(Note: The following post was originally published in Dec. 2014 and updated in Oct. 2017)
The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, which means it’s time to hit the stores and find that perfect gift for each person on your list. We’ve compiled a list of ten great options for bourbon enthusiasts that are guaranteed to please even the hardest to shop for. The best part is, all of these items are available at the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel (140 N. Fourth St. Louisville, KY) on the 3rd floor of the Rivue Tower.
10 Gifts for Bourbon Enthusiasts
10. A Bourbon Tour with Mint Julep Tours
They say you should put your best foot forward, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. The first item on our list is the ultimate gift for a bourbon enthusiast, a bourbon experience on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® with Mint Julep Tours. Mint Julep has been recognized as one of the top guided drinking tours in America by Conde Nast Traveler and we offer public bourbon trail tours and experiences, as well as custom tours for any size group. Our tours are hands down the best way to visit the bourbon trail and a gift certificate makes for the perfect gift so your bourbon lover can decide when and where he or she wants to go.
Gift certificates can be purchased by giving us a call at 502-583-1433, we’ll talk you through our pricing and what we tours we offer to help you find the perfect amount. Make their “spirits” bright this season and give the gift of a bourbon tour with Mint Julep Tours!
9. Maker’s Mark Gourmet Ground Coffee
The best part of waking up is bourbon in your cup… bourbon flavored coffee anyways. This Maker’s Mark gourmet coffee will actually have you looking forward to getting out of bed.
8. Candleberry Kentucky Bourbon Scented Candle
Is the man cave getting a little ripe? Spruce up the place with a bourbon scented candle. These candles are handcrafted in Frankfort, Kentucky and are a combination of caramel and vanilla with just a touch of seasoning from barrels that were used to age Kentucky Bourbon.
7. Pappy Van Winkle T-Shirt or Hat
The rarest and most sought after bourbon in the world is Pappy Van Winkle, often referred to as “the best bourbon you’ll never taste”. Rather than empty your bank account on trying to find a bottle of this liquid gold, these Pappy branded t-shirts and hats are sure to please.
6. Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Bourbon Glasses
What better way to commemorate a recent or upcoming trip to Bourbon Country than with these official Kentucky Bourbon Trail® glasses. You can bet these will become their favorite glasses for sipping their favorite spirits for years to come.
5. Various Distillery Sauces and Condiments
Wild Turkey Habanero Sauce, Evan Williams Maple Syrup, Jim Beam BBQ Sauce and Spicy Mustard… Pour these sauces over just about anything and they’re sure to add some Kentucky bourbon flavor to your favorite dish.
4. Bourbon Barrel Foods Products
Cooking with bourbon is nothing new, but these products from Louisville’s own Bourbon Barrel Foods take it to a whole other level. Soy Sauce, Kentuckyaki, and Vanilla Extract, these products were aged in used bourbon barrels where they soaked up tons of flavor. Spice up your cooking with some authentic Kentucky bourbon flavor.
3. Blanton’s Cigars
Kentucky Gentleman, located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, makes these hand-rolled cigars using tobacco aged in used Blanton’s barrels. These are the perfect cigars for pairing with America’s native spirit.
2. Whisky Stones
Put it on the rocks… literally. These Whisky Stones are a great way to keep your bourbon cold without watering it down.
1. Mini Bourbon Barrel
Rectify your bourbon in your own charred oak barrel. These barrels allow you to age bourbon to your own personal satisfaction. Add items to your barrel such as cinnamon chips or dried fruit to enhance the flavor.
As mentioned above, all of these items are available at the Mint Julep Tours Gift Shop located in the Galt House Hotel (140 N. Fourth St. Louisville, KY) on the 3rd floor of the Rivue Tower!
Cheers and Happy Holiday Shopping!