Father’s Day Gift Guide 2015

Our top picks for Father’s Day

It’s almost here, Father’s Day, so you have a Dad that likes whisky, but you don’t know what to get him.  Here’s our guide, from entry level, to something extra special.

The Macallan Gold Limited Edition Luggage Tag Pack

The Macallan Gold luggage
The Macallan Gold luggage

The Macallan Gold Luggage Tag pack is the perfect gift for those looking to treat their Dad to something different this Father’s Day. This pack offers a luxurious The Macallan luggage tag to accompany 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. The Macallan Gold Limited Edition Luggage Tag pack is available in multiple retailers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose (RRP £38.95). www.themacallan.co.uk

The Macallan Amber

The second expression in The 1824 Series, The Macallan Amber is a smooth and warming dram offering hints of toffee apple and cinnamon flavours; the perfect dram to toast your Dad this Father’s Day. The Macallan Amber is available at specialist whisky retailers including The Whisky Shop (RRP £48.95). www.themacallan.co.uk

Highland Park Dark Origins

Dark Origin
Dark Origin

The latest edition to Highland Park’s core range, Dark Origins offers a naturally dark, rich flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and the signature sweet smoke that fans of the Orcadian elixir have come to know and love.

We are big fans of this and you can read our tasting notes here.  Highland Park Dark Origins is available to purchase from specialist whisky retailers (RRP £65). www.highlandpark.co.uk

Father’s Day Whisky Tasting Set – £56.95 http://www.masterofmalt.com

A luxury Father’s Day tasting set containing 10x 3cl samples of some of the finest whiskies in the world, including famous drams from Islay, Speyside and even the USA. A very special gift for that very special dad! Contents include; Isle of Jura 21yo, Mortlach Rare Old, and Dalmore 15yo to name a few.

Caol Ila Moch –  £44.75 http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Caol Ila Moch
Caol Ila Moch

Taking its name from the Gaelic for ‘dawn’, Moch is a wonderful newcomer from Caol Ila and is a must-try for fans of this outstanding distillery. Lighter in style than the standard 12yo expression, Moch is a fantastic easy-drinking dram.

Caol Ila Moch is the first single malt from the distillery to be selected entirely on the basis of its taste, rather than age, cask wood, strength or finish.

The nose is creamy and lemony, before a silky-smooth medium-bodied palate that still packs a peaty punch. The finish is dry, sooty and very more-ish.

Moch was available initially only to the Friends of the Classic Malts exclusively from The Whisky Exchange. We think it’s the best FOCM release in years and a very exciting addition to the Caol Ila family.  Not only is this a fantastic dram, The Whisky Exchange are offering a free gift with a number of specially picked bottles. Simply buy any one bottle listed below and receive a FREE Whisky Exchange tasting glass and a FREE Classic Malts shot glass

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