An interesting recent development in the realm of whisky paraphernalia has been the arrival of "whisky stones", often referred to as "chilling stones" or perhaps "whisky rocks". The most frequently found variation of these take the shape of soapstone cubes, roughly one inch square. You can also discover stainless steel and granite styles and different shapes are on the market.
The idea is that you place the stones in the deep freeze for a few hours and let them chill. You can then put them into your drink to chill it - but you don't have the problem of melting ice thinning down the drink and diminishing the flavor. These are turning out to be a very trendy gift idea for whisky enthusiasts - and they typically come nicely packaged in appealing gift sets. You can also find them in whisky gifts sets alongside glasses, books, hip flasks etc.
If you're not quite certain exactly what to buy for your whisky loving chum, there are lots of gift sets on the market which put together two or more of the most in demand gift choices. You may find a whisky flask and a book on the topic of whisky integrated in a charming gift set. A decanter with a set of matching glasses is an ever popular traditional choice and whisky chilling stones are frequently combined with glasses, books, hip flasks etc. Usually, these come beautifully presented in a delightful gift case. There are loads of gift set possibilities for you to go with and you're certain to find something suitable if you look.
A whisky flask makes a terrific gift idea for any whisky fanatic who likes to enjoy a little tipple when they're out and about. They are ideal for anybody who travels, and they are perfect for personalization with a monogram, a date, a concise message or some combination of all of these. There's no need to worry if your intended gift recipient has one already, or possibly more. A reserve is always a very useful thing to have and they are quite collectible in any case. You'll find a wide range of designs, materials and sizes readily available. Stainless steel is a good choice, but glass, silver and pewter are also popular choices.
You will almost definitely discover something within your your budget plan. You can pick up a very decent whisky flask for no more than $10, or you can pay more than $100 for one of the very expensive ones if you like. In any case, it's a gift option that is sure to be well received by any whisky lover.
Whilst it's ordinarily rather simple to select a gift for the whisky fan in your life - a bottle of single malt will invariably be just the ticket - there could be times when you really want something that will last a bit longer. Possibly you want to mark a very special event, anniversary or other occasion and provide a whisky related gift that will be a little more long-term. Or it could be that you simply want something besides a bottle of Scotch for a change. Whatever the reason, there are lots of whisky related gift items that may fit the bill perfectly. A lot of these are not only long lasting, but suitable for customization by the addition of a brief message, set of initials, significant date - or a combination of all of these.
Whisky is a beverage that has a huge amount of tradition and history at its back. Some whisky aficionados simply delight in drinking it (and why not ?), but just as many appear to be every bit as fascinated by reading up on the history, the production techniques and the large assortment of many different whiskies offered. For some, it is a little background reading, for others it's a little study into their next buy. Whatever the reason, works about whisky can very often be a great gift option for the whisky fan in your life. You can even buy logs and journals designed for the compilation of tasting notes if you want.
Crystal DeCanter - Cover Girl