If you’re on the hunt for the perfect bottle of spirit, unique in flavour, provenance and aesthetic to thank your dad this Father’s Day (20th June), you’ll not go wrong with this selection of premium, handcrafted whiskeys in stylish bottles that he’ll love.
From authentic bourbons, distilled in the heartland of Kentucky, USA, to award-winning rye whiskeys guaranteed to impress, each will provide the ideal way for dad to toast a job well done and savour on his special day.
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey (70cl, 45% ABV) – £29.96, Master of Malt
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey is the ideal choice for easy-sipping, everyday enjoyment. 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% malt and 100% genuine, Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey has hints of chocolate, leather, vanilla and spicy grains balanced by slightly sweet and oaky tones. It’s also charcoal filtered for a smooth, mellow finish.
Winner of the Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2017 and Gold Medal, Global Masters Spirits Competition, 2017, this Straight Rye Whiskey is ideal on the rocks or enjoyed in classic cocktails.
Minor Case Rye Whiskey (70cl), 45% ABV – £58, Oddbins
This straight rye whiskey is distilled using 100% American heartland grains and finished in a cream sherry cask. Minor Case is a nod to its namesake, Minor Case Beam, great-grandfather to Stephen Beam who founded Kentucky’s renowned Limestone Branch Distillery. An exceptional distiller, Minor Case was making whiskey long before prohibition started 100 years ago, and this liquid is an authentic reproduction of his original recipe – a must for purists.
Yellowstone Select (70cl), 46.5% ABV – £48.64, Master of Malt
A smooth, skilfully selected Kentucky straight bourbon, Yellowstone Select is a masterful fusion of flavours from seventh-generation distiller Stephen Beam – descendant of the legendary Beam and Dant whiskey families. Yellowstone Select features a hand-picked blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky bourbons, each chosen to provide this exclusive whiskey with a taste that celebrates his family’s deep distilling roots.
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (70cl), 40% ABV – £30, Oddbins
The perfect go-to bourbon for those that like a whiskey-based cocktail as much as sipping straight-up or on the rocks, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled at Lux Row Distillers located at the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Offering buttery corn and hints of vanilla pod on the nose, followed by a delicious flavour profile of honey, mocha and maple syrup on the palate, this easy-drinking bourbon has a peppery, warming finish.
Double gold medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is indeed a spirit to be celebrated.