UK Father’s Day falls on the 18th June this year, and we know that navigating the vast ocean of Scotch whisky regions, flavours and brands can be tricky.
Never fear – our onsite Scotch Shop team are here to help you win ‘Offspring of the Year’ with some handy Scotch whisky recommendations to suit any budget and any palate. We deliver UK-wide, or you can pop into our central Edinburgh home and browse to your heart’s content.
Did you know we also run regular free tastings in the shop from the many distilleries who supply us with whisky – take a look here for dates and details of who’s coming up next.
A wee treat
Whatever your budget, there’s something whisky-themed that’ll guarantee to hit the spot, gift-wise. One of the whisky world’s many books are a great option to fire up enthusiasm for Scotch whiskies old and new.
If you’re in a foodie state of mind, why not try some whisky chocolates – they come either flavoured with whisky, or they’ve been created with a specific whisky pairing in mind. Perhaps branch out with an easy-to-use mustard-making kit that uses the sublime flavours of Scotch whisky to add some serious depth to a classic condiment. Still drawing a blank? Why not compile the perfect goodie bag, filled with miniature favourites so there’s no need to choose between them? Buy as a pre-packed mini set, or make your own.
If your dad’s not a fan of Scotch whisky, why not book him in on a Scotch Whisky Experience tour? An hour-long Silver Tour will teach him all he needs to know about how all whisky is made, ending with a whisky tasting in the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky. A perfect start on the road to serious Scotch appreciation…
In Edinburgh for Father’s Day? Give your dad a Taste of Scotland in our onsite Amber Restaurant – a tasting menu of locally sourced Scottish produce with a modern twist, beautifully matched with a stellar Scotch whisky. Dads get an engraved Glencairn whisky glass to take home, if you book in advance and quote Father’s Day at the time of booking.
Edinburgh-based? Try our much-loved Morning Masterclass – the perfect gift if your dad is keen on his whisky and wants to find out more about the aromas of whisky and the Scottish regions it comes from. The course starts with shortbread and coffee at 10am in our World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, the time of day when senses are at their sharpest.
Something very special
Our onsite Scotch Whisky Shop is one of the best places in the UK to find rare and exclusive bottlings of some of the world’s best Scotch whiskies – some of which you won’t find anywhere else.
Lastly, if your dad’s whisky enthusiasm is bordering on professional, why not enrol him on our Scotch Whisky Training School? The only whisky qualification to be officially recognised by the Scotch whisky industry, this full-day course is the perfect way to get seriously in-depth with whisky, learning about how it’s made, the differences between international spirits, and what affects the final flavours. In the afternoon he’ll get to create his very own blended whisky, and after a short exam, will be presented with a certificate to recognise his newly-gained knowledge. The perfect day out for a whisky fan.
Need some more inspiration? Read our list of Things to Do on the Royal Mile for the ideal day out with your dad.