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Monday, June 15, 2015

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This year Father's Day is June 21st. As you all know, dads are impossible to shop for. And while ties and matching pocket squares may be acceptable gifts again, Dad probably wants to pick those out himself. Instead, why don't you try whiskey? Our Whiskey buyer, Oscar Garcia has selected 5 perfect whiskeys/whiskies for Father's Day.

5 Whiskeys for Father's Day

1. I. W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon $45.99
This whiskey is Legend ... wait for it! ... dary. Discontinued in the US in 1990, this label dates back to 1879. The recent return of this Bourbon is very exciting to have back in the States this year. Caramel, vanilla, and freshly milled oak show through with subtle hints of fruit and a little salt. This is a fantastic price for a hidden gem. But if you are looking for something a little nicer, try the I. W. Harper 15 Year.



2. Black Bull 12-Year-Old Scotch Blend $57.99
This bull comes at you from all angles. As a Scotch Whisky, Black Bull 12 is a truly unconventional Scotch. It's 50/50 malt and grain. Part of the blend is from the Highlands; another part comes from Speyside. The whiskey ages in both Sherry butts and American Oak hogsheads. Black Bull Scotch is full octane with flavors of raisin, plum and smoke.

3. Blade & Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon $60.99
"Gold Medal Winner" 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Like the I. W. Harper, Blade & Bow comes from the Stitzel-Weller distillery. The major difference is that Blade and Bow is blended through the Solera method, with older whiskeys mingling with younger ones to have the best of both worlds. There is plenty of fruit on the nose and flavors of apricot and baking spice. Next step up for B & B fans is the Blade & Bow 22-Year-Old.

4. Compass Box "The Lost Blend" $99.99
In 2004, Compass Box ran out of their first single malt blend, Eluthera. Their current "Lost Blend" is inspired by that first whisky to come out of Compass Box's whimsical and forward thinking business. Destined again for excitation, this blend is limited production. Two of three whiskies that go into the blend are from the Highlands sporting jaunting fruit. The third part of the blend is peated Islay single malt. In addition to being a d**n fine whisky, the label is made for treating your quirky father with a miscellany of vintage finery and nick-nacks.

5. Orphan Barrel Forged Oak $99.99
Rescued from nearly forgotten barrels of Kentucky's Stitzel-Weller rickhouses, this Straight Bourbon is the union of exceptional and rare bourbons produced by the same family as the culted Pappy Van Winkle whiskeys. Aged 15 years in American white oak, the Forged Oak boast aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean that give way to cocoa and berries only to finish with black pepper. Serious whiskey collectors pursue orphan barrel blends like Forged Oak before they disappear into an inevitable extinction.

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