For all of those Fathers out there who are whisky connoisseurs, here’s a roundup of the best whisky and related products that you need to stock up on, right in time for Father’s Day.
An award-winning whisky hailing from the Cotswolds, it launched in 2017 and is the first-ever whisky to be distilled in the area. It’s rich and fruity, with notes of honey, and Seville orange marmalade to offer a rounded balance of sweetness and depth.
An Indian, double-cask single malt whisky, it is matured for two-thirds of its life in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels and European oak sherry casks chosen by master distiller, Anup Barik. The combination of Rampur’s unique distilling teamed with the double cask maturation process makes for a complex whisky. Expect balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak, smooth malty tones, rich caramel, dried dark fruits, and spiced tonality from the European oak to add to the depth of flavor.
Meet the brand new Irish whisky-based liqueur, Shanky’s Whip, it’s based on a combination of Irish spirits and aged pot still whisky, featuring a sweetness thanks to the vanilla-infused caramel. A smooth, black spirit, enjoy on the rocks or in cocktails, cue an Irish Old Fashioned.
Distilled, blended, and bottled in Scotland, J&B Rare is one of Europe’s most-loved whiskies and comes with the royal seal of approval. It blends 42 malt and grain whiskies, including the finest Speyside single malts: Knockando, Auchroisk, Strathmill, and Glen Spey for a light, smooth option.
For something, a little different try this tequila from Storywood. Founded by Michael Ballantyne, who was born in Scotland and raised in Texas, his tequila is aged in single malt whisky casks from Speyside. The result? A punchy tequila that dons whisky-like characteristics of the oak, roasted nuts, and treacle.
This set of 4 Highland Tumblers continues the Scottish theme. Nachtmann Highland stands for high-quality, crystal glasses that are both weighty and don a traditional style, to add to the drinking occasion. Decanter
This decanter forms part of the Villeroy & Boch Scotch Whisky glassware collection. As you’d expect from this brand, which has been offering homewares for three centuries, this is crafted from pure crystal and is finished in a smooth curved design. Fill with your favorite whisky and let it breathe.
If you want the taste of whisky but in chocolate form, Hotel Chocolat has combined a shot of 12-year-old single malt to their creamy 50% milk chocolate truffle. Crack through the tempered chocolate sphere and inside there’s a rich Speyside whisky flavor, featuring notes of heather, apple blossom, and pear, with a smoky finish.
The afternoons call for a classic fruit cake, and this traditional one by Fortnum & Mason features a rich blend of fruits, spice, citrus, and whisky. Handmade in Scotland, it’s a classic moist fruit cake at heart, with the Single Malt Whisky to liven up the currants.