Thursday, February 26, 2009

Father's Day WHISKY GIFTS for Every Budget!

Mentor – Baseball coach –Friend. These are just a few of the roles our fathers played which continue to sculpt us into the individuals we are today.

As June 21st approaches, we reflect on the times we’ve spent together, the memories we’ve shared, and experiences to come. A toast is in order.

Please find delicious whisky gifts below for a variety of palates and budgets.

Under $25
Tullamore Dew – The original Irish Whiskey, known the world over for its smooth and gentle flavor. This pale amber blended whiskey has spicy, lemony and malty overtones with charred wood undertones giving a soft, buttery, rounded and complex flavor that lingers in the mouth. SRP: $23.00

Under $35
Tullamore Dew 10-Year Old is the newest addition to the TD family! Whether sipped straight or on the rocks, this 10-Year Old blend displays a fresh, malty, and slightly woody nose with intriguing citrus notes. It derives its complex flavor of malt and spice, wood and vanilla from long aging in Spanish and American oak casks. SRP 10-Year Old: $34.99.

Under $45
Yamazaki 12-Year Old - Imported from Japan, Yamazaki 12-Year Old has a rich and sophisticated character that’s bound to please the most discerning connoisseur. . With a rich, sophisticated character all its own, Yamazaki’s secret lies in the harmonious marriage of single malt matured in three different oak casks – American, Spanish and Japanese -- giving it its unique blend of spicy, yet sweet flavor. SRP 12 Year-Old: $44.99

The Glenrothes, the award winning Speyside single malt offers Select Reserve, its first non-Vintage selection, hand-picked by the Malt Master from the very finest casks and produced to the same high quality standards and style as the prestigious Vintages so well known to single malt aficionados. SRP Select Reserve: $44.99.

Under $125
The Glenrothes Vintage 1985 - This expression has a rich, fruity nose of raisins and sultanas but also plums, prunes, vanilla and chocolate. The soft, smooth palate features oak, vanilla and sultanas and has the creamy, mouth-filling texture of a café latte. This expression has a long, medium sweet finish with an emphasis on coffee and cocoa. SRP 1985 Vintage: $120.

With aromas of dried fruits and honey, Yamazaki Single Malt 18-Year Old Whisky has a delicate, mellow taste with a lingering, woody, dry finish. Yamazaki uses selected barley strains and peating levels, along with the legendary, ultra pure waters from the outskirts of Kyoto to produce its smooth, honeyed taste. SRP 18-Year Old: $119.99.

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