What to Buy Your Drink-Loving Dad on Father’s Day
Looking to show your dad how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day? (It’s fast approaching, by the way!) If your pops appreciates fine wine and spirits, there are plenty of thoughtful gifts to show you care.
We’ve scoured our best Wine Enthusiast products and selected gifts for every dad, grandpa and any other father figure on your list. There’s a beautiful wine decanter, a cocktail smoker kit and even a fun axe throwing set made from reclaimed wine barrels. Of course, you can also splurge on a top-of-the-line wine cellar with all the trimmings. No matter what gift you choose, if it’s from this list, we’re sure Dad will love it.
Reclaimed Wine Barrel Axe Throwing Target Set
If Dad is always up for a good time—and ready to try something new—this axe throwing set is just the thing to spice up his next outdoor barbecue. Crafted from upcycled wine barrel staves, the target is engraved with scoring rings and can also be personalized. It comes with three axes and covers for them, and the board is easy to set up and fold for storage or transport.
Personalized Hole In One Golf Kit With Flask
Golf (and spirits) lovers will appreciate this handsome kit that includes everything Dad needs for a great day on the fairway: Three golf balls, five tees, a golfing multi-repair tool and a six-ounce vegan leather-wrapped, stainless-steel flask. It’s all neatly packaged inside a vegan leather-bound zippered travel case personalized with his initials, which is available in your choice of black or navy blue.
Personalized Blue Falcon Travel Cigar Humidor
Does your father enjoy a cigar with his whiskey? Does he appreciate being able to light up at a moment’s notice? This travel humidor, which holds up to seven cigars, is the perfect gift. The sleek, personalized cylindrical aluminum case is small enough to fit inside a coat pocket. Fill it with a selection of his favorite stogies and you’re sure to have a winning gift on your hands.
Authentic Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Cocktail Smoker Kit
Imagine Dad being able to create his own smoked drinks, right at his home bar. With this authentic Kentucky bourbon barrel cocktail smoker kit, he can impress guests and create unique, smoky drinks using genuine bourbon barrel shavings, which are included in the set. Also included: a bung smoker piece, windproof butane torch pen with adjustable flame and an attractive stand perfect for displaying on the bar.
Norlan Rauk Heavy Tumbler
A special spirit requires a special glass, and this unleaded crystal number delivers awe and admiration no matter what it contains. Unlike traditional cut crystal, this tumbler is crafted by a state-of-the-art machine that presses molten material into a complex, five-part mold in one step, instantly creating a geometric faceted glass. The name Rauk comes from the Old Scottish word for “rock,” because the glass was originally developed for whiskey drinkers who prefer the spirit on ice. It’s also an ideal vessel for cocktails—the extruded chevrons on the bottom of the glass provide friction points that help grip ingredients used in muddled drinks.
Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel and Cast Iron Sizzling Fajita Platter Set
Dad can enjoy fajita night with this eye-catching personalized cooking and serving set. The three-piece model comes with a pre-seasoned cast-iron pan, an insulated hot mitt handle cover and a wood serving tray base handcrafted from a genuine whiskey barrel head. Best of all, dad can use it as the pretense for an epic whiskey-and-fajita tasting.
Buffalo Leather Weekender Bag
For Dad’s weekend winery visits, this supple buffalo-leather bag will make sure he travels there—or anywhere—in style. The rugged-looking carryall holds six wine bottles of various sizes and also includes a waiter’s corkscrew, aerator and an additional leather single-bottle carrier. But if dad wants to use it for clothing, he can simply remove the liner and pack anything he wants inside the adaptable tote. You can have it monogrammed for even more panache.
Wine Enthusiast Art Series Spiral Decanter and Aerator Set
If your father is a red wine drinker—or simply enjoys a good showpiece—this eye-catching decanter and aerator is sure to wow. Mouth-blown from borosilicate glass, the Art Series Spiral Decanter and Aerator features glass coils that let your wine breathe in entertaining fashion. A glass cup is included to catch any drips.
L’Atelier du Vin Corkscrew
No more fights with the cork. All Dad has to do is fit the L’Atelier Du Vin Corkscrew onto the neck of the wine bottle, push the lever down and pull it back up in one motion, swiftly removing the stopper. Crafted from solid walnut wood and black matte coated metal alloy, the corkscrew features an ergonomic handle and integrated foil cutter, plus there is an option for monogrammed personalization.
Electric Blue Omega Wine Opener/Dispenser Set Black Marble
This handsome seven-piece set has everything your pops needs to serve and preserve his wine. It includes a marble patterned insulated bottle chiller, an automatic corkscrew, an automatic vacuum preserver, a dispenser and aerator, a foil cutter and two vacuum stoppers. Everything fits onto a charging base with a USB cord, which also features a storage drawer for the smaller items. The glowing blue accent lights add an air of tech-y sophistication.
32-Bottle Dual Zone MAX Wine Cooler
Help Dad keep his wine collection at the ideal temps with this dualzone refrigerator. This freestanding wine cooler holds up to 32 bottles in two different temperature-controlled sections, which are easily adjusted by a digital LED touchscreen. You can also set both zones to the same temperature to use the unit as a single-zone cellar if dad wishes. The streamlined design is also energy efficient, with state-of-the-art compressor technology that allows for steady cooling for storing and serving, whites and rosés, as well as reds, all in one machine. It’s also been named “best wine cooler” by Forbes, New York Magazine and Food & Wine.
Somm du Vin 2-Bottle Wine Preserver and Chiller
Once those bottles are open, this device will automatically preserve and chill them to conveniently enjoy t for up to 10 days. Simply place the opened bottle under the preserver nozzle and it will automatically vacuum seal it without the need for gas cartridges. Plus, each of the two storage zones can individually be set to 46° F, 54°F or 61°F with the push of a button for easy storing of reds, whites and rosés. Best of all, it’s small and sleek—ideal for leaving on a countertop.
Wine Enthusiast VinoView M 90 Smart Wi-Fi Wine Cellar
To really take Dad’s wine collection to the next level, buy him this Wi-Fi-enabled 90-bottle wine cellar. It boasts a remote app, which makes it easy to control and monitor the temperature and lighting from any smartphone. If Dad loves to show off, he’ll appreciate the VinoView shelves which display all his bottle label forward and slide open to easily view and access all of his wine. And, bottles will be perfectly preserved thanks to the high-performance inverter compressor cooling that delivers strikingly consistent temperature regulation.
Published on May 30, 2023