Ok, maybe you aren’t the *entire* reason he drinks. But even if you were an angel (how likely is that?), Dad still deserves some tasty stuff this year for Father’s Day. It’s June 21st, so you’ve got a little time yet – get to shopping!
You can’t go wrong with a bottle of delicious whiskey – there’s a bottle for every budget. For around $30, you can get him 10-12 year old whiskey – your age when he still liked you as a kid. Try Evan Williams, McKenna or George Dickel. If your budget can handle it (or your guilt dictates it), $50 will get you some fine whiskey like Angel’s Envy. Your teenage years were like mine? So up you go to the $80-$120 range – that’ll get Dad a bottle from the Orphan Barrel series (Lost Prophet has been my favorite so far) or a bottle of Scotch. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Glenfiddich or Balvenie. And don’t forget all those great craft whiskies – that same $30-$50 will get you a local bottle, made from local ingredients – look for Troy & Sons Oak Reserve, anything from Corsair and Journeyman Distillers are among my favorites.
If a bottle isn’t quite what you were looking for – check out this selection of bourbon-related stuff!
For the man that wants to smell like his moonshine
Let someone else put a basket together for you, if you’re stumped
No one likes watered down whiskey – try ice balls instead
A giant, engraveable flask? Yes, please!
Dad can hold up his pants in style with a bourbon belt
Wait, bourbon and bacon? Order now!
Barrel mugs, for the big drinking dad
And there you have it, some of the coolest whiskey and whiskey gear that the interwebs have to offer. Raise a glass to Dad this year, he deserves it. Cheers!
Article: Jeanne Runkle