Father’s Day Gift Guide 2024: The Best Bourbon’s

Food & Drink

Bourbon is the perfect Father’s Day gift because it embodies tradition, craftsmanship, and American heritage, qualities many fathers hold dear. Known for its rich, warm flavors and smooth finish, bourbon offers a refined drinking experience that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned. Each bottle tells a story of careful aging and meticulous production, often with distinct regional nuances that can be explored and appreciated.

Gifting bourbon signifies thoughtfulness and respect for your father’s tastes, providing an opportunity for him to relax and savor something special. Whether he is a seasoned bourbon enthusiast or a casual drinker, a well-chosen bottle can elevate his collection and create moments of enjoyment and reflection.

Here are nine bourbons that will show Dad that you appreciate everything he did for you and are looking forward to many more years celebrating him.

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

For dads who want to go back in time and drink like Al Capone did, Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style is the bourbon for them. One of five expressions in Old Forester’s famed Whiskey Row series, 1920 is a sturdy 115 proof with a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker sweetness. It costs $62.99, and you can purchase it here.

Garrison Brothers Lady Bird Bourbon

Now in its second year, this limited-release bourbon from Garrison Brothers Distillery has quickly become a favorite in the bourbon world. It’s a 114-proof Texas-infused cognac-finished bourbon that spent four years aging in new white American oak barrels. It was then infused with Texas wildflower honey and matured another three years in French Cognac XO casks. It’s the perfect gift for a dad who loves his garden or just good bourbon. It costs $204.99, and you can purchase it here.

Knob Creek 10-Year-Old Rye

Aged three more years than their award-winning 7-Year-Old Rye, Knob Creek 10-Year-Old Rye has the classic rye essence that Knob Creek is known for but boasts deeper notes of rich caramel, creamy vanilla, and robust oak and char notes due to its extended aging process. It’s bottled at 100 proof and Dad will love it neat or on the rocks while relaxing on the deck. It costs $69.99, and you can purchase it here.

Fox & Oden Double-Oaked Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Hailing from Michigan, this bourbon is a smooth sipper ideal for any enthusiast. It boasts a palate of rich caramel, chocolate, and pipe tobacco. That’s because Fox & Oden focuses on making whiskeys that honor pre-prohibition whiskey blending and finishing. Their Double-Oaked Straight Bourbon is a mixture of whiskeys ranging in age from eight to fifteen years old and is one robust sipper. It costs $99.99, and you can purchase it here.

Makers Mark 46

If your dad is well on his way to becoming a whisky connoisseur, help refine his palate with the gift of Maker’s Mark 46. French oaked for layers of flavor, Maker’s 46 is the taste vision of Bill Samuels, Jr. The result is an easy-to-sip bourbon with notes of caramel, vanilla, and baking spice that greet the palate in layers. It’s a beautiful sipper from one of the world’s legendary Bourbon brands. It costs $39.99, and you can purchase it here.

Calistoga Depot Prosperous & Penniless

If your father is a wine lover, then look no further. Prosperous $ Penniless is the latest offering from Jean-Charles Boisset, the flamboyant head of the Boisset Collection, one of the world’s leading luxury wine houses. This bourbon is brimming with flavors because it finished aging in French oak barrels from the Beuna Vista Winery which previously held their award-winning Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It costs $250, and you can purchase it here.

High Wire Jimmy Red Bourbon

This exceptional bourbon will have dad forgetting all the headaches you may have caused in your youth. It is made in South Carolina at High Wire Distilling and crafted with care by Scott Blackwell and Ann Marshall, a husband-and-wife duo who have applied their unique knowledge of culinary techniques, artisanal grains, and the agricultural process to introduce premium, small-batch, handmade craft spirits like this bourbon. It has been aged at least two years in American oak barrels and has a sweet, nutty flavor that’s perfect on the rocks. It costs $79.99, and you can purchase it here.

Coppercraft Straight Bourbon Whiskey

For the dad who’s a budding mixologist, Coppercraft Straight Bourbon Whiskey makes the perfect base for mixing an Old Fashioned or Whiskey Sour. This small-batch bourbon’s flavorful combination of cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla adds just the right amount of complexity to any drink. Made from a blend of four and nine-plus-year-old bourbons, it’s an affordable bottle that any dad would love to receive. It costs $49.99, and you can purchase it here.

High West Bourbon

The team at High West Distilling in Park City, Utah, has quietly been turning out some exceptional whiskeys over the last decade. Their High West Bourbon is a highly awarded whiskey that embodies the rugged ethos of the West. It is a complex blended bourbon with light caramel and sweet vanilla notes on the nose and a rich and earthy taste. Dad will feel like a cowboy after a long day on the trail as he sips this liquid. It costs $37.99, and you can purchase it here.

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