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Father's day 2020: 7 of the best whisky collaborations ideal for dram loving dads

Treat your Dad to one of these whisky themed gifts this father's day.

Published: June 17, 2020
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With Father's Day just around the corner (Sunday 21 June), we take a look at some interesting whisky collaborations ideal for a dram loving Dad.

From TV shows to chocolates, there's something for all (even those that don't drink) in these whisky collaborations, perfect for Father's Day.

Craft Whisky Club and Edinburgh Whisky Academy

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To celebrate Father's Day the online whisky initiative Craft Whisky Club has partnered with the Edinburgh Whisky Academy to create the ultimate online course and subscription service.

For a limited time only, the purchase of any Craft Whisky Club membership (before June 21st) will receive complimentary access to the Edinburgh Whisky Academy's ‘Focus on Flavour’ online whisky education module.

As part of Craft Whisky Club’s partnership with the Edinburgh Whisky Academy, all members will also receive: 10 per cent off all EWA online modules and courses, opportunity to ask the EWA resident whisky expert questions and tips about whisky, as well as a selection of monthly prizes and special offers.

Resident experts at the Craft Whisky Club handpick small batch and artisan whiskies, carefully selecting exciting and innovative distillers from Scotland and beyond.

Each box includes a specially selected food pairing and information about the distillery and subscribers can choose from either one bottle or two bottles of whisky every two months.

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Bottles come from award winning distilleries from all over the world such as American Whiskey, Rye and Bourbon producer High West from the Rockies, to independent bottler and blender extraordinaire, Douglas Laing who has just launched The Epicurean Edinburgh Edition, which pays homage to our historic capital.

For more info on joining and pricing please click here.

Johnnie Walker and HBO

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Picture; Johnnie Walker

While Game of Thrones may have ended, you can still give your dad a gift fit for ruler of The Seven Kingdoms.

Released in collaboration with HBO, White Walker by Johnnie Walker is the ultimate gift for fans of the series.

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With notes of vanilla and caramelised sugar with touches of orchard fruit, the limited-edition White Walker is a versatile whisky fit for sipping or enjoying in a summer high ball.

This innovative whisky is best served directly from the freezer - look out for the changeable bottle - echoing the chilling presence of the White Walkers.

The GlenDronach and Walker Slater

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Picture: The GlenDronach

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries has partnered with contemporary tweed tailors in a creative collaboration marrying two of Scotland’s best exports - whisky and tweed.

The GlenDronach and Walker Slater have teamed up to design a tweed-dressed hip- ask to mark the launch of the partnership.

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The deep russet colours of the bespoke tweed are inspired by the rich character of The GlenDronach’s award-winning 12 year old Single Malt, a bottle of which is included as part of a gift set, which is available to buy now.

Jo Malone and Huntsman

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Picture: Jo Malone

While this may not be the type of collaboration you can drink, why not give your Dad the gift of a refined fragrance this Father's Day?

Iconic brand Jo Malone has teamed up with Huntsman Savile Row to produce four scents, and one includes our national drink.

The scents are: Amber and Pathouli; Assam and Grapefruit; Birch and Black Pepper and, out favourite, Whisky and Cedarwood - and all come in distinctive bottles decorated with Huntsman's gold typography.

The Highland Chocolatier and whisky pairings

If you Dad has a sweet tooth and loves a dram then combine both with a whisky and chocolate pairing from Perthshire's award-winning chocolatier, Iain Burnett.

The selection of chocolates have been created in collaboration with some of Scotland's best known distilleries to enhance the flavours from some well-loved single malts including Glenmorangie, Macallan and Lagavulin.

Noble Isle and The Balvenie

Another non-alcoholic pairing, but one that whisky loving Dads will appreciate. Noble Isle's collection focuses on produce from around the UK, with Scotland's being the fragrant Whisky and Water collection.

The products are made using malted barley extract and water from The Balvenie Distillery in Speyside, which creates a sweet and warm scent - much like the whisky itself.


Glenfiddich and the London Sock Company

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Picture: London Sock Company

To celebrate the more dapper dad, Glenfiddich has partnered with the London Sock Company to create a limited edition ‘Socks on the Rocks’ gift box.

This selection contains three Glenfiddich expressions; 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old as well as three much-loved sock designs from the London Sock Company all for £79.

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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 as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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