Ditch the socks and put a smile on dad's face this Father's Day with one of our Top 5 Father's Day gifts
Every year in June, dads around the world put on a brave face as they open another pair of novelty socks, a 'World's Best Dad' mug, or a 'Super Dad' BBQ apron. Why are all the usual Father's Day gifts boring everyday items? Is that how to show your dad he's special... with a mug? Where's the indulgence, the extravagance, the pleasure? This year give him something that'll have him grinning ear to ear with one of our whisky gifts! To help in your quest, we countdown the Top 5 Father's Day gifts at The Whisky Shop - and there's not a sock in sight!
The Old Malt Cask range takes single cask expressions from selected distilleries and bottles them independently. This means that there will only ever be a couple of hundred bottles of any of these whiskies. This particular 20cl expression of Auchentoshan has been aged for 12 years in a single refill hogshead cask and bottled in 2014 at a strength of 50% abv. Paired with a beautiful Glencairn glass and presented in our stylish gift box, this is ready to drink and is sure to go down well.
The Bunnahabhain is an Islay Single Malt like no other. The most northern distillery on the Hebridean island, Bunnahabhain uses unpeated barley in its distillation as well as pure spring water that flows freely underground away from the peaty moorlands. This helps make the fruit and nut style of the distillery so different from the rest of the infamously peaty Islay malts. Make this malt even more unique with a personalised message engraved on the bottle, that way whenever dad has a sip he'll be reminded of what a good kid he has.
The Loch Fyne Living Cask Batch 3 Gift Pack £59
A unique offering from Inveraray, this is a blended malt whisky with a difference. The Living Cask in the Loch Fyne workshop is never empty, instead different malts are added periodically to create an ever-evolving expression. This is the third batch produced and is limited to just 3000 bottles. This 50cl bottle comes with two Glencairn glasses, so be nice and your dad may even share it with you!
One for the Islay fanatics, the Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced Oog-a-dal) is a limited edition vatting that was voted the favourite whisky of the Ardbeg Committee, a community of 100,000 fans of the distillery. A full flavoured whisky, this marries Ardbeg's usual deep smoky notes with luscious raisin tones from ex-Sherry casks so there is something new to explore even for Ardbeg die-hards. This gift set combines the limited edition whisky with an Ardbeg branded tumbler.
The iconic stag's head that adorns each bottle of The Dalmore is also etched onto the two handsome glass tumblers in this elegant gift box. The perfect gift for fans of the Highland Single Malt, the 15 year old expression is smooth, rich and well-rounded; the epitome of The Dalmore house style. Following an initial 12 year maturation in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks, this malt spends three years in three different kinds of Sherry cask, resulting in a delicate character that is almost universally appealing.