People get nervous about buying whiskey for someone else. How do you know their exact preference? How can you pick the right bottle? How much should you spend?
It’s daunting. So daunting that most people just go with something safe (and insufferable for those who receive them). Every year whiskey lovers are bombarded with goofy glassware, useless whiskey stones, and a stack of books that, while fun to browse, make whiskey feel a little too much like homework.
Don’t settle this year. We gathered 15 stellar bottles that can help any man or woman grow their whiskey library—whether they’ve got two bottles at home or 200.