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The perfect Christmas gifts for whisky lovers

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December 8, 2021

The holiday season is upon us. And with that comes the Christmas rush for gifts. But fear not, here are some hints for the perfect present for whisky lovers.

It’s that magical time of year again when you have an extra excuse to spend time with your loved ones. The mood is set, the halls are decked, the snow is gently falling, lights are shining…and you’re probably starting to wrap your head around what you should get for your friends. Lucky for you, we have some great Christmas gifts suggestions that will certainly impress any whisky lovers.

Something in advance

Every whisky fan has always fancied the idea of tasting a new whisky every day. With advent calendars, you can give them that opportunity. Behind every little window, a whisky sample to uncover and the choices are almost infinite. Here we would like to suggest a couple of advent calendars that caught our attention.

advent calendar whisky gift

Scotch Whisky advent calendar

whisky advent calendar

The Whisky Advent Calendar

Testing set

If you would like to gift a bottle of whisky but you are really unsure what to choose, you could go for a whisky tasting set. There will probably be something among all the samples that your friend or family member has never tried before and might end up loving it.

Whisky Exchange offers some interesting options. But if you feel overwhelmed by the choice, here are MNIW’s recommendations.

testing set non traditional grains whisky

If your intention is to do “just a small thing”, one of the most curious sets is the “Non-Traditional Grains Whisky Tasting Set”: it might reveal to be an interesting approach to explore new and unusual whisky territories.

testing set whisky show 2021

Another interesting set is definitely the “Whisky Show 2021 Bottlings Tasting Set”. It is a real treat for any whisky fan, especially if they didn’t manage to go to this year’s Whisky Show: with this gift they can literally have a taste of it!

20 whiskies that changed the world testing set

If you have a higher budget and you really want to make an impression, then “20 Whiskies That Changed The World Tasting Set” is what you should choose. With this, you can explore the history of whisky and experience the most popular expressions of all time.

Unique Whisky bottles

If you really want to stand out with your gift, and your friend is one of those who “have tried them all” you might consider a whisky from independent bottlers. This way, you can be sure to give unique and refined expressions.

horizon sunset clynelish 25 years old

In this regard, MNIW’s bottlings may suit you and you can decide whether to get a full size or samples.

We recently released our first The Signature bottle, Horizon Sunset. It could be the perfect gift if you are looking for a special present.

Moreover, here’s an additional tip. If you really want to be original and make your present one of a kind, you could assemble an interesting DIY testing set with all the MNIW’s samples.

Whisky glasses and gadgets

Whisky glasses and decanters are a classic, but it does not mean that they are boring presents. Every whisky lover probably has an entire collection of them. However strange it seems, they are never enough. There’s that fancy set for important occasions and that other one when you invite your best friend to enjoy a nice evening with you in the company of a whisky dram. In short, these things can never be too many.



Thus, you can decide to purchase a crystal whisky tumbler as a gift. Or also a full set with a decanter. The options are limitless.

whisky water dropper

As any whisky enthusiast knows, just one drop of water can change the composition of your whisky. Indeed, a few drops of water allow the whisky to fully release aromas that would otherwise have remained in the background. For this very reason, a whisky water dropper is indispensable if you want to have full control over this procedure. So why not give a well-made one as a present! 

It’s time to relax

Another great classic of Christmas gifts is undoubtedly the soaps or toiletries set. True, those things can be boring at times, and we probably have a drawer somewhere in the house where we have stored piles upon piles of shower gel and body lotion from some deluxe bathroom set and completely forget about them. But what if I told you that there are soaps that smell like whisky? Yes, you got it right. You can be neat and tidy while basking in the whisky’s aroma. Be sure that these types of items will be much enjoyed.

whisky soap
whisky scented candles

Scented candles are also a nice way to indulge in a moment of pure relaxation.

You can pick up various scents, but a true whisky lover will certainly appreciate some candles that smell like his/her favourite scotch whisky.

A book to treasure

It is always nice to learn new things about the subjects we are most passionate about. Therefore, books on whisky can always be a welcome gift.

a sky full of stars book whisky

MNIW’s book, “A Sky Full of Stars” is ideal for all those who want to explore the history of the contemporary whisky world. The greatest masters of whisky tell their stories through these pages, accompanied by a photo report depicting the rarest and almost impossible to find whisky bottles. A treat for the eyes and the soul!

We have come to the end of our gift list. I’m sure you’ll find something to meet your needs among these ideas. And perhaps, you’ve also found something you can treat yourself with as a self-gift. I’m sure you deserve it. After all, as people say, Christmas comes but once a year!

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