Nothing says ‘Happy Father’s Day’ quite like a bottle of whisky. More likely to raise a smile from spirit loving dads than a new pair of socks, quality whisky is guaranteed to win you brownie points on Sunday. So to help you find the perfect gift, here at Savoo we present to you our top whisky themed presents for every budget: from the best in miniature collections to full bodied Scotch for the aficionados.
Whisky Cake In A Can
Does your dad like whisky? Does he like cake? Well, what could make a better Father’s Day present than a combination of the two! Simply add whisky to the tin to make an intoxicating adult coffee cake- just £4.99 from notonthehighstreet.com (note: also works with rum!).
Give your dad an introductory taste to single malt Scotch whisky with the Benriach Classic Speyside Collection. Comprising of four 5cl miniatures, this set includes Benriach Heart of Speyside- the entry level bottling- and its 12 year old, 16 year old and 20 year old counterparts. Priced at a very reasonable £22.25 from the Whiskey Exchange, this is a great way to hedge your bets on Father’s Day.
Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt
One of the bestselling malts in the world, Glenlivet 12 year old single malt is smooth, easy to drink with an even tastier price tag. At just £26 from Ocado, this entry level bottling from the Scottish Glenlivet distillery would suit dads who like their whisky light with sweet and fruity notes- or simply those who are still starting out in the world of Scotch.
Laphroaig 10 years old
Described as the ultimate Scotch for the experienced whisky drinker (only the serious need apply!), Laphroaig 10 years old has a full body and a fearsome reputation. The number one Islay malt in the UK, this iconic brand is the only single malt Scottish whisky to be awarded the Royal Warrant by the HRH Prince of Wales. About as subtle as a brick, buy for dads who like their whisky smoky, peaty and with hints of salt. Pick up a 70l bottle from Waitrose for £33.50.
Red Breast 12
Quite frankly you can’t go wrong with Red Breast 12, named Overall Irish Whiskey of the Year at the 2013 Irish Whiskey Awards. Considered the finest Irish whiskey on the market by many connoisseurs, Red Breast 12 has a smooth and mellow texture and rich and sweet flavours. A 70cl bottle costs £40.79 from Ocado.
iFlorist has a great range of whisky gift boxes for Father’s Day, currently with up to 23% off. A 70cl bottle of Irish Jameson Whiskey gift case is now £56.90 reduced from £73.90 and comes with a leather style presentation box. For Scotch lovers, pick the Antiquary whisky case with 12 year old Scottish whisky for £55.90- a saving of £17.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership
Is your dad a whisky aficionado? Don’t try and double guess his tastes- instead sign him up to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this Father’s Day. Membership is pricey at £122, but includes the chance to enjoy Society tastings and use of Member’s Rooms in Leith, Edinburgh and London. Club together with your siblings and you’ll be in dad’s good books for months.