To help you find the perfect bottle, here are some options to explore:
Take it back to the basics
Does Scotland tend to strike their fancy or is the corn-bread Bourbon more their style? Getting the lay of land (and their palate) can help narrow down the options.
Assess their Whisky knowledge
If they’re aficionados with a well-stocked home bar, they probably have a wealth of knowledge about Whiskey and the accessories to best enjoy it. (That means decanters and glasses are probably out.)
In this case, you’ll want to choose a bottle that’s outside of their go-to category or something less common. If Scotch lines their shelves, consider getting them started on some Japanese Whisky that closely mirrors Scotch’s style and is found on most connoisseurs’ wishlists.
For the newbs
It’s also a fantastic way to begin building the basics of a Whisky lover’s home bar.
Decide if you’re going for mass market or craft.
King’s County, Anchor Distilling, FEW, Charbay and High West are only some of the craft producers that Flaviar Members love.
Think outside of the bottle
Perhaps a graphic tee with some witty Whisky repartee or a fancy new flask they can flash when they’re out with friends. A Whisky coffee table book might be a fine gift, but let’s be real — reading about it isn’t remotely as much fun as drinking it.
Look at the bottom line
Keep in mind that Scotch is generally pricier than U.S. Whiskey mainly due to import tariffs, and the popular demand for Japanese Whiskies means bottles command a higher price point.
Take it to the next level
Flaviar’s Gift Guide
Smooth sippin’ drams straight from the States.
Best Scotch Under $100
Exceptional Scottish sauce for less than a benjy.
Spirits made by Flaviar, for Flaviar members.
The best parts of your favorite bar, at home.
Gifts Outside the Bottle
Say it with 100% cotton.
Stainless steel, hand polished, 100% clutch.
Wear your priorities with pride.
Glasses & Coaster
Raise a Glencairn to great gifting.
Larga Vida Towel
The beach will never know what hit it.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
We hope we made your gift-hunting easier. We wish you lovely holidays and merry Christmas. Cheers!