Some people are into wine. Some people are into beer. Some people don't drink and are into telling you about it constantly. And then, some people are into whiskey. It used to be that only guys like your leathery old uncles were into whiskey. The type of men that drove trucks, smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, and actually took bars up on their beer and shot special. They weren't into whiskey like today's guys are. They didn't care about the oak barrels it was aged in or where it was made. They cared about whether it was cheap and whether it got the job done ("the job," of course, was to get them shitfaced).
But the new crop of guys who are into whiskey like the good millennials they are. That means they want to know everything about what they're drinking—where it was made, how much it was aged, and everything in between. Their minds catalogue all of the different types of whiskey they've tried—what they liked, what they didn't like. What gave them a killer hangover and what was gentle on them even after drinking a lot of it. What should be taken in shot form and what should be sipped.
They covet really expensive bottles and only break them out really amazing days and really shitty days. So this holiday season, while you might not be shelling out $150 for his favorite bottle of whiskey, you can get the whiskey enthusiast something that he's sure to love. If you're lucky, he might love it enough to break out his favorite bottle and share a glass with you.