Sunday's Grocery • Jun 13, 2017
The weather is warm, junk season has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate the #1 guy in your life – your dad. You’ve probably put your old man through a lot over the years, so don’t you think he deserves something special? With Father’s Day coming up, we’ve created the ultimate gift guide that will appease even the pickiest of padres, especially those who like a drink (or two) after a long day. For the men who taught us everything we need to know about life, here’s a list of everything they need to have to enjoy it:
Kama Asa Charcoal Grill
You may think it’s cliche to give your dad a grill for Father’s Day, but if it’s a Kama Asa charcoal grill made in Japan, you’ll definitely win brownie points. This grill is portable, versatile, and can be used outside or indoors at home – perfect for BBQ season.
There’s nothing better than a whisky soda any time of year, but you’ll be sure to impress your pops when you give him a case of expertly crafted canned whisky highballs, made with Suntory Kakubin Yellow + soda water.
Yukiwa Gold Plated Bar Set
For the dad who likes to impress behind the bar, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Imported from Japan, this bar set not only looks great on display, it includes all of the essentials required for your dad to make the perfect cocktail.
Fernet Hunter is perfect for the dad who appreciates handcrafted, artisanal spirits. A fresh take on a classic Italian bitter, this delicious and aromatic spirit can be enjoyed in many ways, but it’s best consumed chilled – with soda, tea, or in cocktails.
Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve
You can never go wrong with giving someone a bottle of Japanese Whisky for any holiday, let alone Fathers Day. With that in mind, Ichiro’s Malt Wine Wood Reserve is a great choice. A “Pure Malt” from the Ichiro’s series, this bottle contains whisky from the now closed Hanyu distillery. It’s matured, vatted, and bottled at the Chichibu distillery and this edition was given a finishing period in French wine casks.
Nose: chocolate orange, black licorice, creamy malt
Palate: red berry sweetness, oily walnut, white pepper
Finish: lingering sherried spices with a little hint of chocolate
Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries
Another great choice from the Ichiro’s Malt range, this bottle is a vatting of whisky from both the Hanyu and Chichibu distilleries. This whisky was matured in Japanese oak and vatted and bottled at Chichibu in 2010.
Nose: woody, sweet, floral, pears and green apples
Palate: sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice) and a slight soapiness to the mouth feel
Finish: sweet woodiness, florals, licorice, and a hint of mint ice cream