Beyond the perfect bottle of bourbon, you need the perfect bourbon accessories. If you’re looking to elevate your bourbon drinking experience, or even searching for a gift for the whiskey lover in your life, use this guide as a helpful starting point for all things bourbon accessories.
When entertaining or merely admiring your bourbon collection, it only makes sense to have your bourbon in a glass that does it justice. For a neat pour, many bourbon enthusiasts prefer a curved glass with a broad base, like the glencairn, as it helps to move the aromas upward. When entertaining, it’s nice to have a matching set of tumblers on hand, which are not only attractive to drink out of as a group but wonderful for bourbon cocktails.
Ice Molds or Stones
The choice to enjoy your whiskey with or without ice is purely a personal preference. If you prefer to partake, something as simple as circular ice molds or pre-chilled whiskey stones can heighten the experience.
Bitters & Liqueurs
When crafting cocktails, make sure your bar cart has some baseline cocktail essentials that can be incorporated into cocktails with bourbon or other spirits. Bitters are used in many classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, and orange and citrus-based bitters go especially well with bourbon. Liqueurs, like those from Thatcher’s Organic, are a simple tool for taking your cocktails to the next level.
Some people have wine and chocolate, others have bourbon and cigars. It’s no secret that at Joseph Magnus we’re quite fond of a good cigar paired with a beautiful bourbon. In fact, we love it so much we created the award-winning Cigar Blend Bourbon. So have a pour, light a cigar, and enjoy.
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