Borbon and whiskey is a fantastic gift option for Father’s Day; it’s classic, timeless, will be well used, and is a gift that one gentleman can give to another without breaking a sweat. Whether you’re buying for you, your dad, or even your father-in-law, choosing the right bourbon for the occasion is simple thanks to this awesome roundup. We’ve collected our favourite new releases that span from $20 to $200. Now all your taste buds can feel splendid and appreciated (so long as they’re over 21).
Don’t forget to leave a comment below and let us know what your favourite bourbons and whiskeys are; or what you would like for Father’s Day! You can also show us your goodies on Sunday by tagging us @MaleStandard. We’re tipping our glasses to all the dads out there, old and new.
Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon
Knob Creek 2001 Limited Edition Bourbon commemorates a significant year, as late in 2001, the tradition and responsibility of stewarding Knob Creek Bourbon was passed from Booker to Fred — from father to son. This release, made from barrels that Booker laid down in 2001, was finished by Fred Noe in honor of all he learned from his father and stays true to the pre-prohibition standards that Booker sought to restore when he introduced Knob Creek Bourbon.
Bottled at 100 proof and aged for 14 years, longer than any other Knob Creek release to date, this bourbon has an even bigger, fuller flavor than what Knob Creek fans have come to love. It will be released in three limited batches, each accentuating distinct notes of the 14-year-old liquid, for a suggested price of $129.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
We all know Dad has an assortment of ties to last a lifetime and enough mugs to stock a coffee house— leaving you faced with the annual dilemma of finding a gift that he’ll actually enjoy. Whether that be your actual Father, your brother who just had his first baby, to your adoring husband who does so much for the kids, or your best friend welcoming his 2nd child – be sure to recognize all of the Father’s in your life with the perfect gift this Father’s Day.
Celebrate their journey through fatherhood with one of the most exceptional blended Scotch whiskies available. This year, for a man that appreciates luxury and quality, the answer is simple—a personalized engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
The #1 Dad deserves a bottle of the #1 whisky in the world according to Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Crowned with this honor for 2016, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is a blend of 90% rye whisky that embodies a smooth and spicy flavor profile mixed into traditional rye cocktails or enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Not only will Dad receive an extremely coveted whisky, Crown Royal is offering a special option to personalize its iconic bag this Father’s Day.
All you have to do is visit crownroyalshop.com, enter the code CROWNFATHERS, customize your bag and you’ll receive a free embroidered bag between 7-10 business days (valid for one customer each June 3 – June 19).
Glenlivet Single Cask Edition Pullman Train Collection
The Glenlivet knows that Father’s Day is all about tradition and appreciation and last month The Glenlivet released the Single Cask Edition Pullman Train Collection, three special-edition whiskies released for the first time ever in the U.S., inspired by the historical connection to the Pullman Company, a pioneer of first-class railroad travel. The highly collectable series of whiskies and the perfect way to show your father appreciation.
The Glenlivet was served in the Pullman Club Cars for many years and Founder George Smith’s great grandson personally came to America to firm up contracts. It’s arguable that The Glenlivet’s current success in the U.S. is in large part thanks to the Pullman Train connection as this made the product available to high-end consumers across the continental U.S. Each numbered bottle comes in a sleek wooden box and is available at retail locations and onwww.caskers.com at a suggested retail price of $349.99/bottle.
The Gifted Horse
Just like the dad who newly welcomed a little one home, Orphan Barrel recently added The Gifted Horse to the family as its first American whiskey. The Gifted Horse is a cask strength whiskey with a unique composition unlike any other Orphan Barrel, thanks to a fortunate mishap at the historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery.
I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
To celebrate dad’s homecoming after long travels, gift him I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for Father’s Day. After nearly 20 years abroad, I.W. Harper has returned to the United States with this limited release inspired by the original I.W. Harper variants.
Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky
Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a limited release whiskey that pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Only available in a number of states and winner of the coveted double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, this whiskey is sure to receive the approval of the most discerning whiskey-loving dads.
The Hilhaven Lodge
The Hilhaven Lodge™ is a new-to-world whiskey developed in collaboration with Hollywood director, and current owner of Hilhaven Lodge, Brett Ratner. The Hilhaven Lodge features a distinctive blend of three different styles of whiskey spanning three decades – Bourbon from the 2000’s, Tennessee Whiskey from the 1990’s and Rye Whiskey from the 1980’s. Combined, these whiskeys offer an unbelievably smooth tasting experience.
Dads, don’t forget to share this article on social media or print it and post it on the fridge, to let them know what you really want this Father’s Day!