Boozy Father’s day gifts are a sure fire hit with a lot of the dad’s out there. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few fab suggestions of some of the best gift sets and Father’s day tipples that you can buy if you want to treat dad!
Dry white wines from Bordeaux are crisp and delicious, using Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon grapes.
For some light refreshment, why not give your dad a cool, zesty bottle of Château Le Bernet 2014, 75cl, Now priced at £7.50 at Sainsbury’s.
With smoky, citrus notes, match it with a lemon and thyme roasted chicken or a good fish pie. A delicious treat that won’t break the bank this Father’s day!
Glen Moray are a range of excellent quality, excellently priced single malt whiskies from Speyside. Presented in a Gift Box. These are widely available and would make the perfect boozy Father’s day gift.
Glen Moray Classic Single Malt, price from £20.00, available from Tesco, Asda, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Co-Op and other good supermarkets. This is an approachable whisky with butterscotch and shortbread on the nose and a lightly spiced mouthfeel with malty toffee notes and a lemongrass tang.
Glen Moray Classic Peated Single Malt , price from £22.00, available from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Whisky Specialist Retailers. A new expression with peat smoke being used to dry the barley before distillation. This is an excellent value peated single malt for the whisky novice, offering sweet vanilla flavours combined with layers of peat smoke to deliver a satisfying whisky with a long finish.
Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish, price from £25, available from Majestic, Spirited Wines and Whisky Specialist Retailers. A small batch release combining the best of the soft gentle Glen Moray Classic with the spicy, plum, wine-like tannic elements from the port casks from Porto Cruz. Toasted vanilla and subtle oak on the nose, followed by rich dried fruit along with subtle hints of dark chocolate and leather.
The Naked Grouse – Unwrap the Naked Truth. The Naked Grouse is a small batch, craft whisky from The Famous Grouse. The Naked Grouse is a pure expression of the Master Blender’s craft. Selecting aged whiskies from famous distilleries like the Glenturret, these are then double matured in small batches in the best quality, first-fill sherry casks. This extra time spent in cask imparts a rich colour, smooth character and a naturally sweet and spicy taste profile. An aroma of cherries and oak gives way to sweet winey notes, plums and a hint of cinnamon. The Naked Grouse is often compared to a Christmas cake in a glass.
For a classic cocktail, treat yourself to The Naked Grouse signature serve The Naked Old Fashioned. Simply put a small heap of ice into the bottom of the glass then pour in the whisky, bitters and sugar syrup in any order. Stir vigorously for 20 seconds, before garnishing with orange zest.
The Naked Grouse is available in high end bars and select Sainsbury’s stores.
The Peated Malts of Distinction gift pack features The Ardmore Legacy, Connemara Original, Bowmore Small Batch and Laphroaig Select united in one box set for the first time.
The gift pack brings together the collection of peated malts for every palate, with each expression boasting its own unique and distinctive smoky flavour.
Each expression comes as a 50ml bottle and is inserted in an eye-catching box which features a traditionally cut peat block and includes a mini-booklet explaining the traditional peated whisky process and the variety of peat flavours present in the range.
Peated Malts of Distinction gift is available at specialist whisky retailers including Selfridges, The Whisky Exchange, Vintage House, Royal Mile Whiskies and The Green Welly Stop (RRP £14.99).
Highland Park Dark Origins
The latest edition to Highland Park’s core range, Dark Origins offers a naturally dark, rich flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and the signature sweet smoke that fans of the Orcadian elixir have come to know and love.