Virtual Father’s Day 2020 Gift Ideas

Father's Day Header

We might be on lockdown and in the middle of a global pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the whisky world coming up with some inventive ways of celebrating Father’s Day (which is this Sunday, June 21st, in case it had slipped your mind). As happens every year at EWB, we get quite a few emails and press releases sent to us from brands and retailers detailing their Father’s Day offerings. Here are a few which stood out this year…

 

Master of Malt Tasting Pack £19.95

The team at MoM have created a Father’s Day tasting set which features five whiskies from Scotland, England and the US, and showcases the vast array of flavours one can find across the whisky spectrum. From the light and fruity Scallywag through to the smoky, robust Aerolite Lyndsay 10yo, this tasting set really is ideal for someone who is just starting off on their whisky journey. The set, which can be bought here, contains:

Scallywag
Aerolite Lyndsay 10yo
The ONE Sherry Expression
Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch
Loch Lomond 12yo

 

The Amber Light: The Director’s Half-Cut Dram Pack £29.95

Dram along with director Adam Park and whisky rockstar Dave Broom as they provide commentary and answer your questions during an online screening of their award-winning documentary, which discusses the cultural relationship between our country and our national drink.

As well as whisky, each tasting pack includes a free, private link to view the film on Vimeo streaming service with Dave and Adam’s commentary will be streamed on YouTube at the same time – I’d recommend watching the documentary on a laptop and streaming their chat on your phone. Alternatively, if you can’t be arsed with their chat (although I can’t imagine why, Dave’s dulcet tones are a treat for the ears) you can just drink along and enjoy this brilliant documentary. The screening will take place on June 25th at 8pm BST. The miniature pack, which can be bought here, contains:

Kilchoman Machir Bay
Glenlivet Founders Reserve
Great King Street Artist’s Blend
Great King Street Glasgow Blend
Kingsbarns Dream to Dram

 

Glengoyne Virtual Tour & Tasting £35

Missing the sights, sounds, and smells of a working distillery? Glengoyne are bringing their distillery tour into your (virtual) home. Over the course of an hour, a member of the distillery team will delve into the distillery’s rich history, walk you round the distillery, talk you through their unique whisky-making process, and finish on a virtual tasting of four Glengoyne whiskies; the 10yo, 12yo, 18yo, and a mystery dram which will be revealed during the tasting.

Each tour lasts one hour and can be booked as part of a group or private experience. Those purchasing the experience (which can be done here) will receive a sampling kit delivered to their home containing a whisky glass, and minis of each of the whiskies.

 

Kingsbarns Virtual Tasting £44.95

I was fortunate enough to tour Kingsbarns early last year when they launched their rather tasty flagship expression; ‘Dream to Dram’. If you purchase a bottle for Father’s Day, you’ll also get 2 branded Glencairn glasses, and you’ll be guaranteed a space on their Father’s Day virtual tasting (taking place at 8pm BST on Sunday) with distillery manager, Peter Holroyd. Get your bottle here.

 

Wolfburn Father’s Day Release £64

Wolfburn have released a Father’s Day limited edition whisky, matured solely in oloroso sherry hogsheads. This cask strength expression is said to be rich, sweet, creamy, and full-bodied, with distillery manager Iain Kerr describing it as: “A wonderfully smooth, rich and enjoyable dram.” Get a bottle here.

There we have it folks, our recommendations for this year’s virtual Father’s Day… slainte!

 

 

 

Leave a Reply


Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

Book us for a tasting

Book Us For A Tasting! Looking for a whisky tasting experience? Look no further! We've hosted thousands of tastings catering for all budgets and themes. Let us tailor a bespoke whisky experience for you - click here or drop us a line now at edinburghwhisky@gmail.com!

Connect with us

Find us on Facebook!    Follow us on Twitter!    Follow us on Instagram!    Connect with me on LinkedIn!    Subscribe to us on YouTube!    Email us!   

Judging honours & awards

Icons of Whisky Communicator of the Year 2020       World Whiskies Awards Judge Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards Judge      Global Scotch Masters Judge Scottish Whisky Awards Judge