Father’s Day Gifts: Which Drink is YOUR Dad? Father’s Day is sneaking up and if you have left the present buying a little late, let us help you out with our handy last minute personality test. We brought you the Father’s Day Gift Guide, and we gave you some strange + sensational ideas of what to do in our Father’s Day Event Guide, so it was only right that we factored in something for those last-minute lauras too. Here’s something for 7 kinds of fathers:


one, father's day gifts

Who: If your dad is the type of chap that can rewire a plug, fix an engine and listen to your woes blindfolded, give him a new project…

Brew Buddy, father's day gifts

Give Him: A Brew Buddy Home Brewing Kit (£31.50, Tesco) and he can craft forty pints of his own hoppy heaven. Next thing you know he will be fermenting a bit of Chardonnay in the bath, much to the despair of your mother, who will try to hide the pungent, yeasty smells when granny comes round for lunch.


TWO, father's day gifts

Who: The type of dad that has a collection of old band t-shirts stuffed at the bottom of his wardrobe, a 60s record collection and tips on where to scout out a few magical mushrooms on Hampstead Heath. His shoulder skimming hair and motorbike are now a vague memory, replaced with suburban living and a secret love of Adele.

El Dorado 12yo, father's day gifts

Give Him: El Dorado 12 Year Old Demerara Rum – pour this over ice, kick back with ‘The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits’ and share the scrumptious burnt toffee kick with your dad. Please don’t be offended if it transports him to a time when you were a mere speck on the horizon. This rich and smooth rum will be a treasure in the drinks cabinet (£32.99, Ocado).


THREE, father's day gifts

Who: If your dad is a tad idle, and you can’t afford a Fatboy Chair, why don’t you fuel his hoppy habits by introducing him to something new?

Sambrooks, father's day gifts

Give Him: Curious Brew Lager, the refreshingly fruity beer is double fermented with Champagne Yeast (Majestic £17.99 x 12). If your dad is more of a pie, mash and ale type plump for London’s finest crafty stuff: Sambrook’s Brewery Junction Ale. For their 1st Birthday the Battersea chaps decided to pay homage to the near by Clapham Junction Station, with this truly British Bitter. The rich explosion of honey and heather,  is perfect with pies, or roasts and is guaranteed to add hairs to your dad’s balding head (£25.50 for 12 from the Sambrook’s Shop)


FOUR, father's day gifts

Who: If your dad knows his trowel from his rake and is happiest spotting geographical features in the Lake District, then we have just the thing…

einstok, father's day gifts

Give Him: Einstök Icelandic White Ale. This is a lager made with curious Vikings in mind and has trodden a path of discovery from Iceland. Made with Icelandic spring water and infused with coriander and orange, this is a light and zippy bottle of joy. Einstök believe in DRINK, CONQUER, REPEAT. So this Sunday be a Viking with your dad, but beware this beer is so good that you must be wary with the REPEAT (£12.99 for 6, Majestic).

*Plastic swords and helmets are not included.


FIVE, father's day gifts

Who: Has you dad has recently bought a Jaguar, been to the barbers for a little bit of a revamp and applied a ’Just for Men’ rinse? If so, you have two options, bring him to his senses with a good bottle of red, or humour him and make sure that he is ‘down with the kids’.

Apple Jack - Jack High Cider Spirit Cocktail, father's day gifts

Give Him: Alamos Malbec 2013, Mendoza (£9.99, Majestic). This is a sturdy bottle of red with lots of blackcurrant, which will go down well with a Sunday roast and a good cheese board. Alternatively make your dad feel like he is part of something new by giving him a bottle of England’s answer to Calvados- Jack High Cider Spirit. Charles Martell the mastermind behind Stinking Bishop Cheese has branched out, distilling local cider and ageing it in oak barrels. The result is delicate yet rich, and reminiscent of fine malt whisky (Buy on the Charles Martell Website, or at many independents £30) .


SIX, father's day gifts

Who: If your dad has a bit of middle aged spread about his waist and knows his steak from his steak, head to Tom’s Kitchen. We have two pieces of advice: First go straight in for the roast beef, which is arguably the most succulent hunk of meat in south west London. Second, make sure that you make it to pudding, the Chocolate Mousse Profiteroles are out of this world.

Tom's, father's day gifts

Just in case you over indulge at lunch the restaurant is just a stones throw away from the beautiful surroundings of St Luke’s Park.

Tom’s Kitchen is at 27 Cale Street, Chelsea, SW3 3QP


SEVEN, father's day gifts

Who: If your dad is a bit of an alpha male and any suitor that you bring home runs the risk of brutal interrogation, loosen him up.

Head to Boisdale, the tartan clad restaurant which proudly stocks 1,000 odd whiskies. When booking yourself in ask for a window seat, on one side you can gaze at the bar and the other watch the sun going down. Trust us you can’t go wrong with the Smoked Salmon, followed by the Steak.


Boisdale is at Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

For our Father’s Day Seven Deadly Sins Gift Guide, see here.

For our Top 5 Things to Do on Father’s Day in London, see here.