All dads love whatever gift their kids give them, even four-toed socks, a disfigured coffee mug or a tie with chili peppers. What means the most to us is the love and affection that our kids give on that special day.

If that is not enough, The Bourbon Flight has some suggestions for Dad this year. First, here is a little history for you.

Father’s Day dates back over a century and has its roots in the United States. 

  1. The idea of a day to honor fathers can be traced back to the early 20th century. In 1908, a memorial service was held in a church in Fairmont, West Virginia, to honor the 362 men who had died in a coal mining explosion. This event is considered one of the earliest observances that led to the establishment of Father’s Day.
  2. The official establishment of Father’s Day is credited to Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from Spokane, Washington. Inspired by the Mother’s Day celebrations, Dodd wanted to create a day to honor fathers. She proposed June 5, her father’s birthday, as the date for the celebration. However, the celebration was postponed to the third Sunday in June.
  3. The first official Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Dodd and her supporters organized a church service dedicated to fathers, distributing roses to honor living and deceased fathers.
  4. While Father’s Day gained popularity locally, it took some time to gain national recognition. Several attempts were made to establish Father’s Day as a national holiday but was resisted.
  5. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers and designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Six years later, President Richard Nixon signed it into law, officially establishing Father’s Day as a national holiday in the United States.

Father’s Day is celebrated in many countries worldwide, providing an opportunity to show appreciation for fathers and father figures and recognize their contributions to families and society.

Here are some great Father’s Day ideas for the bourbon enthusiast in all of us. 

  1. Bourbon Bottles: Select a high-quality bottle of bourbon that matches your father’s taste preferences. Look for limited editions, single-barrel releases, or small-batch options to make it more special.
  2. Bourbon Tasting Set: A bourbon tasting set can include a selection of small bottles from different distilleries or regions. It allows your father to explore different flavors and compare them.
  3. Bourbon Glasses: Look for unique bourbon glasses or a whiskey glass set. Consider glasses designed specifically for bourbon to enhance the drinking experience.
  4. Bourbon Decanter: A stylish bourbon decanter can be an excellent addition to your father’s home bar. Look for a decanter made of crystal or another high-quality material.
  5. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee: If your father enjoys bourbon and coffee, consider gifting him bourbon barrel-aged coffee. These coffees are aged in used bourbon barrels, resulting in unique and flavorful profiles.
  6. Bourbon Cocktail Kit: A bourbon cocktail kit can be a great gift if your father likes experimenting with cocktails. It can include a cocktail recipe book, bitters, syrups, and other essential ingredients.
  7. Bourbon Barrel Stave: A bourbon barrel stave can be a unique decorative piece for your father’s bar or man cave. Some staves are engraved with the distillery’s logo or other bourbon-related designs.
  8. Bourbon Books: If your father is a bourbon enthusiast and loves reading, consider gifting him a book about bourbon. There are many options available, ranging from bourbon history to cocktail recipes.
  9. Flight Club Membership: An exclusive members-only inner circle for bourbon enthusiasts. You receive a personalized bourbon barrelhead and a full years subscription to The Bourbon Flight.
  10. Bourbon Distillery Tour: Plan a visit to a local bourbon distillery or a whiskey-tasting event. It’s an excellent opportunity for your father to learn more about bourbon-making and sample different varieties.

Whatever you choose, remember to tell Dad that you love him. That is all we need.

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