Liquid Gift giving for Father's Day

Show dad you've actually been listening to him all these years and give him something he'll remember. Something he will appreciate for months to come. Who knows--he might even share some with you (if you're of legal drinking age). The ideal Father's Day gift is a fine bottle of single malt Scotch whisky, gin, rum or Cognac. Read on for how to match your dad with the proper drink...

If your dad loves smoke and peat - BOWMORE TEMPEST SMALL BATCH NO. 2

At cask strength and from the first distillery on that magical island of Islay, this is a serious malt for a serious malt connoisseur. If you can't give Dad a trip to Scotland, bring a little Scottish tempest to him ($100; limited edition).

And if money is no object, BOWMORE 40 YEAR OLD will really make your dad smile (limited availability, approx $12,500).

If your dad loves a classic single malt taste - GLEN GARIOCH 12 YEAR OLD

For a truly classic and all-around solid single malt experience, look no further than this tiny distillery in Oldmeldrum, Scotland. Your dad will love that you took the time to find this whisky that has won awards all over the world this year ($65)

If your dad loves a malt with no smokiness - AUCHENTOSHAN 1998 VINTAGE SHERRY CASK MATURED

Matured exclusively in Fino Sherry barrels, only 750 bottles of this malt are currently available in the United States ($80).

Or if you're giving dad something golf-related - like a 3-wood golf club - try AUCHENTOSHAN THREE WOOD, aged in 3 different woods (too obvious?) - bourbon, Oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximenez sherry.

If your dad loves gin and tonic - CITADELLE GIN

'tis the season for G&Ts and nothing says you care about G&Ts more than a bottle of Citadelle Gin. Made with 19 botanicals in Cognac, France, this gin needs nothing more than a little Fever-Tree or Q Tonic, ice and a few limes to put dad in a summer frame of mind. And if your dad is the adventurous type, try CITADELLE GIN RESERVE for a twist - it's aged in old Cognac casks for 6 months and makes a killer classic martini with a lemon twist ($25 for Citadelle, $40 for Citadelle Reserve)

If your dad loves fishing on the high seas and island-hopping - PLANTATION RUM

What's your dad's favorite rum island? Chances are, Plantation has a rum from there. Choose from Barbados, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana or Grenada. Each island has its own flavor profile. And you know what else? All Plantation Rums are distilled and aged in their country of origin and then - wait for it - are sent over to Cognac, France for an extra aging in old Cognac casks. Now that puts a nice spin on rum! ($20 - $65).

If your dad loves to contemplate the finer things in life - PIERRE FERRAND COGNAC SELECTION DES ANGES

This sublime Cognac is named after the angel's share - or the amount of Cognac that evaporates with aging. At 30+ years tasting age, this is one Cognac that deserves serious contemplation ($145).