5 Great Whiskies To Gift Your Dad This Father's Day

Fatherly love has a strong significance in Indian society and culture. However, the concept of celebrating Father’s Day is something novel to our country. After all, Indian dads seldom expect something in return for their toil and affection. And this is where we believe lies a great space to surprise our unexpecting fathers. A truly celebratory gift for the fathers who have a special taste for whiskies and would look forward to savoring some truly aspirational masterpieces.

The Whiskypedia brings to you some exciting suggestions on this front. We have picked up the choicest whisky expressions from our closely held list that make the perfect Father’s Day gift. These rare-aged expressions will surely evoke a wide smile and some intense emotional gratification from your dad!

Ballantine's 12-Year-Old

The new 12-year-old expression from the effervescent liquor brand Ballantine’s offers blends from around fifty distilleries, including Miltonduff and Glenburgie. Just like the many moods and shades of your father’s love, this blended scotch whisky contains lovingly crafted expressions blended into one solid dram. The somewhat fruity nose and creamy, buttery palate of pastry and spice will surely please him and make the day special. Moreover, the distinct, iconic shape of Ballantine’s whisky bottles makes them so much more desirable.

Ballantine’s 12-Year-Old
Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old

Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old

This rich expression from the House of Chivas Regal is a richly indulgent blended scotch whisky. Its antique bottle design is instantly recognizable and exudes luxury. The dram is created from over twenty single malts from around Scotland. The whisky is perfect for mixing cocktails with a nose of marmalade and malt and palate consisting of barley, Seville oranges and oak. Mix an Old-Fashioned cocktail with the Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old and witness the clock turn back as your dad reminisces and regales you with tales from the past.

Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old

The Glenlivet 15-Year-Old

Packaged with minimal fuss, this expression from the original Glen spirit maker is as sturdy as they come. The Glenlivet 15 is aged in French Limousin Oak casks, giving the dram a deep golden hue and distinctly oaked nose. Your dad will love the sturdy palate full of winter spice, cloves and cinnamon, and the long and dry finish of this rare-aged single malt. Accompany The Glenlivet 15 with choice foods your father loves, and you will have an evening to remember.

The Glenlivet 15-Year-Old
Aberlour 12-Year-Old

Aberlour 12-Year-Old

A fantastic expression from Aberlour, this Speyside single malt is matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks. The unique bottle design, with its embossed brand name, speaks of the quality of dram inside. The caramel nose has hints of rose and cinnamon and its subtly balanced flavor has a distinctively crisp citrus character. The finish is soft with no harsh aftertaste. All in all, a very interesting sherry-aged whisky for your dad to try.

Aberlour 12-Year-Old

Royal Salute – The Signature Blend

This sophisticated expression salutes the age and experience of your dad’s journey. An absolute gem among blended scotch whiskies, the Royal Salute 21-Year-Old Signature Blend comes in a regal blue wade decanter made of ceramic. Presentation aside, the powerful nose of sweet pears and citrus fruits offers an elegant dry oakiness. Your dad will love the sweet orange marmalade-infused flavors and the long, sweet finish of this rare Royal Salute whisky.

Royal Salute

You can also pick up some complementary items to gift with the whisky to make your Father’s Day gift pack even more special. For example, your dad will be delighted to receive a classy hip flask or a premium set of bar tools. Including choice foods with a liquor bottle is also a great option, such as dark chocolate that complements the liquor’s palate.

Well then, that concludes our gifting ideas for Father’s Day. It’s time you picked up one of these expressions of love and start planning for the occasion.

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