Spirited Stocking Stuffers
Good things DO come in small packages.
Though we're pretty sure no one would mind getting a $700 custom centrifuge from Dave Arnold or a Tobin Ellis Cocktail Station coming in at a cool $5,600, not everyone has the budget (or space) for that type of holiday presents. Luckily, when it comes to gift-giving for bartenders, the old adage still holds true: good things do come in small packages.
Whether it's a copper-finished Japanese-style jigger for the style-savvy mixologist or a skull-shaped bar spoon for those with more, shall we say, macabre inclinations, all of these spirited gifts are guaranteed to fit in a stocking (or your carryon).
Handmade by Bottesi, this standard 30 cm barspoon is cut, sanded, drilled and polished by hand, making each spoon uniquely different.
It's all about precision. With internal measurement lines, this jigger is designed for exact pours and maximum flexibility, while the seamless interior design is easy to clean. Available in three finishes: silver, copper and gold to complement any mood.
Cast in solid brass and sealed to protect the finish, this sleek and modern bottle opener is as functional as it is attractive.
Just like the skull spoon, this Planchette Strainer is handmade by Bottesi. Other designs and custom strainers are available on their website.
This Whiskey Kanpai! puzzle pin set is perfect for you and your whiskey-loving BFF. Or keep them to yourself and pin them to your lapel — cheers-ing every time you zip up your jacket.
A three-in-one addition to your home bar, these bottle stoppers can also be used as a jigger or shot glass, making them a triple-threat.
This is one gift card you won't want to re-gift. The Edinburgh-based business sources the best craft whisky, small-batch limited editions, and luxury artisan whisky (along with Scottish food pairings) — and delivers them to your door every other month.