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Wee Dram?; Whiskies for Father’s Day

Whether he’s a whiskey enthusiast or simply enjoys the finer things in life, ditch the socks and give your dad a treat he’ll truly appreciate this Father’s Day.

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Engraved ‘Happy Father’s Day’ – 70cl 

Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select remains the only bourbon to be triple distilled in copper pot stills, giving it a balance of depth and flavour and the title of the best Bourbon to be used in an Old Fashioned – the world’s best-selling cocktail*. With over 200 detectable flavour notes, Woodford Reserve is heavy on the nose with faint vanilla and tobacco spice. The complexity of the liquid gives it a silky smooth, well-rounded and almost creamy finish.

Perfect for: First timers and those in search of something delicious for all occasions. Price: £38. Stockist: Hard to Find Whisky

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack – 70cl 

Inspired by the original gentleman distiller, Mr. Jack Daniel himself, this smooth sippin’ whiskey makes the ideal gift for the dad with exceptional taste.  Gentleman Jack is mellowed through sugar maple charcoal, not once, but twice, giving a rounded liquid and exceptionally smooth finish designed for easy drinking.  With flavours of vanilla, maple syrup and citrus, the mellow spirit can truly be appreciated with every sip. 

Perfect for: Raising a glass with the man that raised you, in a classic whiskey sour or served on the rocks. Price: £36 Stockist: Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons and specialist retailers

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Slane Irish Whiskey – 70cl 

Slane Irish Whiskey is a multi-award-winning blend offering a smooth, yet complex and flavourful taste experience, thanks to its distinctive triple cask maturation process.

Matured in virgin oak casks, seasoned whiskey casks and Oloroso sherry casks, you can taste the complexity in every sip. Slane Irish Whiskey delivers a completely unforgettable flavour that’s loved all over Ireland… and beyond. 

Produced at Slane Castle, the home of Irish rock and roll, this deliciously smooth whiskey is the perfect tipple for a gathering with family and friends or as a reward when relaxing at home. 

Perfect for: Avid Rock fans looking for a whiskey as bold as their music choices Price: £30. Stockist: WaitroseAmazon and specialist retailers 

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Slane Irish Whiskey Cold Brew Cocktail Kit – 70cl, 

Thanks to its bold and complex flavour, coming from its triple cask maturation process, Slane Irish Whiskey is a versatile blend that can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, but it also stands its own when mixed – particularly when it comes to coffee cocktails. The Slane Cold Brew Cocktail kit includes a 70cl Slane Irish Whiskey and a free 200ml Minor Figures Cold Brew can inside, for you to make Slane Cold Brew Cocktail at home.  
Simply pour 50ml Slane Irish Whiskey, add 15ml Maple Syrup, and top with Minor Figures Cold Brew Black Nitro. 

Perfect for: Dad’s who like to their cocktails with an added kick!  Price: £30  StockistsWaitrose

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned Gift Pack – 20cl 

Everything you need to mix the timeless classic at home, this limited-edition gift pack includes a Woodford Reserve 20cl bottle, an ornate   rocks glass and Old Fashioned Syrup, 60ml (see previous listing for how to make an Old Fashioned).

Perfect for: Those keen to experiment and kick-start their mixology journey  Price: £26.99  Stockist: Whisky Shop  

Whiskies for Father’s Day – Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Gift Pack – 70cl 

Adding to the classic bottle that never goes out of style, this gift pack includes Woodford Reserve’s unique Old Fashioned Syrup.  Containing a blend of bitters, sugars and botanical extracts, it has been specifically developed to carefully complement the signature taste of Woodford Reserve bourbon – so Dad can sip the world’s number 1 cocktail* from the comfort of his own home. 

Simply pour 50ml of Woodford Reserve Bourbon into your favourite glass, add 10ml of the Old Fashioned cocktail syrup, stir with ice for 10 seconds, garnish with an orange peel and voila – the perfect Old Fashioned is no longer just the reserve of bartenders. 

Perfect for: Cocktail fans who love to make every occasion a special occasion with a delicious drink in hand 
Price: £30.75  Stockist: Master of Malt

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