What better gift? Whisky is a drink for all and anyone. As Scottish whisky exports sail around the world a wider demographic has been dabbling in the delights of a wee dram of Scotch Whisky for years. The now archaic stereotypical whisky drinker has been replaced by a modern eclectic style of drinker - male or female, young or old and in one hemisphere or another. However, there are some cheeky wee stereotypical matchmakings that still go very well together and here at the WhiskyBarrel.com we see Father’s Day and a nice single malt as a perfect accompaniment for one another.
Here we have outlined what we think is the best selection of whiskies that will make that perfect Father’s Day gift. For the avid whisky drinker or as a gift to let the nose explore for the first time, there is a dram in here to suit all the Father’s out there. But as is the joy of whisky, it can be shared and enjoyed by all the family…not just Dad!
Big Peat Blended Scotch / 46% / £34.99 (£29.16 ex VAT)
Big Peat small batch blended malt contains whiskies from some of Islay's most famous distilleries: Ardbeg, Coal Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen. He's big, smoky and kicks like an ass.
Glenglassaugh Revival / 46% / £36.99 (£30.82 ex VAT)
Revival marks the renaissance of one of our very favourite Speyside distilleries, released in 2012 to much applause, this is a sweet, juicy and soft Scotch.
Arran Machrie Moor / 46% / £38.99 (£32.49)
Machrie Moor is a limited edition single malt from Arran Distillery on the west coast of Scotland. The bottle depicts Bran, favourite dog of the legendary warrior Fingal and the whisky boasts smouldering baked apples, citrus and seaside aromas.
Springbank Rundlets & Kilderkins / 49.4% / £55.99 (£46.66 EX vat)
This 10 year old single malt from Springbank distillery in Campbeltown has matured in small traditional casks known as Rundlets & Kilderkins - the result is a whisky brimmed with toffee, nougat and nutmeg flavours.
Bunnahabhain 21 Year Old Jubilee Malt / 54.5% / £64.99 (£54.16 ex VAT)
Bottled exclusively for The Whisky Barrel, our very own 21 year old from the Islay distillery is bursting with sweet sherry notes, green apples and butterscotch flavours.
Glendronach 21 Year Old / 48% / £72.99 (£60.82 ex VAT)
Matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximinez sherry casks for a minimum of twenty-one years, Glendronach Parliament is one of Speyside's finest single malts.
Glenfarclas 30 Year Old / 43% / £124.99 (£104.16 ex VAT)
Glenfarclas 30 year old is a multi-award-winning Scotch whisky from the renowned Speyside distillery. Full complex aromas with fruit and full sherried malty tones.
Benriach 25 Year Old / 46% / £124.99 (£104.16 ex VAT)
Newly released twenty-five year old of heavily peated single malt from the Speyside Benriach distillery. Just like biting into a Milk-Way chocolate bar, this is a big and bold expression.
Tamdhu 21 Year Old / 55.3% / £179.99 (£149.99)
Winner of Scottish Field 2012 Summer Whisky Challenge. Bottled by Douglas Laing & Co., the Glasgow based independent bottlers have unearthed a gem with this full bodied Speyside dram distilled in 1989.
Ben Nevis 45 Year Old / 49.6% / £239.99 (£199.99 ex VAT)
Bottled for the Douglas Laing Old Director's Cut series. Distilled way back in 1966 and limited to just 119 bottles. This little piece of history delivers sherry trifle flavours, oak and cough drop flavours.
Not to forget, if you are still unsure as to what the best whisky may be, you also have the option to purchase our gift vouchers of varying prices that can be redeemed online at the TheWhiskyBarrel.com.