If your dad is anything like us, then what he wants most for Father’s Day is a little R&R, and a soothing libation that will allow him to slow his roll and savor the one and only day of the year that’s all about HIM! Below are a few gift ideas from our friends at Angel’s Envy, Papa’s Pilar, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Boardroom Spirits, Compass Box, and Crown Royal that will help Dear Old Dad make all of his Father’s Day dreams come true…
As a family-operated business created by a father-son duo, Lincoln Henderson and Wes Henderson, Angel’s Envy is a perfect gift for dad….
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Description: Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. We guide each batch’s conditioning, blending our handcrafted bourbon in small batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time. Once it’s deemed ready, we finish our bourbon in ruby port wine casks, which adds subtly distinct flavor nuances that enhance the whiskey without challenging it. Our port finishing process lasts between three to six months, depending on taste.
Angel’s Envy Rye
Description: Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels is genuinely unique and worthy of Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s legacy. The taste profile of rye whiskey was a perfect fit for a rum cask finish. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to complement rye whiskey, the team’s decision was unanimous.
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 2018 Cask Strength
Description: Ranked the “Best Spirit in the World” by Spirit Journal in 2013, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels is unlike any whiskey you’ve ever tried and we released a very limited number of bottles – 12,000 to be exact. We judge only a handful of barrels exceptional enough for our lengthy finishing process. Even at 124 proof, every sip is worth savoring. A remarkably complex and unfiltered spirit, we suggest you enjoy it neat or with just a splash of water to release the flavor nuances, and perhaps with a few friends who appreciate outstanding whiskey.
Papa’s Pilar Rum
Papa’s Pilar is a premium rum brand based out of Key West that is inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s legacy and adventures between Florida and Cuba on his boat, the Pilar. The brand was actually created in collaboration with Papa Hemingway’s estate (the family remains involved and donates a majority of their proceeds to charities that embody Hemingway’s legacy each year). Papa’s Pilar would make the perfect gift for a dad who loves literature/Hemingway, lives an active/adventurous lifestyle much like Papa himself, or is simply looking for a premium, complex spirit to sip neat or mixed into cocktails.
Papa’s Pilar’s two core expressions – Blonde and Dark – are blended by Master Blender Ron Call (formerly of Cruzan and Jim Beam) using rums sourced from countries throughout the Caribbean for their age and distinct character.
Papa’s Pilar Blonde
Solera-style blended in Bourbon barrels and Spanish Sherry casks
- Nose: Rounded nose with citrus notes of grapefruit, mandarin and key lime mixed with vanilla, oak and a touch of crisp almond
- Taste: Creamy, buttery, vanilla taste layered with soft mango, orange peel and pineapple hints
- Finish: Smooth, nutty and clean
Papa’s Pilar Dark
Solera-style blended in Bourbon barrels, Port Wine casks and Spanish Sherry Casks
- Nose: Complex notes of vanilla, cinnamon, coffee beans and honey with hints of sherry and port
- Taste: Intricately flavored: sweet, mixed with earthy, vegetal tones. Mouth-coating with a touch of spice, bourbon, almond and apricot
- Finish: Robust with a long finish
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is celebrating Father’s Day at all 16 of their locations with a beer release, a three-course steak dinner special and a prize-packed Yeti Cooler giveaway.
The beer, Das Boot, will be debuting on the taps and in 16 oz. cans on Thursday, June 13. This traditional German Lager (4.9% ABV) is bright, balanced and perfect to wash down a special Father’s Day steak dinner with.
Available Friday, June 14 through Thursday, June 20 this DAD-cadent menu offers a first course of either Seafood Bisque or Iceberg Wedge Salad. The main course is a choice between three different cuts of steak: the 16 oz. Char-Grilled Porterhouse Steak with broccoli and pan-fried fingerling potatoes; the 8 oz. Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with Wee Heavy Ale caramelized onions, garlicky broccolini, topped with madeira wine sauce; or the 8 oz. Red Chile Rubbed Flat Iron Steak with smoked cheddar mac and cheese, tri-colored peppers and onions, topped with chipotle lime sauce. The feast concludes with a Southern Peach crumble served warm with malted bourbon-pecan ice cream and raspberry sauce. Prix-fixe prices start at $32.50.
Complete an entry form before you leave for a chance to win a Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler stocked with everything dad needs to kick off summer. One cooler, which includes two beach blankets, grill tools, and a $50 Iron Hill gift card, will be given away per location. Drawing to take place on Monday, June 17.
Attend a one-of-a-kind cocktail workshop at Boardroom Spirits on Saturday, June 15 from 6-7:30 PM. Perfectly suited for whiskey-loving dads, this custom workshop will feature a hands-on mixology session using Northbound Rye, Bourbon and Boardroom’s coveted Single Malt Whiskey. Tickets are $43 and include education on the various whiskeys and a sampling of each; a hands-on mixology session where students will make and enjoy three signature cocktails (Sazerac, Derby Mule and Rob Roy); 20% discount on Northbound Bourbon and Rye whiskey purchases following the class; and, of course, snacks.
Address: Boardroom Spirits Distillery, 575 W. 3rd St. Lansdale, PA 19446
Compass Box Whiskies
Compass Box whiskies are designed to be shared. With Father’s Day coming up, we have some suggestions for how you can introduce your father to Compass Box, whether he is currently a whisky drinker or not…
For a wine buff
If your father is fond of pulling the cork on a special bottle of white Burgundy every so often, Juveniles would be a smart choice to introduce the wonders of Scotch whisky.
Taking inspiration from the world of wine, Juveniles was created for the Parisian restaurant and wine bar of the same name. An assemblage of single malts from four distilleries, Juveniles is a bright, fruity whisky made to partner great food and great company.
Try sipping it from a wine glass with an ice cube ahead of a fulfilling roast lunch.
For a beer lover
Has dad ever tried sipping his favourite lager, IPA or wild-fermented farmhouse ale alongside a whisky? Long popularised in the United States as the boilermaker and fondly known in Scotland as the “hauf ‘n’ hauf”, serving a beer together with a glass of whisky is a terrific prelude to a sociable evening.
We have discovered that sweeter whiskies, matured in American oak barrels, make superb companions for brighter beers such as pilsners and pale ales. Great King Street Artist’s Blend, Oak Cross and Delilah’s XXV – delicious whiskies in their own right – also make for superb boilermaker material.
Whatever beer dad is partial to, after a delicious boilermaker he may end up preferring the whisky.
For a Sherry aficionado
For many years Scottish distillers have used Sherry butts in which to age their spirits.
Made from either American or European oak, Sherry butts typically impart rich fruit-forward flavour notes to maturing Scotch whisky. However, the style of Sherry previously matured in the cask can have its own subtle influence too, with Amontillado and Fino giving different characteristics to Oloroso or Pedro Ximenez.
The Story of the Spaniard offers a unique interpretation of this bolder style of whisky, highlighting the fruitful crossovers between Scotland and southern Spain. Full, soft and sumptuous, The Story of the Spaniard bursts with notes of citrus peel, toffee, and pears poached in red wine.
At Compass Box, we love to explore the parallels that exist in the world of drinks. If your father has adventurous tastes but has never dabbled in quality spirits, introduce him to the delicious and varied world of Scotch whisky this Father’s Day.
The fourth release in Crown Royal’s award-winning Noble Collection, this limited-edition expression combines the smoothness of Crown Royal Deluxe with rich dark notes of caramel, vanilla and fruit along with a body and structure that can only be achieved through French Oak. Sip neat or on the rocks to experience the captivating character that only French oak can have on our signature blend.