Delve into our Father's Day drinks cabinet and pick out the perfect gift for your Dad. From an Orkney classic malt to a luxury Islay whisky, there's a dram for the whisky connoisseur or the newcomer to the water of life.

The perfect introduction…

Highland Park 12 Year Old

Highland Park 12 Year Old is the ideal malt for Dads who are fans of flavour with a honey sweetness, followed by fruity notes with a hint of gentle smoke. Highland Park 12 Year Old (ABV 40%) is available at multiple retailers including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons and Co-op (RRP £35). www.highlandpark.co.uk

The Macallan Gold

With vanilla and dark chocolate on the nose and citrus, ginger and cinnamon on the palate, the first expression in the 1824 Series is truly a special way to treat your Dad this Father's Day. The Macallan Gold (ABV 40%) is available in multiple retailers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Waitrose (RRP £35). www.themacallan.co.uk

The Ardmore Legacy

The Ardmore Legacy is a full-bodied and smooth dram with a dry, spicy and long-lasting finish. With notes of creamy vanilla, followed by smoky charcoal and savoury spices with a pleasant smoky taste, The Ardmore Legacy is the perfect introduction for Dads to peated single malt whisky. Legacy (ABV 40%) is available in multiple retailers including Tesco and Morrisons (RRP £29.99). www.ardmorewhisky.com

Laphroaig Select

Laphroaig Select is the ideal gift for Dads who are fans of the unique peaty character offered in any of Laphroaig's signature expressions. Laphroaig Select offers a deep, smoky taste yet surprises the palate with a gentle sweetness. Laphroaig Select (ABV 40%) is available in multiple retailers including Morrisons, www.thewhiskyexchange.com and www.masterofmalt.com (RRP £34.99). www.laphroaig.com

Bowmore Small Batch

Bowmore Small Batch is exclusively matured in first and second fill ex-bourbon casks, then blissfully married together, exhibiting the best qualities of both. This combination of sweetness, subtle spices and peaty smokiness leads to a more intense peated experience. Bowmore Small Batch (ABV 40%) is available in multiple retailers including Sainsbury's and Tesco (RRP £33). www.bowmore.com

Something special…

Highland Park Dark Origins

The latest edition to Highland Park's core range, Dark Origins offers a naturally dark, rich flavour with sherried spice, a chocolate twist and the signature sweet smoke that fans of the Orcadian elixir have come to know and love. Highland Park Dark Origins (ABV 46.8%) is available in multiple retailers including Waitrose and www.thewhiskyexchange.com (RRP £65). www.highlandpark.co.uk

Laphroaig Lore

Launched in March 2016, Laphroaig Lore promises to be the full-bodied, full-flavoured whisky that has come to be expected of Laphroaig. Known as the richest of the rich this new expression is wonderfully peaty with a chilli bite, and is ideal for Dads who are fans of Laphroaig's peaty characteristics. Laphroaig Lore (ABV 48%) is available from specialist whisky retailers including Hedonism and www.thewhiskyexchange.com (RRP £85). www.laphroaig.com

Bowmore 15 Years Old Darkest

Matured in an inspired combination of both bourbon and sherry casks, it's the final three years spent in Oloroso sherry casks that makes Bowmore 15 Years Old 'Darkest', one of the most beautifully balanced Bowmores. The rich, deep colour and warming finish are reflected in its name. Bowmore 15 Years Old 'Darkest' (ABV 43%) is available in multiple retailers including Fortnum & Mason and www.thewhiskyexchange.com (RRP £54). www.bowmore.com

A piece of luxury… The Macallan Rare Cask

With a rich mahogany red hue, The Macallan Rare Cask showcases two of The Macallan's greatest strengths, exceptional oak casks and natural colour. Soft notes of opulent vanilla and raisin pique the nose. On the palate, a spicy quartet of root ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove before vanilla and chocolate lead the finale. The Macallan Rare Cask (ABV 43%) is available from specialist whisky retailers including The Whisky Shop (RRP £200). www.themacallan.co.uk


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