Ties, coffee mugs, t-shirts—you’ve bought all this and more for your papa. It’s time to switch it up. If your dad enjoys a good trago (who doesn’t?) why not raise a glass of the good stuff in his name?
There are a few prime spirits that every man seems to love. Juan David Marin, a Colombian mixologist at Flick, which specializes in gastronomy at Diageo, has a few specific recommendations.
“Most men like to enjoy a good whisky and Scotch is well-known for its excellent quality and flavor,” Marin says. “I recommend giving him a bottle of Buchanan’s Special Reserve, which is very special since it’s been aged for a minimum of 18 years in European Sherry Oak barrels.” Buchanan’s Special Reserve also has dalwhinnie, a sweet honeyed malt whisky. If that doesn’t do it for you, there are 14 other types of whisky to choose from. Each bottle costs about $75.
Marin, who grew up in Colombia watching his father and uncles enjoy a drink on Father’s Day, also recommends going for the top shelf spirits. “You can also make the gift even more special, [by] customizing it with his name and a brief message on a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.”
Now if you want to try something different this Father’s Day try one of Marin’s crafty little concoctions thanks to the recipe below.
iFeliz dia de los padres y salud!
2 oz Buchanan’s De Luxe
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2 drops Peychaud’s Bitter
Ideal serving is in a rocks glass
1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
2. Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
3. Garnish with a lime peel.
Yield: 1 drink, no drink contains more than 0.6 fl oz alcohol