Forget the predictable socks and golf balls for the Dads in your life this year and surprise them with a thoughtful gift you know they’ll appreciate. Father’s Day is the chance to show Dad your appreciation, and why not say it with his favourite bottle of red, or a new whisky to add to his collection? Ask yourself the following questions: Is Dad a collector? (Hint: he’s the Dad with the full toolkit neatly arranged in his shed.) Is he a wine lover who loves browsing the shelves looking for the perfect wine match? Or a generous entertainer who sees a party as a great excuse to gather loved ones and try new drinks? This gift guide has all the Father’s Day gift ideas you need. Happy Father’s Day to all Dads!
For this Dad with a passion for detail, you can’t go wrong with a special whisky. The explosion of choice, from Australian to Japanese whisky and everything in-between, means there are plenty of bottles to explores. A collector Dad will always appreciate an exclusive single malt whisky and Yamazaki 12YO Single Malt Japanese Whisky is one he can proudly add to the bar cart. Its herbal opening notes blended with a soft smoky finish is perfectly paired with a good quality dark chocolate for an after-dinner hit of intense flavours. For something more unusual, try Starward Two-Fold Whisky – a double-grain whisky that’s matured in red wine barrels. It does double duty as an excellent sipping whisky and works wonders in mixed drinks, too. For the Dad who enjoys a rare dram, you can’t go past the Loch Lomond 18YO Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This cult drop from Loch Lomond is hand-selected by the master distiller and you can find out if your Dad is a neat-over-ice or adds-a-little-water Scotch drinker. Share a glass and make some memories.
This Dad loves complex red varieties, so seek out an elusive pinot noir or a rich Australian cabernet to wrap. The perfect pinot noir can be as rare as a unicorn, and unwrapping Craggy Range Te Muna Pinot Noir is guaranteed to put a smile on Dad’s face. With hints of Morello cherry and notes of exotic truffles and wet earth, this beauty from New Zealand will complement a special Father’s Day feast of roast duck; something the whole family can enjoy. For Dads who possess a stronger palate, a big Australian cabernet such as St Hugo Cabernet Sauvignon or the Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon are gifts that keep giving due to their outstanding capacity to carry a deliciously special meal of a full-flavoured and hearty roast. What more could a red wine lover Dad want than a family feast with a very special drop?
It’s all about letting the good times roll for this Dad, who loves nothing more than making sure everyone has the best drink in their hands. Show your appreciation with fancy French bubbles. The sensational Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut is a stand-out choice. Take it to the next level and serve a special brunch with some fresh lobster rolls. The crisp muscularity of the Piper matches perfectly with the sweetness of the lobster. Created with the aim of being the “greatest rosé in the world”, the Chateau D’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé is a Provence benchmark for this spritzy, fresh variety that never fails to please. If Dad’s a craft beer enthusiast who likes his ale crisp and dry with a spine of malt running through it, go for Running with Thieves Japanese Pilsner.
Products featured are available from 02/08/23 to 05/09/23, while stocks last. Some products or varieties featured may not be available in all stores.