As Father’s Day draws ever closer, you might be considering the best way to honour the special men in your life. Traditionally, gift ideas can range from grooming to gaming products; clothing to… socks?
This year, however, why not say it with gin? There’s a whole world of tantalising tipples to discover that would be the perfect way to thank your dad. From brilliant botanicals to classy packaging, here’s our guide to the very best.
You’d be hard pressed to find a finer small batch gin than Brooklyn. With its citrus notes and strong juniper profile, it’s a fantastic craft gin that pairs perfectly with a slice of orange. The contents also happen to come in an exquisite glass bottle.
Brookyln Gin, £37.96, Master of Malt
If your Dad is a fan of Scottish gin but you’re in search of something a bit different, may we recommend Porter’s Gin. Made from Buddha’s Hand fruit and a further 11 botanicals, this gin has a distinctive citrus taste that makes a nice switch up from the typical Hendrick’s and Caorunn. Distilled in Aberdeen, this may be Scottish at heart but it’s got worldly flavour in the bottle.
Porter’s Gin, Master of Malt, £27.95
Released as the “male counterpart” to Bloom Gin, Berkeley Square was distilled with the aim of creating a gin that’s smooth enough to sip neat. It features a suave, masculine design that feels fit for a classy English gent. To the taste is a distinctive earthy flavour with a rich herby aroma on the nose.
9 Moons – Martin Miller’s Gin
For a slice of real gin luxury, consider Martin Miller’s 9 Moons. Aged in first-fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels, then matured in Iceland for 9 months, expect added notes of vanilla and spice to the taste. It even comes in classy blue box that’s reminiscent of a quality aftershave.
Martin’s Miller’s 9 Moons, £51.35, Master of Malt
Thomas Dakin Gin
With its vibrant red labelling, Thomas Dakin stands out for its bold industrial-style bottle design and equally bold taste. Expect slight peppery tones with a hint of bitter orange to the taste, while on the nose is sherbet lemon and grapefruit.
Eden Mill – Golf Gin / Double Treble Gin
For the sports fan in your life, look no further than Eden Mill’s seasonal range. They’ve released several ‘sports’ releases in recent times, with a new Golf Gin on the way and Double Treble Gin in conjunction with the Celtic football team out now.
Find out more about the seasonal releases over on the Eden Mill website and shop.
Gin Bothy Gunshot Gin
Infused with cinnamon, cloves and mixed spices, Gin Bothy’s Gunshot Infused Gin is both great on the rocks or perfectly pairs with a ginger ale. You can even serve it heated to keep you warm.
Gin Bothy Gunshot Infused Gin, £36, Gin Bothy.co.uk