If (like us) you forgot to honor Mother’s day this year, we’d like to point out that the first item we’re going to talk about is available year-round, so maybe mom would like one too, or maybe you’d like to take advantage of it some other time. But as a Father’s Day gift, you’ll need to order by June 5, 2013 (or June 1st if there are special graphics required) in order to receive it by the sixteenth. We recommend you call the store and ask for David during daytime business hours, or stop by in person to learn more. The first item we’re referring to is of course a custom-engraved bottle of Johnnie Walker’s legendary Blue Label Scotch. No gift is quite as personal as one that is, well, personalized. And a custom-engraved bottle of Blue Label allows you to inscribe your personal message using three lines of up to sixteen characters to do it. And a choice of several typefaces, or even a graphic, if you order in time. If your dad is more of a craft beer kind of guy, consider picking up a bottle of Dad’s Little Helper from Rogue. It’s a limited availability item that is often hard to find by the end of June. And Rogue’s story behind the beer – which has been offered as a Black IPA since 2006 – summons the real spirit of Father’s day: “After the death of his wife, Henry Jackson Smart was left to raise 6 young children alone. His courage, love, selflessness and dedication inspired his daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, to organize the First Father’s Day on June 19th, 1910. In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Fathers Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established it as a permanent day of national observance.” Rogue added their own observance of the holiday in 2005 with Dad’s Little Helper. For more Father’s Day ideas, check out The Sweet Smell of Dad from last year, but be aware that some of those items were available in limited quantity. More info below.
If you plan to order the custom engraved Johnnie Walker Blue, a few things to remember:
The deadline if you want to receive it by Father’s Day is June 5 for standard orders, and June 1 for orders requiring custom graphics.
Either stop by the store and request an order form, or call during the day and ask for David to place an order, at 734-769-1515.
The following typefaces are available as of this writing, and you are allowed three lines containing sixteen characters each:
And here’s more on both the Rogue and the Blue Label:
|A blend of the rarest malts, Johnnie Walker® Blue Label™ Blended Scotch Whisky sets the standard, with layers and layers of flavor from hand-selected, rare casks from across the distilling regions of Scotland. Its flavors are influenced by the smoke of the west and the rich, sweet whiskies of the east. This rare blend uses only the most exceptional of young and old whiskies. Serve neat in a tumbler with a glass of iced water on the side to fully appreciate the slow, intense, rich, deep and multilayered experience.|
|Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA is deep mahogany in color with roasted malt and hop aromas and dense creamy head. It enters the palate with intense hop flavor and coats the tongue with a rich maltiness.
Malts: Great Western 2-Row, Malteries Franco-Belges Carawheat, Weyermann Melanoidin, Wyermann Carafe Special II