Monday, November 24, 2014

American-Made Gifts for Whiskey Lovers

Here are five 13 American-made gifts for the whiskey lovers in your life:

1. Jacob Bromwell 'Great American' Flask* -- Made of copper, this heirloom-quality flask is both beautiful and historically accurate. Comes with both a cork and wood stopper. For on-the-go sipping.

2. Walnut Muddler* -- This solid walnut muddler, exclusive to Williams-Sonoma, is big enough to effectively crush herbs, fruit, and other cocktail ingredients but won't harm your glassware like a metal one.

 3. Widow Jane Straight Bourbon Whiskey -- This award-winning craft bourbon is distilled in Red Hook, Brooklyn using limestone mineral water from the Catskills in Upstate NY. Aged 7 years in American oak barrels. Smooth, full of flavor, and verrry drinkable.

4. Microplane 3-in-1 Ultimate Citrus Tool* -- This mutipurpose tool zests, grates, peels, and cuts garnishes quickly. Blade made in the USA. Comes in citrus-y colors.

5. Hella Bitter Citrus and Aromatic Bitters Minis* (set of two) -- These small-batch bitters are made from high-quality, all-natural ingredients in Brooklyn. This cute set comes with both the aromatic and citrus bitters, for that perfect Manhattan.

6. Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Small Batch Grenadine* -- This handcrafted grenadine syrup is made from fresh pomegranate juice, cane sugar, and orange flower water. Two words: Ward 8.

7. Cocktail Crate Ginger Bee Craft Mixer* -- Another great mixer for whiskey with wildflower honey, fresh ginger, cane sugar, and cloves. Made in Queens from local ingredients.

8. Vital Industries 'Whiskey' Double Old Fashioned Glass* -- Just in case there's any doubt as to what you're drinking.  Love the typography and modern feel of these dishwasher-safe glasses.

9. Teroforma Whisky Stones (set of 9) -- These are handcrafted from Vermont soapstone. Non-porous, these will chill but not water down or change the flavor of your whiskey.

10. Tervis 16-Oz Cocktail Shaker* -- This Tervis tumbler has a shaker top with 1-ounce jigger, strainer, and pourer. Measurement marks on the side for easy measurement. Dishwasher safe. You can also purchase just the shaker lid to fit any 16-oz Tervis tumbler that you already own.

11. Carry On Cocktail Kit* -- This pocket-sized tin includes all the non-alcoholic ingredients and tools needed to make two Old-Fashioned cocktails while in flight. Just order a nip of bourbon and you're ready to go. A genius collaboration between Brooklyn-based W&P Design and Punch.

12. Skull and Crossbones Whiskey Decanter -- A glass whiskey decanter etched with a skull and crossbones. Badass.

13. 'More Whiskey' T-Shirt -- Print Liberation improves this American Apparel tri-blend crewneck tee shirt with the phrase 'More Whiskey. Unisex/men's sizing; available in gray, black, or white.

*Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links.
(Photos from Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, my husband, Sur La Table, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., Sur La Table, Nordstrom, Sur La Table, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sur La Table, Home Decorators Collection, and Print Liberation.)


  1. I feel like this post was directed just for me :) And I love all of it.

    1. You and me both, Heidi. In fact, I really have purchased several of these items for gifts for my husband. He was just mentioning that he wants another bottle of Widow Jane.

  2. Love the carry on cocktail kit. Such a great idea!

    Jessica xo
    the way to my Hart

    1. I know. I think I might try to pick one up this week. It'll make Thanksgiving travel so much more manageable.