With Father's Day falling on Sunday, here are our pick of the best food (and drink) related gifts.

If you’re still searching for a gift for Father’s Day, and your Dad is into food and drink, then take a look at these buys and experiences.

Special edition Jura

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Picture: Jura Superstition bottle wrap, contributed

Finding the perfect dram for dad just got easier this year thanks to Jura Single Malt Whisky, which has created two special edition bottles (complete with gift tag); each bringing the flavours in two classic Jura whiskies to life through beautifully illustrated gift wraps.
Gift buyers can discover the different sides of Jura’s Origin and Superstition expressions through the bottle design, which has striking visual tasting notes that help uncover the subtle hints of flavour to be found in each drop.
Jura Origin is aged in American White Oak ex-bourbon casks for 10 years, with notes of caramel, honey and soft liquorice. Whereas Jura Superstition is lightly peated and matured in American White Oak ex-bourbon casks, resulting in a different flavour to explore in each drop. With hints of smoke, honey and pine, Superstition is the perfect accompaniment to a Father’s Day BBQ.

Eteaket Whisky barrel distilled tea

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Picture: eteaket Tomatin whisky distilled tea

Dads’ that love a dram and a cuppa will enjoy the latest limited edition launch from eteaket, who have teamed up with Tomatin Distillery.

Their whisky barrel aged tea is created using a blend of three black teas from Assam, Ceylon and Fujian, each of which has a unique ability to absorb flavours and aromas over time. For this very reason, the tea leaves are ‘aged’ in Tomatin’s own whisky barrels, used to create their single malt, to pick up the complex smoky, fruity aromas that elevate the flavour, without overwhelming the tea leaves themselves.

eteaket’s limited edition Tomatin Whisky Tea comes in a distinctive turquoise tin and makes a perfect gift for the whisky and tea lover alike.

Biscuiteers Biscuit Box

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Picture: Biscuiteers Big Breakfast Box

Dads’ that have a sweet tooth will appreciate a box of biscuity delights from Biscuiteers. These hand-iced beauties are a work of art in themselves and are available decorated for all Dad related hobbies, such as DIY, cars, sports and this Big Breakfast box. Personalised iced messaged are also available.

You can order online before 1pm for next day delivery, so there’s still time to buy the perfect biscuit for Father’s Day.

Cider making kit

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Picture: cider making kit, cuckooland

Put your Dad to work with one of these easy-to-use cider making kits. As seen on Dragon’s Den, Victor’s Drinks have created the simplest way of creating ten to twenty pints of your very own home-made cider.

This unique cider making kit contains everything you need, just simply add water. Meaning Dads’ can sit back, relax and enjoy some of their own home brew.

Wild Venison Charcuterie

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Picture: Great Glen Charcuterie Facebook

Great Glen Charcuterie, based in Roy Bridge, produce a range of charcuterie made using wild Venison, which include Venison green pepper salami, Venison chilli chorizo and Venison Bresaola to name a few.

So why not treat your dad to some this weekend? You can place your order online and it’ll arrive wrapped in brown paper and string with handwritten, personalised message.

Glengoyne Distillery tour and tastings

Treat your dad to something special this Father’s Day with a visit to Glengoyne Distillery. With tours ranging from the Master of Malt Tour, where you can create your own single malt, to the ever-popular whisky and chocolate matching tour – there’s something to suit every taste (and budget).

Glengoyne runs its stills slower than any other distillery in order to create the rich, bold flavours for which the brand is known. The Glengoyne range is matured in the finest sherry casks from within its traditional dunnage warehouses located at the foot of the Dumgoyne Hill.

Tickets to the Beef and Beer Festival

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Bag yourself and your Dad a weekend of beer and beef at this Aberdeenshire festival, held on the 15th and 16th July.

MFGF Events, the company behind Inveruire Beer Festival & Banchory Beer Festival have teamed up with Aberdeenshire farm shop, The Store, Foveran, to bring you a weekend of some of the area’s best food and drink products, tickets to which should delight any food-loving Dad on Sunday.

The festival will showcase a great range of beers, ciders, gins, rum and prosecco, along with the famous “Farmers Grill ” BBQ and live music. Head Chef Tim will be making some great new sauces with local beers and rum.

With the festival kicking off at 3pm-11pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday, guests can enjoy the range of food and drinks available. Kids’ should also look out for a variety of farm activities and a mini farmer’s market on the Sunday.

Tamdhu Batch Strength II

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Picture: Tamdhu batch strength II

The product of ‘can-dhu spirit’ (not our pun, but their’s) the Tamdhu batch strength is a surprising edition to Scotland’s sherried whisky stable that will appeal to Dads’ that enjoy their whisky strong.

The revitalised distillery created this expression using a selection of sherry casks and the result is a punchy 58.8% abv that has been winning rave reviews and awards in competitions around the globe.

Anyone buying a bottle of the Tamdhu Batch Strength II this Father’s Day will receive two complimentary mini blender glasses, making this the perfect gift to toast Dad.

Le Di-Vin wine bar sharing platters

Take Dad out for a mid-week treat and tuck into a sharing platter from Le Di-Vin wine bar in Edinburgh. The bar is introducing a tapas cheese or tapas charcuterie platter when buying a bottle of wine – available Monday – Wednesday 3-6pm.

Le Di-Vin, situated beside La P’tite Folie restaurant in the heart of the city, has just featured in The Sunday Times top 25 wine bars in the UK and is home to a range selection of wine sourced from countries including France, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Chile, Argentina and Patagonia USA, which are all sold by the bottle or glass.

 

About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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