A bit of a geographical lesson in whiskey: Scotch is whiskey made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in America.
Check out these must-have items for the bourbon (and scotch) lover in your life.
Handmade Copper Whiskey Still
The imbibing of whiskey has become a true art and making your own is not for the faint of heart. For those serious about distilling their own bourbon, a whiskey still is the gift to get. Coppersmiths have crafted this whiskey still that ferments and heats the spirit with ease. This five-gallon still retails for $379 at www.bourbonandboots.com.
This Library Hand-Cut Glass Decanter adds a touch of class to your beverage collection. Perfect for entertaining or enjoying a glass of scotch or bourbon on a chilly night, this blown glass set with old-fashioned glasses should be displayed beautifully to show off its bold design. Currently on sale for $55 at Pottery Barn.
Whiskey stones keep your drink cold without the worry of a watery mess mixing in with your bourbon. The stones are nonporous and will not impart flavor or odor. These nifty cubes can be personalized to suit the drinker and have become quite the artsy gift to give. Remember to keep them in the freezer. This set is available for $40 at www.whiskystones.com.
Bourbon and barbecue lovers rejoice. What happens when you combine pure Vermont maple syrup and Kentucky bourbon whiskey? A glaze that is perfect for turkey, chicken, ham or pork. A great gift to give on it’s own, this maple bourbon glaze adds a sweet kick to your menu this holiday season. Buy it at Williams-Sonoma for $12.95.