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Father’s Day Gifts: Local drinks products and experiences dads will love

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Ahead of the big day, we’ve put together this gift guide for those dads who fancy themselves as drinks connoisseurs.

While many of us have had to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions apart during lockdown, Phase 1 means we can now visit another household to see friends and family.

Which is great news for all the dads out there hoping to celebrate Father’s Day with their children and families.

Taking place on Sunday June 21, Father’s Day is dedicated to all the dads, uncles, grandpas and friends out there, so why not treat him to something special this year and show him how much you love him no matter what distance may be between you.

From virtual tastings to gin packs, not to mention products to spruce up his favourite drinks, there’s something to suit all dads who enjoy a tipple.

Reek of Peat – live tasting session with Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky

Hosted by brand ambassador Fergus Simpson, why not treat your dad or the man in your life to a online whisky tasting experience with Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky.

The virtual event takes place on Sunday June 21 at 7pm and will include five 30ml whisky samples.

Whiskies include: Bunnahabhain Battlehill four-year-old, Benriach Dimensions eight-year-old, Islay Blended Malt Dimensions 19-year-old, Highland Park Octave 11-year-old and Laphroig Battlehill 21-year-old.

The tasting kit costs £20 plus delivery and can be purchased here. Kits will also include a discount code to purchase the full-sized bottles after the event.

A bottle of Glen Moray’s Madeira Cask Project

Based in Elgin, Glen Moray has revealed its latest release in time for the special occasion.

Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project is a single malt whisky which has been fully matured in ex-sweet Madeira hogshead casks for 13 years and 10 months, making it the perfect gift for any whisky lover.

Pick up a bottle here for £61.95.

Mini beer keg

While dad might not be able to go to the pub that doesn’t mean the pub or, more importantly, a beer can’t come to him.

If your dad loves a pint and is missing his trips to his local with his friends, why not treat him to his own keg? He’ll have plenty of fun pulling his own pint.

Pick up a keg from various local brewers, including six°north, Fierce Beer, Brew Toon plus many more.

Prices start from £24-£32.75 for five litres.

Local gin from Esker Spirits

What’s better than getting a bottle of gin? Getting a selection to try out!

Based in Royal Deeside, Esker Spirits has created this fun ice cube gift pack so people can try out their range of award-winning spirits.

From the original to raspberry, not to mention the former honey spiced version (now known as gold) and the Valencian orange, this is a great way to host your own gin tasting with your dad and bond over locally made produce.

The pack costs £20 and can be purchased here.

Bitters to jazz up his favourite drinks

If your dad is a bit of a whizz when it comes to serving up drinks or making cocktails, then these bitters from The House of Botanicals are a must. Great for adding to your favourite drinks, bitters are a great way to experiment with different flavours.

From the original Bokers bitters to Spanish, Aphrodite, Vrazillian, Winter Spiced and more, there’s plenty to choose from.

Purchase them here for £10 each.

Coffee subscription

If your dad is prone to having a cup of coffee (or two) then why not sign him up for a six-month coffee subscription?

Macbeans will send him a bag of 250g speciality coffee every month, meaning this is a gift that keeps on giving.

From its outstanding portfolio of beans, he can expect something unique and different every month.

Purchase the six-month subscription, which costs £50, here.

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