Father’s Day is creeping up on us. What better gift to give dad than precious time with you (and a little bourbon?) We’ve found the best gift packages and events going on in Louisville this Father's Day. If you want to be the new favorite child take our hints. Trust us, he won’t be disappointed.
Have a bourbon drinking, cigar smoking dad? Celebrate Father’s Day the right way…with Maker’s Mark. The Maker’s Mark Lounge is presenting a special event and gift package for the holiday. The gift package includes a Maker’s Mark cigar, glassware and flight of bourbon all for $30. Beginning at 6pm Leon Howlett, author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Experience,” will also be holding a book signing at the lounge. Meet the author of this novel which Bill Samuels Jr., President Makers Mark Distillery, states “is a masterpiece.”
Have a hungry dad craving a hardy meal? Treat him to a “manly meal” at Proof on Main, located in Louisville’s 21c Museum Hotel. Proof’s own Chef Michael Paley is offering a gourmet three-course meal this Father’s Day for $45 and, if dad’s extra thirsty, $20 for an extra flight of Old Grandad bourbon. Chef Paley has been with Proof on Main since the restaurant opened in 2006 and will be relocating to the 21c in Cincinnati this fall. Catch him while you can and see what makes this chef so sought after! The meal will be available from 5:30-10 on Sunday. Check out Proof’s website here  for a full Father's Day menu.
Have an adventurous dad, looking to take a trip? Why not take a trip across the Bourbon Trail? Learn how bourbon is made and a little bit of Kentucky’s history on this educational tour. Travel to two distillery stations and stop at a local eatery along the way. Mint Julep Tours and Transportation is offering a buy one, get one free special for Father’s Day from June 15th- 17th. With this special, pay only $119 for dad and your transportation and tour guide entertainment. This is definitely an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Treat dad to a little time with you this Father’s day at one of these special events. If he isn’t the bourbon drinking, hardy-meal eating type, there is always a Bats game. The Louisville Bats will be hosting the Rochester Red Wings on Louisville Slugger Field at 6:05 on Father’s Day. Corbetts and Varanese also have Father’s day brunches and specials available for the holiday.
Photo: Courtesy of 21c