Father’s Day is upon us! Here are some great ideas for Father’s Day gifts for your favorite Dad out there. Sure, you can get him a tie for the umpteenth time, but nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” like his favorite wine, Bourbon, Gin, or Vodka! Here is a list for your last minute Father’s Day needs:
Straight Rye Whiskey
Single Barrel 10 Year
*Georgetown’s Own Barrel!*
96 Points – Wine Enthusiast
“First, a warning: this is only for those who like their rye big and brawny. It starts off innocuously with a maple-syrup color, and a pretty, complex and subtle scent: honey, vanilla, a slight medicinal tinge and faint clover notes. It feels silky on the tongue and at first, the flavors reflect caramel, burnt orange and a whisper of smoke, but then a mouth-warming wave of tannic bite sweeps over all and lingers for a good long time. Straight up or on the rocks.”
Highland Single Malt
*Four out of Five Stars – Master of Malts*
Simply put, one of our best Highland single malts at half the price of a 15 Year single malt.
“A Distillers Edition bottling of Dalwhinnie single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2014. Before it was bottled, it was given a finishing period in Oloroso Sherry casks, imparting plenty of those sweet, yummy notes of plump raisins and redcurrants, along with a gloriously thick mouth-feel.”
Single Barrel Select
*Four out of Five Stars – Master of Malts*
Bottled from a single barrel from the Jack Daniel distillery. Each barrel is selected by the Master Distiller by its suitability as a stand alone product before being bottled.
“The nose is of good body with plenty of toasty oak, there are notes of corn and lovely cereal sweetness, there is a good smoke note, a little spice and toffee. The palate is full and mouth-filling. There are notes of cereal sweetness, the rye is in evidence with a touch of cigar box and nut oils, a little spice and an aniseed character. The finish is of good length with a hint of citrus and plenty of cereal sweetness.”
*Buffalo’s First Distillery Since Prohibition*
Buffalo, New York’s first distillery since Prohibition is Lockhouse, and its eponymous Lockhouse Vodka is its first product. (A gin is now also available.) Column-distilled from local grapes, it’s an incredible, unique super-premium vodka selection.
Knights Valley Reserve
*Extremely Limited Quantity*
Top 100 Wine from Wine Spectator for Two Years Straight!
A fabulous wine for the appellation, Beringer’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Knights Valley boasts gorgeous integration of fruit, acidity and tannin. This is an especially silky, textured wine for Knights Valley. Blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, tobacco, sage and rosemary are all layered into this relatively succulent, round Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet floral notes along with a hint of tar and violets add complexity on the finish. The 2010 is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc that spent 17 months in French oak barrels, 33% new.
Proprietor’s Red Blend
Fans of the wine formerly known as Cervantes Mountain Cuvée rejoice, this is the same fantastic wine that used to carry the Cervantes label. It has always been made by the folks at Chappellet, a source for some of the best mountain wines in the Napa Valley for the past 50 years. And while the wine isn’t make entirely from fruit grown on the Chappellet estate, it emphasizes Chappellet’s experiencing growing and blending mountain fruit, done in an approachable style for near-term drinking. A blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah.
Winery notes: “The aromas are rich, ripe and enticing, with sweet fruit layers of plum, Bing cherry and cassis, as well as notes of mocha, roasted coffee, cedar and baking spices, all supported by delicious hints of French oak. On the palate, this wine is supple and round, with balanced tannins, weighty texture and a smooth, mouthfilling structure. Though there are abundant ripe red and black fruit flavors, there is also an elegant complexity to this wine that comes from artful blending.”
94 Points – Beverage Dynamics Magazine
The Allomi Vineyard is relatively young, and it has one thing that Cabernet Sauvignon surely loves: some heat, and a long, lingering growing season that allows fruit to ripen slowly on the vine, gaining complexity and layers of flavor. There’s a hint of floral aromas on the nose, with vanilla, oak spice and even a touch of pepper. Full bodied red fruit flavors typical for Cabernet are joined by notes of currant and blackberry with moderate, well-integrated tannins with wonderful balance and a soft, round, almost lush mouthfeel. Distinctive accents from American oak complete the profile, surely one of Napa’s great treasures from Pope Valley.