We all have that friend: the whiskey snob. The friend who drones on and on about that one time they scored a glass of Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Old, or rolls their eyes when you try to include them in a round of Fireball shots at the bar. While those high-falutin tastes might make a simple visit to the bar difficult, finding that pal an impressive holiday gift is easy—you just need to know where to look. From fancy glassware to the perfect on-the-go receptacle for an upscale dram, here are five gifts that will impress even the most ardent whiskey snob in your life.
When it comes to enjoying a measure of whiskey, the glass is almost as important as the whiskey itself—and the Norlan glass is one of the best. Not only does its tulip shape aerate the whiskey to perfection and keep the more delicate and desirable aromas from escaping, but its seamless, double layer of glass also prevents your hand from warming the liquid. The Norlan is available in the original crystal clear glass, but if you’re buying for a whiskey lover who also appreciates sleek design, you can pre-order the company’s latest offering: a pair of glasses with an eye-catching, matte black coating.