There aren’t too many gifts better than our limited-edition Father's Day Gift Pack, but if you’re looking for something a little different for your whisky-loving Dad, have a look at some of the suggestions on this list!
1. Premium whisky tasting event in Sydney
Treat dad this Father’s Day to an Archie Rose Distilling Co. whisky tasting, hosted exclusively at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. Archie Rose Brand Ambassador, Lachie Beange will guide him through how whisky is made at Archie Rose followed by a tasting of White Rye, Six Malt New Make and Rye Malt Whisky, Archie Rose's first core range whisky launching on 1 August 2019.
When: Saturday 31 August, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Where: James Cook Room, level 5, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Get tickets here
2. More Whisky
This one is a no-brainer. You simply can’t have enough whisky on hand! Have a look at our list of 10 great Scotch whiskies under $100 for some ideas, but even better, why not give Dad the gift of a Whisky Loot subscription? That way, he’ll get several new samples of whisky every month for as long as the subscription lasts. You can choose whether to subscribe for 3, 6, or 12 months. After all, Dad is special every day, not just on Father’s Day, right?
3. Ice Moulds
Does your dad like to sip his Scotch on the rocks? Impress him with one of these cool ice moulds that take ice to a whole new level! These On the Rock glasses include ice moulds that make perfect balls of ice that roll around the bowl of the glass without any unfortunate splashing or tumbling out just when you are trying to savour a sip of a fine dram of Scotch. Just want the moulds? The Whiskey Ball folks know what they are doing. These are skookum moulds designed just for whiskey drinkers. Your dad will never look at an ordinary ice cube tray the same way again after experiencing the fancy funnels, silicone and double-decker designs you’ll find here.
4. Whisky Infused Coffee
What about a bracing pick-me-up in the morning? Jack Daniels makes a Tennessee whisky-infused brew that’s sure to put hair on your dad’s chest!
5. A Homemade Treat
Is your style more along the lines of ‘let’s make something special?’ Instead of a card, why not treat Dad to a batch of these whisky-soaked cherries. Oh, how sweet it is!
6. On the Rocks - Or, Stones
Whisky stones are the reusable version of ice cubes. These soapstone whisky-chillers spend some time in the freezer before being dropped gently into a whisky glass. As long as you only try to chill an ounce or two of whisky, these work perfectly to chill the drink without diluting it, as ice can. Simple, but brilliant, these stones will probably outlast your father as they can be used over and over and over again.
You just can’t do a fine single malt justice if you drink it out of a jam jar or a coffee mug! Fortunately, there is a wide range of glasses just perfect for whisky-lovers, from tumblers complete with built-in bullets to carefully-designed glasses that enhance aromas and deliver the exquisite tastes of a good dram to the palate.
8. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
No whisky-lover should be without the current edition of Jim Murray’s classic guide to whiskies of the world. You’ll find tasting notes and ratings not just for the must-have whiskies, but for rare varieties as well. An invaluable resource, your dad could lose hours poring over the pages.
9. Whisky Tasting Set
A set of sealed, small samples of unique whiskies is a super way to introduce Dad to whiskies he might not necessarily otherwise get to experience. This is exactly what the Whisky Loot gift subscription is made for, check out our range of gift options.
10. The Isle of Islay
No. We aren’t suggesting you buy your father an island, but if you have some time and can afford it, what about taking Dad on a dream vacation to a whisky lover’s paradise? The Isle of Islay is steeped in history and is home to some of the world’s finest whiskies. After all, there’s no gift finer than the gift of quality time spent with dear old Dad. Don’t want to travel quite so far away? There are some excellent distilleries in Australia. Choose one and head there for a weekend getaway and tasting!
At Whisky Loot we’re always looking for ways to share our passion for whisky and whisky culture. Leave us a comment below and let us know how you are planning to help your dad celebrate Father’s Day with a whisky-themed gift.