Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2012

Every year, you face the same dilemma: What do you buy the man who taught you how to drink for Father’s Day? It’s a tough decision, but fortunately we have some spirited gift ideas that he’s bound to enjoy.

The Gentry Man ($20):

Even if your pops doesn’t remember Gentry magazine (it was published in the 1950s), he’ll appreciate this collection of its best stories on everything from “A Handy Guide to Nogs, Grogs and Punches” to a profile of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

The PDT Cocktail Book ($65):

Get your dad this deluxe edition of award-winning bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Jim Meehan’s The PDT Cocktail Book. It’s covered in fine leather from historic Southern firm Moore & Giles and features a special design by illustrator Chris Gall.

Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon ($70):

Celebrate your father—and Colonel E.H. Taylor, a father of the bourbon industry—with this brand-new, limited-edition seven-year-old whiskey. At nearly 135-proof, the liquor is not for the faint of heart, but it is full of flavor and can be sipped on the rocks or used in a potent Manhattan.

Plantation Rum Guadeloupe Vintage 1998 ($65):

With the official start of summer just days away, it’s the perfect time to begin drinking rum. This 12-year-old bottling (pictured above) was recently released and was made from 100-percent fresh-pressed sugar cane. Only 600 bottles were allocated for the United States.

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