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Fathers day gift guide 2022 booze hound

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022 – Boozehound

Has the old boy got a taste for the top shelf? Maybe your father is a little fickle for the fine wine? Whatever the case, it’s high time we celebrated the special dads in our lives and what better way to show our appreciation this Father’s Day than with a stunning bottle of his favourite drop? From beer and wine to whisky and glassware, we’re coming at you with the very best Father’s Day gifts for dads who don’t mind a drink. Whack on the TV, fire up the grill and let dad put his feet up, this round is on us. Here’s Man of Many’s Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022 – Boozehound edition.

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Michters us1 bourbon whiskey 700ml

Image: Michters

Michter’s US*1 Bourbon Whiskey 700ml

In partnership with Michter’s

Based in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky, Michter’s Distillery celebrates an extraordinarily rich heritage that dates back to 1753. This brand spares no expense in its effort to produce some of the greatest American whiskey ever made, hence its motto of “Cost Be Damned.” Tremendous attention is given to every step of the production process, a fact made clear from your first whiff to your final finish. To put it another way: this stuff is goooooooood.

For a true taste of what the label is all about, look no further than Michter’s US*1 Bourbon. It comes from no more than two dozen barrels and thereby constitutes a small batch expression in the purest sense of the concept. After resting in fire-charred, new American white oak, it hits the bottle at 45.7% ABV and delivers tasting notes of rich caramel, balanced vanilla, and stone fruit, with smoky accents and an oak finish. Dad’s palate won’t know what hit it and yours won’t either, presuming you can get him to share. – AUD$126

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Penfolds bin 28 shiraz

Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz | Image: Dan Murphys

Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

In partnership with Penfolds

For over 60 years, Penfolds‘ iconic Bin 28 Shiraz has remained a staple in the wine cellars of Australia’s biggest oenophiles. A ripe and robust celebration of South Australia’s incredible grape-growing climate, Bin 28 has a generous flavour profile that has become a hallmark of Penfold’s legacy. Originally named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna vineyard purchased by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was first sourced, the drop has undergone some changes of late. Adding a few new vineyards to the blend, the Bin 28 is now a mixed-region drop with a Barossa scope, and the wine world is loving it.

Recently, the famed bottling was awarded an incredible 94 points by Andrew Caillard MW, from the Institute of Masters of Wine, who described the drop as a “lovely iron fist in a velvet glove”. The multi-region, multi-vineyard blend is also a stunning show of value. Unlike its well-priced older brother, Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz comes in at a more than affordable AUD$50 per bottle, remarkable for a wine of this precedence. – AUD$50

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The art of japanese cocktail book

The Japanese Art of Cocktail Making | Image: Amazon

The Japanese Art of the Cocktail

Nominated for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Beverage with Recipes Award, The Japanese Art of the Cocktail is a stunning journey through the fabled flavours of award-winning mixologist Masahiro Urushido. Renowned for his work at acclaimed Japanese-American cocktail bar Katana Kitten in New York, Masahiro’s ability to not only capture traditional flavours but reinvent them has become the stuff of legend. In this hardcover book, Masahiro’s first, he shares his extensive knowledge of Japanese cocktails, while dishing out 80 recipes that best encapsulate Japan’s contribution to the cocktail scene. Seriously cool stuff and one for the cocktail dads. – AUD$25

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The macallan 12 year old double cask

The Macallan 12-Year-Old Double Cask | Image: The Macallan

The Macallan 12-Year-Old Double Cask

Perhaps the best value release from arguably the world’s greatest Scotch producer, The Macallan 12-Year-Old Double Cask is a true top-shelf special. The new age statement single malt follows the Craigellachie’s distillery‘s revered formula, maturing in a combination of American and European Sherry oak for a minimum of 12 years. Rich with creamy butterscotch on the nose, the release is a warming ode to the great Scotch-makers of old, which isn’t really surprising when you consider The Macallan has been killing the whisky game since 1824. If dad has always wanted to dip into the fine stuff, this $80 bottle is the perfect entry. Just don’t blame us when the collection starts to get out of hand. – AUD$80

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Zytho brewing the beer lovers collection

Zytho Brewing: The Beer Lover’s Collection | Image: Dan Murphy’s

Zytho Brewing: The Beer Lover’s Collection

Did you know a zythophile is a lover of all things beer? Neither did we, but it’s a moniker we’ll gladly accept and courtesy of the new Zytho Collection, so can dad! This mixed six-pack of drops arrives from the award-winning Zytho Brewing, showcasing a variety of beers that will take Dad on a journey through the wide world of craft indulgence. Featuring the Zesty Pale Ale, Tropical Haze and IPA, there’s a little something for everyone, no matter what they’re into. – AUD$23.50

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Lark whisky tasting flight

Lark Australian Whisky Tasting Pack | Image: Lark Distilling Co.

Lark Australian Whisky Tasting Flight

Australia’s most iconic whisky house, Lark Distilling Co. is known for making some incredible drops, from the one-off Lark Legacy to the staple Muscat Cask, but they ain’t exactly cheap. With an average price in the $300s, getting your hands on a bottle of Bills Lark’s best is no mean feat, however, for Father’s Day this year, the label has done a good deed. The new Lark Whisky Tasting Flight gift pack brings together three of Lark’s best-loved releases in one place. The flagship Classic Cask single malt, the label’s first-ever blended malt SYMPHONY Nº1, and the distinctive Cask Strength single malt all join forces for a 3 x 100ml set that also comes with a laser-etched Lark Glencairn Glass. Best of all, this ode to Tasmanian whisky will only set you back AUD$180, not that you have to tell dad that. – AUD$180

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Teeling single pot still irish whiskey

Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey | Image: Dan Murphys

Teeling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about dads who love Irish Whiskey, either. This year, we’re recommending the Teeling Single Pot Still release, due to its unconventional take on the fabled spirit. This time around, the Teeling bottling arrives via Dublin, the first whisky to be distilled in the city for nearly 50 years. Naturally, it pays homage to the Dublin-style, which has long since disappeared from shelves, with a mixture of 50 per cent malted and 50 per cent unmalted ingredients. Sláinte! – AUD$80

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Riedel neat glasses

Riedel Neat Glasses | Image: Myer

Riedel Neat Glasses

Good whisky demands good glassware and they don’t come any better than the Riedel’s Neat glasses. A little smaller than the Rocks Glass, the unique design appears full when the optimum amount is added, making sure you always get the perfect pour. This specific glass was made in collaboration with spirits specialist Zane Harris, who paid specific attention to the size, shape, volume and capacity for ice. One snazzy glass, if we do say so ourselves. – AUD$55

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Hibiki harmony whisky

Hibiki Harmony Whisky | Image: Dan Murphys

Hibiki Harmony Whisky

The rise of Japanese whisky over the past few years has been nothing short of incredible and releases like the Hibiki Harmony are a big reason why. An unadulterated take on the whisky-making process, Hibiki’s method is one that celebrates the spirit in its purest form, however, Harmony takes things a step further. A blend of more than 10 malts and three grain whiskies, the bottling is up to approximately 20 years old and overflowing with rich flavours and aromas. – AUD$245

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Lark classic cask single malt

Lark Classic Cask Single Malt | Image: Dan Murphys

Lark Classic Cask Single Malt

Lark’s most iconic release and 2019 Best in Show by Country winner at the London Spirits Competition, the Classic Cask is a true whisky lover’s grail. Double-distilled in locally-made copper-pot stills and aged in small casks, the release is about as grassroots as it gets and the flavour reciprocates. Arriving with a mouthful of citrus and butterscotch, the Classic Cask gets a healthy kick from its subtle hint of peat, making it the ideal dram for a winter’s night in. – AUD$199

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Waterford elegance 1 1l tempo decanter

Waterford Elegance 1.1L Tempo Decanter | Image: Myer

Waterford Elegance 1.1L Tempo Decanter

Does dad fancy himself a vino master? Show him you care with this stunning piece of functional drinking art! The Waterford Elegance Tempo Decanter is a flowing accessory that raises the drinking experience to new heights, courtesy of a sweeping and eye-catching design. Complete with undulating curves that Waterford notes are “as functional as they are beautiful”, the decanter perfectly oxygenates the wine prior to pouring, giving dad’s Cab-Sav the tender love it so rightly deserves. – AUD$389

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The gospel straight australian rye whisky

The Gospel Straight Australian Rye Whisky | Image: Dan Murphys

The Gospel Straight Australian Rye Whisky

It’s no secret that we’re fans of The Gospel Rye Whiskey, so this Father’s Day, we’re encouraging you to get dad on board as well. The Brunswick special is crafted from all-Australian grown grain that is put through a double-distillation process for optimum results. From there, the Melbourne legends mature the spirit in a two-story tall bespoke solera system comprised of new American oak and Australian wine barrels. Melbourne’s most hipster flavours, captured in a bottle. – AUD$80

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Dan picked subscription

Wines from the Dan Picked Subscription Box | Image: Dan Murphys

Dan Picked Subscription

Great wine delivered to Dad’s door every second month, what could be better? If you want to get your old man the gift that keeps on giving, Dan Picked might just be the one. Developed by the team behind iconic bottleshop Dan Murphys, the new subscription service offers a curated wine box every two months, complete with six different wines, including five guaranteed crowd-pleasers and a Wildcard. With options such as Big Bold Reds, Crisp Whites and Smooth Reds, you can’t really go wrong. Trust us, it’s good. – From AUD$99

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Refinery whiskey stones

Refinery Whiskey Stones | Image: Myer

Refinery Whiskey Stones

If dad’s got a problem keeping his whisky cold, the Refinery Stones are an excellent solution. Unlike ice, these stones keep your drink cold without diluting the spirit itself. Easy to chill and even easier to use, the drinking accessory blends form, function, and natural elements in one cool package. – AUD$20

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Riedel vinum new world pinot noir glass

Riedel Vinum New World Pinot Noir Glass | Image: Myer

Riedel Vinum New World Pinot Noir Glass

We already know how great Riedel Glassware can be for whisky, but the brand hasn’t stopped there. The Vinum New World Pinot Noir glass set features a unique bowl-shaped lower section, designed to support the peatiness and plum taste of the characteristically dark red drop. If dad is a pinot man, this is for him. – AUD$110

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Benriach original 10 year old

Benriach Original 10-Year-Old | Kmage: Benriach Distillery

Benriach Original 10-Year-Old

Speyside favourite Benriach is best known for crafting bold and smokey whiskies with a smattering of interesting layers, and the Original 10-Year-Old is perhaps the best example. Three-cask matured for at least 10 years in a mixture of bourbon barrels, sherry casks and virgin oak, the release is a wild exploration of toasted oak, sweet fruit and a hint of smoke. – AUD$80

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Coravin timeless three

Coravin Timeless Three+ | Image: Coravin

Coravin Timeless Three+

Ever wanted to pour your own wine without pulling the cork? The Timeless Three+ from Croavin is the perfect wine preservation accessory, allowing you to extend the longevity of your wine for weeks, months or even years. It arrives with a moulded all-black architecture, two Coravin Pure Argon Capsules, two Coravin Screw Caps and a Coravin Aerator. How good! – $380

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Nick Hall

Nick Hall is the Editor-in-Chief of Man of Many and an accomplished journalist. He completed a Bachelor of Creative Industries at the Queensland University of Technology, with a double major in Journalism and Music. Prior to working at Man of Many, Nick spent two years as a journalist with Inside Franchise Business, focusing on small business, finance and legal reporting. In 2021, Nick was named B&T's Best of the Best Journalist of the Year. With an extensive background in the media industry, Nick specialises in feature writing, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment content. A qualified barber and men's stylist, Nick also holds a Cert III in Barbering from the Queensland Hairdressing Academy.