Drams For Dad - Old & Rare's Top 5 Drams For Father's Day!
In tribute of Father’s Day, Old & Rare has selected our top 5 drams for dads to give you some inspiration when it comes to the whisky that’ll earn you some brownie points with dad this Father's Day.
Aberlour 18 Year Old
18-year-old single malt from Aberlour up in Speyside. A well-matured, heavily sherried expression, the perfect thing for a late evening dram.
Sumptuous auburn gold colour single malt scotch whiskey, rich and complex with notes of toffee and butterscotch with ripe peach and bitter orange.
The nose gives attractive sherry notes with ripe stone fruits and distinct chocolate and orange. Hints of liquorice. Some fascinating honeysuckle keeps appearing from the back. Soft across the palate and firm texture. Sherry shows in a long finish.
Aberlour 18-year-old is a hidden gem among the group of mature sherried Speyside/Highland whiskies and a fantastic choice to gift a whisky-loving father this father's day!
Hibiki 17 Year Old
This is the much admired and sadly discontinued expression of 17-year-old Hibiki from the multi-award-winning Japanese whisky company Suntory.
Suntory is the biggest whisky producer in Japan, operating three distilleries. Yamazaki, just outside of Kyoto, distills a range of single malt and blended whiskies. Its sister distillery, Hakushu, is located high up in foothills of the Japanese Alps, about a three-hour drive from Tokyo.
On the nose: honey, brown sugar, caramel, juicy pear and flowers. The taste is surprising and complex. Somehow light and rich, very warm with herbal notes, cocoa, and hazelnut. There is also an earthy, salty character, like blue cheese or a Highland single malt. A bit of water brings out some chocolate. The finish is exceptionally warm and soothing.
Since discontinued, few bottles remain! Perfect Father's day gift for a whisky lover!
Ardbeg An Oa
Named after the Scottish peninsula where it is distilled, An Oa is the most recent newcomer to the Ardbeg’s core range and is intended to show a more approachable side to Ardbeg single malt that's as rounded as the Oa peninsular, without losing the characteristic distillery style. In the summer of 2017, this became the first addition to Ardbeg's core range in over a decade.
Maturing in charred virgin oak and ex-bourbon casks leave this full-bodied whisky with a smoky flavour alongside notes of black tea, chocolate and cigars. Still, plenty of peaty oomph, although perhaps lighter in body. Notes of cigars and golden syrup flapjacks with sweet black tea on the tail and hints of chocolate limes.
An Oa is intended to show a more approachable side to Ardbeg single malt that's as rounded as the Oa peninsular, without losing the characteristic distillery style. In the summer of 2017 this became the first addition to Ardbeg's core range in over a decade and is the perfect dram to gift this father's day!
Dalmore King Alexander III
King Alexander III, six different cask finishes are exquisitely curated to create a one of a kind whisky with a rich and enticing flavour profile.
Matured in a mixture of French wine casks, Madeira drums, sherry butts, Marsala barrels, port pipes and bourbon barrels from Kentucky. A remarkable feat of blending.
Perfect harmony to create a uniquely complex, yet smooth single malt, red berry fruits, fresh flowers, passion fruit on the nose. Sweet cinnamon and nutmeg spices on the finish, citrus zest, vanilla pod, crème caramel on the palate.
Dalmore King Alexander III is a perfect dram for dad's who are whisky enthusiasts!
Glenfiddich Special Reserve
The single malt that started the revolution! Glenfiddich is one of the most well-known and popular Scottish Single Malt Whiskies. The distillery was founded by William and Elizabeth grant in 1886 and unbelievably started production on Christmas day in 1887. The Grant family have maintained their strong family business sense throughout the years and have avoided being bought by the conglomerates.
Glenfiddich uses the same water source to run its entire distillery, the Robbie Dhu Spring. This water flows from the Conval Hills through peat and granite which makes it soft and peaty.
Their Special Reserve was the first un-aged single malt to be sold internationally in the mid-1960s which is probably the reason their 12-year-old is the world’s best-selling single malt and an ideal Father's day gift!
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