Looking for some last minute gifts ideas for a dad with classic spirits tastes? How about one of these options? If you're in a real pinch. You can even print this DIY Father’s Day card/hangtag from Maker's Mark that you can download and print at home. It’s a fun and quirky alternative to a traditional card and makes gifting a breeze! Thanks to Marker's Mark for sharing these great ideas!
Maker’s 46 SRP: $39.99
Nothing beats toasting to Dad’s power than with a little Maker’s 46. It’s fully matured Maker’s Mark with bigger, bolder flavors of vanilla, oak, and caramel. For a true bourbon aficionado, this expression retains those signature front-of-the-palate flavors fans have to come love, with a bit more complexity. Kick back and sip on this when celebrating Dad this year.
Bache-Gabrielsen VSOP Natur & Eleganse SRP: $60.99
What better way to celebrate Dad this year than with an elegant cognac rich in history. Bache-Gabrielsen, one of the world’s oldest and best-selling cognac houses, just entered the U.S. market and has grown over the past 110+ years by four generations of Bache-Gabrielsen men. Classic in style and from their Natur & Eleganse line (no additives), this V.S.O.P. pays tribute to family tradition and authenticity- everything that Dad, too, represents.
Mullan Road Cellars' Red Wine Blend SRP: $42
Bring something slightly new to the table this year when celebrating Dad. Dennis Cakebread’s new wine project comes out of Walla Walla, Washington. A Bordeaux blend called Mullan Road Cellars, this wine can do no wrong, especially when paired with Dad’s favorite BBQ meal. Named in honor of Lieutenant John Mullan, who led the group that paved the first wagon road into the Pacific Northwest through the Rocky Mountains in the late 1850’s, this wine is inspired by Mullan’s motivation and adventurous spirit—something every Dad instills in their children.
CRUZ Reposado Tequila SRP: $52.99
Nothing says family more than cheers-ing to Dad with a spirit founded on sentimental ancestral experiences. CRUZ Tequila Founder, Pep Katcher, spent his early years riding “La Guayaba”, the daily service train from Ocotlan, Jalisco to Atotonilco, Jalisco, of which his grandfather was the conductor. This train was a way for “campesinos” to get their agave to the tequila distilleries in Atotonilco. Fast forward a few years and enter CRUZ Tequila, an authentic 100% estate grown blue agave tequila, handcrafted in small batches to ensure the finest quality possible. The name not only pays homage to Pep’s time with his grandfather, but the crosses that were seen throughout the Jalisco highlands as “La Guayaba” train would make its journey through the region. Enjoy the ultimate Old Fashioned with a twist by using this rich, robust Reposado expression.
Mario’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon SRP: $60
The flagship Cabernet Sauvignon of one of Napa Valley’s pioneering families, Trinchero Napa Valley offers something truly notable for Dad. this The Trinchero family has been producing award-winning wine since the 1940’s and Trinchero Napa Valley, their namesake brand, reflects only the very best. Named in tribute of founder Mario Trinchero, this elegant wine is a superb choice when honoring the Patriarch of the family.
Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch SRP: $145
Dad only deserves the best on Father’s Day, and one can’t go wrong with Cakebread Cellars, the iconic family legacy winery in Napa Valley. Their Dancing Bear Ranch red, a 100% estate grown single-vineyard Bordeaux blend, is pure greatness. Toast to Dad with this exquisite and intense wine that will truly state how much you love and appreciate him.
This America’s Favorite Pastime Cocktail, created by Cody Goldstein, founder of Muddling Memories and Head Bartender at Upholstery Store
Going, going, gone! Raise a glass to Dad that combines his favorite treats from the ball-game (caramel peanut popcorn & beer) with Maker's 46 bourbon—it’s a guaranteed homerun!
America's Favorite Pastime Cocktail
- 1 ½ parts Maker’s 46
- ½ part malt style beer
- ¼ part honey nut orgeat*
- ¼ part Crown Maple Syrup
- Crown Maple Syrup and caramel popcorn for garnish
Coat the rim of a rocks glass with maple syrup and dip into finely chopped caramel popcorn. In a cocktail shaker combine Makers 46, honey nut orgeat, Crown Maple Syrup and shake with ice. Double strain into the rocks glass over fresh ice and top with beer.
*Place 2 cups of honey roasted peanuts in a large bowl and add 3 cups of water. Allow to sit for 30 minutes then strain out of water. In food processor pulse together to form a paste. Put mixture back in bowl and add another 3 cups of water and allow to soak for 5 hours. Place in cheese cloth and strain out all liquid into a glass bottle. Pour ½ cup of cane sugar into bottle and shake vigorously until dissolved. Add 1 cup of vodka and shake then cover and store for up to 2 weeks.