Father's Day fast approaching, you might be wondering what to get the old man
this year. For the dads that definitely don't need another grill set or tie,
here's a guide to some more spirited gift ideas.
the old-school dad who is still trying to figure out his iPhone: The Balvenie
Double Wood 12-Year-Old
This 12-year-old single malt is a great gift idea for any dad who is a bit more
of a "classic." This Balvenie Double Wood has been matured in two wood types: a
traditional oak whiskey cask and a first-fill European oak sherry cask. While
the traditional cask both softens and adds character to the scotch, the sherry
cask gives the malt depth and a rich quality. The result is an incredibly
smooth finish with excellent flavors, including cinnamon spice, sweet nuts, and
the dad who definitely knows more about whiskey than you do: The Balvenie
PortWood, Aged 21 Years
your dad is a certified whiskey connoisseur, finding the perfect gift might be
a bit more difficult. Go with something like the exceptional Balvenie PortWood,
a whiskey that is old enough to legally drink. Aged a full 21 years in
conventional oak casks before finishing maturation in port casks, this whiskey
has a refined taste with a smooth quality. Combined with the subtle undertones
of fruit, honey, and spice, it is sure to impress any aficionado.
the dad who's just getting started: Glenfiddich Grand Cru
the dad in your life is celebrating his first Father's Day as a new father—a
momentous occasion—and you're not sure what whiskey to best congratulate him
with. Pick up something like the Glenfiddich Grand Cru. New to the Glenfiddich
family, this whiskey has been matured for 23 years in American and European oak
and finished in exceptional French cuvée casks. A marriage of Scottish and
French qualities creates a perfectly indulgent flavor accompanied by a
multitude of flavors, including rich vanilla, baking bread, and apple blossom. The
product of up to six months of finishing time, the Grand Cru is synonymous with
luxury, in every single drop—just like the life of any new dad.
the dad who still talks about his days playing ball: Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old
your dad loves to relive some of his most triumphant glory days, the
Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old, the world's most awarded single-malt scotch whiskey, might
be just the thing. This scotch is artfully matured in American bourbon and
Spanish sherry oak casks for at least 12 years, followed by a mellowing in oak
and marrying tuns. This creates a well-rounded harmony of flavor and results in
subtle notes of fresh pear with a smooth finish. Glenfiddich is famous for its
Speyside style, and this single malt is one of its finest examples.
the dad who can't decide between beer and liquor: Tullamore D.E.W. Irish
Irish whiskey is sure to pair well for the dad who loves a cold one. Tullamore
D.E.W. is the company's original blend. Known for its smooth and gentle flavor,
this whiskey combines spicy, lemony, and malty flavors with its charred wood
undertone to create a rounded buttery flavor.
the dad who has been everywhere: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-Year-Old
your dad back to his time traveling in the islands with the Balvenie Caribbean
Cask 14-Year-Old. It's uniquely matured first in second-fill traditional oak
whiskey casks then in casks that were used previously to mature Caribbean rum.
This single-malt whiskey has both vanilla and sweet oak notes, as well as
fruity undertones that develop with time.
the dad who tries to act cool around your friends: Hudson Manhattan Rye
If you have the "cool" dad, get him something like Hudson
Whiskey's Manhattan Rye. This whiskey is produced at the first distillery to
open in New York following Prohibition, Tuthilltown Spirits (a very cool dad
fact). Hudson Whiskey sources 90 percent of its grains from New York family
farmers and offers a selection of innovative whiskeys.
For the dad who slips you a glass: Fistful of Bourbon
Fistful of Bourbon just launched nationally this year and is
perfect for the dads who would opt for a classic blended American bourbon over
a fancy single malt any day. This blend of five straight American bourbons,
aged at least two years, is a balance of sweet and spicy. For a true American
whiskey-lover, Fistful delivers.
For the dad who likes to mix it up: Monkey Shoulder
For the dads known to be a little unpredictable, Monkey
Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch is a great pick. Made for mixing, Monkey Shoulder
Scotch's eye-catching bottle and unique name make it stand out among other
whiskeys. Blended from a variety of Speyside single malts to form its
incredible flavor, this top-shelf scotch is 100 percent malt whiskey.