25 International Gifts For Whiskey Lovers Who Travel

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So you are looking for the best gifts for whiskey lovers, right? Well, first of all, you came to the right place! In this post, I will share my 25 best whiskey gifts for the whiskey enthusiast on your shopping list. But, I will even go beyond your regular whiskey-lover gifts.

I gathered the most awesome international whiskey gifts to take your whiskey-drinking friend or relative from Ireland, to India, to the USA, and back to Scotland! 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 best international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel? Let’s check them out!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.

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Fun fact about whiskey, whisky, and bourbon

Before I continue with these international whiskey gifts, I just want to share a few fun facts about whiskey.

Feel free to skip this part if you are not into random facts (I won’t notice anyway).

Did you know that you can guess where 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?).

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 matter 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 my trivia lecture on whiskey, which will come in very handy if you decide to get #24 of the whiskey-lover gifts!

You can now carry this tote bag around and lecture everyone around you about the cool fact you just learned.

Tote bag with: bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Gifts for whiskey lovers for large budgets

#1 DIY whiskey-making kit

Barrel for whiskey
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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

Whiskey decanter shaped like a globe
Photo courtesy of Prezzybox

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, the decanter on Prezzybox does not come with the glasses, but this one on Amazon does.

#3 Whiskey aroma kit and board game

Whiskey aroma kit
Whiskey aroma kit

This whiskey aroma kit is one of the coolest gifts for whiskey lovers who like to improve their whiskey-tasting skills. The set includes 88 whiskey aromas from around the world and was actually designed by whiskey educators to help students improve their tasting skills.

And the best part about it (in my opinion) is that it comes with a fun board game too. So the receiver can combine their love for whiskey with a game.

#4 Whiskey-tasting gifts

Box with 24 tubes of whiskey
Photo courtesy of Tasting Collection

Of course, if you are looking for the best whiskey lover gifts, then tasting sets are always the best solution. And this set of 12 (!) 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, the USA, Ireland, Taiwan, and Canada.

Though no worries if this set is a bit over your budget, they also offer small whiskey-tasting sets, check them out here.

#5 Whiskey-tasting experience gifts

One of the best gifts for whiskey lovers who are planning a trip around the world is a whiskey-tasting experience abroad. If you know their itinerary you can book an experience on Viator for them.

And if you are not sure where they are going, you can opt for a Global Experiences Gift card so the receiver can use the card to book a whiskey-tasting tour through Viator him or herself.

Whiskey gifts for mid budgets

#6 Whiskey soap bar

Two soap bars with whiskey smell
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

These soap bars are the best whiskey gifts for people who could drink whiskey all day, every day. Drinking whiskey every day is often a bit frowned upon in our daily lives. These bars give the receiver the chance to at least smell the smell of whiskey every day without being classified as an alcoholic.

#7 Scratch off poster with 100 whiskeys

Scratch off poster with whiskeys
Photo courtesy of Prezzybox

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, Scotland, and the US!

#8 USA whiskey distilleries scratch-off poster 

USA distilleries scratch map
USA distilleries scratch map

Brace yourself, because up next you will see quite a few map-related whiskey gifts. If you’re not into that, go ahead to #12.

But for the map lovers among us, I’ve got some amazing gift ideas. Because there are whiskey maps available for different countries, such as this USA distilleries scratch-off poster. It’s perfect for people who love bourbon!

#9 Scotch whisky scratch map

Scratch map of Scotch whiskey
Scratch map

If you are looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who travel to Scotland for the scotch, they will surely like this Scotch distilleries scratch map. It includes the major distilleries which make for a perfect whiskey-themed road trip through Scotland!

Also, check out my Scotland gifts guide for more cool Scottish gifts!

#10 Irish whiskey distilleries map

Irish distilleries map
Irish distilleries map

Did you really like the last two gifts, but are you looking for whiskey-lover gifts for someone who prefers Irish whiskeys?

Then this map of Irish distilleries is the perfect gift for you!

#11 Gifts for whiskey lovers: glasses

Two glasses with the world map etched
Photo courtesy of Prezzybox

These globe rocker whiskey glasses from Prezzybox go perfectly with #2 on this list of international gifts for whiskey lovers who travel. They can use the globe decanter to pour their favorite whiskey into these cool globe glasses!

If Prezzybox doesn’t ship to your country, you could also find similar glasses on Amazon.

#12 The essential scratch & sniff guide to whiskey

Whiskey book
Whiskey book

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 More books about whiskey

Four books about whiskey

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:

#14 Whiskey travel mug

Tumbler with a text about whiskey
Photo courtesy of Redbubble

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!

It says:

“whiskey may no be the answer, but it’s worth a shot”.

#15 Gifts for whiskey lovers who travel: flasks

Flask with: joy, peace, Scotch
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Flasks are another example of perfect whiskey gifts for people who travel because it allows them to drink 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.

#16 Whiskey-spirited coffee

Bag of coffee beans infused with whiskey
Photo courtesy of Firebox

Are you looking for the best whiskey gifts for people 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 any time of the day.

By the way, if you are looking for more coffee-inspired gifts, check out my coffee-lover gift guide!

#17 Whiskey games

Whiskey board game
Whiskey board game

What are better whiskey-lover gifts than games of their favorite liquor?

There are actually a few fun whiskey-themed games you can choose from:

Whiskey gifts for smaller budgets

#18 Whiskey puzzle

Whiskey jigsaw puzzle
Whiskey jigsaw puzzle

Are you looking for whiskey-lover gifts for someone who is having trouble finding things to do when they can’t travel? Get them this whiskey lover’s puzzle to keep them occupied with something that involves whiskey but no alcohol!

#19 Whiskey tasting journal

Whiskey tasting journal
Whiskey tasting journal

When looking for the best 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, whether they would like to try it again or not? They can write all of this in their whiskey journal, so they won’t forget a thing!

#20 Whiskey tote bag

Tote bag with: if all else fails, drink whiskey
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

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 “If all else fails, drink whiskey” 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

Mug that says: This is probably whiskey
A mug that says: This is probably whiskey

If you are looking for funny whiskey gifts, this mug that says “This is probably whiskey” is quite a fun gift.

#22 Whiskey socks

Sock with whiskey print
Sock with whiskey print

In the category of practical and fun gifts for whiskey lovers who travel, here is another one: whiskey-inspired socks.

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

Whiskey notebook
Whiskey notebook

A notebook always comes in handy for travelers, and this fun whiskey-inspired one will always remind them of their favorite drink and of course of the person who gave it to them.

#24 Whiskey activity book

Whiskey facts activity book
Whiskey facts activity book

Remember I said something about random facts coming in handy for one of the whiskey gifts on this list? Well, this is it, the whiskey facts activity book!

A great gift for all whiskey-know-it-alls to keep them entertained for a few hours.

#25 Spreadable whisky

Jar of spreadable whiskey
Photo courtesy of Firebox

Are you looking for gifts for whiskey lovers who could have whiskey for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?

You can make their dreams come true with this spreadable whisky jar! It’s a single malt marmalade with goes perfectly with a toasted slice of bread.

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25 gifts for whiskey lovers who travel

Final note on whiskey gifts

Alright, these were all my 25 whiskey-lover gifts! Just out of curiosity, which gift did you end up buying? Tell me in the comments! And if you need more help, have a look at my personal top 3.