6 Great Bourbon Choices for Dad

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rocksglassAs a Dad, let me make it clear that we love you, we really do, but don’t buy us another lame gift. Gift Cards to home depot are nice, but it’s getting old. We don’t need any more ties, and when we do we’ll go shop for one ourself. We do a lot in, out, and around the house and we really just want a peaceful father’s day and a decent gift that doesn’t suck. So what exactly “doesn’t suck” in our eyes? Liquor. And things that have to do with liquor.

Now, I know this list doesn’t exactly fit every single dad out there, but let’s just say it fits most. We already listed a few awesome Fathers day gift ideas last week that had a little something for every dad whether you’re a DIY kinda guy, a book worm, or even into social entertaining. Thistime i’ve got a list of really good bourbons I think any Dad would love, and I wanted to share them with our readers today.

1. Basil Hayden’s [39.99] – This one’s made with twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, and has a spicy trademark finish makes it the perfect for cocktails. 

2. Four Roses Single Barrel [39.99] –  A premium, full bodied, and surprisingly smooth bourbon thats mellow and has a long finish. There are hints of cherry, plum, and spicy aromas such as maple syrup and cocoa.

3. Knob Creek [29.99]big, full flavored spirit that’s made in small batches to pre-prohibition standards. Its rich and hearty flavor lends itself to craft cocktails and the most delicious food dishes The Knob Creek portfolio also includes Knob Creek Rye, Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve and the newest edition, Knob Creek Smoked Maple.

4. Booker’s 25th Anniversary Batch [93.99] – Inspired by a 200-year-old family tradition, Booker Noe, Jim Beam’s grandson and 6th Generation Master Distiller, first created Booker’s Bourbon as a Christmas gift for his close friends and family. Twenty five years later, and in honor of that anniversary, they’ve created this exclusive and limited bottle offering. Booker’s 25th Anniversary is bottled uncut and unfiltered and is extra aged to bring out the true flavorprofile of the bourbon. 

5. Four Roses Small Batch [24.99] – A combination of four original and limited Bourbons were used to create this  perfectly balanced small batch Bourbon that features rich and spicy flavors with hints of sweet oak and caramel aromas.  

6. Baker’s [54.99] – If your dad prefers a little smoke with his bourbon, Baker’s makes the perfect drink to pair with your favorite cigar. With a flavor that is reminiscent of cognac, it is aged seven years in new oak barrels, giving it a silky smooth flavor. 

Four Roses Group Shot

This isn’t a definitive end all be all of bourbons, but just some of my favorites that I don’t think i’ve mentioned before. Anyone that visits the site knows I’m a huge fan of Makers, but I didn’t include them this time. Other good one’s include Eagle rare, Buffalo Trace, and plenty more.. Hope this helps. If you pick up the Basil Hayden’s, we also have a great bourbon cocktail using it in our archives, check it out and let us know what you think.





Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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