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Fortnum & Mason whisky trio

Best whisky gifts

Published: May 13, 2021 at 2:21 pm

We've gathered the best whisky gifts for the whisky fan in your life, from unique bottles to books, glassware and more

Know somebody who knows their Scottish single malt from their Kentucky bourbon? Looking for a Father's Day present? We've gathered the best whisky gifts, from interesting bottles to add to a whisky lovers collection to the best glassware, whisky-infused chocolate and fudge, books and more.


Once you've got the present sorted, keep the theme going - whip up whisky cocktails to go with a celebratory meal, or head to a whisky bar for drinks.

We've got plenty more gift inspiration too: check out our best birthday gifts, best gifts for gin lovers, best tea gifts or best coffee gifts to find the perfect foodie present for all tastes.

Best whisky gifts for whisky lovers

Browse our selection of artisan whisky gifts on the new olive shop. From a smart bottle of Nikka whisky to a whiskies of the world tasting set or Scotch whisky tasters from Drinks by the Dram.

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Nikka whisky

If they’ve never tried a Japanese whisky before, Nikka’s flagship whisky From the Barrel is the place to start. This complex spirit blends single malt and grain whiskies to provide depth of flavour in a light golden pour with a long, fruity finish.

Available from:
olive shop, £43.58

Whiskies of the World tasting set

A whisky lover will enjoy discovering a new favourite tipple with this set, celebrating five different whiskies from across the globe. Serving as a guide to this journey, each mini 5cl dram comes with tasting notes on the nose, palate and finish, plus space to add your own thoughts.

Available from:
olive shop, £28.95

The Single Malt Scotch trio, £60, Fortnum & Mason

Can’t decide on just one bottle? This Fortnum and Mason set gathers three Scotch whiskies from different regions of Scotland, including a rich Highland single malt and a delicate five-year old Islay single malt, giving a chance for a whisky enthusiast to explore different regional styles.

Fortnum & Mason whisky trio

D&L whisky glass, £34.95, Master of Malt

A special whisky deserves the correct glass and these simple gifts will stand the test of time. We’ve gathered our favourite whisky glasses to try in all shapes and styles, from chunky marble tumblers to clever double-walled glasses. This sleek hand-blown Denver & Liely glass is a cross between a tumbler and tasting glass for the best of both worlds.

Denver & Liely Whisky Glass

Whisky chocolate collection, £10, Hotel Chocolat

For a luxurious sweet treat, these whisky chocolate truffles are sure to be a hit. Why pick one truffle when there are four flavours to choose from? This whisky-themed truffle selection includes a classic whisky truffle, fruity rye bourbon with honey chocolate and rich double-matured single malt caramel.

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Hotel Chocolat whisky collection

Whisky experiences

For a truly special gift, we’ve found the best whisky experiences from across the world. In the UK, you could a whisky blending masterclass at Jameson’s Distillery in Dublin, find the perfect food and whisky pairing event in London or sail past classic Scottish distilleries on a whisky canoe cruise. For something further afield, we’ve found a whisky trek in Switzerland, the Arctic Whisky Festival in Norway or whisky trails across Tasmania.

A dark bar with bottles lining the background and glasses of whisky laid out on the bar

Whisky water dropper, £29.95, The House of Bruar

For someone who takes their whisky seriously, this sleek whisky water dropper makes a stylish addition to a drinks table. Made of glass and made in Scotland, it is designed to deliver the perfect amount of water to a tumbler of whisky, for a perfect mix every time.

Whisky water dropper

Regional Scotch whisky candle collection, £29.95, Angels' Share Glass

A whisky scented candle might sound unusual, but we love the idea behind this candle collection. Hand-poured in Scotland, each of the five candles is inspired by a different Scottish whisky region – from the oak and tobacco-heavy Islay, to cinnamon, apple and pear notes in Speyside.

Angels Share Glass whisky candle

Whisky decanter

Decanters aren’t just for wine – glass and crystal decanters are a great way to display spirits such as whisky. We’ve rounded up the best wine and whisky decanters to choose from, for a great housewarming gift and addition to a study or drinks table.

Whisky decanter

Adnam's triple malt whisky, £39.56, Amazon

Add to a whisky lover’s collection with a bottle of one of the best English whiskies. Your whisky lover might be familiar with Scotch or American whiskies, but there are plenty of unique English malts to try, from Adnam’s triple malt whisky to single malt bottles from the Cotswolds or Yorkshire.

Adnams Triple Malt Whisky in pink bottle

101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die, £14.99, Waterstones

Keep a whisky enthusiast busy and their collection growing with this guide to 101 whiskies to try. A true mixture of familiar classics, up-and-coming brands and niche new styles, the guide gathers bottle suggestions from all across the world, so get ready to branch into Swedish and Japanese whiskies alongside classic Scottish bottles and truly expand whisky horizons.

101 Whiskies to Try Book

Whisky toddy fudge, £9.99, Mr Stanley's

Next time you’re invited for dinner, swap taking chocolates and indulge a sweet tooth by gifting a box of this dangerously moreish whisky toddy fudge instead. Buttery, crumbly fudge is infused with fiery stem ginger and whisky flavour for a delicious after dinner treat.

Mr Stanley whisky Fudge

Unique Scotch whiskies

Know someone who is a true Scotch whisky connoisseur? Find a bottle they won’t have tried yet with our five alternative Scotch whiskies – we love the Caol Ila unpeated whisky, distilled on the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland.

Caol Ila whisky

Stone drink dispenser, £108.08, Uncommon Goods

Give a whole new meaning to a whisky on the rocks. This granite stone dispenser gives a real talking point to a drinks table and makes a favourite bottle of whisky stand out. The clever plug system allows you to invert a classic bottle on the granite stand and dispense with a stainless steel bar-style handle.

Granite whisky chillers, £10, Oliver Bonas

No more diluted drams! These simple whisky chiller cubes are made from granite and soapstone – simply pop in the freezer for four hours before use, and they’ll keep your drink cool without disrupting the flavours.

Oliver Bonas whisky chillers

Edinburgh Preserves honey mustard with whisky, £2.69, The House of Bruar

This little jar packs a punch – peppery wholegrain mustard, sweet honey and smoky Scottish whisky combine for a potential new favourite condiment that’s guaranteed to be popular with a whisky fan. Dollop alongside a Ploughman’s lunch, add to salad dressings or use as part of a sticky glaze for sausages.

Honey mustard whisky

Homemade blackberry whisky

For a unique gift with a thoughtful touch, why not try making your own blackberry whisky. Use an affordable Scotch and infuse with blackberries and sugar (you can experiment by adding spices too) for at least three weeks before adding a ribbon and pretty label. This is one bottle they're guaranteed to not already own.

Blackberry Whisky Recipe

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