DAD ROCKS – Fathers Day 2017
The Wee DRAM has selected some gifting ideas for dads that enjoy whisky this Fathers Day.
The Glenlivet is inviting you to Say #CHEERSDAD
Do something different this Father’s Day and join our celebration of fathers and father figures everywhere. Tell him what he and his legacy mean to you by sharing a message and photo and see it transformed into your very own personalised video that will be sent directly to your inbox – the perfect gift for our heroes, mentors, protectors and friends. Log onto https://www.theglenlivet.com/en-gb/fathers-day/ to find out all about it.
The perfect gift for whisky drinkers, these innovative glasses give your table setting a unique look as well as making an interesting talking point. Cleverly designed to look precariously wobbly, by Scandinavian designers, Sagaform, they’re actually perfectly balanced and large enough for a generous serving. John Lewis £20 for six.
The Glover 18yo
Fusion Whisky and Adelphi Distillery have released a 4th edition of The Glover whisky, a fusion whisky that celebrates the achievements of “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover, which is made from a captivating blend of Scotch and rare Hanyu whisky from Japan.
The 4th Edition of The Glover sees a little more sherry cask influence than in the previous release,. The 4th released of The Glover is an 18 year old, with a 49.2% ABV. Only 1406 bottles have been produced, with an price of £145.
Benromach exclusive vintage single cask
If you really want to treat someone why not splash out on a Benromach 1975 – which has just been added to the Speyside distillery’s Heritage range. Only 162 bottles are available worldwide, and with an ABV of 49.9%, this malt say the company “has hints of white pepper, cocoa and dried tobacco.” David King, International Sales Director, explains, “Our exclusive Heritage single malts celebrate different aspects of Benromach’s history and traditions. After 41 years in a carefully selected refill American Hogshead, the character is both unpredictable and intriguing. I’m confident that whisky fans will be eager to savour this precious single malt that comes steeped in Benromach’s history.”
It is presented in a bespoke decanter-style bottle with the contours and copper-colour of the neck and shoulder line depicting Benromach Distillery’s stills and it is accompanied by a hardback book which delves into Benromach’s history, as well as providing whisky fans with some fascinating stories about the craftsman who, for generations, have tended to the spirit.
The limited edition Benromach 1975 is available from specialist whisky retailers at around £1,250.
Talisker joins forces with Oliver Sweeney
Diageo Reserve has announced a series of premium gift packs for dads across the country. For instance its Talisker malt whisky has partnered with British shoemaker, Oliver Sweeney to create a bespoke gift set. Presented in a stylish, solid oak box the set includes a 70cl bottle of Talisker’s signature 10-Year-Old whisky and a pair of limited-edition Talisker ‘Made By The Sea’ Oliver Sweeney leather boots, accompanied by a branded sterling silver etched hipflask and traditional styled compass. Talisker is a whisky truly born of its origins on the remote Isle of Skye and this gift set has been designed with the rugged island in mind to inspire the adventurous spirit in modern malts drinkers. The gift box is available to purchase online at oliversweeney.com/talisker, Price: £595.
GlenDronach 2003 Single Cask 13 yo
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This GlenDronach release is the third single cask we have received from the Distillery, the previous two have both been distilled back in 2003 before this release bottled at 13 years old. This current release, we believe is the best at 56.5% vol.