Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2013

Every year, finding the perfect Father’s Day present is a real struggle. What do you buy a man who already has everything he wants? Well, we have some good answers to that age-old question. So check out these gifts that your Pops will surely appreciate, and then start shopping.

Bar10der ($40):

If your dad is anything like ours, he loves gadgets and cocktails, and this oversized multi-tool combines both of his passions. It’s basically a whole bar kit, including a muddler, knife, juicer, corkscrew, strainer, spoon, jigger, zester and bottle opener.

Expresiones del Corazon Old Rip Van Winkle Añejo Tequila ($70):

Not even we can get your father a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, but all is not lost. Corazon Tequila has just released 6,000 bottles of a special añejo aged in used Old Rip Van Winkle barrels. (The brand is also offering an añejo aged in former Sazerac Rye Whiskey barrels.)

Shake ‘Em Up! A Practical Handbook of Polite Drinking ($17):

One of our favorite Prohibition-era cocktail books is Shake ‘Em Up! by Virginia Elliott and Phil D. Stong, which came out in 1930. Fortunately, Tin House has recently published an edition of the book with an introduction from Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist.

Angel’s Envy Rum Finished Rye Whiskey ($70):

A bottle of rye whiskey is always a treat, and a more than  appropriate present on Sunday. If you can find it, pick up Angel’s Envy’s new 100-proof expression, which is aged in American oak barrels and finished in a cask that previously held Caribbean rum and also French cognac. It’s full of sweet, citrusy and baking-spice notes and is available in select markets across the country.

Heritage Handcrafted Classic Bench ($400):

While we’d be happy to have a whiskey barrel in our living room, Heritage Handcrafted’s Classic Bench, which is made from reclaimed staves, is a lot more elegant. The piece was designed by the company’s lead craftsman, James Broyhill, and each one has a unique patina. The company also makes everything from chandeliers to sinks out of old barrels.

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