If you are not just looking for the best gifts for whiskey lovers in general, but for traveling whiskey lovers or international whiskey lovers, you came to the right place! In this post, I will share my 25 favorite international gift ideas for whiskey lovers who travel. These gifts will take your whiskey drinking friend or relative from Ireland, to India, to the USA, and back to Scotland because it includes whiskeys from all over the globe. On top of that, I also included some useful gifts for a whiskey lover who is about to leave for a trip, so they can take it with them!
Are you curious about the international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel? Let’s check them out!
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Fun fact about whiskey, whisky, and bourbon
Before I continue with the gift ideas for whiskey lovers who travel, I just want to share a few fun facts because I love fun facts. Feel free to skip this part if you are not into random facts (I won’t notice anyways).
Did you know that you can guess where a whiskey is from, by just looking at the spelling?
Yep, if it’s spelled whiskey, with an “e” when it’s from Ireland or the United States (though if it’s from the US it’s a bourbon whiskey, but I’ll get to that later).
If whisky is spelled without the “e” it’s either from Scotland, Canada, or Japan (who knew they even distilled whisky in Japan, I for sure didn’t).
Next, there is whiskey bourbon which can only be distilled in the US. Basically, bourbon is a type of whiskey (so all bourbons are whiskeys) that can only wear the name bourbon if it’s distilled in the US (though rules on this matted do vary per country). But and here is the important thing to remember for the next time you chat with a whiskey lover, not all whiskeys are bourbons. That makes a lot of sense because apparently you also have whisky in Scotland, Canada, and Japan which are clearly not from the US.
Alright, that was it my trivia lecture on whiskey, which will come in very handy if you decide to get #24 of the gift ideas for whiskey lovers.
You can now carry this tote bag around and lecture everyone around you about the cool fact you just learned.
Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel over 30$
#1 DIY Whiskey Making kit
This whiskey making kit is perfect for whiskey lovers who would love to start distilling their own whiskey! They can choose to make Kentucky bourbon whiskey or Highland malt whisky (or rum, though I would assume a whiskey lover picks a whiskey)
#2 Whiskey Globe Decanter
This is one of the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel across the globe! A globe decanter that can hold a full bottle of whiskey! It’s a cool home decoration and it contains whiskey, what else could they ask for.
Oh, it does not come with the glasses, but if you add #11 of these gift ideas for whiskey lovers your gift will be complete!
#3 Greatest Hit of Whiskey
This cool set of 10 miniature boutique whiskey bottles is perfect for whiskey lovers who like to broaden their horizons and try different whiskeys!
The only disadvantage of this gift is that they only deliver in the UK. But no worries if you are looking for the best gift ideas for whiskey lovers outside of the UK, there are 23 more options on this list. And the next one is also a tasting gift set which can be delivered in the UK.
#4 Tasting gifts for whiskey lovers
Of course, if you are looking for the best gifts for a whiskey lover then tasting sets are always the best solution. And this set of 24 (!) different whiskeys is by far the best and most complete set you can give. This is also noticeable by the price tag, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s the perfect gift!
It includes whiskeys from Scotland (Islay, Highland, Lowland and more), India, Japan, USA, Ireland, Taiwan, and Canada.
Though no worries if this set a bit over you budget, they also over small whiskey tasting sets, check them out here.
#5 Whiskey Travel Kit
This whiskey travel kit is the best gift for a whiskey lover who travels and who loves taking home whiskey samplings for his or her friends! The travel kit comes with six small bottles and labels, so they write down exactly which is which!
#6 Whiskey Puzzle
Are you looking for gifts for a whiskey lover who is having trouble finding things to do now that he or she can’t travel? Get them this Whiskey Lover’s puzzle to keep them occupied with something that involves whiskey but no alcohol!
Gift ideas for whiskey lovers under 30$
#7 100 Whiskies Scratch Off Poster
This scratch-off poster is not only fun for whiskey lovers to track all the whiskies they have tried, but it’s also a cool home decorative item!
The poster includes whiskies from across the globe, from Australia to India, to Scotland and the US!
#8 Single Malts of Scotland Tasting Map
If you are looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who travel to Scotland for the scotch, they will sure like this single malts tasting map!
#9 Scotch Whisky Scratch Map
This is another one of the best gifts for whiskey lovers who travel to Scotland often and who would like to visit all distilleries in Scotland.
This scratch map includes the major distilleries which make for a perfect whiskey themed road trip through Scotland!
#10 Irish Whiskey Distilleries Map
Did you really like the last two gifts, but are you looking for gifts for a whiskey lover who prefers Irish whiskeys? Then this map of Irish distilleries is the perfect gift for you!
#11 Gifts for Whiskey lovers: glasses
These globe rocker whiskey glasses go perfect with #2 on this list of international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel. They can use the globe decanter to pour their favorite whiskey in these cool globe glasses!
#12 The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Whiskey
The Essential scratch & sniff guide to becoming a whiskey know-it-all is perfect for whiskey drinkers who would love to learn even more about their favorite drink.
Yes, they may become one of those annoying know-it-alls, but at least they will learn the real facts from this book, instead of just making it up.
If they want to become a real whiskey connoisseur, you can also give The Complete Whiskey Course which includes 10 classes to becoming a connoisseur.
#13 Other Whiskey Books
Besides a book to help them become a real whiskey know-it-all, there are plenty of other interesting books about whiskey that you can give, some of my favorites include:
- Great whiskeys: 500 of the best from around the world. Perfect for traveling whiskey lovers
- The world atlas of whisky. Perfect for people who love to know more about the science and chemistry behind whisky and the aromas.
- 101 whiskies to try before you die. Perfect for people who love bucket lists and exotic whiskies.
- From Barley to Blarney: A whiskey lover’s guide to Ireland. Perfect for people who love Ireland and Irish whiskey
- Canadian Whisky: The New Portable Expert. Perfect for people who love Canada or Canadian whiskeys
#14 Whiskey Travel Mug
Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel have to be practical, otherwise, they won’t take it with them on a trip. Luckily a travel mug always comes in handy when traveling (especially for sustainable travelers because it saves a lot of plastic cups). So this whiskey inspired travel mug is a great gift!
“whiskey may no be the answer, but it’s worth a shot”.
#15 Whiskey Keychain
Keychains are another example of practical gift ideas for whiskey lovers who travel because they are small and light. And what makes these keychains and even better gift for whiskey lovers is that they have a very cute message, saying I will be your shot of whiskey and you will be my glass of wine.
#16 Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel: flasks
Flasks are perfect gift ideas for whiskey lovers who travel because it allows them to drink a whiskey everywhere they go. Whether they’re hiking, skiing, or chilling at the beach, a flask is small and light enough to take with them. And it’s especially worth carrying if it contains their favorite drink.
Of course you could get any design, but this scotch one is a good match for scotch lovers.
#17 Spirited coffee
Are you looking for gift ideas for whiskey lovers who also love coffee? Then these spirited coffee beans are what you are looking for!
The bag consists of ground Arabica coffee infused with whiskey, but no worries it does not actually include alcohol, so they can enjoy their spirited coffee ant time of the day.
By the way, if you are looking for more coffee inspired gifts, check out my coffee lover gift guide!
#18 Whiskey Games
What’s a better gift for a whiskey lover than a game of their favorite liquor?
There are actually a few fun whiskey themed games you can chose from:
- The Whisky Game: A board game to match your favorite tipple. Perfect for people who enjoy a game of chance and trivia whisky knowledge
- Whiskey inspired deck of cards. Perfect for people who love card games
- Whiskey Business. Perfect for people who enjoy a good board game
Gift ideas for whiskey lovers under 15$
#19 Whiskey tasting Journal
When looking for the best international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel, what’s better than a journal in which they can keep track of all the whiskeys they’ve tried on the road?
In a Whiskey tasting journal true whiskey lovers can write down all the ones they tried, what age were they, which brand, what did they taste like, which barrel was used, and most importantly, would they like to try it again or not? They can write all of this in the journal, so they won’t forget a thing!
#20 Whiskey Tote Bag
Whiskey inspired tote bags are super practical gifts for whiskey lovers who travel because they need it when traveling and it doesn’t take up much space.
There are plenty of tote bags you can choose from, I liked this one that said whiskey for breakfast, but you could also get the one about bourbon and whiskey I shared earlier, or pick one of the many designs on Zazzle.
#21 Whiskey mug
If you are looking for funny gift ideas for whiskey lovers, this mug that says “There’s a chance this is whiskey” is quite a fun gift.
#22 Whiskey Socks
In the category practical and fun gifts for whiskey lovers who travel, here is another one. Whiskey inspired sock.
Travelers will always take socks on a trip, so if you get them the whiskey ones, there is a good chance they will actually take the socks on a trip!
#23 Whiskey Notebook
A notebook always comes in handy for travelers, and this cute whiskey inspired one will always remind them of their favorite drink and of course of the person who gave it to them.
#24 Whiskey Trivia game
Remember I said something about random fact coming in handy for one gift on this list? Well, this is it, the whiskey trivia game!
A great gift for all whiskey-know-it-alls to test once and for all who it the real whiskey connoisseur!
#25 Spreadable Whisky
Are you looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who could have whiskey for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? You can make their whiskey breakfast dream come true with this spreadable whisky jar! It’s a single malt marmalade with goes perfect with a toasted slice of bread.
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Alright, these were all my 25 gifts for a whiskey lover, don’t forget to save this post for the next time you need some gift inspiration! Just out of curiousity, which gift did you end up buying? Tell me in the comments!