The Best Whisky Gifts for Father’s Day

Looking for an extra-special whisky gift set for Dad this year? It’s easy just to grab a bottle of something en route to see him on Father’s Day but we wouldn’t want you to do that – no, no, no - there’s plenty of time to plan ahead! And with that in mind we’ve put together the best whisky gift sets for every type of whisky drinker dad and even a few for the non-whisky drinkers.

So, whether it’s your father, partner or significant man in your life, there’s something here for everyone. Also, bonus! Most sets come with two glasses so there’s no excuse for him not to share a dram (or two) with you!

The Beginner

He’s perhaps always shown an interest in whisky but never really taken the plunge before, or he’s just starting out on his whisky journey.

Cardhu 12-Year-Old Gift Pack with 2 Glasses is the perfect gift for the whisky beginner. Produced in the foothills bordering the River Spey, this popular and easy-going single malt Scotch Whisky presents a light, mellow and smooth character. On the nose you’ll find pear drops, heather and honey-spiced nuts followed by a palate of toasted dry oak and toffee apples before a long lingering sweet smoke finish.

Presented in a gift box with two crystal glasses.

The Traditionalist

He’s old school. He’s enjoyed whisky most of his adult life - he knows what he likes and always prefers tradition over innovation.

The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve with 2 Glasses is the gift pack for him. This exceptional single malt Scotch Whisky has been matured first in American white oak Bourbon casks before being finished in seasoned Tawny Port pipes, producing a weighty yet fruity expression. Captivating red berries and Seville oranges on the nose lead to creamy caramel and roasted chestnuts on the palate. The long and memorable finish brings notes of rich plums and sweet sultanas.

Presented in a gift box with two branded glasses.

The Experimentalist

He’s tried most whiskies – Scotch, Irish, English, Bourbon, Tennessee - so perhaps he needs to push the boundaries a bit and experience the next thing.

Nikka From the Barrel with 2 Glasses & Speed Pourer Gift Set may be the one for him. This award-winning Japanese Whisky is produced using more than 100 different malt and grain whiskies from two distilleries. They ‘marry’ them together in used barrels over several months, ensuring a huge depth of flavour. The nose presents notes of cut flowers and fresh fruit, followed by a punchy palate of winter spice and vanilla before a long spicy finish.

Presented in a gift box with two square glasses and a speed pourer.

The Eco-Conscious Drinker

He’s concerned about ethics and sustainability and wants to do his bit for the environment but won’t compromise on the taste and depth of his whisky.

The Bruichladdich Classic Laddie & Port Charlotte 10-Year-Old Bundle Set is ideal. Bruichladdich is a B Corp certified whisky distillery based in Islay. The distillery was awarded B Corp certification in 2020 for its advanced water recycling system and use of 100% green energy.

The Classic Laddie is a single malt Scotch Whisky made from 100% Scottish barley and matured in American and Spanish oak casks. The ‘Laddie’ as it is affectionately known, is shaped year-by-year by the provenance and variety of the barley and an ever-increasing range of casks. On the nose you’ll find orange petals and a hint of marine air followed by red apples and white grapes on the palate, before a long mineral-rich finish.

Comes in a re-usable tin container.

The Port Charlotte 10-Year-Old is a heavily-peated single malt Scotch Whisky that has been aged in a combination of French wine casks and first-fill American whiskey casks. It’s powerful and complex but with delicate floral top notes, making it very typical of Bruichladdich. On the nose sits notes of peat smoke and ripe fruit which lead to a palate of sweet vanilla and honey before a mineral finish with a citrusy tang.

Does not come with a tin.

The Peat-Loving Drinker

Holy Smoke! He enjoys his whisky on the peaty side, favouring a rich depth of smokiness to his single malt.

Lagavulin 16-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the perfect choice. Known as ‘the King of Islay’, Lagavulin is aged in oak casks for a minimum of 16 years. This much sought-after single malt has a very typical peat-smoke flavour that’s as bold as brass! On the nose, a peaty smokiness with a hint of briny sea air; the palate provides oak, honey and fruit before leading to a long lingering finish of smoke and spice.

Comes boxed.

The Irish Whiskey Lover

He either prefers his whiskey from the Emerald Isle or is curious to join the current Irish Whiskey revival and see what all the fuss is about.

Redbreast 12-Year-Old Birdfeeder Gift Set is a two-in-one gift he’ll love. Produced in collaboration with BirdLife International, this limited-edition bottling single pot still Irish Whiskey has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, creating a sweet and spicy character. The nose conjures notes of sweet fruit and toasted oak; the palate offers notes of dried fruit and baked goods while the long and creamy finish presents custard and spice.

Presented in a sleek red copper casing that converts into a birdfeeder.

If bird-feeding isn’t his thing, Teeling Small Batch Whiskey in a Gold Tin with 2 Glasses could be the one for him. This flagship expression from Teeling is a complex blended Irish Whiskey made from a high proportion of malt to grain. It’s aged initially in bourbon barrels then spends up to twelve months maturing in Central American rum casks, giving it a wonderful woody and fruity undertone before delivering a sweet and spicy finish.

Presented in a gold tin with two branded glasses.

The Rum Drinker

It’s rum that he loves and whether he prefers it neat and smooth or in a bold flavourful cocktail, there’s something for him.

He’ll be chuffed with the Bumbu XO Rum Limited Edition Gift Set with 2 Glasses. A firm favourite among hip-hop music artists, this ‘superstar’ small-batch rum is crafted in Panama using molasses and locally sourced raw sugar cane. It’s aged for 18 years in oak bourbon barrels and white oak sherry barrels. The nose brings notes of toasted oak, toffee and vanilla followed by a palate of orange zest, peppery spice and a touch of coffee.

Presented in a box with two branded glasses.

The rum connoisseur dad will love the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum with 2 Glasses Gift Set. Made at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela, the Diplomatico Reserva is a masterful blend of copper pot still rums matured in oak whiskey barrels for 12 years. The nose evokes elements of fruitcake, dark chocolate and orange peel before presenting a rich velvety palate of coffee, chocolate and citrus.

Presented in a box with two branded glass tumblers.

The Gin Drinker

It’s no wonder that gin is the drink of choice for him. It’s super versatile – either with tonic or in a myriad of cocktails - and full of antioxidant properties from the juniper and foraged botanicals.

The Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin Glass Gift Pack makes a perfect gift for your gin-loving father. Crafted in Spain using traditional techniques and distilled from olives, thyme, rosemary and basil, this gin has a unique flavour profile and a distinct citrus aroma. Your dad will be transported to the blue skies and sun-dappled terraces and beaches of the Mediterranean coastline. Made with bergamot from Calabria, lemons from Capri, and rosemary from Greece.

Presented in a box with a branded gin glass.

Alternatively, the Silent Pool Gin & 2 Glasses Gift Box could well be the one for him. Crafted on the North Downs of Surrey, this ‘new-classic’ English gin is made with 24 botanicals foraged from around the area including chamomile, lavender and elderflower. Its fresh kaffir lime notes balance harmoniously with its earthy tones of coriander and cassia - all resulting in a rich clean juniper-driven spirit with floral layers of lavender, chamomile and honey.

Presented in a box with two Copa glasses.

We’ve got plenty more excellent choices for Father’s Day beyond the eleven featured here but whichever you decide, we hope all the dads out there enjoy their special day.

Happy Father’s Day!