Thank your dad this Father’s Day by treating him to a day of relaxation, a trip down to the pub to watch the footie or a night out on the town and if he likes a little tipple, then check out our boozy gift guide.
FOR THE RUM LOVERS
DON Q OAK BARREL SPICED RUM
This top selling rum in Puerto Rico, is from an award-winning 6-generation distillery, family-run for over 150 years. The Oak Barrel Spiced is a premium spiced rum with warm, radiant, rich, golden hues. This bottle is an extraordinary blend of 3 year old Puerto Rican rums aged in American white oak barrels. A real treat for Father’s Day!
Price: £30.45 | From The Whisky Exchange
DON PAPA RUM
The first premium small batch rum hailing from the Philippines, has been distilled and aged for over 7 years in American oak barrels on the island of Negros (locally referred to as Sugarlandia). This premium rum is renowned for its long, rich-textured finish and distinctive flavours of vanilla, honey and candid fruits.
Price: £29.44 | From Master of Malt
For three generations, the Riascos family have been creating fine rums in Colombia with
uncompromising dedication to quality and taste. La Hechicera is Spanish for ‘The Enchantress’, it
captures the natural beauty and mystique of Colombia with a blend of 12-21 year old, unpolished
Price: £50 | From Harvey Nichols
FOR THE GIN LOVERS
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE SPECIAL EDITION
Made with three new botanicals – golden turmeric, Indian white cardamom, and Spanish mandarin – it sees the iconic gin brand make its first foray into the spiced gin category. Pair this gin with ginger ale, fresh ginger, and a squeeze of lime to create the refreshing taste of a Sunset Buck, or alternatively it can be used to enhance a twist on a classic, as a Sunset Negroni.
Price: £24 from Waitrose
Seven Hills Gin is distilled in Moncalieri, near Turin in the historic distillery of Torino Distillati. Years of culture and heritage are distilled into each bottle of the multi-award winning Seven Hills, creating a perfectly balanced gin with a touch of Italian romance and style.
Price: £33.75 | From The Whisky Exchange
SLINGSBY YORKSHIRE RHUBARB GIN
Made with Slingsby’s London dry gin, which is crafted using locally sourced botanicals and infused with the finest Yorkshire rhubarb – Then mixed together with water drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer, pure single grain spirit and a mix of the finest ingredients. The rhubarb flavoured pink gin features an initial sweetness of rhubarb and raspberry followed by a bitter tang from the pink grapefruit citrus base – Add with tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit for a delicious taste and flavour.
Price: £30 from www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk
FOR THE WHISKY LOVERS
JOHNNIE WALKER BLONDE WHISKY
Johnnie Blonde is a sweet surprise that will tickle your senses. Made to be mixed, it bursts into life with the citrus kick of lemonade, topped with a fresh slice of orange. Brighten up your dad’s whisky experience with Johnnie Blonde.
Price: £29.99 from The Bottle Club
Produced at Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire, this is anCnoc’s smokiest-ever whisky and a welcome addition to the core range for fans of their ‘Peaty’ series. Peatheart is a single malt with intense smoke followed by orchard and citrus fruit notes.
Price: £49.95 | From House of Malt
The blended Scotch whisky is comprised of malted barley distilled in column stills and malted barley distilled in pot stills, both made at Loch Lomond and both aged in American oak. The name Glasshouse was inspired by the Victorian glasshouses which grew exotic fruits in Scotland back in the 1800s, which serves as a subtle nod to the flavour profile.
Price: £30.95 From Master of Malt
FOR THE WINE LOVERS
CAMPO VIEJO WINEMAKERS’ BLEND
A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Bobal – combining “the most vibrant expressions of Spain”. The wine blends the experience and craftmanship of Campo Viejo’s three female winemakers to create “the ultimate red blend”. The wine is smooth and vibrant, with red fruit richness.
Price: £8.25 from Ocado, Tesco, and Morrisons
SIDDURA BERU 2015 | VERMENTINO DI GALLURA SUPERIORE DOCG
An excellent example of barrel-fermented Vermentino, with notes of tropical fruits and a powerful smoky finish. This wine is made from the best Vermentino grapes, after hand-harvesting, the grapes are crushed and left to macerate for a few hours at very low temperature to enhance the texture and flavour, and then softly pressed. The wine’s special secret is its fermentation in small French oak barriques. This technique lends complexity, structure, and aromas of vanilla and smoke.
Price: £35.67 from Independent Wine
RIDOLFI FIERO 2017 | TOSCANA IGT
This Super Tuscan wine is a classic blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Sangiovese. It is produced by Ridolfi, a small, organic-certified winery in the famous Montalcino area. Their speciality is Brunello di Montalcino, and this wine was a new experimental venture that became a real success.
Price: £20.20 from Independent Wine
FOR THE BEER LOVERS
Beavertown is dedicated to crafting high quality, innovative beers like Gamma Ray APA and Neck Oil Session IPA which appeal to the thirsty masses. Their flagship ales are now a firm favourite for ale affectionados from pumps and cans across the country. From brewing to branding, they believe in creativity in everything they do. A bit of pub trivia for you, Beavertown founder Logan Plant is the son of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant which should score additional brownie points for the rocker dads out there.
Price: Neck oil – 330ml £2.15 and Gamma Ray – 330ml £2.35 | From Bevertown
The perfect beer to celebrate dads has to be one crafted by seven actual borthers whose dad got them into brewing in the first place. He used to homebrew when they were kids so every beer they make now is pure nostaligia for them. The SEVEN BRO7HERS range includes award winning beers such as their sweet golden Honeycomb Pale Ale, basically a crunchie in a can and gold winner at the European Beer Challenge 2021. Their delicately fruity Watermelon Wheat Beer trumped this with 2 Golds.
Price: Honeycomb Pale Ale – 440ml £3.85 and Watermelon Wheat Beer – 440ml £3.85 from SEVEN BRO7HERS
FOR THE SOBER DADS
For dads that love a beer, but is cutting down his alcohol intake, look towards Sobersauce, who are offering up some of the newest alcohol-free beers on the market. The discovery subscription comes with eight alcohol free beers, including lagers, pale ales and medium-bodied ales.
Sobersauce has done all the hard work sourcing good tasting non-alcoholic beers so your dad doesn’t have to, he can just sit back and enjoy them this Father’s day.
Priced at £19.99 | From Sobersauce