While finding the perfect gift for dear old Dad may seem daunting at first – another tie? new socks? ho-hum – we’ve got the ultimate list of unique gifts for the Dad who enjoys a drink or two:
The classic laddie single malt has been crafted from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant house style. Unpeated, it’s their signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich that Dad is sure to love.
The latest from Master Blender Allen Smith, Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted blend made of matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates. In a process called finishing, the blended rum is then matured for a second time in deeply charred Bourbon oak barrels. This unique process releases spicy aromas that are at once balanced, and bold.
The Botanist Gin is a progressive exploration of the botanical heritage of the Isle of Islay. 22 hand-foraged botanicals delicately augment nine berries, barks, seeds and peels during an achingly slow distillation. This first and only Islay Dry Gin is a rare expression of the heart and soul of its remote Scottish island home, and the perfect start to a summertime G+T with Dad.
For the love of all things hops and yeast, this kit brings the brewery into your home. The brewing kit includes all of the equipment and ingredients to create a perfectly tasty IPA with spicy, citrus and floral characters. The ingredients also include Summit and Cascade hops from Yakima Valley in Washington. Once you’re all done being a mad scientist, you can invite the fam over to enjoy ten servings of freshly made beer.
Ever wondered what it’s like being a bartender? Bring the bar home with this awesome set! The set was created knowing that having paper recipes just isn’t the ideal thing for a man in action at the bar, so they’ve provided some recipes right on the shaker glass. From a margarita to an old fashioned, you’ve got all the tools at your fingertips to become the star behind the bar.
For a home that exudes gentlemanly sophistication, a granite stone spirit dispenser fits right into the ambiance. Most of the dispenser is made right from nature, such as the rough hewn, cobbled granite and the gently tumbled beach stone handle, both of which come from rivers, beaches, quarries and other natural areas of New England. The dispenser also comes with a helpful plug that fits into the bottles to make tipping into the dispenser clean and easy.
While whiskey stones have been catching the trend, don’t just get traditional ones made of granite. Get one that exude sophistication, like this unique set made of obsidian gemstone. Chill them in the freezer and throw them in with your favorite whiskey to assure that your flavors stay strong with a hint of extra gold on the rocks.
A unique twist on the James Bond classic drink, this chiller sets your 3 oz. drink right on top of a bowl of ice to keep it perfectly chilled as you sip away. The design is modern and will deliver as a conversation piece while you’re enjoying your dirty martini.
For the father that also is a wine connoisseur, present his favorite bottle of wine with all the right tools. The wine box is made of lacquered rosewood and includes a pourer, stopper, thermometer, opener and a wine ring so that dad is fully equipped to enjoy and serve up a glass after a long day.
Want to give your favorite whiskey an extra kick? Oak-age your own whiskey right at home with your own whiskey barrel! With it’s compact size, comparatively smaller than the commercial barrels, the aging is accelerated ten times faster so that you can enjoy your whiskey by the time the next barbecue hits the backyard. Dad’s name can also be etched and wood-burned right onto the barrel to give a rustic touch that fits right into his man cave.
Blog written by LA Epic Club Crawls