Hey we get it; our Dads aren’t the easiest to shop for either. And with June 17 approaching its time to start quickly researching those gift guides. This year look no further than the Empire Mixology 2018 Whiskey Father’s Day Guide. We partnered up with the brands you love to feature some of their most elite products that will 100% put a smile on your Dad’s face this year.
George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish
(Suggested Retail Price $24.99)
If dad’s a fan of spicy flavors, George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish will do the trick. This one-of-a-kind spirit embodies the essence of its Louisiana and Tennessee roots with authentic spice and flavors. George Dickel Tabasco Brand Barrel Finish took home a Gold Medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Finished in barrels used to age tabasco peppers for three years, George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish has a deliciously spicy flavor. George Dickel takes its Tennessee whisky and rests it in these barrels for 30 days, allowing the spice and flavor imparted on the wood from the tabasco peppers to add its unique finish. TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce is then distilled to create an essence, which is carefully blended together with the whisky to create George Dickel TABASCO Brand Barrel Finish. The result is a deliciously spicy shot, which recently won a Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Crown Royal Blenders’ Mash
(Suggested Retail Price $27.99)
Crown Royal Blenders’ Mash is the first offering in the Crown Royal Blenders’ Series, a new line of special whiskies that celebrate the art of blending. The new offering showcases a classic whisk(e)y style with a distinctive smooth finish. A perfect fit for the dad that appreciates craftmanship.
Crown Royal Blenders’ Mash showcases the warm vanilla and subtle oaky notes of our beloved corn-heavy whiskies – among the most flavorful and complex of the five unique whiskies that comprise Crown Royal’s signature blend.
Bulleit Barrel Strength
(Suggested Retail Price $59.99)
Awarded a Double Gold Medal and named the Best Straight Bourbon in the 2018 San Francisco Spirits Awards, Bulleit Barrel Strength is a whiskey un-cut and un-filtered. Bulleit Bourbon is distilled and aged in Bulleit family tradition, after founder Tom Bulleit was inspired by an old family bourbon recipe passed down through generations. Once sold by hand, today Bulleit Bourbon is one of the fastest-growing whiskeys in America.
Because Bulleit Barrel Strength is being bottled straight from the barrel, uncut and unfiltered, the ABV will vary by batch, but will generally range from 120-125 in proof. The barrels that were selected to create Bulleit Barrel Strength were dumped and combined into a single batch without the inclusion of water at any point in the process. As a result of the lack of dilution with water, Bulleit Barrel Strength is darker in color and has a different profile than Bulleit Bourbon.
(Suggested Retail Price $130)
For those looking for a unique and rare gift for their dad, Orphan Barrel Whiskey recently released a new, extremely limited variant within its Rhetoric family. With a unique lineage steeped in whiskey aging experimentation, this year’s Rhetoric 24-Year-Old gives way to the fifth iteration of the whiskey, which has been aged a year longer than its predecessor.
Rhetoric 24-year-old is the twelfth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company – a beautiful whiskey aged twenty-four years. Aged four years longer than the first release, it is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof. The whiskey will continue to be progressively aged and re-released annually at a year older, allowing whiskey aficionados to collect the series and compare the whiskeys side-by-side.