If your dad fancies himself a stiff drink, quality cocktail, craft beer, or a great glass of wine, a booze-related Father’s Day could seriously hit the mark. Check out some of our top picks for Father’s Day gift ideas—many of which go beyond the bottle—for dads who like their booze.
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 good bottles of booze to accessories and bar gadgets that’ll 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.
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 have been viciously speared with an octopus. Who wouldn’t, really?Buy Now
If he’s more of a wine drinker but his bottles are all scattered hither and tither, consider a cool wine rack for the old man. This one made by Jerlene and available on Wayfair holds ten bottles and stands vertically or horizontally to fit lots of spaces.Buy Now
Speaking of vodka martinis, pair the cheeky cocktail picks with a nice craft vodka that he’s likely not heard of but will totally love. Especially since Simple Vodka donates 20 meals to hungry folks in need for every bottle sold. They’ve even upped it to 40 meals per bottle during the COVID-19 outbreak. Simple is also a super-smooth drinking vodka made from Idaho russet potatoes. Amazing in cocktails, on the rocks or up in a martini. Buy Now
The ability to shake up a proper martini will get you further than most degrees these days. Since a stiff drink is on everyone’s menu right now, and since we’ve all got a wee bit of extra time on our hands, why not help dad learn to make a good one? These two pros walk him through the basics of mixology and then bring it home with crowd-pleasing recipes like mojitos, sours, and a whiskey old fashioned—a fun one to do together. A full subscription to MasterClass is $180 per year ($15 per month) for access to the entire library of lessons. Buy Now
Beer cozies have 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 tallboys do tend to go warm by the time you get to the lower-third and this is the perfect solution.
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 Philippines, Don Papa has the depth and body of a whiskey with the sweet spice of a good aged rum.Buy Now
YETI coolers are pricey but that’s because they do what they’re supposed to do—keep shit cold—as well or better than any others on the market. The 8 can-holding soft hopper is money if dad likes the impromptu hike or beers on the beach moment. I guess you could put more than just beer in it but, like, why?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 set like these vintage-looking beauties can make a $30 bottle of scotch taste like an $100 bottle.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 6,500 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 lawn 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
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
When all else fails, a special bottle of booze always does the trick. This distillery has been having a bit of a moment, too. The 15 year won the prestigous Best Whiskey Award at at the SF Spirits Awards, so it’s mostly out of stock everywhere, but I personally love this 12-year aged in custom sherry oak just as much.Buy Now
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