Top Notch Gifts For Bourbon Lovers

The Holiday shopping season is upon us. If you have a Bourbon lover in your life you probably want to get them something special to go along with that bottle of Bourbon. But what do you get for the Bourbon-obsessed that isn’t just another t-shirt?

Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of truly unique gifts for the Bourbon lover in your life.

1. Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars

These cigars are not dipped in or sprayed with Whiskey. Instead the wrapper leaf is fermented in used Bourbon barrels. The extensive process that goes into making these cigars make them a truly unique gift for the Bourbon lover in your life. Available for purchase through Pappy & Co.


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2. A Behind The Scenes Tour of Castle & Key

When Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. built this distillery outside of Frankfort, Kentucky with limestone castle, he intended for it to be a showpiece. After decades of being abandoned it is finally springing back to life as Castle & Key.

You can now book a behind the scenes tour to explore the once abandoned castle and grounds.


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3. Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

This coffee is not sprayed with Bourbon or artificially Bourbon flavored. Instead the whole beans are actually aged in used Bourbon barrels through an extensive process.

Several producers, such as Kentucky Knows, the Vintage Gentlemen, and Bones Coffee Company, realized that Bourbon (even if without the alcohol content) is just what you need to start your day off right


This is hands down ? the best bourbon coffee I've ever tasted. Kentucky Knows is in the Pepper Campus and is only open 4:30-10pm but that just means you can have some with your @crankandboom. When you decide you want to take some home with you, you can buy these bags at the store or a different design at select Liquor Barns. Pick a bag up for a Christmas present and a few for yourself. ? #sharethelex #lovelexington #lexeats #eatdrinkshoplocal #lexingtonky #kentuckyknows

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4. Bourbon Socks from Bourbon Outfitters

You can’t always wear your love of Bourbon on your sleeve, so Bourbon socks are a great way to keep your obsession under wraps. They also make an excellent stocking stuffer!


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5. Bourbon Necklace from Whisky Chicks

This is a great option for the woman who loves Bourbon. Made by Lydia Rose, this Bourbon necklace is modeled after a vintage decanter hang tag.

6. Art Eatables Bourbon Truffles

Each truffle variety matches the perfect chocolate with the perfect Bourbon, making dozens of varieties. If the Bourbon lover in your life only has eyes for a certain Bourbon, chances are there’s a truffle for that!


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7. Mint Julep Tours Public Or Custom Tour

You can choose from a full day tour of three distilleries or a custom tour with behind-the-scenes frills. The latest custom offering is an exploration of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Pompeii with Bourbon Archaeologist Nicolas Laracuente.


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8. Woodford Reserve Bitters Set by Bourbon Barrel Foods

Known as the first soy sauce microbrewery in the United States, Bourbon Barrel Foods has expanded from Bourbon barrel aged soy sauce to barrel aged and barrel smoked salts, sugars, and spices as well as the entire Woodford Reserve cocktail collection.

As a bonus add a gift pack of Louisville Beer Syrups to make the perfect Old Fashioned cocktail gift pack!


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9. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Head Cutout

Chances are the Bourbon lover in your life also loves Kentucky, so why not order a unique handmade Bourbon barrel head Kentucky cutout from Drunkwood? There are also other states available, as well as fleur-de-lis and horse heads.


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10. A Flaviar Distillery Tour

Each drink has a history and its place in culture and to taste that, you need to go to the source: the distillery. That’s where the magic happens, and flavors are born. Revel in flavors, smell the barrels, hear the stories. What better way to give your loved one a full Bourbon experience than a distillery tour?

A few of our picks but you can find the whole list here.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling

Louisville, KY

The ancient distillery has a lot of exciting history to share and plenty of Whiskey that brought the place back to life in 2015. Kentucky Peerless produce small-batch Rye Whiskey and a brand new line of Bourbon.

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Limestone Branch Distillery

Lebanon, KY

Founded in 2010 in Lebanon, KY, by a lad from a long line of distillers, Limestone Branch uses local grain and limestone water to create their lavish Yellowstone and Minor Case expressions.


Updated Nov 15th 2019

By Maggie Kimberl

Maggie Kimberl

Maggie Kimberl is an internationally published spirits journalist who focuses on Bourbon. She considers herself to be "geographically blessed" to live in Louisville, Kentucky, the epicenter of Bourbonism. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @LouGirl502.



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