If you’re looking to push the boat when it comes to whisky, then you’re in the right place. From premium blends to single cask rarities from closed distilleries, these are seven luxury whiskies for Father’s Day. Which is on the 18 June in case you need reminding.
Yesterday we looked at some bargain whiskies to buy your dad this Father’s Day. Today we’re pushing the boat out a bit with some incredible drops from a meaty £70 whisky to a super rare four figure single malt from a ghost distillery. If you get your old man one of those, let’s hope he shares it with you, or it’s socks for him next year.
The big day is on the 18 June. If you’ve left it a little last minute, we have express delivery, next-day weekend delivery, and our own MoM Prime service, which is just £19.95 for an entire year of free express deliveries on all your UK orders. You can also collect your order from MoM Towers (Unit 2 Reception, 2-8 Morley Road, Tonbridge, TN9 1RA) just remember to bring along your order number and a form of ID. Here’s more information on delivery and shipping.
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Luxury whiskies to give on Father’s Day this year
If your dad loves a meaty whisky then he’s going to love this single cask expression matured for 12 years and finished in a first-fill oloroso sherry hogshead. Old-school condensers were used to make this Speyside single malt and it’s been bottled at natural cask strength without any added colour, showcasing the big and bold character of worm tub condensers. Hence the name.
As part of its 20th anniversary, Compass Box has released this limited edition cask strength bottling of its Peat Monster as a nod to the USA-rooted origin story of the core expression. Peat Monster came about after Compass Box created a whisky for Park Avenue Liquor Shop in New York, which became a hit, and so Peat Monster was born. This expression of the blended malt Scotch sees some of the whisky that makes up the blend finished in virgin American oak barrels, for some extra vanilla and spice.
It’s not often you say this about a nearly £100 whisky (at the time of writing), but Bowmore 18 Year Old currently looks like insane value for money when compared against single malts of the same age from other distilleries. Naming no names. Your dad will not be disappointed when he cracks this one open – there’s wafts of wood smoke and breezy menthol mingling with rich flavours of toffee, dried fruit and walnuts with aromatic chilli spice, orange peel and coastal salinity. What a whisky!
A fantastically full-bodied Highlander from Balblair, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. This particular whisky was aged for a quarter of a century, first in American oak bourbon casks and then in Spanish oak butts to create an indulgent, elegant profile that’s full of orchard fruit, citrus, and runny honey. All that age has really brought out the distillery’s signature tropical fruit character.
Glenfiddich Distillery looked to France for the inspiration for Grande Couronne. The 26 year old single malt was initially matured in both American and European oak casks, before it was moved to French oak ex-Cognac casks for a lengthy two year finishing period. Something you don’t see every day, it’s brilliantly decadent stuff, presented in an appropriately embellished bottle and presentation box: the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
What could be a better gift than the oldest core single malt from the Bushmills Distillery in Northern Ireland. The single malt is initially matured in a combo of bourbon and sherry casks for 14 years, before spending another 16 years in Pedro Ximénez casks. This superbly rich dram was launched to mark the opening of the new Bushmills Causeway Distillery in 2023. There’s a Bushmills 25 Year Old bottle which is incredible too.
The Character of Islay Whisky Company’s Wind & Wave independent bottling series is all about showing off the glorious whiskies from the island of smoky whisky, and this single malt from Port Ellen is one of the finest it has featured. Distilled back in 1983, the year the distillery closed, this beauty was then matured for 35 years before being bottled up at 47.9% ABV. Because he’s worth it.
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