Drinks

Father’s Day is June 19 and it’s time to track down the perfect token of affection to give to the top tippler in your life. And with Wine Enthusiast helping you shop, there’s zero chance your dad will re-gift these gems.

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    Yeti Rambler Colster

    The Yeti brand is synonymous with serious coolers designed for rough-and-tumble activities like hunting, camping and tailgating, making us excited to see what they could come up with after promising an upgrade for the humble foam beer koozie. The result keep brews colder than any other beer can insulator we’ve tried, making this the perfect gift for any dad that enjoys a cold beer in the warm sun. $30.

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    Beer Bike Tour in Belgium

    For a serious splurge, consider sending your father to Belgium for the ride of his life: a nine day beer and bike tour with Ciclismo Classico. The $5,295 package includes behind-the-scenes visits and tastings at various Belgian breweries, including Brewery Achouffe, Hoegaarden and De Halve Maan. Luckily participants will be averaging 41 miles of cycling per day, helping ensure they won’t develop a beer belly along the way.

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    Viejo Indecente Ensamble Mezcal

    This new-to-the-U.S. unsmoked mezcal ($65) celebrates a special father-son relationship. Patriarch Don José Lucas learned the art of making mezcal from his father, who learned it from his father before him. The Viejo Indecente Ensamble Mezcal—a unique blend of 15-year-old Madrecuishe agave and 8-year-old Espadín agave which are combined before cooking and distilled in a single batch—is one you’ll want to keep in the family.

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    Whiskey Barrel Skateboard

    If your pop can pop an ollie, you may want to consider this handmade barrel stave skateboard ($185). Perfect for active, whiskey-loving dads with a playful streak, or even just mounted on a wall as a piece of art to remind him of his thrashing days of yore. The 34-inch-long board utilizes reclaimed charred whiskey barrels sourced from distilleries in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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    Cognac Park Cigar Blend

    Cigar lovers will appreciate this XO Cognac bottling specifically designed to be paired with tobacco. Named after Dominic Park, a Scotsman who settled in France and produced a distinctive style of Cognac, the Cognac Park Cigar Blend ($110–150) is made from 100-percent Ugni Blanc grapes and has gorgeous saffron, honey, gingerbread and—you guessed it—cigar box notes. Recommended cigar pairings from Cognac Park include La Aurora 107, Guillermo Leon or La Aurora Preferido Platinum.

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    Carnivore Club

    This “meat of the month” club is no joke—it delivers worldly, offbeat treats direct to dad’s door (think African biltong, a selection of Spanish chorizo and artisanal jerky). The wine-friendly picks are perfect for sharing with fellow carnivores, and boxes include a Meat Eaters Handbook to further your protein education. A one-month trial starts at $55, with a number of subscription options tailored to how much meat you think you can eat.

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    Monogramed Leather Wine Bags

    Whether transporting cherished bottles from his cellar or gifting wine to friends, these handcrafted leather wine bags (ranging from $199–349) ensure Dad can always BYOB in style. Two sizes securely transport three or six wine bottles, and both bags contain a convenient corkscrew pocket and a monogrammed hang tag.

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    Bespoke Post

    Is your father the embodiment of the distinguished modern male? Could he wear a velvet smoking jacket to the opera and still make it seem classy? Treat him to a stylish, limited-edition gift box from Bespoke Post featuring emergent designers and brands, like barware from Cocktail Kingdom or shaving gear from The New York Shaving Company.

    The Plus One box offers an elegant DIBI bow tie, pocket square, white steel cufflinks and a set of “Cheers” thank-you cards meant for a thoughtful post-cocktail-party note. Drink-oriented boxes for the amateur bartender include an at-home whiskey aging kit and a “Make Your Own Bitters” package from Easy & Oskey. 12 monthly boxes will run you $540; a one-month trial is $55.

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    Mouton-Cadet 2014 Ryder Cup Selection Bordeaux

    Golf dads will appreciate this special Mouton-Cadet cuvée that, at $15, won’t break the bank. It’s the official wine of the prestigious Ryder Cup, being held this year from September 27–October 2 at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

    Ideal for Father’s Day, the wine’s label references a famous father/son duo in the golf world: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., who designed some of the world’s top golf courses, including Ryder Cup courses. The bottle’s label, drawn by Jones, Jr., is a depiction of himself caddying for his father at the Hazeltine Club.

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    Personalized Wine Barrel Cornhole Game Set

    Speaking of classic lawn games, for those who don’t find themselves able to hit the links as often as they like, cornhole combines the restrained athleticism of bowling with the notable benefits of outdoor drinking in the summertime. Let your father be king of the court with this personalized set, made from reclaimed wine barrels and rough sawn pine. $349, comes with “Chardonnay”- and “Cabernet”-inspired beanbags.

Published on June 8, 2016
Topics: Father's Day, Gift Guide
About the Author
Alexis Korman
Contributing Editor, Travel

Korman is known to skip the globe in search of the next perfect sip. She's authored trends-driven travel, wine, cocktail, and food content for over a decade, joining Wine Enthusiast in 2010. Based in New Orleans, Korman recently co-founded an artisanal kombucha beverage company, Big Easy 'Bucha, which gives back to local charities.     Email: akorman@wineenthusiast.net


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