Father’s Day treats for the tippler

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Boozy ideas for Father’s Day Gifts

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow, Sunday 17th June, and if you haven’t bought anything for your papa yet then tear yourself away from the World Cup as we have some ideas for those of you who have a dad that likes a tipple or two, or maybe you fancy a wee treat yourself? 😀


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Event: Beer, food and the World Cup

GRUNting Growler Glasgow beer

Treat yo’ dad at Grunting Growler with a football match, some beer and an epic sammich.

Pick from a choice of:-


Cost £13. Book tickets through Grunting Growler 



Jawbox Gin Belfast

Jawbox Gin – this small batch gin is triple-distilled very slowly near Belfast, in traditional copper pot stills, using a unique combination of botanicals including local Belfast Black Mountain Heather. Jawbox Gin is a classic, juniper-led gin and is perfect for the adventurous, confident and curios gin drinker. RRP: £30 for a 70 cl ABV: 43%  Available from: Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Master or Malt, 31Dover.comdrinksupermarket.com and Amazon.



Ginerosity social enterprise gin

“Buy Gin… feel good about yourself” – a simple mantra but one that works and when you buy a bottle of Ginerosity, not only do you give the gift of a great London dry gin but also a portion of the money you paid goes towards helping disadvantaged young adults. Price: £25

Read more at: https://foodanddrink.scotsman.com/drink/great-whisky-and-gin-gift-ideas-for-fathers-day/


A gift for dads who tell bad jokes! 😀

Tomatin whisky bottle

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin has unveiled the most embarrassing father traits after surveying the nation ahead of Father’s Day. Their results revealed a mere 19% of Scots thought their dads were the funniest members of their family, compared to 20.3% in the rest of the UK and  23.5% of Scots thought their dad’s jokes were their most embarrassing trait, compared to 14% of the rest of the UK!

With that in mind how about a whisky from one of the finest Highland distilleries around? But this is no joke, their 12-year-old has won countless awards and retails for £33.45. If you can’t find it in the shops try Master of Malt.


A gift for a cocktail lover…

Monkey Shoulder whisky bottle

Whether your father prefers a dram on the rocks or a whisky based cocktail, Monkey Shoulder appeals to those starting their whisky journey. With a cheeky disregard for tradition and commitment to unconventional serves, Monkey Shoulder offers great Scotch to a new generation of whisky drinkers.

Monkey Shoulder RRP of £26.83 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.


A gift for a beer lover…

Glenfiddich IPA whisky bottle

Treat your dad to the world’s first single malt Scotch whisky finished in bold and zesty IPA craft beer casks. Presented in a unique box, the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment really is a special tipple this Father’s Day.

The Glenfiddich IPA Experiment has an RRP of £44.93 and is available at many large retailers, including Amazon.


A gift for a sophisticated dad…

The Balvenie whisky bottle

For those planning to bring a little finesse to Father’s Day celebrations, The Balvenie Doublewood 12 is sure to impress. Celebrate the true craftsmanship behind this whisky and savour the notes of nutty sweetness, cinnamon spices and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

The Balvenie Doublewood 12 RRP of £37.96 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.


A gift for a traditionalist…

Grant's whisky bottle

If your dad appreciates time with the family on Father’s Day then Grant’s Family Reserve is the perfect way to enjoy this special day. No messing around. This classic never fails and is flawless straight as it comes.

Grant’s Family Reserve RRP of £17.45 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.


A gift for an entrepreneur…

Hudson bourbon whisky bottle

Hudson is the first American whiskey distillery in New York since prohibition – an original pioneer of craft spirits. From grain to glass, great care and attention goes into making Hudson, with no two bottles of Hudson whiskey ever exactly the same, as all the bottles are handmade and numbered. Mark this Father’s Day with a fine American dram.

Hudson RRP of £44.15 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.


A gift for a perfectionist…

Ailsa Bay whisky bottle

Ailsa Bay is not your traditional whisky. The only Scotch whisky to undergo ‘micro-maturation’, it is a precision-distilled single malt that is perfectly balanced between smoke and sweetness. While the granite from this remote island is more traditionally used for making curling stones, a piece of it is contained in the stopper of every bottle of Ailsa Bay – something a little bit special for Father’s Day.

Ailsa Bay RRP of £55.43 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.


A gift for a charmer…

Tullamore Dew whisky bottle

Treat your father to some true Irish charm with Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey on this special occasion. Known for its smooth flavour, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey is triple distilled and a blend of all three types of Irish whiskey – grain, malt & pot still. The sweet softness of grain whiskey, soft spice from the pot still and fruitiness of the malt create a uniqueness of flavour that marks out Tullamore D.E.W. from all other Irish whiskeys.

Tullamore D.E.W. RRP of £24.13 at any major retailer, including Master of Malt.





I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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