Dads are not easy to buy for. I usually find myself stumped big time! This year, Laurel and I decided to go to the source and ask some of our favourite male influencers from Vancouver and the Fraser Valley what their picks would be for Father’s Day Gifts.
Robert Stelmachuk, Sommelier at Mott 32 and our go-to person for our big family celebrations!
Picking up a great bottle of Scotch is easy. But take the road less traveled and reward Dad with something he might not venture to on his own, and watch him smile!
Akashi ‘White Oak’ Whisky, Japan ($64.99) (shelf price) I adore this Whisky! Graceful, lemongrass, roasted oats, nutmeg and cherry stones balanced across your palate with precision and focus. Like winning the lottery.
Amrut Fusion Single Malt, India ($92.99) (shelf price) One of the best kept secrets in the Whisky World! India is doing a spectacular job! Mango, apricot flesh, savory cardamom tackled by earl grey tea notes and elegant smoke. Mandarin notes and soft spice round out the finish.
Borg Brugghus “Leifer NR.32”, Nordic Saison, Iceland Textured complexity with very smooth cut-grass, dried lemon peel, pink peppercorn and faint ginger. Pairs best with anything happening at a BBQ!
If you can’t find these, any large format bottle of beer is an awesome gift Dad didn’t see coming! Triple Karmeit or Gulden Draak also come in 750ml and 1.5ltr sizes and will totally do the trick!!
For beer, check out these stores in the Vancouver area…and call before you go to save a trip!
Liberty Wines on Commercial (at 1st – not all their locations carry beer) | Firefly Wines and Ales | Brewery Creek
Gregory Funk, Owner of GFUNK Interior Design and man with the best style!
Dads need cool shoes, and sometimes they need help finding them!
Harbir Sian, Founder of Oxford and Kin and humanitarian.
Roberto Sousa, Senior Stylist at Nadia Albano Salon and the person responsible for The Sugar Plums’ and the Plum Daughters’ hair!