Spirited Presents for Father's Day

Staff Writer
Personalize your gift bottle by remembering who dad really is

Not all dads wear the same size sweater, watch the same sports on TV, or agree on whether the garage is a place to park the car, start a new business, or have a woodworking shop. As such, buying the gift of booze for Father's Day should depend on what kind of guy Dear Ol' Dad really is.

You pick the profile, we suggest an appropriate gift.

 

My father knows best (or always thinks he does). OK, choose something conservative, rare, and expensive that gives him that lord-of-the-manor feeling. Present him with The Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve Scotch — and then remind him it was his suggestion.

 

My father has a great sense of humor. Give him a bottle of Sazerac 18-Year-Old Rye Whiskey with a card that reads, "A rye gift for a wry guy." There won't be a wry eye in the house.

 

My father is an active gardener. Help dad stop and smell the cucumbers among the juniper berries and other spices when he wraps his green thumbs around a martini made with Hendrick's Gin.

 

My father is high-energy. A gift of Patron XO Café, a tequila-and-coffee cordial, will keep his motor running even if he is "officially" relaxing with this after-dinner drink.

 

My father could lose some pounds around the middle. Couldn’t we all? Help him stick to his drinking man’s diet with a bottle of Jose Cuervo Authentic Light Margarita, which is only 100 calories per serving. And don’t let him salt the rim! 

 

My father still talks about Woodstock. Major nostalgia calls for a bottle of Kahlúa, one of the venerable Smirnoff Vodka (which seems to have been around since the beginning of time), and one of Hiram Walker Sloe Gin.

 

My father is a Nascar nut. Do you really even have to ask? A 1.75-liter bottle of Jack Daniels Black is a must give. Jury rig a tubing system so he can do steady-state couch sipping without missing a single pit stop.

 

My father only wears Tommy Bahama and ODs on Jimmy Buffett. Help dad move up from Margaritaville and mellow out in style with Ron Abuelo Centuria wood-aged rum from Panama.