What a stunning weekend we have weather wise for Fathers Day. If that’s not an excuse to crack open a bottle of something then I don’t know what is!
Whether you are planning at family gathering at home, are headed out for a picnic somewhere in the sunshine or are simply looking for a last minute gifting idea for Dad (we’ve all been there!) then read on for my top drinks to see you through the weekend.
I have 3 dads to buy for each year. my daughter Ivy’s Dad, my partner and my own Dad. They all have 2 things in common, they all like booze and I’m always too busy to remember until the last minute. Therefore if you are anything like me this is the perfect gift guide.
Gift a whisky to treasure with the first expression in The 1824 Series, The Macallan Gold. Showcasing the single malt’s natural colour, The Macallan Gold has notes of vanilla followed by dark chocolate, with lingering floral and light oak notes.
I love the design of the intricate bottle, I can totally see a candle in this one once he’s finished it off! Highland Park 12 Year Old, the Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul, is the ideal gift for fans of flavour, and now comes in a new, ornately embossed bottle and carton. This single malt is at the heart of Highland Park’s core range and is a rich and well-balanced whisky boasting a honey sweetness, followed by fruity notes with a hint of gentle smoke. Highland Park 12 Year Old is available at multiple retailers.
Badger Ales ‘An American Adventure’ £2.49 Waitrose & Co-Op
The first in a series of Limited Edition beers from Badger Ales, celebrating read from around the globe. An American Adventire combines Amarillo, Mosaic & Casade hops to produce a refreshing West Coast beer. Cheers!
Beer Hawk Top Dad Beer Box £20
What could be more perfect then a box of goodies containing 5 different trendy craft beers, a gorgeous glass to drink them out of and a packet of Pork scratching. Job done!
Summerskills Brewery Ales & Lagers
From Plymouths oldest Brewery comes Summer Skills. A range of 6 different beers and Ales all with a distinctive unique flavour. Perfect for trendy beer lovers.
Ashridge sparkling Devon Cider
From the heart of Devon comes Ashridge sparkling Devon Blush Cider. This organic vintage cider is made from up to 15 different varieties of cider Apples. I love the modern packaging and refreshing taste. Summer personified!
The London Essence Co. Tonic mixers £1.50 Harvey Nichols Fortnum Mason’s
A selection of the finest mixers from The London Essence Co. for the most discerning of drinkers, which include Ginger Ale, Grapefrut and Rosemary Tonic Water, Orange & Elderflower water and Classic London Tonic Water.
Kraken Spiced Rum £20 Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and all good Supermarkets
It’s famous pretty bottle gives it serious shelf appeal. Named after the sea beast of myth and legend.The Kraken Rum is aged for 12 to 24 months and blended with 11 spices including cinnamon, ginger and cloves to create a strong, rich and dark smooth Rum, perfect to drink alone or mixed as a cocktail.
Jose Cuervo Tequilla £20 Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and all good supermarkets
Party dads will love this one! The famous Mexican tequilla guaranteed to get any special occasion off to a bang! Available nationwide at all good supermarkets and Off-Licences. Prices vary.
Magnum of Torre Alden Joven Rioja NOW £9.99 at Bargain Booze
Treat dad to a magnum of this medium bodied fruity red Roija as a perfect all rounder.
Personally I’ll be handing it with a selection of cheese while he watches The Antiques Road show on the sofa!
Cockburn Special Reserve Port £12 CURRENTLY ON OFFER AT Tesco for £8!
Cockburn’s Special Reserve was originally introduced in 1969 as the first great Reserve Port and since that time its famous fruity and full-bodied quality, combined with a fine dry finish, has been the benchmark for all Reserve Ports. Available at all good supermarkets.
Prosecco & Sparking Wines.
Ombra Di Pantera Prosecco £24.99
This stunning Prosecco comes in an even more stunning bottle and presentation box in deep grey with decorative Rose Gold detail. It’s a sophistsced Prosecco carrying the highest classification for Italian Wines DOCG as the glera grapes are hand harvested following the tradition which dates over 100 years.
Chapel Down Sparkling Rose £14.199 usually £24.99 Wine Rack
From the South Coast of England (my home) Comes this elegant, delicate rose petal pink in colour sparking wine, with a fine prolonged mousse, light lemon sherbet on the nose with touches of blackcurrant, rosehip and wild strawberry on the palate. Currently on offer at Wine Rack why not pick up a few in preparation for a warm summer!
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