Father's Day is just around the corner, so it's time to celebrate him with a special and unique present. If he's a whiskey enthusiast, there's something for everyone. To mark his special day, gift him a memorable bottle of a tried and true favorite, or help him expand his horizons with something entirely different. The options are limitless, from commemorative whiskeys aged in rum casks to double oaked bottles that come out rich and caramel-y.
The tradition of making whiskey has its roots in Scotland, but Ireland also has an impressive footprint. This list focuses on whiskey from other parts of the world, such as bourbon and limited releases, anniversary editions, and special birthday exclusives. There are limited releases, anniversary editions, and special birthday exclusives to celebrate dad this Father's Day. Grab a special bottle for a good old fashioned toast with Dad before Sunday, June 18.
Macallan 18 Year Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky:
- Macallan's 18-year aged double cask Scotch whisky is balanced and smooth. It is aged in oloroso sherry casks made from European and American oak, and has a rich hue. Speyside whisky can have a cleaner profile.
Chicken Cock Double Oak Whiskey
- Chicken Cock is one of the oldest American whiskey distillers, and this expression is due to a barrel shortage in 2014. Bourbon can only be labeled Kentucky Straight Bourbon if aged in a barrel made of new white American oak, and this version is the best of both worlds, allowing for a deep complexity of age while maintaining a brighter, more wood-forward top note.
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old Whisky
- Suntory's signature bottle, the Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt, is an integral core expression of Japanese whiskey. They have released a special 100th Anniversary edition to honor Yamazaki, the oldest malt distillery in Japan, while also evoking "Monozukuri" craftsmanship. This classic bottle is relatively easy to find and has subtle depth and a fruity, floral and mildly spiced finish. It is a great way to open up to the world of Japanese whiskey and is particularly easy to enjoy for those who are already fans of classic Scotch whiskey.
Woodford Reserve Baccarat
- Woodford Reserve is known for high quality liquid with great flavor, and this limited edition Baccarat bottle is a two-in-one gift. The Kentucky bourbon is aged in American oak barrels to retain bourbon designation, then further aged in French oak barrels to retain XO Cognac designation. The bottle is made of quality handcrafted crystal and can be used over and over again with whatever dad wants to enjoy.