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Shopping for Father’s Day can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. This year's celebration falls on June 20, the third Sunday in June, it’s the day we give thanks to the special men in our lives. Whether that’s a dad, spouse, brother, uncle, or father figure. And if you’re confused about what to get the booze connoisseur in your life, the below options are here to help you find the perfect gift.
From the ultimate cocktail kit to easy bottles that’ll impress even the most adventurous drinker, here are the best Father's Day gifts.
Best Original Bottle: Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask
This cask-finished whiskey takes its inspiration from Oregan’s wine country—and the traditional grape varietal here is the Pinot Noir. Starting with Westward American Single Malt and finished up for up to two years in French Oak wine casks, it’s an original take on whiskey your recipient probably has never seen before.
Best Budget: Infuse & Pour Winter Alcohol Kit
An easy budget option, this winter alcohol kit is DIY magic. All your giftee has to do is add their liquor of choice to any of the infusion flavor options, such as Apple and Pear or Spiced Espresso. It’s an easy way to create a more complicated cocktail without all the fuss.
Best Custom Gift: Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky With Custom Engraving
This bottle is a blend of carefully selected whiskies from the House of Suntory's globally acclaimed Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Chita distilleries. Traditionally crafted, it’s a smooth, versatile drink that’ll look great with your recipient's name on it.
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Best Splurge: Beckett Bar Cart
A refined take on a traditional bar cart, this one combines tempered glass with polished metal, and the three-tiered shelves allow for tons of storage. A polished brass or nickel finish completes the stylish look.
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Best For The Home Cocktail Maker: Fee Brother’s Bar Cocktail Bitters
The best drinks involve a touch of bitters for a flavor punch, and the best part is, only a little goes a long way. Pick from orange, peach, lemon, mint, grapefruit, or old-fashioned bitters from the Fee Brothers, a family-owned company that’s been making bitters for over three decades. Now that’s quality.
Best For The Dad Who Doesn’t Drink: Dark Rum Candle
The smell of rum instantly brings to mind memories of late nights with friends or long days spent over a crisp fire, and the ability to gift those feelings is pretty unbeatable. This long-lasting candle infuses the scents of plum, bergamot, rum, milk, and leather to create an alluringly complicated mix your teetotaler giftee is sure to love.
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Best For The Experimenter: Molecular Mixology Kit + Culinary Syringe
If the man in your life is already an expert cocktail maker and wants to experiment a bit, this is the ultimate gift. Think an entire molecular gastronomy kit, complete with sachets, a foamer, a mold, a syringe, and of course, a complete guidebook to get the most out of these fun gadgets. It’s an all-in-one kit for a pretty complicated process.
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Best Book: The Savoy Cocktail Book
This is a classic: Harry Craddock left the U.S. during Prohibition and became one of the most famous barmen in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked at the Savoy Hotel in London. His recipes have been reprinted several times, and he invented many of the classic cocktails you know and love, including the White Lady. You’ll need to get your hands on this.
Best For The Beer Lover: GrowlerWerks uKeg Beer Growler
Beer completely loses its flavor once it’s no longer carbonated—and sometimes, you want to buy a keg and keep it for a while. This beer growler uses vacuum insulation to keep drinks fresh for up to two weeks, and it also keeps beer cold for seven to nine hours. With a 128 ounce capacity, this is the ultimate option.
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Best For The Socializer: Barwell Cut Martini Glass
This is a trendy set of glasses using cut crystal for an added edge. They’re perfect for both huge cocktail parties as well as more intimate dinners, with a heavy, weighty feel and hand-finished touch adding to their uniqueness.
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Best For The Wine Lover: Wine Gift Card
Wine lovers are the hardest to shop for, so instead of rummaging through the liquor store trying to find the absolute perfect bottle of red, buy a gift card to wine subscription service Winc instead. Your recipient will be able to buy a membership, which provides monthly wines based on their preferences, picked by prized sommeliers. It’s a one-time trial, so they can either continue after or use those options to find their new favorite bottles.
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Best For The Small Bar: Cuisinart The X-Cold 7-Piece Cocktail Set
Small bars need items that are efficient and effective, which is why this seven-piece set packs all the essentials in a very compact package. Including a three-piece, 6.5-ounce shaker, wide-mouth funnel, double jigger, stirrer, removable silicone sleeve, drink label holder, and recipe booklet with stainless steel finishes, it’s a great option for the beginner bartender.
Best Aged Liquor: Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon
Bourbon from Kentucky is always a good option, and this sea-aged bourbon is a real winner. The limited-edition small-batch Kentucky Bourbon ages in American oak for around eight years on land, and then, it’s placed on a ship and allowed to rest for up to 10 months at sea. The theory is the waves and temperature swings extract more wood tannins from the oak, with rich aromas of vanilla, caramel, and burnt matches. We bet your guy hasn’t ever tried this, but you can change that.
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