Angel's Envy, Ashton Churchill, bourbon, Chateau Lilian Ladouys St.-Estèphe, cigars, Cult Cabernet, Father's Day, Gifts
Does your dad or husband enjoy a little tipple of spirits, a fine bottle of wine with a good meal or even an after-dinner smoke? If so, we have two ways to impress him this Father’s Day: first, with a perfect gift from Total Wine & More, and then with your expertise.
Give him : Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. This silky, highly rated whiskey is aged in barrels once used to make port wine, which lend the spirit luscious ripe fruit and toffee notes.
Tell him: “Did you know Angel’s Envy was created by Lincoln Henderson, two years into retirement, after a lifetime of working for other distillers? He and his family created this, which he considered his greatest success. Talk about your golden years.”
Give him: Cult Cabernet Sauvignon, from California’s Napa Valley, offers impressive notes of dark chocolate and black berries wrapped in toasty oak flavors. This big red scored 90 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Tell him: “So Dad, Cult Cabernet is made by Rich SIlvestrin, a third-generation American winemaker. He makes Cult from Cabernet grown in his own vineyards, in St. Helena, and in those of a few nearby friends. It’s also a blend of wines from different recent vintages, and it was named ‘Editor’s Choice’ by a little magazine called Wine Enthusiast.”
Give him: Chateau Lilian Ladouys St.-Estèphe. It’s another big red wine, but old school, from Bordeaux. Wine Enthusiast called it “a wine that shows the power of Saint-Estèphe tannins in full force, (with) a blackberry character that adds richness and juiciness, which cuts through the dry core.”
Tell him: “Cheers, Dad. This wine is made from the classic St.-Estèphe blend, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with some Merlot. You can enjoy it tonight, or save it for another time, since these wines are known for aging well. Just like you.”
Give him: a few Ashton Churchill cigars. These classic 7½-inch smokes are medium-bodied with peppery, earthy notes, made from Domincan tobacco and a Connecticut wrapper. They received 87 points from Cigar Aficionado.
Tell him: “These cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic by the Arturo Fuente company, which made its first cigars in Tampa in 1912. They have quite a history, just like we do. Happy Father’s Day.”
See how easy? You can find more Father’s Day gift ideas – and a few more things to talk about – at your local Total Wine & More store.