Food & Drink

From Boujee Bar Carts To Granite Chilling Stones, These Are The Best Whisky-Themed Chrissy Gifts

By Natasha Van Der Laan
21st Dec 2023

Johnnie Walker Blue on a purple background with 2 glasses and christmas decorations

If you’ve found yourself in this corner of the internet, chances are there’s a whisky connoisseur in your life. They’re deeply passionate about their spirit of choice and could talk your ear off about whisky-this and whisky-that. But what on earth do you get them as a meaningful Christmas gift? To save yourself racking your brain for a present they’d love, we’ve enlisted the help of Johnnie Walker. As experts in the field, they know their way around an exceptional drop. Here are our top picks. 

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

For a bottle that’s guaranteed to impress your mates, pick up the Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The exquisite blend showcases some of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional whiskies. It’s serious whisky-making business here—with only one in every ten thousand casks making the cut. The tasting notes take you on a journey through hazelnut, honey, orange, and dark chocolate before sumptuous waves of smoke—ah, bliss. 

Two glasses an a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue on a granite counter top

Mirage Whisky Glasses

Elevate your drink with ooh-la-la glassware. For a modern, perfectly-weighted vessel, we love these Mirage Whisky Glasses from Città. They’re designed by the international glassware brand NUDE and expertly cast from lead-free crystal. They come in a set of six, so your friends are sorted for a bevvy too.

Show Whisky Glasses

For a more old-school aesthetic, check out the Show Whisky Glass designed by Schott Zwiesel. The statement detailing sets the glassware apart as truly dedicated to whisky drinking. Quality is kept top-of-mind with the elegant glass made from lead-free crystal. 

Vendôme Whisky Decanter

Continuing on the theme of boujee glassware, pour your drink from the Vendôme Whisky Decanter. The refined design is inspired by Place Vedôme—AKA a luxurious Parisian square famed for housing high-end jewellers and fashion houses. The crystal decanter replicates the same sense of luxury in its artistic design.

Whisky: Shake, Muddle, Stir

Mix things up (literally) with this newly released book by Dan Jones. Whisky: Shake, Muddle, Stir showcases more than 40 dedicated whisky recipes. Try your hand at classics like the old fashioned or whisky sour, or modern twists like the Rattlesnake. You can also learn to craft your own infusions and syrups to really impress guests.

Whisky: shake, muddle, stir cocktail book

Whisky In A Jar Candle

What to get the whisky-drinker who seemingly has it all? An appropriately scented candle, of course. Hand-poured by Amberjack, their Whiskey In A Jar Candle smells like your fave spirit blended with melted butter and cream—yum! The candle is beautifully presented in an apothecary-inspired amber jar.

Whisky Chilling Stones

Ditch ice cubes in favour of R.O.C.K.S. Whisky Stones. Simply freeze the handcrafted granite stones before adding them to a glass of whisky. The result? They’ll cool your drink without the diluting effect of melting ice. It’s a sophisticated experience that ensures the taste of your spirit is preserved.

Mid-Century Bar Cart

For a timeless investment piece, nab this Mid-Century Bar Cart from Mr. Bigglesworthy. The brand is famed for its curated collection of premium vintage furniture—including this one-off trolley dating back to the '60s. The thoughtful design boasts generous storage and a fold-out top tray. If you miss out, keep tabs on their bar cart range here.

mid-century wooden bar cart from Mr Bigglesworthy

Wiski Bar Cart

We’re also lusting over this Wiski Bar Cart from Kayu Studio. Crafted from natural rattan, the cart adds a sense of warmth and relaxation to your space. It provides the perfect display for your glassware and fave drinks. The design is also available in a white or black finish.

Whisky-Inspired Treats

Who doesn’t love their tipple paired with gourmet snacks? Create a whisky-inspired foodie hamper with the likes of Whisky Shortbread and Whiskey Walnut Caramels. Better yet, get creative and match the tasting notes of their favourite whisky. This could include hazelnut and orange zest Chocolate Bark, Manuka-smoked Honeycomb, and cocktail-friendly dehydrated Orange Slices.

Ensure Santa leaves a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label under the Christmas tree. Learn more about the dynamic flavour here and nail Christmas for the whisky lover in your life. 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Johnnie Walker and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Images: Johnnie Walker, Whisky: Shake, Muddle, Stir, and Mr. Bigglesworthy

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