Toast dads everywhere ahead of upcoming Father’s Day celebrations with a variety of premium drinks available nationwide. From fine rums to whiskeys from around the world, from traditional beers to more exotic varieties, there are plenty of alternatives to greet every father figure.
Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday in June in the UK and honors dads and father figures, such as grandfathers and stepfathers. It’s the perfect occasion to raise a toast to celebrate with something special.
Cheers Dad Beer Box is back for beer-loving dads. This cleverly crafted little gem comes packed with five brilliant beers, a shot glass and even a snack to finish the mix – all boxed up and ready to gift, and just £20.
Dealer – www.beerhawk.co.uk
Spearhead Spiced Rum
Taking advantage of the growing demand for spiced rum, with sales up 35% between 2019 and 2020, Depth Charge is bursting with flavour. Built on a base of Caribbean rum enhanced with a mouth-watering selection of spices, Depth Charge’s unique and powerful flavor profile is complemented by hints of lime and mandarin orange.
Perfect on the rocks or just with a blender, Depth Charge blows others out of the water. To really elevate the flavors, try Depth Charge in an Old Fashioned Spiced Rum for a real flavor explosion.
Price – RRP £23.95
Available from masterofmalt.com
Rum Santa Teresa 1796
Treat the man who loves a taste of the unexpected with Santa Teresa 1796 – a surprisingly rich yet dry rum. Aged using a traditional Solera method, usually reserved for sherry production, each bottle has some of the very first flavor from 1796 as the original cask has never been emptied. Available from The Whiskey Exchange Where Master of Malt.
Price – RRP £52.95
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in Port Casks
Aged for up to six years, then finished in 60-gallon Portuguese Ruby Port casks, Angel’s Envy is a deliciously rich and creamy bourbon. Tasted at every stage to ensure unparalleled quality, the resulting whiskey has a clean, lingering sweetness and just a hint of Madeira to finish.
A whiskey that combines tradition and innovation, Angel’s Envy pioneered the secondary finish with bourbon, traditionally used in the creation of Scotch. Available from The Whiskey Exchange and Master of Malt.
Price – RRP £56.95
Diplomático Rum and Black Sugars Cocoa House
These ideal partners have come together to create the ultimate rum and chocolate experience. Truffles marry premium dark rum and West African-inspired chocolate in a heavenly pairing.
The Diplomático Rum Truffle, Blood Orange Rum Truffle and Rum Salt Cream Truffle will be on sale in-store and online at www.darksugars.co.uk from until September 2022.
The chocolates are handcrafted weekly in Greenwich with 75% cocoa and fresh cream and served dusted with a dusting of cocoa. The limited edition Diplomático truffles are infused with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, the perfect rum thanks to its rich and creamy texture.
Diplomático rum carries notes of coffee, chocolate, orange peel and licorice, creating the perfect pairing with these luxurious chocolate truffles. It is made with passion by master rum makers or ‘ Maestros Roneros Nelson Hernandez, one of the Meastros Roneros de Diplomático.
Like Diplomático rum, Dark Sugars relies on the expertise of a master of his craft to deliver premium chocolates inspired by the flavors and passions of Ghana. Founder, Fatou Mendy first trained as a chocolate maker and perfected her craft by working for establishments such as Ivy restaurant before setting up Dark Sugars in 1999. The chocolates are made fresh weekly at their Greenwich site, to be sold in-store or shipped across the UK.
The perfect Father’s Day gift, these limited edition treats are priced at £25 and the option to add a miniature or full size bottle of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum.
Coffee Espresso Gin from Aldi Haysmith
Those looking to enjoy home bar-worthy caffeinated beverages this summer will be pleased to hear that Aldi is launching its own coffee-tinged offering. The resurgence of the espresso martini has seen the classic cocktail become a staple in bars and restaurants around the world, with coffee liqueur consumption increasing by 43% in the last year alone.
Aldi’s product offers flavors of freshly roasted Arabica coffee beans from Colombia and Peru, distilled with a handpicked selection of botanicals to produce a decadent digestive that’s best served as part of a G&T with a twist. .
Price – £14.99 per bottle
Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur
Distilleries are helping to reinvent the coffee liqueur category for people who appreciate good coffee, but not at the expense of others and the planet. The famous Conker Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is perfect over ice or for the hugely popular Espresso Martini, just add ice and shake.
It features Ethiopian and Brazilian specialty grade 1 forest-grown coffees, a touch of demerara sugar and distilled British wheat spirit. These are precision roasted to deliver a bold coffee with licorice and cocoa, while enhancing the natural vanillas and notes of stone fruit and caramel.
The newly rebranded Cold Brew is available from waitrose Cellar in 70cl bottle grading 25%, priced at £30.
Conker works directly with changemakers in the ethical coffee industry, sourcing beans from small independent farmers in Shakisso, Ethiopia and Mococa, Brazil.
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