For Fathers Who Love Gin
Product: G’Vine Floraison
Why? Instead of the traditional use of grain such as wheat and barley, this gin is made with grapes which results in a more fresh, smooth and rounded taste. This unusual gin has won 16 awards since its launch and is a unique addition to gin collections.
Available: Online (Amazon, Master of Malt and more) and Fenwick.
For Fathers Who Love Making Cocktails
Product: G’Vine Nouaison Gin
Why? Nouaison is a taste of history. Inspired by an original gin recipe from 1495, the oldest gin recipe that is known to exist, that uses grapes to create gin. Popular with bartenders Nouaison has a unique balance combining the elegance of French grapes with a spicy, rich and complex aromatic profile. It is the perfect serve for a Negroni. Produced in France, this gin is made with grapes from the Cognac region.
Available: Online (Amazon, Master of Malt and more).
For Fathers Who Love To Host Garden Parties and Barbecues
Product: June by G’Vine
Why? Gift a welcome addition for the perfect host’s repertoire: June is an elegant and fruity gin liqueur made by infusing G’Vine Floraison (the French gin made from grapes) with natural aromas of wild peach and summer fruits. It is enjoyed on its own, over ice, with tonic, in a spritz (1/3 June, 2/3 sparkling water or fizz) and in a cocktail.
Available: Online (The Whisky Exchange) Fenwick, Booths (50cl).
For Fathers Who Love Vermouth
Product: La Quintinye Vermouth Royal
Why? La Quintinye Vermouth Royal is French vermouth created in the heart of the Charentais vineyard at Maison Villevert and uniquely combines white wines from the South-West of France with Pineau des Charentes. The choice of Rouge, Blanc and Extra Dry are enjoyed on ice, with a splash of tonic or in a range of cocktails. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal was awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the 7th annual Ultimate Spirits Challenge (USC) in 2016 and the winners of these titles are identified as the best representations of their category in the world.
Available: Online (The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt, Amazon)
Price: £25 (75cl)
For Fathers Who Love an Old Fashioned
Product: Catoctin Creek 80 Proof
Why? This is a multi-award winning Virginia Rye Whisky. Technically all classic New York cocktails should use a Virginia Rye whisky and this is one of the very best examples of this spirit, made by a craft distiller in the north of Virginia. The distillery is surrounded by lush plains and meandering rivers that work their way down rolling hills from snow-peaked mountains.
Available: Master of Malt
For Fathers Who Only Like The Best
Product: Sagamore Spirit Double Oak
Why? Fresh from winning a Master medal for American Whisky this April from an industry Blind Tasting, this has been voted the best rye in the UK right now. The secret to this Double Oak Rye Whisky from Sagamore Spirit is 18 months of extended ageing time in toasted wave stave barrels, making this whisky at least seven years old. Delightful notes of caramel, honey, hazelnut, and pecan explode on the palate.
Available: The Whisky Exchange
For Fathers Who Appreciate Great Design
Product: Peerless Rye Whiskey
Why? This is a delicious whisky available in the UK for the very first time from Peerless Kentucky who also produce ‘Kentucky’s Best Bourbon’ as awarded by American Whisky Magazine. As well as a great rye whisky this also offers one of the best-looking bottles on the market which is sure to look fantastic on display in any home bar.
Available: Exclusively available at Native Spirits