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Ditch the tie and give your dad the gift of bourbon for Father's Day

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Not all fathers are the tie gift dad so instead of giving him something that he'll never use, give him something that he can enjoy thoroughly after a hard day’s work. Maybe your father is the type who loves to cook and mix up cocktails and then enjoys a rich cigar to top off his gourmet meal at the end of a long day. If this is your type of father then how about a gift of super premium bourbon that's just as authentic and unique as your father is and then mix him up a very special 'Dad's Day Off' cocktail to top off Father's Day?

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For the chef dad: Give him the gift of Knob Creek®, the #1 selling super premium bourbon in the world. With its big, full flavored spirit made into small batches to pre-prohibition standards, Knob Creek®has a rich and hearty flavor that lends itself perfectly to craft cocktails and the most delicious food dishes. Knob Creek®has partnered with Celebrity Chef Michael Symon of 'The Chew' and has create full flavored dishes that are perfect for grilling and tailgating. For a few of Chef Symon's recipes click here. The Knob Creek®portfolio also includes Knob Creek® Rye, Knob Creek® Single Barrel Reserve and the newest edition, Knob Cree®k Smoked Maple; perfect for grilling out with dad's favorite recipe.

For the bourbon aficionado: Give him the gift of Booker's® 25th Anniversary Batch. This bourbon comes inspired by a 200-year-old family tradition, Booker Noe first created Booker's Bourbon®as a Christmas gift for his close friends and family. Twenty five years later, and in honor of that anniversary, Booker's®has issued it’s first ever limited edition batch. This exclusive and extremely limited bottling offers the most unique liquid released to date. Booker's® 25th Anniversary is bottled uncut and unfiltered and is extra aged to bring out the true flavor profile of the bourbon. It's the perfect for any bourbon loving dad whether to collect the commemorative case or sip and savor the flavor this Father's Day.

For the cigar buff: Baker's® Bourbon makes for the perfect drink to pair with your favorite cigar. With a flavor that is reminiscent of cognac, it is aged seven years in new oak barrels, giving it a silky smooth flavor. The warm vanilla and caramel overtones can be enjoyed over ice or with a splash of water and make for a unique Father's Day gift when paired with dad's favorite cigar.

For the mixologist dad: Basil Hayden's®is the perfect choice for a Father's Day gift. Made with twice as much rye as traditional bourbons and perfectly blended with the rich, dark flavors of rosemary, sweet brown sugar and spiciness, Basil Hayden's®spicy trademark finish makes it the perfect addition to any bourbon cocktail. Zachary Brian Taylor of San Francisco was so inspired by his own father, Chris, that he created the Basil Hayden's® Dad's Day Off. Add the extra kick of ginger and it's the perfect cocktail to whip up for dad to show him how thankful you are for everything he's done!

Basil Hayden’s® Dad’s Day Off
Created by Zachary Brian Taylor, San Francisco
Ingredients:
1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
¾ parts lemon juice
½ part brown sugar syrup*
1 sprig of rosemary
Ginger beer
Preparation:
1. Combine Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon, lemon juice and brown sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.
2. Remove rosemary needles from the bottom 3/4 of the sprig and add to the shaker. Save the top of the sprig for use as a garnish.
3. Add ice to shaker and shake.
4. Double strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
5. Top with ginger beer.
6. Garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.
*Brown Sugar Syrup
Ingredients:
1 part Water
1 part Brown Sugar
Method:
1. Combine water and brown sugar in a saucepan and warm.
2. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved into the water.
3. Pour into an empty container and set aside.

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