Father’s Day: The Boozy Gift GuideBy Rosie Crossman
Father’s Day: the one day of the year where you can thank your dad for all those times he read you a bedtime story, changed your nappy and wiped your nose. Let him put his feet up, listen to the Bob Dylan back catalogue and watch Sky Sports. If he likes a little tipple, check out our top boozy gifts:
The Silent Pool distillers are the new kids on the block, crafting gin on the fringes of the stunning Silent Pool, nestled in the Surrey Hills. The gin is made in a unique three step process: First, a selection of botanicals are bruised and macerated into the base spirit before being transferred into the still. Another portion are then macerated into a higher strength spirit and then filtered out, leaving behind delicious oils and aromatics. It is this spirit that is added back into the gin after the distillation.
The final botanicals are added into a basket within the still, which lend subtle flavours to the gin during the distillation process. The final product is a delicate balance of citrus and floral deliciousness, excellent with a splash of tonic.
If your dad is the type of chap that knows his hops, check out HonestBrew. The online retailer specialises in matching craft beers to their customers specific tastes, delivering them to their doorstep. Start with the HonestBrew Taster Kit, which includes six different craft beers. Your dad can then let the team know which beers he enjoyed, using the taste cards in the kit and they will curate him a monthly bespoke Honesty Box of beers.
TASTE cocktails will give your dad a helping hand, allowing him to mix bar-quality cocktails at home! The perfect selfish gift, to ensure that Sunday will be deliciously lubricated with cocktails. TASTE sell a monthly cocktail kit subscription, which promises to send you all the ingredients necessary to concoct classic recipes and modern mixes.
In its new polished black bottle is sleek and striking, making it the perfect addition to the cabinet of any discerning drinker. The liquid itself is no less impressive; full and complex yet smooth and soft at the same time, the notes of liquorice and blackberry make this a welcome accompaniment to any cheese board.
A couple of years ago Melanie and Emile or Smith & Sinclair created a series of luxurious dating nights, for which they ripped off Rowntrees to make boozy pastilles. The sweets caused such a stir that they are now stocked in some of London’s finest food halls. The whisky selection is the perfect father’s day treat, for the sweet toothed malt lover. The kick of the alcohol is balanced by a wack of citrus, an acquired, yet moreish taste.
108 Pantry in the heart of Mayfair are offering a masculine twist on the classic afternoon tea. All of the usual suspects have been beefed up, scoff Welsh rarebit and tuck into peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. Instead of the usual splash of Champers, your dad can choose for his tea to be accompanied by Guinness or a drop of Irish Whiskey.