Father's Day is June 17

What does a father want for Father’s Day? 

We can think of a number of things, one being their favorite drink. There are many great drink options to give your father for Father’s Day, which I’ve outlined here.


The new Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon is very rich.  The richness is from a process of aging the bourbon first in a new white oak charred barrel.  It is then aged a second time in another new white oak charred barrel.  This process produces a very intense and smooth tasting bourbon whiskey.  Aroma notes are caramel, vanilla, and toasted wood.  The flavor is caramel, toffee, and spicy oak.  The proof on the Jim Beam Double Oak is 86.  This is made from 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley.


If dad prefers scotch, we recommend the new Johnnie Walker 18 yr blended scotch whiskey. Eighteen different whiskies are blended in this beautiful scotch.  This scotch has a blend of malts, including Speyside which lend sweetness and elegance, Highland malts for fruitiness, and island malts which provide the distinctive smoky flavor of scotch.  Flavors of almond, warm vanilla, and slight tangerine end with malty smokiness.


Gin is making a comeback.  We have a great local gin made by Gray Skies with a unique twist.  This gin was aged in barrel and has a beer hop, Citra, that is introduced in the botanical load of the gin making process.  This gin has a hint of grapefruit versus the traditional juniper.  The wood aging adds smoothness.  Serve with a lime wedge and on the rocks.


Dad’s like wine too.  How about the traditional Apothic Red.  A monster red blend with great jamminess derived from the Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.  There are hints of cherry, vanilla and mocha in this wine that sets the bar for all red blends.

A new wine we are offering is the new Double Down red blend from Dark Horse.  The Dark Horse brand has been on fire for the last two years.  It is our fastest growing brand of wine at Family Fare.  This wine has Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Tannat, and Teroldego grapes.  The last two grapes listed are typically unfamiliar.  Tannat is somewhat new to California.  It lends red fruit flavor and strong tannins to this wine.  Teroldgedo adds richness and spiciness to this new wine.

What white wine will work for dad?  How about Rosemount Estates Traminer Riesling.  This wine is 79% Gewurztraminer and 29% Riesling.  It has a great balance of dry and very floral flavors from the Gewurzt blended with sweetness and acidity of the Riesling.  This wine spends 5 months in stainless steel and has a great aroma and flavor.  This wine will pair with anything Asian, Thai, or spicy dishes south of the border.  Serve chilled.  A great sipper as well.


How about beer for Father’s Day?  Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood is a great beer.  An ABV of 7.5% and IBUS of 45, this beer will spark your Father’s Day celebration.  This is an IPA brewed with real fruit of lemon flesh, sweet orange peel, and the juice from blood oranges.  A very quaffable ale that is balanced with its malt.  Pair with any grilled fare.

You can’t go wrong with Blue Moon, a style witbeir.  This beer was born in a baseball park originally named the Sandlot Brewery in Denver, Colorado.  This beer is made with Valencia orange peel and coriander.  When people tasted this beer in the ball park they said this beer only comes around once in a blue moon.  Thus the transition to the new name of this beer.  The orange slice served with the beer came about because many beer items were being served with lemons.  Wishing to be a little different, this beer was recommended to have orange instead of lemon wedged on the glass.  The sweetness pairs great with this beer’s slight tart finish.

Our last recommendation for Father’s Day is the spiked Arnold Palmer.  This is the branded Arnold Palmer that is spiked.  Blended with iced tea and lemonade, this drink comes in with an ABV of 5%.  We have it in a convenient 24oz can which can be opened and served over ice for 2-3 people.  We have been saying cans are hot lately and this is another great example.  This drink is very thirst quenching.