8 of the best gifts for the drinks connoisseur

Gift giving is very much on the agenda with Christmas rapidly approaching and, if you’re like us here at The Coolector, you want to get a handle on your gift purchases early on. With this in mind we’ll be coming up with a series of gift guides over the next few weeks to help taking the leg work out of being gifts for the loved ones in your life…

…up first 8 of the best gifts for the drinks connoisseur:

Whiskey Peaks The Rockies Glasses (set of 4) – $65

Got a Don Draper, whisky drinking type in your family or circle of friends? This The Rockies Glasses Set of 4 from Whiskey Peaks will definitely tick all of the right boxes. Each glass features a raised topographic impression of The Rocky Mountains, one the most iconic mountain ranges in North America and they are crafted from 100% lead-free handblown glass which is lighter than leaded glass and equally robust. ($65)


Aarke Six Barrel Soda Co Tonic – 3 Pack – $50

These small-batch, real-ingredient syrups from New Zealand will elevate your soda and cocktail game and make the perfect gift for anyone who loves a tipple or two in the evening. You’ll get three bottles of high-quality SBSC tonic syrups: Classic, Celery, and Rosemary Cucumber and you simply need to mix one part syrup to five parts soda water for a fresh, delicious tonic that pairs beautifully with your favourite gin. ($50)


Field Guide Designs Montana Beer History Art Print – $39

There are definitely no shortage of men who love craft beer out there and if you know they’re looking to decorate their home office or man cave, this Montana Beer History Art Print from Field Guide Designs ($39) will make the ideal gift. This ready-to-frame fine art print has been created by Montana artist Mandy Mohler and each one is printed on matte photo paper. Montana currently ranks third in craft breweries per capita and the Montana Beer History print celebrates the state’s deep love of beer. ($39)


GrowlerWerks uKeg Go – $99

Another one for the beer lovers with this superbly versatile uKeg Go from GrowlerWerks ($99). It has a durable, streamlined design which will keep a half gallon of beer cold for day and carbonated for weeks so if you’re heading into the wild any time soon and want your favourite beer in tow, this is a no brainer. A great gift for any craft beer aficionado, the uKeg Go boasts a durable powder coated finish and rubber footing protect the growler from damage wherever you take it. ($99)


Drink Monday Non-Alcoholic Gin – $40

You don’t need alcohol to have a good time (though it typically helps in our experience here at Coolector HQ) so if you’re after a gift for someone that loves the taste of cocktails but not the alcohol content, this Non-Alcoholic Gin from Drink Monday is sure to tick all of the right boxes. It has a complex blend of juniper, natural botanicals, citrus, and spices with a classic gin flavour. Each bottle of this tasty beverage is handcrafted in small batches in a family-owned Southern California distillery. ($40)


Foster & Rye Cast Iron Fish Bottle Opener – $13

There’s nothing worse than not be able to liberate a craft beer so a bottle opener is always a good gift for the boozehound and they don’t come much classier than this Cast Iron Fish Bottle Opener from Foster & Rye ($13). On dry land or aboard your own skiff, this helpful fish is ready to crack open your next amber nectar. Substantial and weighty with a tangible sense of quality, the Cast Iron Fish Bottle Opener is made from cast iron and finished with an antiqued bronze finish. It’ll open beers and start conversations wherever it goes. ($13)


Ragproper Dark Brown Leather + Glass Flask – 100ml – $60

A cheeky snifter every now and then is always good for what ails you and you’ll need a classy looking flask in order to cultivate this aesthetic. If you know someone who is always wanting to Irish up their coffee, this brilliant Ragproper Dark Brown Leather + Glass Flask – 100ml ($60) will make a great gift this festive period. It is made from non-reactive glass which won’t change the way your spirits look or taste and it has a little viewing window which shows how much of the good stuff is left in the flask and makes it easy to top off. ($60)


THAT! Inventions Chill Beer Glass Set of 2 – $50

Let’s face it, never beats the taste of a cold beer and with the
THAT! Inventions Chill Beer Glass Set of 2 ($50) you’ll be giving the gift of cold beer to a loved one. The double glass walls contain a specially designed freezing fluid that provides a supremely long lasting freezing experience and prevents the annoyance of a warm beer when you take a bit longer than anticipated to sink it. Boasting a premium, shatter-resistant borosilicate glass construction and it includes a cork sleeve to allow for a comfortable hold. ($50)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.