This Father’s Day, independent, family-owned distiller William Grant & Sons has released a gift guide featuring a variety of flagship expressions from Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, and Monkey Shoulder to take the pain out of picking the perfect gift for a deserving dad. Whether he’s the strong and silent dad you know you can always lean on, an honorary father-figure in your life, or your best mate who just became a new dad, take the time to recognise and celebrate them this June with a meaningful gift that fits his taste and personality.
Like any father-figure, every whisky has its own personality. Instead of the usual socks, tie or mug, discover the best match for your father-figure with the guide we’ve written to help you navigate our whisky range and find the best match for the dad based on what makes him tick, what he does in his spare time, and what matters to him.
All expressions can be purchased in store at S&R or online from the following e-tailers::
GLENFIDDICH OUR ORIGINAL TWELVE
For the affable dad who always challenges you to be the best version of yourself
He appreciates good quality, knows what he likes and sticks to it. He’s the kind of man who likes to do things properly, and is always more than willing to roll up his sleeves to help get the job done well. He always challenges you to be a better person.
His approachable nature matches the Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve. Boasting sweet, subtle notes of pear and oak, it’s a quintessential example of the Speyside style. With a long smooth and mellow finish, it is widely proclaimed the best dram in the valley that satisfies everyone from whisky novices to seasoned sippers. No less than the best for our #1 dad!
GLENFIDDICH OUR SOLERA FIFTEEN
For the bold, progressive dad who’s always looking to try something new
He loves a side project and is always exploring, researching and experimenting with something new. When he walks into a room, people can feel his presence. They love to be around him and are inspired by his ideas. His pioneering spirit informs all that he does, similar to the inspired way the Glenfiddich Our Solera Fifteen was created.
Using a technique pioneered by Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, this expression is finished in a Solera Vat inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal. The result is a whisky that is satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness, tasting of sherry oak, marzipan and ginger. Silky smooth and full bodied, the Glenfiddich Our Solera Fifteen is bursting with flavour that is guaranteed to spice up dad’s day. Together they inspire others by just being themselves – bold, confident, and innovative.
GLENFIDDICH OUR SMALL BATCH EIGHTEEN
For the self-assured dad who holds his own in any situation
A man with elegant taste, he is effortlessly stylish and appreciates the finer things in life. He is traditional, yet modern, complex, yet versatile and approachable. He knows what he wants and will not settle for anything less.
Renowned for its luxurious and silky finish, the Glenfiddich Our Small Batch Eighteen is a truly exceptional single malt, one that will live up to dad’s expectations. Produced in small batches, this expression is informed by knowledge passed down through generations. Its character comes from an intense marrying period, resulting in a warm, rewarding and distinguished finish. Remarkably rich and luxurious, with complex layers of dried fruit, candy peel and elegant oak, this delicately crafted, full-bodied dram is the perfect dram to delight dad with.
THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12 YEAR OLD
For the dad who loves tradition
He is quiet, thoughtful and values heritage and legacy. For the dad that appreciates simple handcrafted luxuries over fancy gifts, reward him with The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old.
Handcrafted by craftsmen who have dedicated their working lives to the trade, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, while the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour. The long and warming finish will definitely give dad the finest experience of his life.
THE BALVENIE CARRIBEAN CASK 14 YEAR OLD
For the dad who never stops exploring
He has always been a trailblazer, adventure seeker, and explorer. Today, he is ever-ready to try something different with you and is there with you every step of the way. For the well-travelled dad, take him on a journey with The Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 Year Old.
This single malt whisky has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years before being transferred to casks that previously held Caribbean rum, giving it a taste rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time. The result is the classic Balvenie flavour with a tropical sweetness, an ideal balance of familiarity and newness that makes it the perfect partner for adventure.
THE BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 17 YEAR OLD
For the dad who’s built a legacy
Steadfast and discerning, he has forged his own distinctive legacy. Over the years he’s refined his palate and knows what he likes. The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old is the perfect gift, for the dad who deserves an extra special dram. Bearing distinct characteristics derived from the consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, The Balvenie Doublewood 17 adds a striking richness and complexity with his deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple and creamy toffee. This refined legacy makes for the perfect companion for dad; both have stood the test of time and stay true to their distinctive character and heart.
For the coolest dad on the block
Truly the crowd favourite, we all love the dad who is the life and soul of the party. If your dad dons his playful and cheeky personality like a crown, Monkey Shoulder is just the right companion for him. Here to inject fun and playfulness to what many see as a stiff and stuffy world of whisky, Monkey Shoulder is for the cheeky dad who loves to pull a prank or two.
Made from small batches of different speyside single malts expertly blended then married together, Monkey Shoulder has a richness and vibrancy which combines flawlessly with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes. Just like the life of the party, Monkey Shoulder stands out as the perfect 100% malt whisky made for mixing. So go, mix up a storm dad!
Share a glass of any of the finest whisky from William Grant & Sons, and celebrate the best way possible with the father-figure in your life.