Make your Father’s Day – VIVA’s round up of the best booze gifts
Jessica Ward | 8th June 2022
With Father’s Day just around the corner- don’t worry you’ve got over a week to get ready – on Sunday, June 19, VIVA has rounded up some of the best booze gifts guaranteed to make his day.
Whether he’s your dad, stepfather, mentor or the father-figure you admire., here’s our round up of the top tipples.
There’s everything from gift sets to full bottles of whisk(e)y on offer to make a splash with your dad.
Gwalarn (meaning North West Wind)
For something a bit different we recommend this Celtic whisky from Brittany in France. The nose is rich and opulent with the first powerful notes of grain and slight peat give way to an aromatic palette combining the sweetness of vanilla, the complexity of leather and smoky tobacco and some honey. In the mouth the honey extends supported by slight peat and saline notes with aromas of gingerbread combined with flavours of candied fruit. Great with oysters and seafood.
Availability: The Whisky Exchange with an RRP of £35.99
Sagamore Spirit – Double Oak Rye
This is a fantastic example of a Baltimore rye, slightly sweeter than other rye’s with a higher corn content from a brand that is fast becoming popular in the UK and last April this rye won a Master of Category medal in the UK in the American whisky category at The Drinks Business & Spirits Business Spring Blind Tasting. The secret to this Double Oak Rye is 18-months of extended ageing time in toasted wave stave barrels, making this whiskey at least seven-years-old. Delightful notes of caramel, honey, hazelnut, and pecan explode on the palate.
Availability: Native Spirits, Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt. RRP: £69
Peerless – Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
This delicious rye whisky from Peerless Kentucky became available in the UK for the very first time last year. Peerless also produce ‘Kentucky’s Best Bourbon’ as awarded by American Whisky Magazine. As well as a great rye whisky this also offers one of the best looking bottles on the market which is sure to look fantastic on display in any home bar.
Availability: Native Spirits, Whisky Exchange, Master Of Malt. RRP: Small Batch Rye = £80.00
The Gladstone Axe Whisky Tasting Gift Set
The new Gladstone Axe Whisky Tasting Gift Set is the perfect way to gift both The Gladstone Axe expressions, a great way to try out Gladstone Axe and affordable too. The gift set includes 2 x 50ml Gladstone Axe Blended Malt Scotch Whiskies and 2 x Whisky Tumblers. You can get full bottles of The Gladstone Axe American Oak and The Black Axe 70cl bottles: RRP: from £32.00. Available from Master of Malt and Amazon
Availability: The Gladstone Axe Gift Set RRP: £13.99. Available from Amazon
Shanky’s Whip Matchbox Gift Set –
Another gift set, the Shanky’s Whip Matchbox Gift Set is the perfect introduction to Shanky’s Whip this Father’s Day and includes 3 x 50ml Shanky’s Whip Irish Whisky.
Available: Shanky’s Whip Matchbox Gift Set RRP: £11.00. Available from Amazon. Shanky’s Whip 70cl bottle are also available from £22.99. Available from Master of Malt and Amazon
Cotswolds Signature Single Malt Whisky and Glencairn Glass Gift Set –
Why not spoil your dad with a beautiful Cotswolds Signature Single Malt gift box? With two Cotswolds Distillery branded Glencairn Glasses, it is the perfect gift for a whisky lover.
Rampur Asavais the world’s first Indian single malt whisky matured in American Bourbon Barrels and finished in Indian Cabernet Sauvignon casks. This ground-breaking expression is perfectly balanced, non-chill filtered and bottled at 45% ABV. On the nose, Rampur Asava has tropical fruity notes with added notes of apricot, blackberry, black currant, dark cherry and plum followed with a faint hint of tobacco and spices. Each bottle of Rampur Asava Indian Single Malt Whisky is presented in a purple gift carton and a luxury silk pouch.
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Mijenta Reposado Tequila –
A super premium, small batch spirit that is carefully crafted with a commitment to environmental sustainability and support for the local community, Mijenta Reposado Tequila is aged up to six months in a blend of American white oak, French oak and French acacia casks. Presenting a more mature and fuller expression with a long finish on the palate, the Reposado possesses a delicate and inviting vanilla nose with notes of bergamot, honey, preserved fruits – such as cherry and pear – and orange blossom flowers, together with a mid-palate of cacao nibs. Presented in a stunning green gift box, Mijenta Reposado Tequila makes for the perfect luxury tequila gift for Father’s Day.
Ideal for vegan Pas. ADRIATICO Amarettos is a range of Roasted and Bianco Amarettos, made from handpicked Italian almonds from Puglia. These premium Amarettos are also Gluten Free and Vegan Certified. ADRIATICO is the only Vegan amaretto in the world as the range is lactose free and it is one of the only 100% natural amarettos as it is made from real almonds.
Created in 2006 by Jean-Sébastien Robicquet. this gin is made from grapes which results in a more fresh, smooth and rounded taste. The gin contains vine flower to add floral notes, handpicked once a year, in mid-June, when the vine flower blossoms for just a few days to preserve its delicate fragrance.
Available: Master of Malt and Amazon and Fenwick. RRP: £35
Nouaison is a taste of history, inspired from an original gin recipe from 1495, the oldest gin recipe known to exist, that used grape to create gin. Popular with bartenders Nouaison has a unique balance combining the elegance of French grapes with a spicy, rich and complex aromatic profile. Balanced and herbal on the nose with sweet exotic spices, oranges, floral, notes in taste with a full-bodied smooth finish.
Available: Amazon, The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt. RRP: £38