Think back. Do you remember your dad coming home after a long day of work, pouring a calculated, but ample amount of tan liquor into a glass, and staring pensively out the window for a few moments? Did he enjoy the occasional cigar with friends, and have an office with many leather-bound books that often smelled of rich mahogany? If so, there’s a good chance your dad is a whiskey man.
Then again, your dad could not fit the above description, and still love the intense, complex, oaky and smoky taste of a fine whiskey. Nowadays, anyone can be a whiskey lover, and a nice bottle of whiskey is always a good gift idea. With Father’s Day coming up, we thought we’d help you come up with some great Father’s Day gift ideas for the whiskey loving dad that go beyond just the bottle.
The Character of Islay Whiskey Tasting Set | $42 on thespiritco.com
Explore the island from home with The Character of Islay Whisky Company tasting set. Discover the diversity Islay offers in flavor and style, from a blended whisky with Islay malt at its core, a nod to the glory days of blending to which Islay malt was integral, through to a beautiful range of aged Islay single malts. The perfect evening in or gift for the Islay whisky lover.
On the Rocks Whiskey Rocks Set | $36 on uncommongoods.com
What dad doesn’t appreciate a good dad joke or corny pun? Take your dad’s sophistication up a notch, but let him keep it punny with this “on the rocks” set that will have him drinking his whiskey - quite literally - on the rocks.
Personalized Whiskey Barrel 5L | $110 on uncommongoods.com
Both flashy and functional, these personalized whiskey barrels come in a couple different sizes and can really be used to store or age your father’s own whiskey! This will definitely be a talking piece for anyone who enters his home.
BACtrack C6 Keychain Breathalyzer | $70 on bactrack.com
Whiskey tastes great, even late, but it’s important for dad to always know how much his whiskey intake is affecting his BAC. The BACtrack C6 Personal Keychain Breathalyzer is the smallest police-grade breathalyzer on the market, and can help give everyone in your family peace of mind before someone gets behind the wheel. Chances are, Dad will like the thoughtfulness and safety features of this gift so much, he’ll go out and get you a BACtrack of your own.
Cufflinks Crafted from Bourbon Barrels | $55 on etsy.com
Not only do these cufflinks look sauve, they’re also a great conversation starter next time your father is toasting a single malt among friends, co-workers, acquaintances or strangers.
Whiskey Wedge by Corkcicle | $18 on corkcicle.com
This is the perfect little gift for the papa who is tired of his ice watering down his whiskey too quickly, but who isn’t ready to switch to whiskey stones all together. The wedge that forms on one side of the glass melts much slower than regular ice, helping retain the drink’s full, majestic flavor.
Handmade Wooden Whiskey Dispenser | $89 on etsy.com
For the whiskey drinking dad who has a flair for the dramatic - or just likes to show off cool gadgets. This beautiful handmade wooden whiskey dispenser is just missing your father’s favorite bottle of whiskey. Once added, the tap will do the rest.
Personalized Emerson Whiskey Decanter Set | $100 on etsy.com
Gorgeous. Regal. Luxurious. All of these words describe this beautiful, Emerson decanter set. Get it personalized and you’ll have your dad feeling like a million bucks.