Mark your calendars – Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th! Our Father’s Day alcohol gifts guide features delicious bourbons, mezcals and wines that your dad will love. Here are just a few of our top liquor gifts for dad.
1. A.D. LAWS SINGLE BARREL FOUR GRAIN STRAIGHT BOURBON CASK STRENGTH
This single barrel, cask strength expression of the flagship A.D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon is crafted from 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% malted barley and 10% rye and aged 3 years and 1 month in new American white oak barrels. This particular single barrel will give off aromas of vanilla, pipe tobacco & caramel corn. You’ll get earthly black pepper, raisins and sage on the palate with a sweet finish. The Molly’s team got to help with the bottling of this single barrel which is why you might see a Molly’s team member’s signature on your bottle.
There aren’t many four grain bourbons on the market because they are difficult to make (individual varietals require different cooking temperatures and durations to maximize flavor), but A.D. Laws applies a “there are no shortcuts” philosophy to each batch of whiskey produced. Each batch is milled, cooked, fermented, distilled, and aged on-site, utilizing heirloom grains from family-owned Colorado farms.
2. DEL MAGUEY VIDA MEZCAL
Del Maguey VIDA is fruit-forward, easy sipping, and at an entry-level price point, it is an approachable introduction to mezcal. It has a nose of fruit, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. It can be enjoyed on its own, but its flavor profile makes it great for cocktails. Del Maquey mezcals are twice distilled and unblended from 100% mature agave Espadin and are produced in the original, 500-year-old, hand-crafted, artisanal way. There are no chemicals, colorings, or additives.
3. TRÄ-KÁL: THE SPIRIT OF PATAGONIA
TRÄ-KÁL is a totally new type of spirit derived solely from native Patagonian ingredients! All of the ingredients are sourced from a Patagonian micro-climate within 100 square kilometers of the distillery’s water source. Local apple and pear varietals are used to create the base alcohol, and seven hand-picked native herbs and four native berries play an integral part creating the distinctive flavor profile. It is essentially a brandy base that is then infused like a gin. TRÄ-KÁL is versatile and can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks. Add a splash of tonic or soda and an orange wedge or pair with grapefruit soda.
5. MOLLY’S BOULEVARDIER COCKTAIL KIT
Bear Creek Rye Whiskey $49.99/750ml
Aperol Apertivo $22.99/750ml
Strongwater Amores – Chocolate Vanilla Bitters $18.99
Dolin Vermouth Rouge $9.99/375ml
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries $17.99/14.9oz
For the mixologist dad! A Boulevardier is traditionally composed of equal parts rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari, but our Spirits team put the following three twists on the classic cocktail:
- We used Bear Creek’s Rye Whiskey produced right here in Denver, Colorado.
- We swapped out Campari for Aperol. Aperol is an aperitif like Campari, but less bitter, milder, and contains less alcohol.
- We added a few dashes of Strongwater Amores – Chocolate Vanilla Bitters
Combine 1.5 ounces of rye whiskey, Aperol, and vermouth in rocks glass with ice. Add three to four dashes of bitters. Garnish with cherries and/or orange (optional). Stir and enjoy!
4. BUILD YOUR OWN 6 PACK
Price will vary depending on beers selected
“Try All The Beers Dad” or “Set On One Style Beer Dad”? Don’t know what beer he likes? Give him a personalized 6 pack! We have 6 cooler doors stocked with single beers – go wild! Plus, you’ll save 25% on the individual bottle prices in your 6 pack, and if dad brings brings his 6 pack back 9 times, he’ll get $5 off his 10th purchase!
Need some inspiration? We asked our Assistant Beer Manager, Tony D., to build us a “Father’s Day 6pk”, and he selected: Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, Steamworks Brewing Colorado Kolsch Ale, Bootstrap Brewing Insane Rush IPA, Good River American Pilsner, Prost Brewing Altbier German Style Pale Ale, and Odd13 Brewing Codename Superfan.
6. MATEO CAMBRA RIOJA
Named after the winemaker’s son Mateo, this 100% red Garnacha has a deep purple color, with blackberry, pepper, and violet aromas. It’s balanced, and juicy on the palate with berry and plum flavors with a smooth finish. Winemaker Rafael Cambra is committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious. You can find this one in our Organic Wine Section.
All prices limited to stock on hand. Molly’s Spirits reserves the right to limit quantities. Prices are subject to change.