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Top 5 Father’s Day Whiskies

Fathers day Whisky gift

It is nearly Father’s Day. For John, the best gift is a card or something made by his daughter. However, if I add a bottle of whisky to the card, I know that he will love it even more.  Father’s Day is a celebration honouring fathers and applauding fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society.   This year, Father’s Day falls on the 19th of June.

Are you stumped for a gift? What to buy the man who has everything?  Want to avoid Character socks again this year?  Whisky is a perfect gift for the male parental in your life. To make it easy for anyone to buy their husband, dad or grandfather a gift, I have compiled a list of our Top 5 whiskies to give to the man in your life.

I also have a GIVEAWAY at the end for our South African readers.  A bottle of Glenfiddich 12 yo! So keep on reading…

Here is a list from affordable to rather expensive whiskies. They all have 1 thing in common; they are all outstanding whiskies and they are available in South Africa.

Top 5 Father’s Day whiskies

Bain’s Cape Mountain whisky


Bains Cape Mountain whisky

This is one of our favourite drams and proudly South African! Made in Wellington at the James Sedgewick Distillery, the Bain’s Cape Mountain whisky is sweet and rich with hints of toffee, banana and vanilla.  There are faint hints of florals in the background.  The palate has notes of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg mixed with bits of oak, balanced with the sweetness and treacle notes.   It is a smooth and easy-drinking whisky. It also pairs wonderfully with Camembert Cheese; a sure winner on Father’s Day.

Johnnie Walker Double Black


Johnnie Walker Double Black

The Double Black was originally released for the travel retail market. It combines the rich, malty flavour of the standard Black Label with slightly peatier whisky and casks that were more heavily charred. The result is a toasty, smoky whisky with Johnnie Walker’s usual rich, malty core. The nose is smoky with hints of vanilla, BBQ sauce and citrus. It has a wonderful body and a creamy taste that balances beautifully with the peat and smoke. We really love this affordable Johnnie Walker release.

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Laphroaig Quarter Cask Whisky


The Laphroaig Quarter Cask was released in 2004. It was aged for around five years before being finished in a Quarter Cask for several months. The nose is smoky and sweet, with banana, toffee, nuttiness, hickory, and rum and raisin ice cream. It has an explosion of sweetness balanced by the peaty notes, TCP and cigar smoke. This is for the peat-lover on Father’s Day.

Glenfiddich 18 yo

Glenfiddich 18 yo


When you budget is expandable, an older expression Glenfiddich is always a great idea.  The Glenfiddich 18 yo brings oak and fresh apple notes intertwined with barley and cereals. There is a definite sweetness of dried fruits and hints of toffee in the background.  After adding a few drops of water, notes of oak, barley and cereal come through.  It is a complex whisky that takes time to unpack fully. However, it is still easy drinking and smooth- just what you expect from Glenfiddich.  Actually, anything from Glenfiddich will warm your father’s heart!

Also read: Glenfiddich 12 yo

Glenmorangie 18 yo Extremely Rare

Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 yo


For the individual who do not take a budget into consideration, try this Glenmorangie.  The Glenmorangie 18 yo is toffee sweet, rich and creamy.  There are notes of Creme Brulé, honey with hints of spice and oak.  An abundance of fresh fruit, dried pear and fruits of the forest fills your senses.  Water seems to soften the whisky a bit.  It is a big and bold mouthful.  It is thick and syrupy with lots of spice and oak.  There are notes of fresh fruit, pears and rich heather honey.  The Glenmorangie 18 yo is a well-balanced and smooth dram.


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  1. Julie Ann Kreusch


  2. rehana seedat


  3. Charlotte Moore

    Glenfiddich 1957

  4. Glenfiddich 12 yo, 1957 To all Fathers, Happy Fathers day and CHEERS to the smooth taste of Glenfiddich’s Legacy. 🍷

  5. Siphesihle Cliford Shabalala


  6. Kim Styles


  7. Sarah S


  8. Nicola Lester


  9. Gloria

    1957 though wikipedia says 1956

  10. Dawn

    introduced by William Grant & Sons in 1957

  11. kim plant

    1957 x

  12. julie kenny


  13. Jantine

    between 1957 and 1961

  14. Ndumiso Ntabeni


  15. laura banks

    the year was 1957

  16. The year was 1957.

  17. In 1957 the triangle shaped bottle was introduced. The products were put into tubes and gift tins.

  18. according to the website, 1961 – Water, air and malted barley. A trinity expertly crafted to make a Glenfiddich whisky. It inspires influential 20th century designer Hans Schleger to create a radical design of the time, our triangular bottle.

  19. emlyn thomas

    sunshine held together by water

  20. Greg Young


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