Gifts For Bourbon Lovers Delivery – Toronto And Ontario

Are you looking for the perfect bourbon gifts online? Wondering how to send bourbon as a gift? Well, you don’t need to look any further. Not only can we put together a stunning bourbon gift basket, but we can also suggest some of the best bourbons to give as a gift.

“Smooth with a kick, a chill, & a burn all the time,” crooned Brad Paisley in his aptly titled song “Perfect Storm.” We wholeheartedly agree and think that that would be the perfect description for a good bottle of bourbon for a gift. We believe that it’s the bourbon that defines the ‘unique’ in unique bourbon gifts. 

Finding good bourbon for a gift is not easy, especially if you want to find gifts for bourbon enthusiasts regardless of your experience. Everyone has a unique, personal preference with some loving bourbon in cocktails and some liking it straight up. That’s why you need 180 Drinks because we make all of this so much easier!

Bourbon Gifts

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What Kinds Of Items Can Your Bourbon Gift Basket Include?

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Bourbon Gifts You Can’t Resist!

Nothing says ‘America’ more than bourbon (and perhaps peanut butter). Bourbon is an intrinsic part of the continent’s history and culture. When you are thinking of bourbon whiskey gifts or the best bourbon to give as a gift, you are essentially giving a part of a heritage. 

If you are looking for gift ideas for bourbon lovers, our custom bourbon gifts should help you with everything you have in mind! Our bourbon gift sets come complete with plenty of unique, tasteful accoutrements that any bourbon drinker would be delighted to receive!

In addition, each bourbon miniatures gift set includes background information including:

  • Raw materials
  • Production methods
  • History 
  • Geography 

Bourbon has a fascinating history and has exacting standards for a drink to be classified as bourbon. For instance, at least 51% of bourbon’s ingredients should consist of corn mash, made in the US, and must be aged in nothing other than specially prepared new oak barrels.

Bourbon is also synonymous with Kentucky. A popular misconception is that bourbon can be made only in the Bluegrass State. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the US but only bourbon made in Kentucky can be designated as ‘Kentucky bourbon’. 

So, the next time you are pouring a glass, or better still, hunting for a bourbon whiskey gift set, you know what you are looking at! As for the bourbon gift sets, you don’t need to look any further than 180 Drinks!

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables For A Bourbon Cocktail

Ok, now that we have convinced you to send bourbon as a gift, it’s time to pick one of our curated gift baskets! We can add bursts of colour and goodness to your bourbon gift basket with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Bourbon adds zing to many cocktails. Muddle farm-fresh strawberries to make a full-bodied Bourbon Blush or blend in some zesty, refreshing lemon to make a French 95.

Sourced from local farms, we pick only in-season ingredients grown without pesticides and any other chemicals. Our all-natural ingredients ensure sharper flavors, accentuated character, and vibrant garnishes.

Fresh Herbs And Spices

What do herbs and spices do to a drink? They bring out hearty flavors and add deeper aromas to drinks. Just like our fruits and vegetables, our herbs and spices are sparkling fresh too. Garnishes, syrups, rim decoration, and bitters require herbs and spices to take your drink to the next level. 

Take the Midnight Stinger, for instance. Would it be the same without that spring of mint? Or a Honey Badger without a dash of aromatic rosemary?

We fuss about those finer details in all our  because we want drinks to be just perfect. Get your bourbon gift baskets delivered with perfection guaranteed!

A Citrus Twist To Bourbon

Some enthusiasts might argue that bourbon is not bourbon if not had straight up. But we beg to differ. There is no drink (or food!) that a twist of lemon or orange can liven up.

How can a Whiskey Sour Cocktail be as zingy as it is without the splash of lemon juice? How can an Old Fashioned be complete without the presence of fresh orange? It’s unthinkable, right? 

Similarly, it’s unthinkable for us to have anything other than including only the freshest citrus to pair with bourbon.

Sweeteners Make A Difference

Sweeteners are a crucial catalyst in cocktails, striking the right balance between the burn of alcohol and the tang of bitters. There is an array of syrups, honeys, liqueurs, and other sweetening agents available, which can be difficult to choose. 

We make it a little easier because we can offer you completely natural sweeteners for enhanced taste. 

A Whiskey Sour can be made extraordinary with just a dash of natural, unrefined sugar syrup while a Gold Rush can be absolutely more delightful with fresh, golden honey.

Bitters For Brilliant Bourbon

Nothing lights up bourbon like some good old Angostura. But bitters do go beyond that. Adding Peychaud’s, for instance, goes a long way in making a splendid Sazerac. The Old Fashioned is one of the most popular cocktails you can make with bitters and bourbon. 

Contrary to popular notion, bitters don’t make a drink bitter. Instead, they add several layers of depth to the flavor, acting as a great foil to the sweetness. They make a drink ‘complete’. 

Bitters are composed of botanicals and spices, which are mixed and aged in different stages to achieve a variety of tastes. Ensuring the use of fresh and natural ingredients fires up the piquancy and feel of bitters, which adds immeasurable character to your drink.

Bourbon Gift Basket Garnishes

Common garnishes for a bourbon related cocktail gifts include:

  • Bitters
  • Cherries
  • Grated cinnamon
  • Lemon slices
  • Candied ginger
  • Herbs

A Mint Julep is another classic bourbon-based cocktail. Orange peels go well with practically any cocktail, but one of our favorites is the Boulevardier, which is made with bourbon, Campari, and vermouth rosso. 

And of course, a hot toddy is perfect for cold days with spices such as cinnamon or star anise adding a touch of exotic to that winter.

Ice For Your Cool Bourbon Gifts

Small cube ice can dilute a good bourbon cocktail. No one likes to have to deal with melting ice cubes and a diluted drink. 

Large cube ice melts slower, so that flavor and texture from the drinks are preserved as you make or sip your drink. Where specified, we provide high-quality large ice cube trays for our cool bourbon cocktail sets.

Bourbon Glass Gift Set

The experience of bourbon is quite unique from other whiskeys. For a bourbon, aroma plays a huge part. So, any glass with a broad base and tapering at the top will help capture this aroma. 

You can always enhance the taste of your drink with some exquisite glassware. You can’t go wrong with a Glencairn bourbon snifter. These glasses are easy to swirl and comfortable to hold as well.

Bourbon Gift Box Set Tools 

At 180 Drinks, we can also provide high quality professional barware for your bourbon cocktail gifts. Our curated set of bar tools are selected for building drinks with the best practices and durability in mind. 

Each gift illustrates both the art and science of how the tools and ingredients work together to help create high quality drinks.

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Bourbon Cocktail Recipes And Instructional Videos

No need to scour YouTube after you send our bourbon-themed gifts! 

Our bourbon gift sets come with thoughtful recipe cards and an instructional video to guide you through the drink building process. 

Bourbon Gift Set with Chocolates

When it comes to pairing chocolate with bourbon, not all chocolates go well with bourbon. Dark chocolates typically work well while milk chocolate may overwhelm the bourbon with its sweetness. Chocolate with cherries, orange, and almonds are all known to be great with bourbon. 

When enjoying chocolate and bourbon together, it’s best to pour a glass of bourbon and then try out small, bite-sized chocolate pieces as you sip your bourbon. This way you get to mull over the flavors and aromas of both the bourbon and the chocolate. 

Apart from chocolates, we offer other snacks as well to compliment our bourbon gifts. To learn more about the other food accompaniments consult the individual gift descriptions.

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Personalized Bourbon Gift Set

We can personalize any of your bourbon gifts with a special message to the giftee. Add a note at the time of ordering and we will make sure the recipient gets it!

Bourbon Gifts FAQs

Is liquor included in my bourbon gift box?

Liquor is included in some of our bourbon cocktail gifts as an upgrade. We include liquor optionally because sometimes customers would like to pair their cocktail  gift with a specific liquor that is not typically included, or because customers would like to ship our drink gifts to other provinces in Canada or internationally to the US.

 

We always endeavor to accommodate special requests. For an additional fee, we will allow substitutions for a preferred spirit, or we will coordinate liquor delivery through a local merchant. For a quote for either of these options, please contact us.

Can I change the type of liquor included in your bourbon gift sets?

Of course! We will gladly make substitutions. This may be subject to additional fees. Please contact us for a customized quote. 

What is the difference between a bourbon gift and a whiskey?

All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Whiskey is made from fermented grain mash that includes rye, barley, and corn, which is then aged in wooden barrels. However, bourbon is made from at least 51% corn, and must be produced in the US. Bourbon is also aged in new, oak-charred barrels. 

What are some great bourbon gifts for men?

There is no shortage of options if you are looking specifically for bourbon gifts for men or collectors. Some good gifts for bourbon lovers would be something that enhances the flavor of bourbon or complements it. 

 

Our top suggestions for bourbon accessories gifts include: 

 

  • Bourbon glass gift set
  • Tools such as mixing glass and and bar spoon to make bourbon cocktails
  • Large cube ice trays

Where do you do your bourbon gift delivery?

For bourbon gifts without liquor, we ship anywhere in Canada and the US. 

 

For drink gifts that include liquor, we deliver through our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario. 

 

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton 
  • Brant 
  • Brantford 
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge 
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby 
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills 
  • Hamilton 
  • Ingersoll 
  • King City 
  • Kitchener 
  • Lincoln 
  • London 
  • Markham 
  • Milton 
  • Mississauga 
  • Newmarket 
  • Niagara Falls 
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • St. Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York)
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

Do you ship bourbon gifts with liquor outside Ontario?

If you would like to ship our bourbon cocktail gifts including liquor to cities, provinces, or countries not listed in the “Where can I have bourbon delivery” FAQ, for an additional fee we can coordinate liquor delivery through a local merchant. 

With this option, your bourbon gift would be sent in two shipments. You would receive the liquor from our partner merchant, while the non-alcohol cocktail ingredients would be sent directly from 180 Drinks. For this option, please contact us for a quote.

How many drinks come in each rare bourbon gift set?

The number of drinks in each drink gift varies by size. For the number of drinks in each gift, please check the information in the specific product description. For example a bourbon bouquet or tasting flight set will have a much larger variety of bourbons then a bourbon cocktail gift. 

Do I need any specific bar tools and glassware for a bourbon gift set with glasses?

We believe that you can enhance the drink experience with the kind of bar tools and beverageware that our professional mixologists use. For each drink gift we will recommend the best practice tools and glassware to build the drink. This equipment is optionally available for purchase as an upgrade, as we understand that the giftee may already have the correct glassware and bar equipment. 

 

If the bar tool upgrade is not selected with the gift, we will include at no additional cost a measured disposable plastic shot glass and drink stirrer.

What are the delivery or shipping costs for bourbon gifts?

All shipping costs are calculated at the checkout for each order. 

I placed my bourbon cocktail gift set order. When will my order be delivered or shipped?

Order by 5pm for next day delivery via our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and select cities below in Ontario (See FAQ:  “Where do you ship or deliver to”).

 

For shipped orders via courier, orders will be processed for delivery the next business day. The shipping time depends on the shipping method and carrier selected. 

 

Our subscription boxes are prepared for shipment or delivery by the first week of each month. We will send you an email with a tracking number for shipments sent via post. 

I don’t want to wait for you to deliver. Can I pick up my bourbon gifts?

Of course! You can pick up from 9am to 8pm every day at our office at 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON L4Z 1N8 

Can you deliver my drink gift to my giftee on a specific date?

Absolutely! When you purchase a drink gift, you can select your preferred delivery date. We will then schedule your gift for the delivery or ship date desired. This can be especially important for time sensitive deliveries. For example if you are looking to send a bourbon gift for him or her on a specific day for a special occasion like a wedding or Valentines!

What is the difference between a one-time drink gift and a subscription?

A one-time drink gift is delivered once, whereas a drink gift subscription delivers a new unique drink each month for a selected duration. You can purchase a drink gift for 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, or Infinity (Billed Monthly). For example if you join our bourbon of the month club you can each month get a new bourbon each month delivered to your doorstep. 

Can you suggest the best bourbon as a gift for my client?

Why not? Whether you are looking for bourbon gifts for Dad or bourbon gifts for a special client, we are here to help you. We can help you choose the best bourbon as a gift. We can work with you to choose a gift that suits the occasion, budget, and the recipient’s personal tastes. 

 

For example if you are looking for the best bourbon for a birthday gift or Christmas holiday gift and you are not sure which type to select, you may want to consider a bourbon tasting sampler gift. 

 

For customized requests, please get in touch with us here so that we can help you. 

What Is The Best Bourbon To Buy As A Gift

We get this one often. There are many kinds of bourbons to buy as a gift. The choices are endless, but we narrow it down to some of our favorites in each curated bourbon gift. 

 

The beauty of bourbon is that it still remains fairly affordable relative to other whiskeys. You don’t have to spend a lot for the best bourbon. But it can be difficult to decide between the many brands and types of bourbons. For the best bourbon, think of these points:

  • Flavor
  • Age
  • Proof

 

The best bourbon will offer a range of aromas and flavors throughout the tasting journey. 

 

You may also want to consider the occasion or season. For example a great anniversary or Fathers Day gift for a husband could be a bourbon tasting gift or a bourbon man crate. 

Do you get your bourbon for your gifts from the LCBO?

The LCBO offers a great selection of bourbon for residents of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Ontario. We do source our liquor for our gifts from the LCBO.

Do you sell your Bourbon Gifts on Amazon or Etsy?

Currently we only sell our bourbon gifts through our website. Amazon and Etsy currently do not allow for the sale of gifts with alcohol on their platform. 

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