Yes, yes, we know: A membership to the microbrew of the month club is a perennial favorite, and it generally seems to put a smile on dad's face. But this year, why not think outside the six pack? If your dad sometimes has a hard time choosing between a Martini and a Manhattan, you might try halving the distance with a barrel-aged gin like Ransom. After distillation, this tipple is kept in toasted barrels for a few months, where it picks up a slightly smoky flavor. The final product is amber-colored, with a flavor that lands somewhere between the flowery sophistication of gin and the coarse character of bourbon. What's more, at $25 to $40 per bottle, barrel-aged gins land at the lower end of the premium spirit price range.