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Friday, June 19, 2009

Drink of the Week: Whiskey + Father's Day = Happy Dad

If you’re still looking for a last-minute present for Father’s Day this Sunday (you remembered, right?), today’s Drink(s) of the Week will make the guesswork a little easier. A bottle of whiskey is usually a pretty safe bet for dads, but with the dizzying range of whiskies out there, choosing a style and brand is enough to make you break a sweat. So here are three choices that will have your dad lounging in the La-Z-Boy before you can say, “Thanks, Dad!” If you’re looking for a nice single-malt, The Dalmore 12-Year is a great option. This highland scotch is full and smooth with citrusy and spicy notes and a hint of smokiness. If bourbon’s more your dad’s style, you can’t go wrong with Elmer T. Lee. It’s soft, supple and sweet with a sturdy backbone of honey, fruit, vanilla and spice, and at less than $30 a bottle, it’s an excellent value. And for something a little different, we say go for a bottle of George Dickel #12. This Tennessee whiskey is smooth and creamy yet still a little rough around the edges with a spicy, smoky quality, and at about $20 a bottle, you can’t beat the price. Cheers to dads everywhere!