Finding Valentine’s Day gifts for the bourbon lover in your life doesn’t have to be hard. We’ve put together an incredible list of Valentine’s Day bourbon gifts that are perfect for men or women — whether you’re looking for a new bottle, furniture, barware, books, or clothing. We also have Valentine’s Day bourbon gifts for every budget. Here’s what I recommend — put together a bourbon basket with one item from each category.
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34 Incredible Valentine’s Day Bourbon Gifts + Bonus
These Valentine bourbon gifts aren’t just your run of the mill bourbon gifts — like a decanter. Decanters are cool and all, but how many can the bourbon lover in your life own? Without further ado, let’s jump in.
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5 Incredible Valentine Bourbons
Don’t underestimate including a great bottle of bourbon in your bourbon Valentine gift. I’ve included some bourbon bunker staples as well as some lesser-known releases that will knock their socks off.
#1 – Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Single Barrel will be a breeze to find. It also has the added benefit of having some Valentine’s day tie ins with the Four Roses name. If you go this route why not have some fun and put together a bouquet of four bottles. Bonus points if you could find the Single Barrel Barrel Proof store picks.
Related: Four Roses Single Barrel Review
#2 – Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks
Angel’s Envy Rye is a decadent dessert whiskey. If your bourbon lover also loves desserts, this whiskey is your huckleberry.
#3 – Booker’s Bourbon
Booker releases four batches every year, and their first batch of 2021 should be hitting shelves just in time for Valentin’s Day — Booker’s Donohoe’s Batch 2021-01. However, you can often find older batches on the shelves. 2020 was a meh year for me, but if you can find any of the 2019 batches go with that.
- List of Booker’s Batches
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2021 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2020 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2019 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2018 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2017 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2016 Ranked
- Booker’s Bourbon Batches 2015 Ranked
#4 – Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve 7YO
Old Wm. Tarr is a newcomer to the scene, but they’ve made delicious whiskey nonetheless. Manchester Reserve 7 year is a blended whiskey — part rye, part bourbon, and all delicious. Buy it online directly from the distillery.
#5 – Wilderness Trail 6YO Bourbon
Wilderness Trail 6 year bourbon was one of the best bourbons I tasted last year. It’s mature and developed beyond just 6 years old. You can also buy this online at Seelbach’s.
7 Incredible Bourbon Clothing Gifts
Now to the bourbon clothing. These are all custom designed by The Bourbon Bard for maximum comfort. Here are some bourbon t-shirts for the man or woman who loves bourbon in your life.
#6 – Coffee Black, Bourbon Neat Tri-Blend T-Shirt
Our Coffee Black, Bourbon Neat t-shirt is tri-blend for that super soft, lightweight feel we all love. It’s a great t-shirt for staying cool in the summer or as a lounge around the house while repping your love for coffee and bourbon.
#7 – but first, bourbon Tri-Blend T-Shirt
Another ultra-soft, tri-blend tee for the bourbon lover in your life that comes in multiple colors. When the going gets tough….but first, bourbon.
#8 – Bottled in Bond Tri-Blend T-Shirt
The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was the first of its kind for protecting the spirit drinkers of American. Show your patriotism and love for bourbon with this one of a kind, super-soft tee. This is the perfect Valentine’s gift because Bottled in Bond Day is March 3rd. You can’t beat a twofer.
#9 – Grill, Drink Bourbon, & Know Things Tri-Blend T-Shirt
Do you have a grill master who loves bourbon in your life? We’ve got you covered with this tri-blend cotton tee.
#10 – Bourbon America Long Sleeve Tee
Celebrate America’s Native Spirit with our Bourbon America long sleeve t-shirt. It’s made with Ultra Cotton in a classic fit and medium weight.
#11 – Bourbon Babe Long Sleeve Tee
Bourbon isn’t just for men. Women love America’s Native Spirit, so show her you care with this semi-fitted long sleeve tee that pays homage to the bourbon loving babes in our lives.
#12 – Whiskey Business Long Sleeve Tee
Whiskey as a hobby is a risky business, so don’t be afraid to splurge on this ultra cotton long sleeve tee. It’s not a button-down white collared shirt, but it’s rumored you could still slide across the floor in style while wearing your Whiskey Business tee.
We have many more bourbon hoodies, bourbon t-shirts, and funny bourbon t-shirt designs, so shop our store for more options.
4 Incredible Bourbon Barrel Furniture Gifts
These bourbon barrel furniture gifts will be appreciated by any bourbon lover. Some may even serve as a centerpiece for your office, lounge, or speakeasy.
#13 – Engraved Bourbon Barrel Whiskey Flight
Made from Genuine Buffalo Trace or Makers Mark Whiskey Barrels (you can legit still smell the whisky in each stave) our handmade whiskey flight boards are perfect for the mancave, distillery, or local bar alike. Each flight board comes with the option to include 4 Glencairn Glasses (if you are unfamiliar, these glasses make bottom shelf whiskey taste like a top shelf bourbon) and optional engraving of your choice of text or logo on the whiskey stave as well as the glasses.
These can also be engraved. What are you waiting for? Buy Your Engraved Bourbon Barrel Whiskey Flight Today!
#14 – Handcrafted Whiskey Barrel Liquor Cabinet
Handcrafted Bourbon Barrel Cabinet, made from an authentic oak Whiskey barrel. Because these cabinets are crafted using used Whiskey barrels, there will always be unique variations to the look and colors of the finished barrels. This gives them the sought after, rustic look that is unable to be duplicated. Each cabinet is hand-sanded, stained, and finished with two coats of polyurethane.
This takes about 8 weeks to make, so order it now and start buying your other bourbon Valentine’s gifts. These whiskey barrel cabinets are a statement piece for any speakeasy room or mancave.
#15 – Reclaimed Barrel Adirondack Chair
Handcrafted with 10+ year old bourbon barrel staves, this custom Adirondack chair is the ultimate chill chair. Just like whiskey, we take our time hand selecting each piece of wood, sanding, buffing, and hand oiling them until perfection. These chairs are built to last using strong American white oak from the bourbon barrels. The charred side of the wood is scraped, smoothed, and sealed to protect all while still maintaining the deep black charred look.
We use natural wood oils for a final coating which allows them to be used indoor or outdoors. Handcrafted with 10+ year old bourbon barrel staves, this custom Adirondack chair is the ultimate chill chair. Just like whiskey, we take our time hand selecting each piece of wood, sanding, buffing, and hand oiling them until perfection. These chairs are built to last using strong American white oak from the bourbon barrels. The charred side of the wood is scraped, smoothed, and sealed to protect all while still maintaining the deep black charred look. We use natural wood oils for a final coating which allows them to be used indoor or outdoors.
#16 – Bourbon Barrel Pet Feeder
Skillfully crafted from whiskey barrels to create a dog feeding station that captures the heritage of the heartland. For paws and pads of all sizes. Available as 4, 8, or 13-inch dog food stand. Determine the correct height for a pet food bowl by measuring your standing pet from the floor up to the top of the shoulders and then subtract approximately 6 inches.
Having your dog food bowls elevated not only looks great, it also makes it easier for your four-legged friend to eat. The raised dog bowls or cat bowls with stand promote better digestion and reduce neck strain associated with eating.
5 Incredible Bourbon Barrel Food Gifts
These bourbon barrel food gifts will blow your mind. I’ve personally tried each of these and can’t recommend them highly enough.
#17 – Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon
Bourbon Smoked Pepper Bacon is rich, thick-cut, and coated with Bourbon Smoked Pepper showcasing its smoky flavor. Enjoy it at breakfast, on sandwiches, or as a garnish in a Bloody Mary. No joke. This is the best bacon I’ve ever tasted.
#18 – Bluegrass Soy Sauce
Bluegrass Soy Sauce is microbrewed in small batches using only whole Kentucky grown Non-GMO soybeans, soft red winter wheat, and the purest limestone filtered Kentucky spring water. We ferment and age the soybean mash in re-purposed bourbon barrels. It’s smoky and brothy with hints of oak and a mild sweetness reminiscent of fine Kentucky bourbon.
I bought a bottle of this last time I was in Kentucky and the barrel aging added a depth to the soy sauce that was delicious. If your bourbon lover also loves to cook, this soy sauce is a good bet.
#19 – Pappy Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup
Pappy Van Winkle’s great grandchildren, owners, and operators over at Pappy & Company (if you’re not familiar, get ahold of some of their bourbon and thank us later), aged American maple syrup in retired Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The result is a one-of-a-kind syrup bursting with flavors of vanilla, butter, oak, and, of course, bourbon.
#20 – Oak & Bond Coffee Co. Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee
- TASTE PROFILE: The Rich Chocolate, Caramel, and Mandarin Orange flavors of our Brazil Single Origin Coffee are combined with the Sweet Bourbon and Oak flavors extracted from the once used Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Barrel. This sweet and smooth taste profile is one that we know you will enjoy.
- SINGLE ORIGIN COFFEE: Our 100 % Arabica, Brazil Single Origin coffee beans have been sourced from a small family farm in the Southeast region of Brazil. Coffee has been grown professionally at this farm for generations, which is evident in the high-quality taste and high rating of our Oak & Bond coffee.
- BOURBON BARREL: All of the Kentucky Bourbon Barrels we age our coffee beans in have been hand-selected from the finest distilleries in the Kentucky bluegrass state.
- ROAST LEVEL: Our Bourbon Barrel Aged coffee line is expertly roasted to a medium roast level to accentuate the chocolate and caramel flavors in the Brazil Single Origin Coffee beans.
- FRESHNESS: Our Bourbon Barrel Aged coffee is first packaged in a gold-stamped Valve coffee bag to ensure absolute freshness in every bag.
#21 – Woodford Reserve Bourbon Ball Gift Box
Each box includes 16 candies. These bourbon balls were voted “Kentucky’s Best Bourbon” by Kentucky Monthly magazine, and a three times Gold Medal winner for Best Bourbon at the distinguished 2000, 2002, and 2003 World Spirits competitions. These decadent whiskey confections made their appearance in the early 1900’s, and for decades Ruth Hunt Candies worked to perfect the craft of making bourbon chocolates. The result is a delicious array of bourbon candies, including Mint Julep Bourbon Balls, Bourbon Caramels, and the now famous Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls.
4 Incredible Bourbon Accessories Gifts
These are can’t miss bourbon accessory gifts for any bourbon lover.
#22 – Cut Crystal Glencairn Whisky Glass
Glencairn are my personal favorite for tasting whiskey, but these Glencairns are a cut above. A cut crystal tasting glass that adds a real touch of class to either formal tasting sessions or your own private dramming. A classic, and a great gift for the dedicated whisky drinker in your life.
#23 – Bourbon Bottle Lamps
Lamp features include a pull-chain socket with cork top ornament, antique check ring, and UL Listed black lamp cord. Cord exits through a rear drilled hole and is protected by a rubber grommet. The lampshade can be included for an additional charge. The light bulb is not included. We recommend a 40-60 watt Type A incandescent or LED bulb.
#24 – RoMa Craft Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Hamilton
The Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion 1794 Hamilton cigar is a full-bodied beast made by the notorious Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac. This Corona shaped parejo is a 4 inch by 46 rain gauge beauty. This stogy pays homage to the protest against the tax placed on spirits imposed by Alexander Hamilton in order to pay back the Revolutionary War debt. This hearty blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobacco leaf are held together by an Indonesian Bezuki binder leaf then rolled in an oily, dark Habano wrapper.
RoMa Craft Whiskey Rebellion are my personal favorite cigars to pair with just about any whiskey.
#25 – Duke Cannon’s The Victory Box
Packed with five certified home runs, this gift set is a triumph for the giver, the recipient, and anyone within close range of the fine smelling gentleman who uses the goods contained within. The Victory Box comes with
- 1x – Bourbon Solid Cologne – a woodsy, oak barrel scent inspired by a bourbon rackhouse (1.5 oz.)
- 1x – Big American Bourbon Soap – woodsy, oak barrel scent (10 oz.)
- 1x – Big Ass Beer Soap – sandalwood scent (10 oz.)
- 1x – Big Ass Brick of Soap, Smells Like Victory – modern, seagrass scent (10 oz.)
- 1x – Bloody Knuckles Hand Repair Balm – scentless (6 oz.)
4 Incredible Bourbon Cocktail Gifts
The amazing thing about bourbon is that its bold flavors work well with almost any cocktail and in any setting. Why not have fun with bourbon then? These bourbon cocktail gifts will make any bourbon lover happy.
#26 – Bourbon Fountain Beverage Dispenser
This is handmade with pine wood and tumbled iron faucet. It’s the perfect statement piece for any bourbon bar and can be used with most standard bottles.
#27 – Woodford Reserve Barrel Aged Bitters
An incredible 5-pack gift set featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Cocktail Bitters. Includes one each of the following flavors: orange, spiced cherry, sorghum & sassafras, aromatic, and chocolate.
#28 – The Bourbon Bartender: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the American Spirit
Made in America and aged in charred new American oak barrels, bourbon is the quintessential US spirit–but the best part is mixing it up into tasty drinks. Here are the best of the best. Whiskey experts Jane Danger and Alla Lapushchik offer timeless classics and forgotten gems, such as the Old Fashioned and the Boulevardier, as well as cutting-edge craft concoctions, including the Shark Eye and Green Monster. They also serve up a short history of bourbon, tips for making delicious infusions and syrups, sidebars chronicling bourbon’s influence on American culture, short profiles of the country’s best bourbon-focused bars, and a calendar of bourbon festivals and events–everything a bourbon lover could want.
#29 – Crystal-Clear Ice Ball Maker
- A fully-insulated slow-freezing method for ice production creates 2.4″ crystal-clear ice spheres
- Attractive gift box packaging will impress the avid bar and drink enthusiast
- Slow-melting ice is a must when you break out your aged scotch, bourbon, or whiskey
- Silicone mold inserts and an insulated immersion reservoir, specially-designed to minimize gas particles in the ice, resulting in crystal-clear balls of ice perfection every time.
- No need for distilled water or boiling water; add warm tap water and our Crystal-Clear Ice Ball Maker will do the rest! The easy to follow directions give you two high-quality round, crystal-clear 2.4″ ice balls in 24-30 hours. Simply fill the reservoir with warm water, insert the silicone molds, top off with more warm water, freeze, and enjoy!
4 Incredible Bourbon Book Gifts
These bourbon books will delight the most avid bourbon lover and cover the gambit of the American spirit we all love.
#30 – Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America by Brian F. Haara
Bourbon whiskey has made a surprising contribution to American legal history. Tracking the history of bourbon and bourbon law illuminates the development of the United States as a nation, from conquering the wild frontier to rugged individualism to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to solidifying itself as a nation of laws. Bourbon is responsible for the growth and maturation of many substantive areas of the law, such as trademark, breach of contract, fraud, governmental regulation and taxation, and consumer protection. In Bourbon Justice Brian Haara delves into the legal history behind one of America’s most treasured spirits to uncover a past fraught with lawsuits whose outcome, surprisingly perhaps, helped define a nation.
Approaching the history of bourbon from a legal standpoint, Haara tells the history of America through the development of commercial laws that guided our nation from an often reckless laissez-faire mentality, through the growing pains of industrialization, and past the overcorrection of Prohibition. More than just true bourbon history, this is part of the American story.
#31 – Bourbon and Bullets: True Stories of Whiskey, War, and Military Service by John C. Tramazzo
American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines carried whiskey at Yorktown, Gettysburg, Manila, and Da Nang. It bolstered their courage, calmed their nerves, and treated their maladies. As a serious American whiskey drinker, John C. Tramazzo noticed how military service and whiskey went hand in hand during his service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. In Bourbon and Bullets Tramazzo reveals the rich and dramatic connection between bourbon and military service in America.
Although others have discussed whiskey’s place in military history, Bourbon and Bullets explores the relationship between military service and some of the most notable whiskey distillers and executives working today. American servicemen Weller, Handy, Stagg, Van Winkle, and Bulleit all experienced combat before they became household names for American whiskey enthusiasts. In small towns and big cities across America, veterans of armed conflict in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan cook mash, operate stills, and push the booming industry to new heights. Bourbon and Bullets delves into the lives and military careers of these whiskey distillers and tells the story of whiskey’s role on the battlefield and in the American military community.
#32 – Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, “You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium.” Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family’s business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon – Booze Yoda, as Wright Thompson calls him. He is swarmed wherever he goes, and people stand in long lines to get him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, the whiskey he created to honor his grandfather, the founder of the family concern. A bottle of the 23-year-old Pappy starts at $3000 on the internet. As Julian is the first to say, things have gone completely nuts.
Forty years ago, Julian would have laughed in astonishment if you’d told him what lay ahead. He’d just stepped in to try to save the business after his father had died, partly of heartbreak, having been forced to sell the old distillery in a brutal downturn in the market for whiskey. Julian’s grandfather had presided over a magical kingdom of craft and connoisseurship, a genteel outfit whose family ethos generated goodwill throughout Kentucky and far beyond. There’s always a certain amount of romance to the marketing of spirits, but Pappy’s mission statement captured something real: “We make fine bourbon – at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon.” But now the business had hit the wilderness years, and Julian could only hang on for dear life, stubbornly committed to preserving his namesake’s legacy or going down with the ship.
Then something like a miracle happened: it turned out that hundreds of very special barrels of whiskey from the Van Winkle family distillery had been saved by the multinational conglomerate that bought it. With no idea what they had, they offered to sell it to Julian, who scrambled to beg and borrow the funds. Now he could bottle a whiskey whose taste captured his family’s legacy. The result would immediately be hailed as the greatest whiskey in the world – and would soon be the hardest to find.
But now, those old barrels were used up, and Julian Van Winkle faced the challenge of his lifetime: how to preserve the taste of Pappy, the taste of his family’s heritage, in a new age? The amazing Wright Thompson was invited to be his wingman as he set about to try. The result is an extraordinary testimony to the challenge of living up to your legacy and the rewards that come from knowing and honoring your people and your craft. Wright learned those lessons from Julian as they applied to the honest work of making a great bourbon whiskey in Kentucky, but he couldn’t help applying them to his own craft, writing, and his upbringing in Mississippi, as he and his wife contemplated the birth of their first child. May we all be lucky enough to find some of ourselves, as Wright Thompson did, in Julian Van Winkle, and in Pappyland.
#33 – Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen
Chef Edward Lee’s story and his food could only happen in America. Raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants, he eventually settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. A multiple James Beard Award nominee for his unique patchwork cuisine, Edward creates recipes–filled with pickling, fermenting, frying, curing, and smoking–that reflect the overlapping flavors and techniques that led this Korean-American boy to feel right at home in the South.
Dishes like Chicken-Fried Pork Steak with Ramen Crust and Buttermilk Pepper Gravy; Collards and Kimchi; Braised Beef Kalbi with Soft Grits and Scallions; and Miso-Smothered Chicken all share a place on his table. Born with the storytelling gene of a true Southerner, Lee fills his debut cookbook with tales of the restaurant world, New York City, Kentucky, and his time competing on Top Chef, plus more than 130 exceptional recipes for food with Korean roots and Southern soul.
#34 BONUS – Carolina Bourbon Belles
I know this won’t work for everyone, but Carolina Bourbon Belle is a local small business that makes the most delicious bourbon themed food. If you’re not local to the Upstate of South Carolina, search and see if there are any local businesses you can support that make bourbon goodies.
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