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6 Bourbons & Whiskeys Perfect For Father’s Day

Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16th) is just around the corner. And what better way to honor the man in your life than with a bottle of his favorite tipple? 

Of course, there is a huge variety of spirits on the market. From bourbons to whiskeys, to scotch and Irish, it can be difficult to know where to start. 

So, in the interest of making gift-hunting for Dad easier, here are six whiskeys (or whiskies) perfect to say a big ‘thanks’ to your old man this Father’s Day. Starting at just $18.99, there is a whisky gift on this list to suit every budget.*

*Editor’s Note: This article does not contain any affiliate links, nor have our own whiskey reviews influenced a brand’s inclusion in this article. Please see our editorial policies to find out more. 

Tullamore D.E.W. Honey – $18.99 

Credit: Tullmore D.E.W.

Flavored whiskey is all the rage in the market at the moment, with many brands trying their hand at producing whiskeys influenced by everything from blackberries to s’mores. Tullamore D.E.W. is no exception and has seen great success with its Tullamore D.E.W. Honey expression. 

Tullamore D.E.W. Honey is comprised of Irish whiskeys matured in three different cask types (refill Irish casks, ex-bourbon, and sherry butts) and then mixed with natural Bohemian Honey for a smooth and sweet influence. 

Tasting notes for the honeyed whiskey include “gentle spices interlaced with natural sweet notes” on the nose. On the palate, expect a “silky texture honey with vanilla undertones”. Tullamore D.E.W. Honey has “a sweet, warm finish”. For its smooth texture and unparalleled flavor, the Honey expression has won numerous awards, including Global Liqueur Masters Gold in 2022. 

Of course, Tullamore D.E.W. benefits not only from the growth in the flavored whiskey category but also from the burgeoning popularity of Irish whiskey in the USA. Why not treat your Dad to a bottle of Tullamore D.E.W. Honey this Father’s Day, and find out for yourself why these categories are growing at such a rapid rate amongst consumers? 

Tullamore D.E.W. Honey is available to purchase here, starting at $18.99. 

Chicken Cock Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – $69.99 

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Chicken Cock Whiskey has a self-professed “silly name from a time when you could call whiskey such things”. Not only will the brand name almost definitely get a belly laugh out of Dad, but the bourbon is next-level too. 

Chicken Cock is the fastest-growing craft bourbon brand in the US, and prides itself on making small batch bourbons and ryes, blended and bottled from a selected number of barrels. 

This Small Batch Bourbon features notes of “orange zest, vanilla pastry, clove, candied ginger” on the nose. The palate is defined by “butterscotch, honey, vanilla custard, and orange peel”. Finally, the whiskey finishes with “apricot, vanilla extract, toffee, red apple skin”. 

Retailing for $69.99 on the Chicken Cock website and selected retailers, Chicken Cock Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the perfect Father’s Day Dram. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for an upcoming guest post from Chicken Cock’s Will Woodington about all things small batch whiskey. 

Aberfeldy Limited Edition 15 Year Old Cadillac White Wine Cask – $74.99 

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Just in time for Father’s Day, Aberfeldy Distillery has unveiled the newest member of its Exceptional Cask Series. 

The practice of finishing whisky in wine casks is something of a modern development. Additionally, red wine casks are most often chosen for finishing. However, in the Highlands of Scotland Aberfeldy has been working on something different: a 15 Year Old scotch whisky finished in white wine casks. 

Malt Master Stephanie Macleod crafted the limited edition expression, exploring the influence of various different wines on the Aberfeldy whisky. According to the press release: “The sweet Cadillac wine casks show off the distinct flavor intricacies of white wine with more yellow fruits rather than the deep red fruity notes that red wine casks impart. The white wine casks bestow more floral notes and citrus, and bring a balance of the wine’s opulence contrasted with a charming freshness.” 

For the experienced whisky drinker, this is something entirely different. Treat Dad to a bottle of Aberfeldy scotch for Father’s Day by following this link. The bottle retails for $74.99. 

Father’s Day The Glenturret Gift Set – $102 

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The Glenturret, which claims to be Scotland’s oldest working distillery, has created a Father’s Day Gift Set, perfect for gifting to your Dad this June. 

Available now from The Glenturret website for £80 (~$102), the set comprises a bottle of The Glenturret 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky and two 8oz branded whisky glasses. Perhaps you and Dad can enjoy a dram together! 

As an added bonus, you can even add a personalized engraving to make the gift even more special. 

The Glenturret 12 Year Old was bottled in 2023. Tasting notes feature “rich raisins and sultanas”, followed by “vanilla and cinnamon […] ginger and hints of nutmeg”. On the finish, you can expect “hedgerow fruits and maturing oak”. 

J. Mattingly 1845 Custom Father’s Day Bourbon Bottles – $12

An example of a Father’s Day bourbon bottle. Credit: J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery

Last, but certainly not least, is a fully-customized bourbon bottle from J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery

As part of the distillery’s Father’s Day celebrations, customers have the opportunity to purchase a whiskey fit only for their Dad. Choose your Dad’s favorite mash bill “from hundreds of proprietary double-staved barrels pre-selected by the Mattingly team of blenders”. 

In addition to customizing the whiskey, customers can also choose the bottle shape, and the color of the wax seal, and add a personalized message to the label. This is the perfect personalized gift for your bourbon-loving Dad this Father’s Day. 

Harry Richart, president of J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery said: “The online custom bourbon bottles truly are a one-of-a-kind gift that dad, or any bourbon lover, will treasure. Not only is the liquid inside with our double-staved bourbon blends never repeated, but your choice of bottle shape, custom message for the label and wax color combination make it a unique creation not found on the liquor store shelf.  It’s a gift that stands out from all others with all the customization opportunities.” 

Prices start at $120 for a 750ml bottle. You can create your custom Father’s Day bourbon here. Orders placed prior to June 5th will arrive by Father’s Day. Don’t miss out! 

Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished In Port Barrels With The Perfect Rocks Set – $153 

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Earlier in 2024, Angel’s Envy launched a new media campaign titled ‘Worth The Envy’. The campaign showcases the diverse nature of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, challenging the notion that there is only one ‘right way’ to enjoy bourbon. 

This message is further driven home by Angel’s Envy’s use of experimental finishing, such as the Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished In Port Barrels. 

So, this Father’s Day, encourage your Dad to break out of his comfort zone and enjoy a whiskey that strives to be individual and original. 

Angel’s Envy has curated the perfect Father’s Day gift set that also encourages fathers to try their hands at mixology. The set comprises: 

  • 1 bottle of Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished In Port Barrels 
  • A set of 2 Rolf Bella Double Old-Fashioned Glasses 
  • A set of 2 ReserveBar Square Ice Cube Trays 
  • A ReserveBar ‘Cheers!’ Ice Stamp 

The Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished In Port Barrels is the perfect centerpiece to the set. Blended from a small batch of 8 to 12 barrels, the bourbon is then finished in ruby port wine casks for six months prior to bottling. Tasting notes for the Port Finish include “vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast, and bitter chocolate” on the palate, followed by a “clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades”. 

Purchase the set via ReserveBar for $153

Happy Father’s Day!

So, there you have it. Six bourbon and whiskey (or whisky) gift ideas for your Dad this Father’s Day. Whether your Dad is a lover of scotch, bourbon, or Irish whiskey, there is something on this list for everyone. 

A big Happy Father’s Day from all of us at The Whiskey Wash to all the Dads out there. Put your feet up and enjoy a dram! 

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Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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