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5 spirits to buy, according to a master mixologist


These five spirits make great Father’s Day gifts.

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He’s a cool guy who’s always been there for you. Maybe he even taught you how to swing a club.

With Father’s Day approaching, you’ll want to raise a glass to him. Or better yet, a bottle. Here are five of my favorite spirited gifts for dad.

Grey Goose Vodka, $24.99

Whether it’s a post-round Transfusion, or a Bloody Mary at the turn, vodka and golf go great together. Grey Goose produces a beautiful portfolio, with wonderful flavors and essences. Appealing gift packages are available, too.

Bacardi 10 Year Gran Reserva Diez Rum, $39.99

Aged in American White oak barrels and filtered through charcoal, this rum is complex and smooth, like your putting stroke. Enjoy this one on the rocks!

gin and tonic

How to make the perfect Gin and Tonic, according to a master mixologist


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Bombay Sapphire Gin, $26.99

Gin is a spirit of a thousand profiles. This London dry gin is a crowd pleaser, with a light juniper finish that makes it a pleasant summer sipper when mixed with high-quality tonic water.

Patron Tequila, $36.99

The versatility of tequila has helped make it the fasting-growing spirit on the market. Patron Silver is one of my favorites. I love mixing it with fresh strawberries and blueberries, vanilla simple syrup and club soda. Add a dash of black pepper, and Dad will be all over this like honeybees on blue agave.

Dewar’s 12-Year, $24.49

Single malt Japanese whiskey has been all the rage for years, and with good reason. But I think that blended scotch whisky gets overlooked. Dewar’s 12 is wonderful in a highball, or one of my favorite cocktails, the Rusty Nail. See recipe below.

How to make a Rusty Nail

-1 1/2 oz Dewars 12 Scotch

-.75 oz Drambuie

In a mixing glass with ice, add scotch and Drambuie, then stir until well chilled.

Strain over large ice cubes in a rocks glass.

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Dewar’s 12-Year


A direct descendant of the signature Blended Scotch Whisky introduced over a century ago. This whisky was created by our previous Master Blender Tom Aitken to introduce the first permanent product to our premium Blended Scotch Whisky range.

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Shaun Lewis is a classically trained chef and cocktail master who serves as general manager at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, on Long Island.

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