Do you have a bourbon lover in your life? We do. Two of them, in fact. Sara’s brothers, Will and James, (Pam’s sons), have become quite knowledgeable about this aromatic, southern whiskey. They shared their expertise with us as we put together The Ultimate Bourbon Lovers Gift Guide.
There are excellent bourbons and accessories to fit every budget. We have divided these bourbon gifts into lists according to affordability or splurge-factor.
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Bourbon Gifts When You’re Ready to Splurge
Blanton’s Single Barrel
(Note: The pewter horse and jockey on each cork are marked with a letter from the word, “Blantons”.
Real fans collect all letters to display on their home bar.)
(Pure, uncut and unfiltered)
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea
(Note: Each voyage of Jefferson’s Ocean typically crosses the equator four times, visits five continents and over 30 ports on an average sailing.
Check their website for the full story. It’s fascinating)
Splurge Gifts to Enhance a Bourbon Lovers Love of Bourbon
(Traditional and elegant. Give these and a bottle of one of the above and you have made someone very happy!) The combination of the two is one of the best bourbon gifts we can think of.
(Who doesn’t love monograms? You’re sure to impress with this decanter and glass set and it’s presented in this pretty wooden box.)
Great Gifts for the Bourbon Lover that Don’t Break the Bank
Blade and Bow
(Note: Blade and Bow is a relative newcomer to the market, but is quickly rising in popularity)
Four Roses Single Barrel
(Consistent, reliable bourbon.)
Elijah Craig Small Batch
(A classic. You won’t go wrong with a bottle of this for the Bourbon lover in your life.)
Hey, if you’re reading this you either love all things Bourbon OR you know someone who does. Check out these recipes that all use bourbon: Grilled Peach Bourbon Cocktail, Cajun Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon Glaze or Bacon Bourbon Jam.
We’ve also got a guide with everything you need to make the four most popular bourbon cocktails. Click over here.
Bourbon Accessories that Won’t Break the Bank
(Will and James say that this is THE guide for all whiskeys each year. Typically his top choices include several bourbons. No matter what your budget is, this is a great gift for any bourbon lover.)
(Renowned photographer Leon Howlett combines his passions of photography and Kentucky bourbon.) James was able to take a tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail earlier this year. Now, talk about the ULTIMATE gift. If you want to treat your bourbon lover to the trip of a lifetime, that would be it.
(Hard to believe you can get a decanter monogrammed for this price.)
(Okay, this is a personal favorite. A nice bottle of Bourbon and a set of chilling rocks would make one fine gift. These chill your bourbon when you don’t want it diluted at all.)
When You’re on a Budget But Won’t Compromise Taste
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Budget Minded Gifts for the Bourbon Lover
(Bourbon lovers prefer these because they melt more slowly and dilute their whiskey less).
(James says he prefers the square ice cubes when he’s making a cocktail with bourbon)
(The perfect stocking stuffer)
(The design of these glasses is based on the traditional “nosing glasses” preferred by expert Whiskey blenders.)
For more ideas we have a new guide with everything you need to make the four top bourbon cocktails – Manhattans, the Old Fashioned, the Boulevardier and good old “on the rocks”. Check that out here.
When you get that bottle of bourbon be sure to use some to make this Blood Orange Cocktail. It’s the best! Or if you like chowing down on your bourbon cocktails be sure to check out our Mint Julep Ice Cream with Bourbon Sauce. It’s the best thing ever!
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