Buy Rhum Clément VSOP 80, $40, at VintageGrape.net
Buy Williams-Sonoma Classic Highball Glasses,
Buy Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, $130, at WineDelight.com
Buy Riedel Vivant Bourbon Glasses, set of 4, ideal for sophisticated liquors, $39.99, at Target.com
By Lindsay Leff
Stock his bar for Father’s Day by giving our top under-the-radar spirits picks as Father’s Day gifts. From the best vodka distilled in Poland to the number one Belgian beer brewed in Michigan, there’s a bottle for every mixologist to make the best hard liquor drinks around.
Best Gin: For the traditionalist, a classic gin. Best mixer—a splash of your favorite liqueur.
Best Rum: Gold medal winner, Beverage Testing Institute. Add your favorite crushed fresh fruit.
Best Tequila: For those who like to drink it straight. Triple distillation for a cleaner taste. Buy Inocente Tequila Plata, $50, at ColumbusWines.com
Best Bourbon: For the never-impressed-by-anything. Rated number 1 bourbon in the world by the World’s Spirits Championships. Buy Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, $130, at WineDelight.com
Best Scotch: Great over ice with a dash of lemon. Single-malt whiskey. Buy Auchentoshan Scotch Single Malt 18 Year, $110, at GrandWineCellar.com
Best Beer: For the adventurous ale drinker. 2004 and 2005 Great American Beer Festival winner. Buy Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza Ale, $14.16, at InternetWines.com
Read Up Before You Drink Up:
Buy Distillery No. 209 Gin, $37, at Deandeluca.com
Buy Lenox Glassware Tuscany Highball Glasses, set of 4, just right for mixed drinks, $39.99, at Macys.com