Picking fun corporate and wedding gifts people will actually like is usually a pretty big challenge.
In either scenario, it’s important that you show the recipient your appreciation. You don’t want to disappoint them with a gift that completely misses the mark.
Fortunately, if you have a whiskey connoisseur in your life – personal or professional – you can’t go wrong with a gift that will help them enjoy this passion even more.
8 Great Whiskey Accessories for Corporate and Wedding Gifts
The only thing whiskey lovers love more than whiskey is accessories that help them love whiskey even more.
So if you’re looking for a gift for someone who enjoys whiskey, consider the following eight accessories for their present.
1. A Whiskey Guide
Although our first installment on the list may not technically count as an accessory, no one who proclaims to be a whiskey lover should be without a whiskey guide. In fact, most of us own several.
For a recipient who is already a passionate whiskey connoisseur, a good guide book can serve as a sort of checklist, reminding them which legendary labels they still need to try.
Two excellent options for this type of recipient would be:
- American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit by Clay Risen
These are also really great books for those who simply appreciate the traditions surrounding a good glass of whiskey and can’t get enough of reading about them.
Now, if you need a gift for someone who’s new to the world of whiskey – or whom you’re trying to convert – get them started on the right path with The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose by Richard Betts, Crystal English Sacca, and Wendy McNaughton. It will serve as a great launching point for building their knowledge about whiskey without scaring them off with too many specifics.
2. A Whiskey Decanter
Most whiskey lovers take great pride in our collections. Many of us even display some of our better bottles like beloved trophies. Perhaps you’ve even beamed with pride as you showed them off to a guest.
Still, there’s something to be said for the elegancy of a glass decanter. It has a certain amount of sophistication you might not know your bar area was missing until it’s been added.
If you choose an option like the Capitol Glass Decanter as your gift, you won’t have to worry about breaking your budget, though the person you give it to may think it cost a fortune.
Best of all, the stopper on this glass decanter is completely airtight, so it can hold your recipient’s most prized bottle for years without ruining it.
If you have a little more money in your budget, take a look at the Godinger Whiskey Decanter Globe Set. This accessory is a true thing of beauty. It features an etched hand-blown globe that doubles as the decanter for your whiskey and comes with two glasses that feature matching patterns. They fit perfectly on the mahogany tray that supports the decanter, as well. Its gold stopper will also take care of the whiskey inside so it never loses its freshness.
3. Whiskey Glasses
If you truly love whiskey, you can’t drink it out of the same cups you use for water, milk, soda, or even other spirits.
Whiskey needs its own glass. It needs to actually be made of glass, too, so you can admire its amber hue.
If you want to go with a traditional look for your gift, try a Set of 2 Taylor’d Milestones Whiskey Glasses. These 10 oz glasses are perfect for sipping whiskey or holding an Old Fashioned.
For something a little fancier but still very affordable, there’s the Set of 2 Benir Diaon Cut Whiskey Glasses. They’re a bit smaller at eight oz so they’d be best for whiskey all by itself.
Another stylish choice is Venero Whiskey Glasses, which feature a unique twist to their shape and come in sets of four.
Dragon Glassware Whiskey Glasses are an interesting option, too. They’re designed to rest at a slant so that they self-aerate. It might take awhile to get used to the fact that they’re not actually in the middle of tipping over, but that also makes them quite the conversation pieces.
If you’re giving your gift to someone who enjoys their whiskey with a cigar on the side, they’ll love a Corkcicle Cigar Glass, which can literally hold a cigar on the side. With one hand, the lucky recipient can hold nine oz of their favorite whiskey and cigar at the same time.
4. Whiskey Barrel Cufflinks
Cufflinks are an extremely popular wedding gift and definitely complement any formal attire. Every man should have at least a few pairs.
If they love whiskey, we like to think one of those pairs should be our whiskey barrel cufflinks. They’re made right here in the U.S. from genuine Tennessee Whiskey barrels, which give their already incredible wood grain faces some added character.
At this price, we also like to think that they are a budget-friendly option for corporate gifts, too, if you have a large group.
5. Cocktail Mixing Set
Not everyone who loves whiskey loves taking it neat.
Many of us prefer to enjoy ours with the company of some other ingredients. Legendary cocktails that require whiskey include the:
- Old Fashioned
- Whiskey Sour
If you know someone who enjoys their whiskey that way, make sure they’re not trying to make these drinks with nothing more than their cup and a spoon.
Instead, gift them a cocktail mixing set, so they have everything they need to mix their favorite cocktails and look cool doing it.
The Mofado Premium Crystal Cocktail Mixing Glass Set comes with a 17 oz cocktail glass, jigger, strainer, and mixing spoon. Even though it’s extremely affordable, Mofado’s mixing glasses are actually all handcrafted, so they look incredible.
6. The Original Whiskey Bullet
Whiskey tastes incredible when it’s chilled.
Unfortunately, as any good whiskey connoisseur will tell you, the problem is that the ice can melt to the point of diluting your beloved drink and robbing you of its incredible flavors. Many whiskey lovers won’t take the risk, even though they love the way their favorite spirit tastes when it’s cold.
That’s why we created The Original Whiskey Bullet. Made from stainless steel, these bullets can be chilled and then slipped in your whiskey to provide the same effect. Feel free to leave them in there until you’ve finished your last drop because there’s no way they’re going to melt (if they do, there’s something very wrong with your whiskey).
If you’re planning on gifting somebody more than one, consider our Whiskey Bullet Cylinder, too. It holds up to six Whiskey Bullets.
7. A Flask
Though they may not be as popular as they once were, flasks have always made incredible gifts among those of us who enjoy whiskey.
As you’re probably aware, you have no lack of options if you decide to go with flasks for your gifts. There are extremely affordable options and there are those like the Jacob Bromwell Great American Flask that costs almost $200 (it’s made from copper).
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune for a quality flask. BarMe makes an 8 oz Combination Shot Glass and Flask is a well-priced option that has a collapsible shot glass you can take out of its center before enjoying a little of what’s inside.
If your recipient would enjoy something a bit more formal, there’s the Mohary Pocket Hip Flask, which also holds eight ounces but is wrapped in leather and comes with a funnel for easy pouring.
8. Whiskey-Soaked Campfire Jerky
Finally, everyone has their own ideas about what pairs best with whiskey, but it’s tough to argue against jerky, especially jerky that’s been soaked in Bulleit Bourbon whiskey before being slow smoked over Texas pecan wood in a vintage smokehouse.
Obviously, this gift should be reserved for those who enjoy a good piece of jerky and won’t take offense to such a casual gift. It literally comes in a burlap bag.
That said, each piece of jerky is hand cut, measured, and inspected before being individually sealed to ensure freshness. So it’s still a great gift for anyone loves the taste of smoked meat. You can choose between four and eight oz. bags.
Incredible Whiskey Accessories Don’t Have to Break Your Budget
Any of the amazing whiskey accessories listed above are sure to put a smile on the face of any whiskey lover.
However, if you really want to give them something special – and a bottle of Macallan V5 Reflexion isn’t in the cards – consider one of our gift boxes.We’re more than happy to come up with a customized option for the occasion, ensuring your gift is unlike any other.