Originally Posted by gebbyfish
If someone is a Dewar's drinker, would it be wrong to suggest Aberfeldy? I know it may not be as interesting as some of the scotches already mentioned, but for someone who drinks Dewar's, wouldn't the single malt from Dewar's, as I understand Aberfeldy to be, be a good choice? I haven't had it mind you, just thinking his dad might find some similarities. Anyway, enjoy the drink with your dad and good luck with fatherhood!
Soco47 - I absolutely agree with the comment above. Give your dad something he knows (without him knowing it) and, in turn, something you'll know he'll love. My first thought whence reading your post is for you to give him a single malt whisky that is a known and prominent component in the Dewar's White Label blend he enjoys. Here's a list of a few components in DWL:
Aberfeldy, Craigellachie, Cragganmore, Glenfarclas, Highland Park, Oban, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
The latter two whiskies are heavily peated and will likely be a bit of a surprise for a DWL drinker. The first two whiskies will remind him of both DWL on both the nose and palate. However, single malts from the Craigellachie distillery are fairly hard to find (but not impossible) in the U.S.
For your $125, or whatever, you could give your dad more than one bottle. In fact, if you went Aberfeldy, Cragganmore, Glenfarclas and Highland Park, and stuck to their first age statements, you could give your dad three bottles - one to celebrate the birth, one to celebrate the mother and one to celebrate the conception!