Toast to Dad: The Ultimate Father’s Day Gifting Guide for Every Beverage Lover

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  06.04.2024

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the special man in your life than with the perfect bottle of spirits, wine, or ready-to-drink beverages? Whether your dad is a whiskey connoisseur, a cocktail enthusiast, or a daily wine drinker, we’ve got you covered with a curated list of gifting suggestions for every type of father. Here’s your ultimate guide to picking the perfect Father’s Day gift, complete with brand recommendations to make your shopping a breeze.

For the Whiskey Connoisseur

Bourbon, with its rich flavors and smooth finish, is a favorite among many whiskey aficionados. For the dad who appreciates the nuances of a well-aged bourbon, consider these top picks. If your dad prefers the smoky, peaty notes of Scotch, we’ve also got you covered. 

  1. Art of the Spirits Bourbon Finish – Cask Strength “Easy Elegance” Straight Rye Whiskey: Art of the Spirits “Easy Elegance” Straight Rye Whiskey showcases renowned Artist, Danial James’ oil painting that depicts a scene from the early 1900’s that may have happened in the famous saloon #10 in Deadwood, South Dakota. Art of the Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey is made with 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and we aged it for 5-8 years in a new 53-gallon American oak barrel. We also created a very exclusive cask strength rye whiskey barrel finish series that is either finished in a Weller wheated bourbon barrel or a Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel. (Gold)
  1. Blanton’s Gold Edition: Blanton’s Gold Edition was created for discerning bourbon aficionados who appreciate exceptional smoothness and complexity in their bourbon whiskey. The nose is first marked by spicy rye and tobacco notes. Caramel and honey follow soon after, mingled with dark fruit and citrus notes. The palate emulates the same complex nose with rye, tobacco, and honey at the forefront. Round and bold notes of charred oak and vanilla carry you through to an extremely long and harmonious finish. This bourbon consistently delivers on balance and character, on par with the world’s finest whiskey. Best served neat or with a splash of water. (Double Gold)
  1. Bruichladdich® The Classic Laddie Single Malt Whiskey: The Classic Laddie is our signature bottling and definitive Bruichladdich single malt. Showcasing our classic, floral and complex house style, The Classic Laddie is made from 100% unpeated Scottish barley, trickle distilled, non-chill filtered, fully matured and bottled on Islay. This whisky is the epitome of our distillery values, reconnecting land, community, and dram. (Double Gold)
  1. anCnoc 12-Year-Old: Matured in a carefully selected combination of second fill American oak, ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, anCnoc 12 Years Old is renowned the world over. Known as a must-have in any whisky drinker’s collection, it’s light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. A distillery like no other, traditional production methods are used to craft a curiously modern Single Malt. Proudly named anCnoc, meaning simply ‘the hill’ in Gaelic, every drop of this remarkable Scotch Whisky celebrates its Highland home, rich heritage and the spirit of Modern Tradition. (Double Gold)

For the Cocktail Drinker

For the dad who loves crafting cocktails, high-quality ingredients are a must. Sometimes convenience is key, and ready-to-drink cocktails are also perfect for the dad who loves a good drink without the fuss. 

  • Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur: Chinola® Passion Fruit Liqueur is a handcrafted beverage made from distilled spirits and real passion fruit from our dedicated farms. Through our unique blend and proprietary formulation, we have created a ‘natural’ liqueur with unparalleled taste and versatility. It can be consumed by itself or mixed with a base spirit, wine or sparkling wine to create a top-quality cocktail. Hidden in the heart of the Samana peninsula along the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is the small coastal community of Playa el Valle and the home of our passion fruit farms. Locally referred to as El Valle de Chinola, our farms are located in between large hills that create an organic setting for our passion fruit to thrive. The passion fruit hybrid we grow is unique to us. It took 3 years to cultivate our passion fruit because we selected only the top performing plants with the best taste profile. Our farms are also home to pigs, mules, cows, goats, and chickens – all of whom play an integral part in our unique farming process. Passion fruit grows on vines like grapes, where beautiful purple and white flowers bear fruit in 2 to 3 months. The flowers open only once for a few hours, which is why our pollination techniques are critical. (Double Gold)
  • Old Krupnik Honey Liqueur: Blended by experts from a recipe dating back to the eighteenth century, it’s smooth and tasty, with the right amount of honey. Very sweet with a nice herby bite, too. (Double Gold)
  • Mission Craft Cocktails Margarita Cocktail: Margaritas make everything better. At least this one does. Made with 100% agave blanco tequila from Mexico, lime, and orange liqueur crafted with local California ingredients. Salt a rim and serve it over ice or chilled with friends. (Double Gold)
  • Knox & Dobson Bourbon Old Fashioned: Our Old Fashioned ready to drink cocktail consists of straight aged bourbon, natural cane sugar, orange oil and Angostura Bitters. Enjoy the taste of aged bourbon with bright citrus flavors, bitters, raw cinnamon, clove & American oak. (Gold)

For the Wine Drinker

If your dad loves a good glass of wine with dinner, consider these excellent options:

  • La Fête du Rouge: La Fête Wine Co is on a mission to revitalize wine culture by redefining who drinks wine and when. La Fête embodies the St. Tropez lifestyle and ethos, where drinking wine is a part of everyday life. The team exclusively produces the best Rosé, White and Red wines from Provence for the world to enjoy. La Fête du Rouge is produced in partnership with the prestigious winemakers of Château Saint-Maur, one of only 18 Cru Classé estates in Provence, situated in the iconic Gulf of St. Tropez. (Silver)
  • J Vineyards California Brut Cuvée: J Vineyards & Winery California Cuvée Sparkling Wine opens with a pop of tart pineapple and orange blossom on the wonderfully aromatic nose. The palate is lively and rich with layered notes of Asian pear and honeysuckle, overlaying hints of fresh mandarin orange peel and marzipan before a zesty, focused finish. J California Cuvée experienced secondary fermentation in the bottle and aged on the yeast for a minimum of 24 months, which is customary in the Traditional Method used in Champagne. J Vineyards & Winery, located in Healdsburg, California, is known as a pioneer of US Traditional Method sparkling wine. (Gold)
  • Freedom Blend Purcari: The intense ruby color and almond accents produce a complex bouquet dominated by cherries, blackberries, and currants, complemented by dried plums, red pepper, and savory notes of moist wood and leather. The full and fruity taste captures the elegance and refinement and gives a velvet aftertaste. (Double Gold)
  • Lubanzi Chenin Blanc 2022: Made from 20 year old dry famed Chenin vines planted in soils of decomposed granite & shale, the grapes are handpicked & fermented spontaneously using naturally occurring yeasts. The result is a bright, crisp, & clean wine reminiscent of a warm summer’s day. (Silver)

With these gifting suggestions, you’re sure to find the perfect drink to celebrate your dad this Father’s Day. Cheers to all the amazing fathers out there!