FATHER’S day has arrived, and if you’re not prepared you might still be able to bag some booze for your dad’s big day.
Here are some stellar options for some classy bottles – you’ll be in his good books for a long time to come.
Best Gin Options For Father’s Day
The Bluecoat American dry gin is a delicate spirit with a refreshing taste.
Handcrafted in Philadelphia, this gin is produced in small batches so that quality and consistency would be guaranteed in every bottle.
Your dad will be able to feel hints of pine needles, juniper, and citrus when enjoying this bold gin.
- Bluecoat American Gin – £29.99 from Amazon – buy here
Lussa Gin is an expression of gorgeous Scotland’s landscape its wild west coast.
This gin is made at the north end of the Isle of Jura where weather conditions are so challenging, gin’s creators named their product an ‘adventure’.
A great Father’s Day present with hints of orange blossom, peppermint, and lemongrass.
- Lussa Gin, £47.43 from Amazon – buy here
Warner Dry Gin was born in a family farm from which all the natural ingredients are being taken, including spring water.
It has a refreshing and fresh taste with the hints of vanilla and cinnamon.
It makes a perfect Father’s Day present for those who seek new and exciting flavours.
- Warner Harrington Dry Gin, £32.44 from Master of Malt – buy here
Looking through the winners at the World Gin Awards, there’s a number of great bottles you can buy without breaking the bank.
Makar Cherry Gin won in the best flavoured gin category and you can buy a bottle from Amazon for £22.50.
Himbrini Old Tom Gin won best compound gin at the same awards and you can get a bottle for £40.39 from Amazon.
Cotswolds Dry Gin won gold at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition and it costs £29.75 at Masters of Malt.
Aldi’s own-brand Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin was named one of the best gins in the world by the International Spirits Challenge. The best part about it? It costs just £9.99.
Or if you’re looking for a neat box set to give as a gift, the Craft Gin Club is subscription service that includes a new gin, snacks and mixers at a surprisingly affordable price.
This gin is a perfect present for a dad who likes home-brewed drinks.
Slingsby Gooseberry Gin is crafted using Harrogate aquifer water, locally sourced botanicals, and pure single grain spirit.
- Slingsby Gooseberry Gin, £40.25 from Master of Malt – buy here
Whiskey & Whisky Gifts For Father’s Day
The special Balblair Collection features distinguishing Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskies.
The quality comes from a balance between nature and nurture where malt is being matured in traditional dunnage warehouses on earthen floors.
Every whisky from this collection has a distinctive yet subtle character that your dad will appreciate and enjoy.
- Balblair 12 Year Old, £43.95 from The Whisky Exchange – buy here
- Balblair 15 Year Old, £73.25 from The Whisky Exchange – buy here
- Balblair 18 Year Old, £118 from The Whisky Exchange – buy here
Teeling Small Batch Irish whiskey features creamy vanilla sweetness with a dried fruit character and subtle sweet spice finish.
It makes a perfect father’s day present for a dad who appreciates and enjoys a quality drink.
This Irish whiskey features florals and herbal notes with rum and raisin hints.
- Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey – £32 from Master of Malt – buy here
Buying the right whisky can be a tricky job so it’s best to find out what sort of thing your dad likes before venturing out to the shops.
But you can cast your net pretty wide with a tasting set from Drinks By The Dram, which offers up five samples of the award-winners from the 2018 World Whiskies Awards for £39.95.
Aldi step up once again with an affordable option. Their Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky won a gold medal at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters and costs just £17.49.
Or if you want something that looks a little fancier, Haig Club Clubman whisky (aka. the David Beckham one) costs £16 from Tesco.
If your dad’s a fan of Jack Daniels, you can get a 70cl bottle for £23.20 from Masters of Malt.
- Drinks By The Dram whiskey set – £39.95 from Masters of Malt – buy it here
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky – £17.49 from Aldi – buy it here
- Haig Club Clubman – £16 from Tesco – buy it here
- Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey – £23.20 from Masters of Malt – buy it here
Best Vodka Gifts for Father’s Day
If your dad is more into drinks that are based on vodka alcohol and he likes it sweet, we’ve found you a perfect present.
This watermelon vodka is sweet, fruity and refreshing, perfect for those who seek quality and novelty.
- CÎROC Watermelon Vodka, £30.50 from Amazon – buy here
Best Rum Gifts for Father’s Day
- Bacardi Spiced Rum, £14.50 from Tesco – buy here
Bacardi Spiced is made with gold rum and takes its hints of smokiness from charred American Oak.
Bacardi company has over 155 years of rum making experience making this drink a really well-made choice for any rum lover.
The drink itself features both light and deep notes: it’s perfect for mixing and can be a great starting base if you’re keen to create your new cocktail recipe.
If you want something a bit flashy to present as a gift, Ableforth’s Rumbullion is great and comes in an awesome-looking bottle with a wax seal to make it extra-special.
The tasting set by Drinks By The Dram is a solid gift idea, offering up five sample bottles of highly-rated tipples. £31.95 at Masters of Malt.
Tesco has a bargain tasting option for rum, with a gift set costing just £12. It’s got four popular rum miniatures for your dad to enjoy.
- Ableforth’s Rumbullion – £34.90 from Masters of Malt – buy it here
- Drinks By The Dram rum set – £31.95 from Masters of Malt – buy it here
- Rum tasting set – £12 from Tesco – buy it here
Best Father’s Day Beers
Imagine if beer drinking was good for the environment? With this specific beer, that is particularly the case.
Brewgooder dedicates its profit to the foundation that aims to stop water poverty in the world.
Oh, and also it tastes delicious.
It makes a perfect Father’s Day present that also does good for the others.
- Brewgooder Clean Water Lager, £1,80 from Tesco – buy here
Aside from buying a six-pack of your dad’s favourite lager, you can impress him with one of these gift sets and give him a chance to step outside his comfort zone.
A two-bottle set from Not On The High Street is created by Hiver Beers and comes with branded Hiver beer glass, a beer pancake recipe and food matching suggestions.
Or a neat £36 set from Beer Hawk for fifteen cans of selected cans.
- Beer gift set – £18 from Not On The High Street – buy it here
- Beer gift set – £36 from Beerhawk – buy it here
Other Father’s Day Gift Ideas
If none of the above take your fancy, there’s a bunch of other boozy gifts you can buy for Father’s Day.
If you’re looking for a properly quirky gift, a jar of spreadable whiskey from Firebox costs just £9.99 and is sure to impress.
And another pressie that’s sure to rack up the intrigue is Firebox’s ‘bulletproof’ whiskey glass with a real bullet lodged in the side.
Whiskey stones cool your drink without diluting it, perfect for purists.
If your dad needs a personalised glass to drink from, you can get one engraved with a special message.
- Spreadable whiskey – £9.99 from Firebox – buy it here
- Bulletproof whiskey glass – £19.99 from Firebox – buy it here
- Whiskey stones – £3.69 from Ebay – buy it here
- Personalised beer glass – £5.95 from Ebay – buy it here
Looking for more Father’s Day ideas? Check out the 26 great ideas in our gift guide.
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