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1. Mr. Black Amaro coffee liqueur (£33.25)
Made with coffee and infused with botanicals like orange, caraway, and cardamom, this bitter liqueur is the trendiest tipple to give your dad this Father’s Day. We’ve seen artisan tonics, craft vodkas and an ever-expanding range of vermouths, and it’s no surprise that amaro is getting an update too. Amaros make a great digestif, and this is no exception, with its deep indulgent coffee flavour. The orange and botanicals add a complex note, which opens it up to working beautifully in cocktails.
2. Craft beer crate (£52.50)
This rustic crate is filled to the brim with some unique beers from award-winning breweries across the UK. In this particular selection, you’ll find 12 brews ranging from golden ales, pale ales, bitters and a few dark varieties – but the magic thing about Best of British is that the crates are interchangeable, and you can swap out beers according to your dad’s preference. A thoughtful gift that can be saved as a memento? We’ll drink to that.
3. Deluxe decanter (£78)
There really is no suaver way to serve your whisky than from this mouthblown glass decanter – designed to look like a classic hipflask, just on a slightly larger scale. Ideal for decanting whisky or brandy, this eye-catching design can take pride of place among your dad’s drinks collection.
4. Death’s Door gin (£35.99)
In a world where most craft gins seem to stuff countless botanicals into their recipes, this wonderful brand from America stands out for its simplicity. Death’s Door uses just three botanicals: juniper, coriander and fennel. The result is an earthy gin that’s sure to impress for its outstanding balance. This would make an ideal pressie for your Pops if he tends to like his gin with no gimmicks.
5. Hotel Chocolat beer-flavoured chocolates (£10)
Combine your dad’s two favourite things: chocolate and beer. These fun miniature ‘kegs’ are filled with four types of beer-flavoured chocolate and actually come close to tasting like the real deal. Whether he’s a stout man or prefers something spicy like a ginger ale, these won’t stick around for long. Put his beer knowledge to the test and try to get him to guess the flavours blind!
6. Albourne Estate English vermouth (£20)
A newbie for your dad’s bottle collection, especially if he’s a fan of fortified wines. With vermouth rising in popularity this year, a whole host of new varieties of the drink are popping up all over the shop. This semi-dry batch from Albourne Estate has a sharp citrus taste and would be lovely this summer, served simply over ice. Otherwise, use it to make a negroni.
7. Drinks by the Dram Whisky tasting set (£28.95)
If he’s into his whisky – even if he’s not quite sure which types he likes – this tasting set from Drink By The Dram makes an ideal Father’s Day pressie. The set contains five specially selected 30ml drams, ranging from Scotch to Taiwanese whisky to bourbon. Not a whisky fan? Drinks By The Dram offers a wide range of different tasting sets, from gin to rum and even tequila.
8. Seedlip non-alcoholic spirit (£19.49)
For someone who is teetotal, or simply having a break from booze, Seedlip is the perfect go-to drink. Seedlip Garden 108 is an alcohol-free premium distilled spirit that pairs brilliantly with tonic and essentially, it tastes just like a gin. A thoughtful gift for someone if they’re avoiding alcohol or perhaps if they just don’t enjoy the taste.
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