinker who loves a big old hunk of ice, we recommend this Tovolo Sphere mold. It creates a 2.5-inch ball of frozen water that won’t melt before the drink is done and will make a substantial clank in the glass. Sold as a set of two, it’s made from BPA-free plastic/silicone and is dishwasher safe.

Price at time of publish: $12

Material: Silicone, plastic | Ice Ball Size: 2.5 inches | Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 6.5 inches

Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses

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Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses

Amazon

What We Like
  • Classic appearance

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail logo etching

  • Set of 4

What We Don't Like
  • Only sold in sets, not individual glasses

The official glass of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a set of these Libbey beakers is perfect for any fan of the Bluegrass State spirit. Made from ClearFire glass, the shape also tapers toward the top to help the connoisseur soak in aromas. The walls are thin but hearty and feature a wide bowl to allow swirling. These 8-ounce bourbon glasses come in a set of four for sharing or for flights, are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, and stack for minimal storage.

Price at time of publish: $40 in clear

Capacity: 8 ounces | Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3.8 inches | Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Corkcicle Ice Bucket

Corkcicle Ice Bucket

Amazon

What We Like
  • Keeps cool for 48 hours

  • Triple insulated stainless steel

  • Non-slip bottom

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

Sometimes ice is nice, and that’s why we love this ice bucket from Corkcicle. It’s ideal for the bourbon drinker who likes a tipple in the form of a cocktail or just digs whiskey with a nice cube or two. It’s triple-walled, so ice stays cold and solid longer, and it holds up to 128 ounces. Flat sides make it easy to hold and move, while a rubber pad on the bottom prevents the bucket from sliding on a wet bar. The bucket comes in four colors, including unicorn magic, gloss turquoise, blackout, and gunmetal.  

Price at time of publish: $95

Material: Stainless steel, silicone | Capacity: 128 ounces | Dimensions: 9.57 x 7.6 x 7.36 inches

Misc. Goods Co Ceramic Flask

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Misc. Goods Co Ceramic Flask
What We Like
  • Leather and brass fastening

  • Cork top

  • Embossed accents

What We Don't Like
  • Ceramic can be heavy and fragile

Metal flasks can impart a bit of flavor into any spirit they hold. So, if your drinker likes to imbibe the good stuff on the go, a ceramic flask like this one from Miscellaneous Goods will help keep the spirit’s integrity intact. Made from quarter-inch thick porcelain, this flask holds 11 ounces of hooch. A cork stopper anchored in place by a leather strap keeps the valuable juice from spilling before it’s time to pour or sip.

Price at time of publish: $125

Materials: Ceramic, leather, brass, cork | Capacity: 11 ounces | Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.5 inches

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

West Elm

What We Like
  • Partially wheeled

  • Beautiful walnut finish

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

A snappy bar cart makes an opulent gift for any bourbon lover who doesn’t yet own one. They're great as cocktail stations at parties or as a fun way to show off a handful of rare or hard-to-come-by expressions. This Mid-century homage from West Elm will work with most home decor, and its size (32.4 x 19.9 x 32 inches) and stacked shelves make it versatile either for liquor storage or as a display piece. 

Price at time of publish: $549

Material: Eucalyptus wood, acacia, brass | Weight: 75 pounds | Dimensions: 32.4 x 19.9 x 32 inches

Twine Mint Julep Cup Silver

Twine Mint Julep Cup Silver

Amazon

What We Like
  • Vintage design

  • Great for juleps or mules

  • Two colors available

What We Don't Like
  • Not sold in sets, only individually

The mint julep is a simple cocktail to make, but having the right cup is as crucial as using a good bourbon. Traditionally, the drink is served in a silver chalice, and paying tribute to that heritage adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the ritual. Plus, feeling the chill of the drink through the metal will take the edge off a hot summer day. This one from Twine is made from brass and silver-plated, so it won’t break the bank (like solid silver would), and it holds 12 ounces, so it's great for piling in a load of crushed ice, mint, bourbon, and sugar.

Price at time of publish: $34 in silver

Material: Brass, sterling silver plating | Capacity: 12 ounces | Dimensions: 4.25 x 3.5 inches

Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters 5-Pack Set

Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters 5-Pack Set

Uncommon Goods

Bitters are essential for whiskey cocktail creation. Whether you’re making a basic old-fashioned, Manhattan, or something a little funkier, good bitters are fundamental. So, if you have a bourbon fan on your list, this five-pack set from Hella Cocktail Co. makes an excellent gift. The selection includes citrus, aromatic, ginger, orange, and chili, so recipients can experiment to their hearts' desires—or just focus on perfecting a classic. And with luck, the lovely present and your generosity will inspire them to make a cocktail for you as well.   

Price at time of publish: $38 in variety pack, 1.7 ounce (pack of 5)

Includes: 5 bitter bottles, 8.5 ounces each (flavors include: citrus, smoked chili, aromatic, orange, ginger)

Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wooden Coasters

ClerestoryWorkshop Engraved Wooden Coasters

Etsy

What We Like
  • Eye-catching designs

  • Made of Baltic birch plywood

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey for a set of 4

Cool coasters always make a great gift. This Mid-century-inspired set is crafted from Baltic birch plywood and finished in a handsome walnut stain and semi-gloss finish with designs carved with a CNC router. The 4-inch squares are fitted with cork pads to keep surfaces safe and will look great under any glass.

Price at time of publish: $52

Pappy and Company’s Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Pappy and Company’s Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Etsy

What We Like
  • Syrup aged 6 months in bourbon barrels

  • Great for pancakes or cocktails

  • Flavor notes of vanilla, butter, oak, and bourbon

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

Bourbon with breakfast seems like it might be just a short hop away from an intervention. But one can still enjoy big bourbon flavors in the morning without the alcohol buzz. Pappy and Company’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup is a deep, rich ambrosial indulgence, chock-full of delicious vanilla, butter, oak, and bourbon flavors. This batch was created from sap harvested in spring 2015 from Bissell Maple Farm in Ohio and aged six months in Pappy Van Winkle 15-year barrels. Great on pancakes, French toast, or even bacon, the syrup also makes a great cocktail component.  

Price at time of publish: $38

Norlan Raif Whiskey Decanter

Norlan Raif Whiskey Decanter

Norlan

What We Like
  • Futuristic design

  • Mouth-blown crystal

  • Large capacity

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

This avant-garde piece from Norlan is about as cool as decanters come. While the design feels like something you might find in Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, it’s meant for Earth-born whiskey drinkers and not a son of Krypton. The Raif is mouth-blown from non-leaded crystal. It's diamond wheel cut and sanded so the top appears frosted and the polish bottom is clear. It comes with an aluminum stopper that is precisely cut to fit and holds up to a liter of spirit.

Price at time of publish: $375 in gradient clear

Material: Crystal | Capacity: 1 liter | Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.7 x 3.5 inches

Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices Bourbon Steak Dust

Bourbon Steak Dust

Amazon

If you know someone who loves bourbon so much that they’d enjoy adding a touch of it to their food, the bourbon steak dust makes a great gift for them. The dust is made with ingredients that are slowly cold smoked using bourbon barrel chips and includes other spices and flavoring like smoked peppercorns, paprika, garlic, onion, coriander, salt, and chili. The steak rub adds an essential smoky bourbon aroma that any bourbon lover would be excited by.

Price at time of publish: $7

Ingredients: Salt, bourbon, smoked paprika, garlic, onion, chili, pepper | Size: 3 ounces

The Little Flower Soap Co Bourbon Lip Balm

Bourbon Lip Balm

Amazon

What We Like
  • Other varieties available (Moscow mule, margarita)

  • 1 tube lasts approximately 3-6 months

  • Custom lip balm options

What We Don't Like
  • Not made with real bourbon

This lip balm is a fun way to keep lips moisturized and flavored with a hint of bourbon. The chapstick has ingredients such as vitamin E, cocoa butter, shea butter, and hemp oil—plus the flavor of bourbon, which makes it a practical gift for bourbon lovers, especially during a dry and cold winter.

Price at time of publish: $5

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey

Amazon

What We Like
  • Explores bourbon’s origins

  • Covers history from the 1700s to present day

  • Filled with nuanced insight and trivia

What We Don't Like
  • Second half jumps around a lot

Few drinks are as celebrated in America’s history as whiskey and bourbon. This trivia-packed book by Reid Mitenbuler spans from bourbon’s origins in the 1700s to its place in modern Americana culture. Diving into the history of major bourbon companies like Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam, the Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, Prohibition-era bootleggers, and even mind-boggling marketing events, “Bourbon Empire” is a must for any enthusiast. 

Pages: 336 | Published: 2016 | Formats: E-reader, audio book, hardcover, paperback, CD

Prestige Decanters Atlas Decanter

Prestige Decanters Atlas Decanter

Etsy

What We Like
  • Stunning design

  • Large capacity (about 34 ounces)

  • Ground glass stopper seal

What We Don't Like
  • Narrow mouth makes it tricky to fill

Ever feel like you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders? Atlas can relate. This stunning decanter takes the shape of the mighty Titan holding up the world. The glass flask can hold 34 ounces of your preferred bourbon inside. Handmade with sturdy borosilicate glass and a bronze polyresin, it will dutifully serve for years to come. 

Materials: Borosilicate glass, bronze polyresin | Capacity: 34 ounces | Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 7 inches

Venero Crystal Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4

Venero Crystal Whiskey Glasses, Set of 4

Amazon

What We Like
  • Cool twisted design

  • Thick sides and base retain temperature

  • Ornate satin packaging

What We Don't Like
  • Many reviewers report minor glass imperfections

For those who prefer a bit of a twist on a classic, these beautiful twisted whiskey glasses are a great gift. Made of crystal glass, the set of four comes in luxurious satin packaging. Each glass can hold about 10 ounces of bourbon and looks good doing so. The thick siding helps insulate the drinks inside, so hot stays hot and cool stays cool. Both elegant and a little whimsical, these glasses are sure to please. 

Material: Crystal glass | Capacity: 10 ounces | Dimensions: 3.75 x 3.75 x 3.75 inches

Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Tumbler Mixed, Set of 4

Waterford Lismore Connoisseur Tumbler Mixed, Set of 4

Waterford

What We Like
  • Gorgeous Waterford crystal designs

  • Varied glass shapes for different kinds of whiskey

What We Don't Like
  • Set designed for only 1 person

  • Pricey

A drink as special as bourbon deserves an equally special glass, and Waterford is world-renowned for its crystal glasswork. This stunning set includes four glasses, each one shaped for a different function. The straight-sided tumbler is great for classic bourbon cocktails or simply enjoying the spirit neat or on the rocks. The rounded tumbler can be enjoyed much the same. The two tasting tumblers are designed to funnel the aromas to your nose to fully enjoy the depth of the neat bourbon inside.

Material: Crystal glass | Capacity: 7 ounces | Includes: Straight-sided tumbler, rounded tumbler, flared sipping tumbler, footed tasting tumbler

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

 Courtesy of Corkcicle

What We Like
  • Freezer-safe glass

  • Easy to use

  • Ice won’t clank around the glass

What We Don't Like
  • Not sold in sets

Many bourbon lovers prefer their drinks on the rocks. That said, ice can slide around and clink the edges of the glass, which can get annoying. For a cooled drink without the fuss of traditional ice, there’s the Corkcicle wedge glass. With the silicone insert, users can pour in some water and freeze, leaving a perfect wedge of ice in the accompanying glass. It’s practical, and the end result is pretty fashionable, too. 

Materials: Glass, silicone | Capacity: 9 ounces | Dimensions: 3 x 4 inches

Pottery Barn Black Marble Coasters

Pottery Barn Black Marble Coasters

Pottery Barn

What We Like
  • Simple but pleasing to the eye

  • Can be personalized

  • Part of a collection

What We Don't Like
  • Personalized items cannot be returned

Anyone who wants to avoid pesky condensation rings on their tables know that coasters are the answer. Pottery Barn has an attractive set of black marble coasters that are both elegant and simple. This set comes with four coasters crafted from real marble. If you want to take the gift a step further, the coasters can be personalized and engraved with initials or single letters. 

Material: Natural marble | Set Count: 4 | Dimensions: 4 x 0.5 inches

Uncommon Goods Bourbon Infused Coffee

Uncommon Goods Bourbon Infused Coffee

Uncommon Goods

Morning drink, meet evening drink. Infused with Kentucky bourbon, this Arabica coffee has a bit of a kick. Though fully caffeinated, the coffee contains no alcohol, so you can enjoy the aroma and taste of bourbon to start the day. Know someone who prefers tea to coffee? Uncommon Goods also has tasty bourbon-infused tea available. 

Coffee Type: Arabica | Size: 32 ounces

Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Dark Chocolate

Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Dark Chocolate

Amazon

Chocolate pairs so well with a variety of flavors–fruits, peanut butter, caramel, and yes, even bourbon. For their delicious chocolate bar, Raaka ages Tanzanian cacao in real bourbon casks for two months, leaving it with a delightful oaky flavor, with just a hint of cherry cordial. The dark chocolate bar is available in sets of three or individually. 

Cacao Percentage: 82% | Size: 1.8 ounces each

Breville Smoking Gun Pro

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breville-smoking-gun-pro

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

What We Like
  • Works for cocktails and food

  • Lightweight and quiet

  • Includes applewood and hickory smoke chips

What We Don't Like
  • Tips over easily

Smoking a cocktail adds new layers of flavor and depth. Breville’s smoking gun is a fantastic tool for those who want a bit of smokiness in their drink (or food). Compact and lightweight, it’s easy to use. Breville includes half-ounce jars of hickory and applewood chips, which heat in anodized-aluminum smoking chamber and produce aromatic cold smoke. 

Material: Silicone, stainless steel | Weight: 1 pound | Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 x 6.5 inches

Autumn Woods Co. State Wood Bottle Stopper

Autumn Woods Co. State Wood Bottle Stopper

Etsy

What We Like
  • Custom state decoration (including DC)

  • Made of walnut and maple wood

  • Silicone stopper creates sturdy seal

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

Bottle stoppers are key for ensuring an opened bottle of booze remains fresh for longer. Autumn Woods Co. makes custom bottle stoppers topped with your state of choice. It’s a great gift that can celebrate someone’s home state or even pay homage to bourbon hotspots like Kentucky. Made with walnut and maple wood, the stopper also includes silicone rings to create an airtight seal. 

Materials: Walnut, maple, stainless steel, silicone | Dimensions: 0.15 x 1 x 3.5 inches

Teroforma Original Whiskey Stones

teroforma whiskey stones
What We Like
  • Doesn’t water down drinks

  • Reusable

  • Includes muslin storage bag

What We Don't Like
  • Must freeze 4 hours ahead of time

While drinking bourbon on the rocks definitely keeps things cool, melting ice ultimately waters down the drink. Whiskey stones offer the best of both worlds–all the chill and none of the flavor dilution. This set of nine soapstone cubes from Teroforma can be frozen and add a rugged aesthetic to any drink. It even comes with a handy muslin storage case. Just remember to freeze for up to four hours before serving drinks for best results. 

Materials: Soapstone, muslin | Set Count: 9 stones

Allen Barrel Crafts Personalized Bourbon Barrel Wood Sign

Allen Barrel Crafts Personalized Bourbon Barrel Wood Sign

Etsy

What We Like
  • Made from real bourbon barrels

  • Highly customizable

  • Comes with certificate of authenticity

What We Don't Like
  • No returns

  • May have natural cracks

Need a bit of decor for your home bar? We suggest this customizable sign made from real bourbon barrel planks (as proven by the included certificate of authenticity). Personalization options can range from surnames to phrases to coordinates to locations–whatever you want. There are even multiple fonts available. It’s a creative and highly personable gift. 

Materials: Oak, copper | Dimensions: 35 x 4 inches

Erin Barker Illustration Bourbon Art Print

Erin Barker Illustration Bourbon Art Print

Society 6

What We Like
  • Beautiful watercolor

  • Multiple sizes available

  • Printed on longlasting archival paper

What We Don't Like
  • Printing process may alter size slightly

For fans of bourbon, watercolor, and minimalism, this art print by Erin Barker is a must-have piece. The simple but aesthetically pleasing artwork features a bourbon glass and a splash of red-orange color. It’s available in a number of different sizes, so you can find the one that works best for your needs. 

Material: Archival paper | Sizes: 8 x 10, 13 x 17, 17 x 22, 21 x 28 inches

Jeff Henderson Stone Drink Dispenser

Jeff Henderson Stone Drink Dispenser
What We Like
  • Rough-hewn granite

  • Handmade

  • Eye-catching design

What We Don't Like
  • Refilling dispenser is a bit tricky

  • Not intended for long-term storage

Some people like serving bourbon straight from the bottle, others prefer serving from a decanter, and then there are those who like serving from a dispenser. This rugged granite dispenser uses the power of gravity to pour a glass of bourbon. There’s also an optional stainless steel and granite stand for an elevated look. To load up the bourbon, insert the provided plug and gently pull the attached string. 

Materials: Granite, stainless steel | Dimensions: 4 x 4.5 x 7 inches | Weight: 13 pounds

Soap Distillery Whiskey Soaps, Set of 2

Soap Distillery Whiskey Soaps, Set of 2

Uncommon Goods

What We Like
  • Fragrant scents

  • Exfoliating

  • Handmade

What We Don't Like
  • Must let dry between uses

Soap is a classic gift for a reason–everyone likes to smell good and feel clean. Now people can have just a hint of whiskey while washing. The Soap Distillery has a wide array of scents to choose from, but the whiskey set is our pick for this list. One bar smells like whiskey, woods, ginger, and clove; the other like whiskey, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. The soap bars are exfoliating thanks to the charcoal and oatmeal add-ins. 

Size: 4 ounces each | Dimensions: 2.5 x 1 x 3.5 inches

Final Verdict

Anyone who loves bourbon will appreciate a set of the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glasses, which they can use to sip their favorite drink. For the cocktail makers out there, the Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters Set (view at Amazon) is a perfect addition to their home bar.

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

Nicholas McClelland is a passionate whisk(e)y drinker who has written about spirits for Men’s Journal, Fatherly, and Inside Hook. His bar is deep with rare single malts, hard-to-find bourbons, and ryes, but he doesn't believe there's anything too precious to share with friends.

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