Dad’s the guy who puts everyone else first, a silent saint, bending over backward and for what—the big piece of chicken? This year, in addition to thanking him for all that free heat and hot water you pilfered over the years, find him a perfect booze-related Father’s Day gift; something he might never buy for himself but totally deserves.
From a bold bottle of booze to a gadget to vault his cocktail game to the next level, we did all the legwork. So put that shirt and tie combo back on the shelf and make some liquid magic this Father’s Day. Bonus: a lot of these great booze gifts are available with speedy shipping to arrive in time for Sunday’s festivities.
Talk about martini game. I don’t know about yours but my dad would definitely get a kick out of serving a vodka martini with some blue cheese stuffed olives that had been viciously skewered with an octopus pick.Buy Now
Speaking of vodka martinis, pair the cheeky cocktail picks with a nice craft vodka he’s likely not heard of but will totally love. Hanson of Sonoma is a super smooth vodka made in a family-run distillery in Sonoma. Try one of their organic flavored vodkas like habanero (bloody Mary please!) or ginger.Buy Now
Beer cozies have a come a long way since their inception. This sleek and high-tech upgrade ominously named “The Hopsulator” fits both 12- and 16-ounce beers. Those pesky tall boys do tend to go warm by the time you get to the lower quarter and this is the perfect solution.Buy Now
A good aged rum begs to be sipped on the rocks or neat and Don Papa’s 7-year should be had no other way. But if you plop it down in a well-thought-out cocktail, like their signature Papa Negroni, we won’t tell. Aged in re-charred oak bourbon barrels in the Phillipines, Don Papa has the depth and body of a whiskey with the sweet spice of a good aged rum.Buy Now
A bottle of whiskey might seem like an obvious gift but pair it with a nice duo of rocks glasses made from premium crystal and you’re gettin’ somewhere. A good rocks glass can make a $30 bottle of scotch look and taste like $100.Buy Now
Made with central-highland blue agave and aged in American and French oak casks, this rich, small-batch extra añejo is a blend of four and five-year-old tequilas and takes 10 years to produce. The hand-painted ceramic decanters are hand-crafted, individually numbered, and painted by local artists in Mexico City.Buy Now
Variety is not just the spice of life, but also the best thing about being a craft beer nerd in a country with over 6,000 producers. Craft Beer Club lets dad try some of the more unique and obscure breweries in the land without leaving the comfort of his favorite chair. Each shipment features 12 beers from two different micro-breweries located in different geographical regions, along with four different styles and three beers of each style. You choose how many and can cancel hassle-free.Buy Now
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It’s a known fact that dads love toothpicks, a fact not lost on funky online retailer Uncommon Goods, where you can get a set of oversized Scotch-infused toothpicks soaked in premium Islay single malt Scotch. Chewing the sustainably-forested wood releases smoky peat and caramel flavors.Buy Now
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This nifty device turns any beverage ice cold in under a minute without any dilution via its multi-chamber design protected by two layers of food-grade stainless steel. It’s perfect for iced coffee or chilling a fine spirit or wine for sipping at optimal temps.Buy Now
Father’s Day also marks the unofficial start of gin and tonic season and now is the chance to up dad’s game. This grape-based gin from Jean-Sébastien Robicquet is blended with a combination of 14 botanicals, including bergamot, Java pepper, sandalwood, vetiver, and plum.Buy Now
These limited-release bitters were recreated with the original Boker’s bitters recipe (over 100 years old) found in the first cocktail book ever published, “The Bar-Tender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks,” or “The Bon-Vivant’s Companion” penned by Jerry Thomas in 1862. In Thomas’s time, the brand was sold as Boker’s Bitters, but was famously misspelled as “Bogart’s” by Thomas himself.Buy Now
A good cocktail can be hard to come by and a good haircut even harder. What if you could give dad the gift of both in one fell swoop? With locations in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, Blind Barber is a chic barbershop and swanky speakeasy in one, delivering a spa day he’ll actually enjoy. All barber services include one craft cocktail or beer and the full-service speakeasy (with weekend brunch menu) is waiting for him when it’s over.Buy Now
When all else fails, a special bottle of booze always does the trick. A rich Isle of Jura malt with refined smoky notes is finished in red wine casks, the only 18-year aged malt to make the claim. Matured in American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, this single malt is finished in superior Premier Grand Cru Classé French red wine barriques, rife with toffee notes and a bitter chocolate finish. A bold fella deserves this bold spirit.Buy Now
Header image courtesy of The Bitter Truth.