Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know what you're thinking...steaks, big reds, the same bottle of scotch for the old man on Father's Day. Boring! It's 2022, and the definition of what it means to be a father (never mind a man) is evolving rapidly. In fact, we have no idea what it means anymore. In the spirit of this progression, we're bringing to you three picks from in-house Drunken Sommelier, Steven, that will put a nice touch of razzle-dazzle on Father's Day this year.
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1. Diabolica White, Okanagan Valley VQA
White wine is not traditionally at the top of the list of Father's Day gift ideas, but hey, we're breaking down stereotypes here! Whether or not your dad actually likes to drink white wine (we think he should), this wine needs a place in the family fridge come Sunday. Bursting with melon, peach, and tropical flavours and just a *touch* of sweetness, Diabolica White is the ideal antidote to extended games of bocce, croquet, golf, or whatever old man game you get roped into to make dad feel like he's actually good at something. Pour heavy, and if you're feeling creative, this wine makes a great base for white sangria. Furthermore, if you need to go the distance during lawn darts, throw a few ice cubes and a splash of soda water in your glass and extend your ability to keep throwing it down all afternoon. You'll thank us for the advice.
2. Sandhill Rosé, Okanagan Valley VQA
There's nothing sexier than a perfectly aged male-identifying specimen with a little stubble, a white linen shirt, and a glass of rosé in his hand. Just keep your friend Becky's hands off him. Listen, though we may be a little behind the times at the local freedom rallies, it's a well-known fact in 2022 that real men drink rosé. And if you're not so sure? Fine, bring the big, ballsy red, and pour a glass of this for yourself. We promise you, after watching you fawn over this summer berry-laden nectar, papa is going to say something like, "I'll have what you're having" and join in on the stylish refreshment that is Sandhill Rosé.
3. Bowmore 12 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Alright, alright...maybe all these progresive picks for the old man are just us fighting an uphill battle. If indeed that's the case, go with a classic manly-man's drink: a bottle of Bowmore 12 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. If you're the type who yearns for the days when hockey players looked like they were volunteer firefighters and men grew beards that weren't ironic in the least...then this is the bottle for you. Islay Scotch is uniquely smoky, peaty, and briny, while oozing the toughness of those old-time seasiders who practically wrestled sharks in their spare time. This is the kind of quality beverage that will put hair on one's chest, regardless of gender, real or self-identified. If you need a sure thing, choose Bowmore 12.