It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy. School is out, all the holidays are over—and it’s time to make the most of the hot weather. And nothing says summer like parties. If you’re headed to any kind of gathering, be it pool party, beach bonfire, low-key housewarming, or birthday blowout, don’t show up empty-handed. Tuck one of these 21 best whiskey gifts for summer under your arm and be the star of the shindig.
From glassware for the connoisseur to condiments and garnishes, we’ve got it all. Funny gag gifts, cool tech-y whiskey gifts, amazing whiskey-themed and curated box sets—there’s something here for every whiskey lover on your list.
Or perhaps just treat yourself. Old friends visiting from out of town? Crack open a fine whiskey, set out a delicious tray of whiskey-themed condiments, garnishes, and snacks, and catch up on old times. Distant relatives showing up? A sweet tabletop smoker makes a fantastic conversation starter as it smokes cocktails and even cheeses. Kids away at camp? Celebrate with a quiet cocktail party for two in your best glassware.
No matter what the occasion, any of these fantastic whiskey gifts will set the tone for summer. After all, Labor Day will be here before we know it.