Father’s Day Gift Guide
Written by Amanda Boroughs, Marketing & Events Manager, Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Give the Gift of a Custom Spirit
Bet you didn’t know Tenth Ward offered private spirit options! Well we do, and it’s the best way to say “love ya, Pops.” Private spirit offerings include the opportunity to collaborate with our Head Distiller to customize their own recipe, a day in the distillery to fill their barrel, infuse their spirit, or assist during bottling day, and exclusive tasting opportunities.
Stock His Bar Cart
Is Dad looking to spruce up his bar cart? In addition to our spirits, we also offer cocktail mixers and accompaniments. Get him a bottle of craft grenadine by Pratt Standard Cocktail Company, a bottle or two of specialty bitters by Washington DC-based company Modern Bar Cart, or some local ginger beer from Sweet Farm. You can’t expect to make extraordinary cocktails with ordinary ingredients, so gift him mixers that stand out above the rest.
Toast Over Craft Cocktails
Keep it simple, stupid. Make sure to bring the libations! Our cocktails are a great way to make any Father’s Day spirited. With three different draft cocktail options to choose from, our Jalapeno Margarita, Old Fashioned or Corpse Reviver are sure to impress.
Or take it a step further with one of our cocktail kits. Each kit comes with everything you need to make a specialty craft cocktail at home. My personal favorite? The Cool Hand Cuke Kit which comes with 375 ml bottles of Springtime Liqueur and Genever Inspired Gin, house-made basil simple syrup, 1 cucumber, 2 limes, 1 container club soda, and 1 X-branded rocks glass. And each kit makes 16 cocktails!
Bonus! Each week or so we also release a specialty limited-time-only premixed cocktail. Each delicious batch makes 4 drinks. But grab ‘em quick, they go fast and then they’re gone forever.
Would Dad like a set of glassware from his favorite distillery? We offer branded rocks glasses and pontarlier that are perfect for enjoying Tenth Ward at home.
Dad all set on glassware? Hook him up with some other branded merch. We’ve got t-shirts, hats, hoodies and tanks, all with Dad’s name on it. But hurry, popular sizes go quick. Grab ’em online here.
Are you… One of those? A gift card giver? Have no shame in your gift card game. We think it’s the best way to give the gift of spirits while saying, “Hey, I have no earthly idea what to give you but here’s free money. Have fun.” Gift cards can be purchased at the Cocktail Lab or online here.
Tours in the Barrel Room
We’re going to go back to offering our weekly tours soon (hopefully September!). Tours are held in the Barrel Room on Saturdays at 3pm and it’s the ultimate whiskey experience. We teach you how to nose and taste spirits, sample your way through our spirits menu, and learn about the history of spirits and of Tenth Ward. After your tour, post up at the bar and enjoy some cocktails from our expert mixologists.
Bottle Club Membership
Give Daddio the ultimate whiskey subscription: A membership to Tenth Ward’s Bottle Club. Bottle Club members enjoy a quarterly bottle release that’s exclusive to them. That means the regular public has no access to these special releases… ever! Club members also get discounts at the Cocktail Lab, free entry to quarterly Bottle Club events, and more. Click here to learn more about the perks of joining the Bottle Club.
Trust us. Dad is sick of getting ties and “Best Dad Ever” coffee mugs. Give him the gift he really wants this year… BOOZE!