Father’s Day is around the corner and if your Dad is anything like mine, he dreams of liquid gifts. Whether it’s wine, whisky, rye or scotch, he’s down for all kinds of things to sip on. There are many types of Dad’s in the world, and whether you’re a dad to a human or a fur dad, Fathers Day is all about celebrating you!
Here are a few special sipping gifts for the Dads in your life
For the Outdoors Canadian Dad
Fill your dad’s glass with Lot 40 Dark Oak Canadian Whisky when you make a toast to his young, vivacious energy. Named the world’s best rye at the 2021 World Whiskies Awards, Lot 40 Dark Oak is a bigger, bolder version of Lot 40 rye whisky. Dark Oak is finished in a second new oak barrel, this time heavily charred, resulting in a bolder intense rye whisky, bottled at an ABV of 48%.
For the Dad who Loves to Love
In 1984, the non-profit Tom of Finland Foundation was established by Durk Dehner and his friend Touko Laaksonen a.k.a. Tom of Finland. As Tom had established worldwide recognition as the master of homoerotic art, the Foundation’s original purpose was to preserve his vast catalog of work. Several years later, the scope was widened to offer a safe haven for all erotic art in response to rampant discrimination against art that portrayed sexual behavior or generated a sexual response. Today the Foundation continues in its efforts of educating the public as to the cultural merits of erotic art and in promoting healthier, more tolerant attitudes about sexuality. The Tom of Finland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Educational Archive. For more information, visit tomoffinland.org
For the Scotch Loving Pops
Get him a bottle of Glenlivet 15 Year Old for pure luxury! Matured in a French oak cask, lending notes of sweet almond and spice, this wine is a fabulous gift to make him feel special.
Does he Love Unique Sparkling Wines?
The Two Sisters Vineyards Blanc de Franc sparkling is to die for. The 2017 Blanc de Franc is a unique and exciting sparkling wine. Made in the traditional (or Champagne) method, it was created from 100% estate-grown Cabernet Franc. As there was no skin contact, the wine is a very light straw in colour. For this release, the bottles were disgorged after 776 days on lees. Subsequent releases of this vintage continue to age on the lees. There was no addition at dosage, as only the same wine was used to replace the lost volume.
For the Dad who Loves to BBQ
The 2018 Peter Lehman Barossan Shiraz is the perfect gift. Aptly named, the Barossan showcases the superb fruit sourced from the many fabled sub-regions across the Barossa Valley. Located 80 kilometres north-east of Adelaide in South Australia, the Barossa has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s great wine regions. The rolling hills, valleys and ridges are home to some of the world’s oldest vines dating back to the 1840s and known for producing many iconic world-class wines. Peter Lehmann Wines works collaboratively with over 100 grower families across the length and breadth of the region, many of whom have been involved with the Peter Lehmann story for decades.
For the Dad who Loves to Collect Wine
This ruby red wine expresses a distinctive Tuscan bouquet of violet, cherry, and plum, with aromas of chocolate and spice. Intense aromas of violet, blackberry, cherry, and ripe plum with intriguing notes of cinnamon and clove. Classic elegance and structure in which the fruit, tannins, and spices form a tightly woven balance, with a lingering finish of chocolate and coffee.