Father’s Day 2020 is fast approaching and if you’re stuck for ideas on how to make it a special day this year during these difficult times, do not worry: Rare Malt Whisky has the answer! With the help of my whisky loving Father, we have put together a collection of affordable drams that he’d love to receive on the 21st of June (not that he’s hinting).
Top of the list is the stylish Dalmore Port Wood Reserve. As one of our best selling drams it is both beautifully presented and expertly balanced. The combination of sherry and port casks give this whisky a luxurious feel.
Dad says: “Great value for money whisky – beautiful colour. The Port Cask Finish makes this whisky particularly special. I would highly recommend this dram to any malt lover.”
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve **Pre – order**
The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve
Matured in American White Oak and Finessed by hand selected Tawny Port Pipes, hand-selected from W & J Graham’s vineyard in Portugal.
“Purposefully retained at 46.5% ABV to complement the enticing warm flavours of the Port and the classic taste of The Dalmore to create a whisky which is indulgent, smooth and complex”
If your budget is a little more conservative, then the Glenfarlcas 15 is a great option. From one of Speyside’s finest distilleries, it’s been carefully matured in sherry casks for 15 years.
Dad says: “A very smooth whisky because of the 15 Year Maturation. Nice amber hue, lovely balanced flavours – a great unpeated all rounder.”
Glenfarclas 15 Year Old
15 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas is one of the longest reigning family-owned distilleries; it has been passed down through 6 generations of the Grant family over 150 years. They are also one of the only distilleries who strictly only use sherry casks for maturing their malt.
Tasting Notes: Complex sherried, full bodied but balances flavours of malty tones and sh…
For the peat lovers, the Kilchoman Machir Bay is a fantastic Islay Dram. From one of the younger Islay distilleries, Kilchoman brings a breath of fresh air to the Islay malts. The whisky is bourbon matured and so has a bright and clean colour.
Dad says: “ Machir Bay is a particularly fine Islay expression. It is light to look at but is also sweet and smokey. Surprisingly smooth too, with strong yet not overpowering Islay peat flavours.”
Kilchoman Machir Bay
A fresh, fruity and smoky dram from Islay’s youngest distillery.
Also from Kilchoman, we suggest another beautiful expression, The Sanaig. The colour is a stark contrast to the Machir Bay; it is beautifully dark and heavily sherried. An Islay gem!
Dad says: “By contrast to the Machir Bay, the colour is a rich mahogany. The sherry casks bring an extra dimension to this whisky – a balance of sherry and smoke together. A dram for those who love peat and sherry combined”
CA new release from Kilchoman Distillery. Sanaig (pronounced ) is named after a rocky inlet North West of the distillery. Sanaig features a much deeper colour than Machir Bay due to a stronger sherry influence.
Nose – Sweet sherry, gentle earthy peat, salty sea air
Palate – Stonger peat with citrus flavours
Finish – Earthy peat and sweet caramel
Closing comments from Dad:
“As a father, I would be particularly pleased to receive any of these drams but all four would be a real bonus!”
If you are looking to add something a little extra why not consider our branded whisky tasting glasses. The perfect glass to enjoy a malt whisky!
Wishing all the Father’s a wonderful Day this year.
Slàinte Mhath from The Rare Malt Whisky Company!