The Best Bottles for Dad This Father’s Day
Posted On: June 9, 2016
Maybe your father is an adventurous imbiber. Or maybe he likes the tried and true. Either way, Serious Eats has suggestions for bottles that will wow him on Father’s Day. From a classic Irish whiskey to a barrel-aged gin, these spirits really show you care about dear old Dad. (And they are way better than a boring tie.)
By Carey Jones
A dad who loves drinking spirits is particularly easy to shop for—get him a bottle of something delicious and odds are he’ll be overdue for another by the same time next year. But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to the same Scotch every time a holiday rolls around. No matter how adventurous (or unadventurous) the father in your life is, we’ve found a few bottles he’ll appreciate.
If Dad Drinks Classic: Redbreast 15
Some whiskey drinkers find Scotch too smoky, bourbon too sweet, or rye too spicy, but it’s hard to argue with the charms of Irish whiskey. It’s a spirit that often occupies the Goldilocks territory: not too strong, not too mellow. Made from both malted and unmalted barley, triple-distilled in a copper pot still, Redbreast emerges from the barrels complex and substantial; some of the whiskey is aged in sherry casks, lending it a weight and dark hue, while some is aged in bourbon casks, imparting characteristic vanilla flavors. There’s a hint of fruit up front, spice on the finish—it’s a robust and nuanced whiskey with obvious appeal to any brown-spirit fan. Read the entire article on Serious Eats.