Sons (and daughters) this is your time to shine, your time to say thanks, your time to show your good ol’ Dad he ain’t so bad.
We all should be aware and prepared by now as it comes round every June… we are of course talking about Father’s Day! Which coincidentally leads us perfectly into our guide to some of the best Father’s Day gifts available in 2014.
For The Dad That Enjoys a Fine Drop
Want something unique for the old man? Then why not get him something more personalised like a bottle of Jack Daniels Single Barrel with a personal message engraved onto the side?! That’s right, the good people at The Whisky Shop are offering this service via their website and after a few very easy steps, a personalised bottle will be on its way to you. (Click the image to see our own personal engraved bottle). Make sure you order before Wednesday 11th June to guarantee your delivery. With a richer, robust flavour to its brother Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel has notes of toasted oak, vanilla and caramel and each barrel offers individual nuances of colour and taste. No two barrels are the same, so a personalised Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel is a perfect chance to offer your father a whiskey truly unique this Father’s Day. (Plus he will have no option but to share a glass with you!)
El Dorado 12 Year Demerara Rum
Some things are just made to be sipped, savoured and enjoyed and El Dorado 12 Year Old Demerara rum absolutely ticks those boxes. If your dad is the laid-back, reflective type, then this is the gift for him. Often voted the world’s best rums, El Dorado 12 Year Old is rich amber in colour with a super attractive nose, packed with aromas of sugar, honey, banana, toffee, raisins and sultanas. The ripe, rich and balanced flavours deliver a sweetness after which the finish is delightful, elegant and dry. A real stand-out on the drinks shelf. The bottle design of El Dorado 12 Year Old pays homage to the flasks cast overboard by Dutch sailors in years gone by so you can wow your father with a slice of history too. £32.99 from Ocado here.
Resourceful dads will admire and love this Viking version of a White Ale which was created by the first Icelander in fifty years to study on the prestigious brewing program at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Combining the purity of Icelandic water with the centuries old Belgian traditions, Einstök White Ale delivers the complex flavours of a classic witbier with orange peel and coriander resulting in a cool smoothness that’s flavourful and refreshingly drinkable. Einstök White Ale is made with wheat malt, pilsner malt, oats and Bavarian noble hops, spiced with coriander and orange peel. 6 x330ml bottles of Einstök White Ale is £12.99 from Majestic Wine, or you can buy two cases for £9.99 each right here.
Gosling’s Family Reserve Old Rum
All families have their secrets but in the case of the Gosling’s they are more than happy to share theirs. Of course, it did take them 155 years to do the sharing, in the form of their Family Reserve Old Rum! It’s crafted to the same exacting standards as Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, a key ingredient in the Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail, but the twist in this tale is that it is left aging in new oak barrels until it has acquired an extra luscious, nuanced complexity, much like a rare Scotch or Cognac. A real eye and palate pleaser, each bottle is lovingly hand labelled, numbered, dipped in wax and place in a straw-filled wooden box, reminiscent of days past. All this is designed to delight whomever open this most decadent of rums. £53.83 from The Whisky Exchange
The Dad That Likes a Great Musk
Lacoste L12.12 Limited Edition
Hugo Boss Parfums continues to celebrate the values it stands for of success, style and confidence with their #SuccessBeyondTheGame campaign so you could a lot worse than go for a bottle of Boss Bottled. Unlimited.
They have also teamed up with England Goalkeeper Joe Hart so you have the football angle covered off as well. With vibrant green notes, Boss Bottled. Unlimited has been created with a striking blend of refreshing mint and evergreen cistus, combined with juicy pineapple and enduring masculine woods. These unique ingredients come together to create an invigorating and aromatic male scent, underlining the BOSS man’s uncompromising drive.