Honouring Dad: Whiskies for Father’s Day

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Father is a treasure”. On Father’s Day, we want to express this emotion and honour fathers for their contribution to their children’s lives. And a good father deserves a whisky that makes them feel admired and loved at the end of the day. So, this Father’s Day, you can gift him a whisky that complements his personality, wrapped in a fancy wrapper with a bow tied around it, to make the occasion more special.

We have handpicked whiskies that we believe will turn your dad’s tiring day into a satisfactory one. Read on to know more:

The Glenlivet 15-Year-Old French Oak Reserve – Rich, oaky, and slightly acid, The Glenlivet 15 is favoured by men who like a good full-bodied dram that finishes with a long and peppery dry note. This single malt scotch is aged in French Limousin Oak, which is usually used to age Cognac. Owing to this unique maturation process, the whisky absorbs a melange of flavours including chewy resinous wood, apple crumble, fudge and winter spices.

Price: Rs. 4,000-5,000
Availability: Europe, Online

Dewar’s 12-Year-Old -The Ancestor – Fathers keep trying to win over adversities to give their family a successful and happy life. This makes them deserving to be honoured with a whisky that is similarly award winning. A perfectly balanced classical blend, Dewar’s 12 is recognized for its ‘Double Aging’, in which after the initial maturation, the blend is aged for another six months. This helps the whisky to pack in delightful flavours of buttered toast, honey, aniseed, and almonds. Its malt characters shines through on all levels, making it one of the better blended whiskies in the market.

Price: Rs. 20,000-Rs. 25,000
Availability: Europe, Online

Aberlour 10-Year-Old – A choice for dads who are just entering into the realm of distilled liquor, Aberlour 10-year-old is the scotch that gives you a fine introduction to Speyside single malts. Its full bodied rich flavours have hints of honey, cinnamon, raisins, and creamy malt throughout the tippling experience. It is therefore little surprise that the spirit is popular among whisky drinkers in over 50 countries. 

Price: Rs. 2,500-3,500
Availability: Global

Craigellachie 13-Year-Old – Another single malt from Speyside, this 46% proof liquor has bold flavours showing off the distillery’s personality. If daddy likes it robust and unique, this scotch will make his heart sing. It has fruity notes tempered with fiery smokiness. Its aroma has dominant notes of tropical fruits that is followed by savoury and sweet barbeque whiffs. On the palate, the whisky fills your mouth with a barrage of flavours, from sweet fruit to smoky meat. The finish is gentle and gives hints of what would be a slowly ending burning pit.

Price: Rs. 4,500-5,000
Availability: Europe, Online

J.P. Wiser’s 18-Year-Old – A warm-hearted man can truly appreciate a nice Canadian blend that was aged for 18 years. This whisky from J.P. Wiser’s has a complex flavour profile that has been loved since its first launch in 1893. On the nose, it has notes of fresh citrus, butterscotch, milk coffee and honey. The first sip is reminiscent of a fruit orchard with apples, nectarines and pears. Toward the end, the flavour opens up with hints of spicy cedar and black pepper. As the alcohol wets the throat and journeys down, a host of flavours enliven your senses—caramel and nuts mixed with hot oak.

Price: Rs. 4,000-5,000
Availability: North America, Europe, Online

Scapa Skiren – Released about three years ago, this single malt boasts of being distilled in one of the only working Lomond stills in Scotland. With vanilla and honey notes dominating its nose and palate, the scotch owes its flavour profile to its aging in first fill American oak barrels. You can taste the spicy oakyness on the palate, which lasts for a considerable amount of time as the dram goes down.

Price: Rs. 4,000
Availability: Europe, Online

Powers Gold Label – A premium ‘uisce beatha’, this grain and pot still Irish blended whiskey has classic flavours of honey and pepper. It was bottled at 40% proof and has been triple distilled. While originally introduced in 1791, Powers Gold Label has held its own for its smooth experience and exceptional quality.

Price: Rs. 2,500-4,000
Availability: Global