Four Fun Date Nights to Celebrate Valentine’s Day the Bourbon Way

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Valentine’s Day comes with a list of traditional presents – but we think flowers and teddy bears are played out. Let Bourbon Outfitters help you celebrate Valentine’s Day the Bourbon way with these four fun date nights for whiskey loving couples!

1. Bourbon Traveler Set

Plan a Bourbon tasting with a view! Our waxed canvas tote and matching glencairns make date night easy to take on the go. Find a spot to hike or stroll where you can (responsibly!) enjoy your favorite bottle with your babe, and pack a snack or two to make it a perfect Bourbon picnic. Want to take it to the next level? Try the Bourbon and Cigar Traveler Set – humidor included! Break out old issues of The Bourbon Review magazine for Cigar and Bourbon Pairing ideas.

2. Bourbon Scented Candles

Not ones for the fuss and expense of dinner out on Valentine’s Day? Set the ambience for a romantic dinner at home with this deliciously scented Blanton’s and Buffalo Trace Candleberry Candle. Enjoy the quiet, the time with your sweetheart, and of course, the Bourbon with a candlelit dinner. Click through our recipes tab to find Bourbon themed meals for any palate! And with an estimated burn time of 150 hours, you can keep the romance going all night long.

3. Watson’s Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Ron Swanson alert! If you like pretty dark haired women and breakfast foods, you’ve got to try all three of these barrel-aged maple syrups. Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year – don’t stress yourself out midweek trying to put everything together. Hold off for breakfast in bed on the weekend and try this Bourbon French Toast recipe with syrup to match.

4. Mint Julep Gift Set

Learn something new and bartend with your babe! Our Mint Julep Gift Set gives you everything you need to make this classic Kentucky Cocktail. The set comes with a bartender’s “Lewis Bag” to make the crushed ice required for a refreshing mint julep, Gent’s Mint Julep Syrup to top your bourbon for a perfect cocktail every time, and a traditional silver cup to serve. Woodford Mint Julep Bourbon Balls are also included to finish the night with a sweet treat – Just add Bourbon!

Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.