Food & Drink

A Bourbon Lover’s Must-Have List

Elevate your next pour with these bar cart essentials, curated by Fieldshop by Garden & Gun

With the holiday season in full swing, a well-stocked bar is more valuable than ever. From mixing craft cocktails at a festive affair to sipping a nightcap on a cozy night in, a few thoughtful accoutrements do wonders to elevate your bartending game. And whether you’re refreshing your own cart or shopping for your resident bourbon lover, these eleven accessories, available at Fieldshop by Garden & Gun, are sure to get you buzzing—just add your favorite bottle.

Sporting Dog Decanter 
Swap your usual decanter for this distinctly Southern treasure. Exclusive to Fieldshop, this handsome decanter and accompanying glasses feature regal illustrations by sporting artist Richard E. Bishop. $86,

Crystal Etched Whiskey Glass No. 5
Complete your J. Hill Standard bar set with this chic glass, now part of the permanent collection of the Museé des Arts Decoratifs. $150,

Whiskey: A Global History
A perfect read to accompany your nightcap, Kevin R. Kosar’s sweeping whiskey history covers the spirit’s origins in Scotland, Ireland, and America. After brushing up, consult the index of fine bottles and corresponding recipes. $17,

Field Bar
A fixture in the sporting realm, Louisville’s Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey partnered with G&G and Leake’s Antiques to create this heirloom-quality treasure. Stocked with fine, Southern-made essentials, the expandable case makes it easy to bartend on your next adventure. $4,600,

Hemi Decanter
This striking decanter is more than a mere vessel. Crafted by 2019 Made in the South finalist Nate Cotterman, the blown-glass marvel elegantly enhances your wine or spirit of choice. $170,

Bourbon Balls by Pappy
A rich, time-honored treat (and a crowd-pleasing party bite), bourbon balls by Pappy & Company combine smooth chocolate with warm notes of Old Rip Van Winkle’s 10 Year bourbon. $12,

Cocktail Mixers
A 2013 Made in the South Awards winner, Charleston-based brand Bittermilk is a favorite among home mixologists and bartenders alike. These all-natural craft mixers make for professional-grade cocktails, including smoked honey whiskey sours and bourbon barrel-aged old-fashioneds. $15 each,

Sweet Tea Syrup
Concocted by Charleston’s Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., this perfectly sweet syrup infuses your next cocktail with nostalgic Southern flavor. $16,

Crystal Etched Decanter
Hand-cut crystal is a tradition synonymous with Ireland, where J. Hill Standard partners with local makers to preserve the craft. Made from mouth-blown crystal, this stately decanter makes a timeless addition to your home bar. $550,

Chicory Pecan Bitters
Add this El Guapo standard to your holiday party must-list. A perfect complement to whiskey or bourbon, the New Orleans–made bitters punch up old-fashioneds, mulled wine, spiced ciders, or punch. $20,