This year, I have teamed up with the legendary LMDW to bring you my personal selection of whiskies to offer to your beloved whisky-loving daddy on this special day!
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For the American lover
A Pennsylvanian rye at full expression can be characterised by a perfect balance between rye and malted barley, weathered oak barrels and new barrels, mellowness and complexity. The spices lent by the rye jazz up this mellow, rounded Dad’s Hat Pennsylvani
For the big-hearted man behind your dad
Released as part of the Glenfarclas Legend of Speyside trilogy, this single malt refers to the passion that goes into the making of Glenfarclas whisky, which for this release, has been matured in Sherry casks
For the daddy dandy
An interesting addition to the « Regional Remarkable Malt » range, The Epicurean is based around single malts from the most renowned lowlands distilleries. Conveying pleasure and enjoyment, Epicurean, is both generous and grainy. Labeled with the effigy of a gentleman famous for organizing sumptuous festivities happening in Glasgow during the 30’, the epicurean is easy to recognize.
For the discening & refined daddy (and wealthy child…)
Highland Park 40 year old is matured using a very high proportion of first fill sherry casks.
For the impetuous daddy
Caol Ila 2008 5 years old – Artist range
Excessive from start to finish, this version of Caol Ila does not deal in half-measures. This is instantly apparent, not only in its peaty, smoky register, but also in the animal, marine, fruity, spicy, medicinal and herbal notes that bring enormous variation to this whisky’s aroma and flavour palette. Devoted to the high seas, it is only the tides that eventually bring this ship back to port, its hold brimming with treasure.
Profile: the nose is powerful, offering a very liquoricey, milky peat. As it breathes, notes of cured meat and stables evolve, highlighting its animal character. On the palate, waves of fruit (peaches and apricots) infiltrate the peat, iodine, sea spray and spices.
Single Cask no. 311913 – Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 242 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
For the devil in him
Bowmore 18 – The Devil Cask III
Third and last release of Bowmore’s Devil’s Cask, this edition combines characteristics of the the previous two. This has been matured in both Pedro Ximénez and oloroso sherry casks conveying delicious aromas of melted chocolate, toffee and dates. The story behind the name says that Bowmore’s angry mob chased the devil out of Islay, to escape he hid in a Bowmore cask heading to mainland.
For the wine lover
The Arran Malt – Sauternes Finish
Arran has been trying its hand at special finishings for a number of years now with a view to making it their hallmark. Following this period of particularly rich and successful experimentation, Arran now offers three permanent expressions to complement
For the adventurous daddy that don’t necessarily stick to single malts
opper Dog is a sublime combination of eight single malts. Gathering the best of the speyside, this expression is deliciously fruity with a hint of honey and spice.
For the beer-lover
Glenfiddich’s malt master Brian Kinsman teamed up with Speyside Craft brewery to produce the first single malt Scotch whisky finished in IPA craft beer casks. First the partners had to create a new IPA craft beer that would go well with Glenfiddich. Matured in oak casks the beer imbued the wood of its hoppy flavours. The casks having previously held a bold Speyside IPA, are then filled with Glenfiddich single malt. The Glenfiddich IPA combines a fruity profile typical of Glenfiddich with zesty citrus and tangy hops from IPA cask finished.