Father's Day is just around the corner. Whether you're buying for dad or you're the head of your own family who will be buying for you, something we all enjoy as a present is a fine bottle of booze. Here are our suggestions to help enhance the Father's Day experience:
Crystal Head Vodka/Rolling Stones Set (SRP: $95)
What better to way to make a dad's day than hooking him up with some delicious vodka and some classic tunes? The set is perfect for the rock 'n' roll father. Along with the award winning vodka in its beautiful skull decanter, it includes a special edition decanter top and cork engraved with the symbolic lip and tongue logo and an exclusive 2-CD collection of live Rolling Stones hits.
Everything is presented in an awesome box designed with a real zipper as a nod to the blockbuster 1972 album, "Sticky Fingers."
The flavor, formula, stylish gift set, and appealing price make it a truly crave-worthy Father's Day gift.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label: Capturing Memorable Moments (SRP: $220)
Whether its honoring a special memory with your father, celebrating an accomplishment or highlighting an inside joke, Johnnie Walker Blue Labels’ complimentary engraving service will certainly elevate this exceptional Scotch whisky into a one-of-a kind gift. (You can check out the official Mandatory bottle of Blue to the left.)
Crafted from some of the rarest and most exceptional whiskies of the House of Walker, each bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is individually numbered to honor the art and expertise of its artisanal blenders.
Complimentary engraving available through JohnnieWalker.com.
Angel's Envy Bourbon (SRP: $40)
Did you know that on May 4, 1964, Congress declared bourbon to be America's national spirit? Well, now you do. So help Dad celebrate America with a bottle of Angel's Envy — a new bourbon from master distiller (and Bourbon Hall of Famer) Lincoln Henderson.
Lincoln tastes each and every barrel in the small batches of 8-12 barrels to make sure it meets his extremely high expectations. And if he approves, we're sure your dad will approve, too.
The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve (SRP: $100)
If Dad enjoys a fine cigar along with a smooth scotch, this is an excellent pick. The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve benefits from a judicious selection of aged stocks drawn from casks of three types: American white oak ex-bourbon casks, 30-year-old Matusalem oloroso sherry butts and premier cru Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques.
Bottled at 44% alcohol by volume, the body, structure and character of this extraordinary expression is the perfect complement to a fine cigar.
Dewar’s 18 (SRP: $80)
Is Dad ready to step up to a more luxurious libation? Dewar’s 18, now with brand-new packaging, offers a mellow, sweetly soft dram with notes of butterscotch and almonds and a long, lingering and pleasantly dry finish.
Dewar’s signature heather honey note is evident, with Dewar’s 18’s maturity lending an extra level of distinction. Dewar’s 18 is the perfect medium for the “Drinking Man” seeking the crispness of Dewar’s 12 and the refinement of Dewar’s Signature — it is a staple in any discerning bar.
You can join Dewar's Thursday, June 16th 2013 at 5pm on their Facebook page to witness the Highlander Honey 3-B Printing Project to help celebrate the launch of their new White Label blend.
Brugal 1888 (SRP: $50)
For the dad who enjoys whisky on the rocks, help expand his palate with Brugal 1888 — a double-aged sipping rum. The perfect gift for the Dad who appreciates indulging in a unique spirit, 1888 is first aged in medium-toasted American white oak casks, followed by a second maturation in first-filled European Sherry oak casks, the same type used to age Macallan Scotch Whisky.
Speaking of the Macallan, it's the perfect answer for those looking for an affordable luxury item for Dad. Consider the Macallan’s signature Sherry Oak 12 Years Old (SRP $49.99) or the Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Years Old (pictured, SRP $149.99) with their rich flavors of vanilla, dried fruits and ginger.
This is a new addition to the Dewar's arsenal. It begins with the iconic Dewar’s® White Label® Blended Scotch Whisky and infuse it with Scottish honey, harvested from bees near the Aberfeldy distillery, and other natural flavors. The result is pure harmony. Dewar’s® Highlander Honey is a perfect blend of complementing characteristics. It’s traditional, but strikingly modern. It can be enjoyed straight, but with summertime coming up, try adding a bit of it to some iced tea. It's the perfect hot weather drink.
You can join Dewar's Thursday, June 16th 2013 at 5pm on their Facebook page to witness the Highlander Honey 3-B Printing Project to help celebrate the launch of this delicious new White Label blend.
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Casa Noble Anejo (SRP: $50)
If tequila is more Dad's style, then consider this expression from Casa Noble. It's extra-aged in French White Oak barrels for two years and produced in limited quantities. With notes of chocolate, coffee bean and rich oak complementing the sweet agave, citrus, herbs and spices, you'll pleasantly discover during the first sip why this high quality tequila is an award winner.
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