Whiskey Sidekick's TOP 10 Whiskey Gifts for 2018

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Here are our quick picks for the Top 10 Whiskey Gifts available this year…

#1 - 33 Books Co.

33 Books Co. located in Portland, OR has some of the best whiskey related gifts and accessories available.

Famous for their pocket tasting journals they also offer many other great items perfect for the whiskey lover that is just getting started or is well on their journey.
The Whiskey Tasting Set comes with a Glencairn®, 2 tasting journals (Scotch & Whiskey), 33® Books Co. pen, and super cool gift box to make a great impression.
The 33® Glasses of Whiskey - Double Barrel Edition is hand numbered with 3 tasting guides inside a hand wax-dipped attractive tin.
The Original Drinking Coin™ is the perfect companion to help make a decision when you are being indecisive.

33 Glasses of Whiskey: Double-Barrel Edition

33 Glasses of Whiskey: Double-Barrel Edition

Whisk(e)y Tasting Set

Whisk(e)y Tasting Set

The Original Drinking Coin

The Original Drinking Coin

#2 - Probably Whiskey Enamel “Coffee” Mug

Great for “Coffee” and “other things”

Made with enamel-coated cold-rolled steel (much stronger than ceramic) these mugs are perfect for tailgating, camping, travel or your desk.

This is one of those awesome gifts that are impossible not to love when received and would help clear up a lot of confusion around the evening campfire.

Holds 16oz and is 4” across and 3.5” tall.

Just buy one already,
you know you want to.

#3 - Personalized American Oak Whiskey Aging Barrel
From American Oak Barrel

Pour in a cheap whiskey or a combination of your select spirits and in just a few weeks you will have a custom creation to call your own ready for the top shelf.

The Personalized Whiskey Aging Barrel from American Oak Barrel is great for taking your favorite spirits up a notch and getting that top shelf flavor in weeks not years.
Comes in 1, 2, 3 or 5 Liter sizes and hand-crafted from genuine American Oak by experienced coopers.
Backed by a 90-Day Guarantee, this awesome personalized gift comes with everything you need to get started aging right out of the box.

#4 - Whiskey Sidekick Sherlock Drinking Glencairn® & Rocks Glasses

Whiskey Sidekick - Glencairn® Whiskey Glass

Whiskey Sidekick - Glencairn® Whiskey Glass

Whiskey Sidekick - Rocks Glass

Whiskey Sidekick - Rocks Glass

These glasses are awesome!
Yes, it’s a shameless plug but these glasses really are awesome!

The genuine Glencairn® Crystal Whisky Glass is designed specifically for the Scotch lover in mind and is the official glass endorsed by the Scotch Whisky Association.

Our Rocks Glasses are made of premium Stölzle Lausitz Glass from Germany and are perfect for serving a cocktail or a pour of your favorite Bourbon on ice.

The laser etched Sherlock Drinking logo will never fade and can go through the wash with ease!

Sold individually or in sets of 2 or 4, these glasses are the perfect personal gift to give this holiday season.

#5 - Hacking Whiskey

Not your ordinary whiskey book.

”Tips, recipes, and insider secrets about the weird yet delightful ways in which whiskey is being used today.”
This field guide of sorts from Aaron Goldfarb is a collection of ideas and DIY shortcuts that allow you to take your whiskey to another level at home.
Ideas like making your own blends of inexpensive whiskey that taste top shelf and adding to infinity bottles.
Give this to your whiskey aficionado friend or family member and tell them that they have to invite you over for their next experiment!

Available in hardcover and perfect as a coffee table conversation starter.

By Aaron Goldfarb

#6 - Denver & Liely - Whiskey & Bourbon Glasses

Denver & Liely - Whiskey Glass

Denver & Liely - Whiskey Glass

These Aussies really know how to blow!

Made the old fashioned way, and designed specifically for whisky, the hand-blown shape of the D&L Whisky Glass takes the aroma enhancing form of a traditional whisky snifter and combines it with the versatility and style of a classic tumbler.

Denver & Liely - Bourbon Glass

Denver & Liely - Bourbon Glass

After their research trip to Kentucky and Tennessee, Denver and Liely began the development of this dedicated bourbon glass. Designed to give you the experience the distillers and experts wanted.

#7 - Whiskey Aroma Kit - 24 Aroma Nose Training System

Awesome training kit for enhancing your understanding and enjoyment of Whisky.

24 aroma samples that cover the spectrum of aromas typically found in scotch whiskies (but also apply to Bourbon and other whiskey from around the world)
Comes with a 60 page explanation booklet and blank aroma strips to get you started.
The perfect addition to your next tasting session!

#8 - Sherlock Holmes Drinking Coaster (Black Walnut) - Set of 4

Whiskey Sidekick - Sherlock Holmes Drinking Coaster - Set of 4

Whiskey Sidekick - Sherlock Holmes Drinking Coaster - Set of 4

Perfect for the Sherlock Holmes or Whiskey fanatic, the Sherlock Holmes Drinking Coaster Set is the classiest way to hold up a glass of Scotch, Bourbon, Vodka, Wine or any other drink/cocktail that you can think of.

Polyurethane coated for protection and hand-crafted of beautiful Black Walnut with black metallic resin infill, these will accommodate any size Rocks Glass, Glencairn®, wine or shot glass with ease.

Buy one for a gift and grab a set for yourself at the same time!

#9 - Sempli Cupa-Rocks Clear Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2 in Gift Box

The Sempli Cupa-Rocks is specially designed to create a swirling rotation that enhances the taste of your favorite Whiskey and they plain look cool!

Each glass comfortably fits in your hand and holds up to 9oz of your favorite spirit! Great for everyday use, cocktail making or for dinner parties, receptions, weddings...
Makes the perfect present for any occasion.
As optional accessories, Sempli’s Cupa-Stay coasters and Cupa-Lift trays will keep your glasses from rocking back and forth while dining!

#10 - Whiskey: The Definitive World Guide

By Michael Jackson

Big-ole book with a ton of good info to boot!

Discover the secrets of whiskey's aromas and flavors, the stories behind great distilleries, and expert tasting notes in this updated edition originated by one of the most highly respected commentators in the whiskey world, Michael Jackson.

This book will tell you everything and anything you'll ever want to know about whiskey, from storing and serving whiskey, to whiskey cocktails, to pairing whiskey with food.

This is the updated edition that includes all the recent names in whiskey today, a section devoted to American craft distilleries, and the addition of new distilleries from across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

And just because… here are a few white elephants that you might want to consider:

Whiskey Soap

Whiskey Socks

Skull Ice Molds

Definitely Not Flask Full of Booze Flask

Whiskey & Tobacco Scented Candle

Six Shooter Whiskey Chilling Bullets

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