Well, the obvious gift for a serious whisky lover is… more whisky! Seriously, all whisky lovers really want is whisky and what they don’t want are whisky stones. But there are various accessories that make fine presents too such as elegant glassware, useful books or what about a Master of Malt-branded hip flask so you can enjoy a wee dram at the races?

So without further ado, here are our top 10 gifts for people who take whisky seriously. If you need more inspiration, head over to our gift page for more booze laden present ideas.  

Gifts for serious whisky lovers

Whisky Jigsaw

It’s a map of the whisky-producing regions of Scotland in jigsaw form. So it’s perfect when you have over-indulged in social media and/ or video games. Switch off all devices, clear some space and enjoy the meditative experience of doing a puzzle. With 1,000 pieces, you’ll probably need a dram in hand to assist you. 

Gifts for serious whisky lovers

Speyside Whisky tasting set

You’ll often find generous helpings of honey and malt character in Speyside whiskies, while some distilleries are also well known for producing rich, robust, heavily sherried offerings. This set includes five 30ml waxed samples of some of the best whiskies you’ll find in Speyside, packaged up in a smart box and sleeve, meaning it’ll make a super gift for a whisky fan! You can explore our other tasting sets too.

Gifts for serious whisky lovers Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2024

The Malt Whisky Yearbook is a superb resource for any whisky lover, it’s packed with up-to-date distillery info, the latest on whisky shops, whisky sites, and new expressions, as well as new articles from top whisky folk. But we can’t make this point enough: it’s still worth making sure you have actual whisky to go alongside it. 

Gifts for serious whisky lovers

The Glencairn tasting glass, an essential for whisky geeks

Glencairn Cut Crystal Glass

You can’t be taken seriously as a serious whisky lover if you don’t have your very own Glencairn glass. This Scottish company has become the gold standard for whisky tasting glasses. And while the standard glass is perfect for getting the most out of a fine single malt, we can’t help thinking that the cut crystal version is, well, a cut above.

Gifts for serious whisky lovers Denver & Liely Whisky Glass

Denver & Liely Whisky Glass

While a Glencairn glass is great for whisky appreciation, sometimes you want something a bit more versatile. Something like Denver & Liely Whisky Glass Glassware which is designed to heighten the drinking experience by allowing you to concentrate on the aromas and flavours but it’s also big enough for adding ice, soda or making an Old Fashioned in.

LSA Rectangle Decanter

Fullfil all your long-held Don Draper in Mad Men/ CJ in Reggie Perrin with this mouth-blown decanter from LSA. Fill it up with a good bottle of Macallan and then when people come over offer them a glass, perhaps a cigar, and then regale them with your wisdom with things like: “I didn’t get where I am today by making room for broken reeds, lame ducks or stool pigeons.”

le nez du whisky gifts for serious whisky lovers

Le Nez du Whisky

Le Nez Du Whisky is like a Wikipedia of the 54 most commonly detected scents in whiskies. From peat to sherry, oak to coconut, honey to rubber, train your nose to pick out the fragrant depths of your favourite whiskies with Le Nez Du Whisky. This fantastic set comes with a guide book featuring wisdom from the immeasurably talented whisky writer, Charles MacLean. 

Hip flask whisky gifts for serious whisky lovers

Master of Malt (In Good Spirits) Hip Flask

A smart 200ml hip flask, perfect for decanting your favourite spirit so you can enjoy it on the go! From festivals to firework displays, gentle country strolls to mountain hikes, a day at the races or a night at the opera, this Master of Malt branded hip flask will be the ideal pocket-sized companion. Just make sure you include some whisky to go in it. How about a bottle of Seaweed & Aeons & Digging & Fire 10 Year Old?

gifts for serious whisky lovers

 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die – 4th Edition by Ian Buxton

Check it out, it’s the 4th Edition of the bestselling 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die by sometime Master of Malt contributor Mr Ian Buxton! He’s ready to keep you up to date with the changing world of whisky and which expressions you should be making your mission to taste. If you’re struggling for inspiration, this is sure to be some relevant reading, with plenty of whisky recommendations, tasting notes and the distillery low down.

Bonus gift!

gifts for serious whisky lovers

Master of Malt gift vouchers 

If you need a great last minute present, then look no further. You can order a gift voucher now and it will be in your chosen giftee’s in-box almost instantly thanks to the miracle of modern satellite communication. And what’s more, Master of Malt gift vouchers never expire and will earn you 5% interest per year. Pretty neat, eh?