June is the month for dads and grads, and while a celebratory greeting card with a handful of $20 bills may be appropriate for a graduation present, finding a suitable gift for dad can be a daunting task. Whether he doesn’t feel right accepting a gift from his child, he won’t tell you what he wants, or he’s just plain picky, buying a gift for dad can feel impossible sometimes. Luckily for you, Country Wine & Spirits has a list of bottles that make excellent gifts for any father who likes a drink once in a while, and with The CWS Vault, you can even save 10% and get free shipping on any gift you send this year!
Elijah Craig Small Batch
Looking to find a high-quality whiskey for an affordable price? Look no further than Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Named for the baptist preacher credited with creating the charred oak barrel aging process, this spirit has won awards at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, WSWA Tasting Competition, and the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. If your father is a fan of whiskey, Elijah Craig Small Batch is a great way to get him to sit back and relax with an Old Fashioned.
If your dad isn’t much of a dark liquor guy, or if he considers himself more of a high-class gentleman, then a bottle of Stolichnaya Elit will make a great gift. This vodka is one of Stolichnaya’s premium offerings and has been rated the number one white spirit in the world multiple times. Stoli’s meticulously examined single-source grain and cutting-edge distilling technique produce one of the smoothest cleanest vodkas on the market, perfect for sipping on its own or in a martini. A sleek and elegant bottle makes Stoli Elit a stunning gift before it’s even been tasted.
Another excellent choice for the clear spirit-preferring papa in your life is Herradura Silver Tequila, the plata tequila offering from the renowned distillers at Herradura. A crystal clear liquid that shines like silver, this tequila is perfect for the father who can out-party his kids because it makes an exceptionally smooth shot. Herradura Silver is also a fantastic choice for the home bartender, as it blends perfectly into a margarita, paloma, or any other tequila cocktail. With a gift of Herradura Silver, your father can go on a mini-vacation to Mexico!
Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye
Our gift recommendation for the connoisseur father is Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey. This one is a bit pricier than our previous whiskey recommendation, so you’d better make sure your dad will appreciate it! This spirit itself is a story of redemption, found by Whistlepig in a stock of Aged Rye intended for use as a blending whiskey, and rescued to be aged even longer in new American Oak barrels. The most awarded Rye Whiskey in the world, a sip of this spirit will first bring sweetness, followed by notes of vanilla, mint, and grain. Big flavor and a rich palate-coating texture will ensure that this gift will be remembered for years to come.
Remy Martin 1738 Cognac
Our last recommendation is for the father who thinks himself royalty; Remy Martin 1738 Cognac is a twenty-year French oak-aged cognac, produced with ingredients from two of the finest quality Cognac vineyards. This beautiful amber-hued spirit looks excellent in a liquor cabinet as well as in the glass. The rich tradition of Remy Martin produces a cognac with an aroma reminiscent of fig marmalade on toasted bread, with hints of oak. Flavors of butterscotch and spice are sure to impress the recipient of this gift. Best enjoyed on its own or in a classic cocktail like a sidecar or sazerac.
If you’ve gotten to the bottom of our list and are still stumped, then put the pressure of decision making on your gift recipient with a Country Wine & Spirits e-gift card! Your Father’s Day gift will be the pleasure of browsing for whatever bottle he likes, without worrying about the price tag. And be sure to add a membership to the Country Wine & Spirits Vault for 10% off all future orders and free shipping, so you can easily send CW&S gifts all year long!