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When it comes to enjoying whiskey, there is much more at play than the beverage itself. Whiskey drinking is a cultivated experience that is influenced by a wide range of factors, including everything from the whiskey’s scent and temperature to the feeling you get pouring it into the perfect glass from a finely-crafted decanter. Whiskey accessories make the perfect gift, giving the whiskey drinker in your life (or yourself) the best experience possible.
Unlike wine, whiskey does not need time to “breath” and increase its exposure to oxygen. Therefore, what decanters offer is purely a feeling of luxury. They mark the act of pouring a glass as a special occasion and add stylish appeal to a home bar or bar cart. The best decanter gift sets will also include matching glasses. Determining the best set will largely depend on matters of personal aesthetics: bold or classic.
Smaller, yet just as beneficial, gift set options include artistically crafted sets of glassware as stand-alone items, or as a package with whiskey stones. High-quality whiskey glasses help you “nose” or smell your whiskey, which enhances the flavors you taste. Meanwhile, whiskey stones – which are reusable stones that are kept frozen – keep your whiskey chilled without diluting it.
While gifting whiskey itself can be difficult due to each person’s individual palate preferences, these gift sets can please even the pickiest whiskey connoisseur. You might even want one for yourself.
1. Whiskey Decanter Globe Set
This unusual, globe-shaped decanter is a great way to combine one’s love for travel and whiskey into a thoughtful gift. The decanter’s antique styling makes it just as much of a decoration as a bar accessory. Plus, two matching glasses with exterior globe designs complete the set and can be proudly displayed on the mahogany stand that keeps the globe decanter in place.
2. Venero London Crystal Whiskey Glasses
For those who keep things classic but aren’t afraid to be bold every now and then, these glasses are the perfect way to elevate the aesthetic value of the whiskey-drinking experience. The glasses are blown from high-quality crystal and shine beautifully under the light. Not only are the visually appealing thanks to the twisted glass bottom, they are also built for practicality. The thick glass keeps your hand from changing the temperature of the whiskey, and there is also room inside to fit whiskey stones or ice.
3. Paksh Novelty Glass Decanter and Whisky Glasses Set
The fine, elegant design of this decanter and the six matching glasses helps the set earn its place in grand celebrations. The diamond-cut glassware crafted in Parma, Italy, gives those drinking from the glassware a sense of grandeur and is ideal for entertaining guests. This set can be a wonderful gift for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or career milestones.
4. Whiskoff Whiskey Glass Gift Set
This versatile gift set perfectly prepares you to enjoy whiskey at the desired, slightly cool temperature. Not only does the set include two stunning glasses, but the accompanying whiskey stones are made of high-quality granite that will keep your drink cool while also looking elegant. Plus, we love this set for its attention to detail. The whiskey stones come with a velvet pouch, and the whole set is packaged in a gift-ready, wooden keepsake box.