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Six stunning gift boxes to wow Dads this Father’s Day, 21st June 2020

ByDave Stopher

May 14, 2020
Wow Dads this Father’s Day with a stunning gift box. From limited-edition Single Malt Whisky to Botanically Brewed Beer, these colourful gift boxes are perfect for gin, whisky and beer loving Fathers! 
 
Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Single Malt Whisky 

The Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Collection consists of yearly limited editions, with each edition presented in a gift box with a different William Morris pattern, reinforcing the creative beauty of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Each edition will not be repeated; the first release, Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask Single Malt Whisky, is made up of 1,680 bottles.

Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask Single Malt Whisky is from a selection of five premium French Oak casks seasoned with sweet Sauternes wine, resulting in a honey-coloured malt with a vinous quality and notes of sweet raisin and oak wood spice.

RRP: From £74.95 for 70cl (ABV 55.2%) Available exclusively from cotswoldsdistillery.com

Cotswolds Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky 
 
This cask strength release from the Cotswolds Distillery comes from their founder Dan’s favourite casks: shaves, toasted and re-charred American Oak red wine barriques. These uniquely active casks give a rich and intense maturation to the distillery’s fruity spirit, offering toffee, oak and red fruits, and a beautiful, deep colour. 
 
Cotswolds Founder’s Choice Single Malt Whisky was awarded ‘Best English Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2019 and was recently awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020. 
 
RRP: £64.95 for 70cl (ABV 60.4%) Available from cotswoldsdistillery.com, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.
 
Rampur Select Indian Single Malt Whisky
This super premium malt whisky is distilled in traditional copper pot stills, matured at Rampur Distillery, India’s largest and oldest distillery dating back to 1943, in the foothills of the Himalayas and then non chill-filtered and bottled at 43%.
The unique distilling location of the Himalayan foothills exposes the whiskies to polar opposite climate conditions throughout the year, with the flavour of the famous Indian Summer giving Rampur Whiskies an added dimension and depth. Indian whisky matures significantly more quickly than other whiskies, such as Scotch and Irish Whisky.
Rampur Indian Single Malt Whisky is smooth, with a mellow taste with a long-lasting finish. It is distinctively malty, with creamy vanilla taste with hints of apricot, apple and sweet and wine-like finish
RRP: £49.95 for 70cl (ABV 43%) Available from: thewhiskyexchange.com
 
Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky
 
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt is a hand crafted single malt whisky matured in hand-selected American Bourbon barrels as well as European Oak Sherry casks chosen by Master Distiller, Anup Barik.
 
Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, the malt matures for two-thirds of its life in handpicked American Bourbon Barrels and a third in European Oak Sherry Casks at India’s largest distillery and is then non-chill-filtered and bottled at 45%. The combination of Rampur’s unique distilling and the double cask maturation process, sees this luxury Single Malt taking traditional Indian heritage and rooting it in contemporary culture. Delicate balsamic vanilla notes from the American white oak compliment the full-bodied aroma whilst rich caramel, dried dark fruits and spiced tonality from the European oak add to the depth of flavour.
 
RRP: £60 for 70cl (ABV 45%) Available exclusively from www.thewhiskyexchange.com 
 
J&B Rare Blended Scotch Whisky 
J&B Rare has been distilled, blended and bottled in Scotland since the 1930’s and is a blend of 42 malt and grain whiskies. The heart of J&B Rare is formed from the finest Speyside malts including Knockando, Glen Spey, Auchriosk and Strathmill. The blend is returned to the cask for a further three years’ maturation which brings together the bold flavours of the single malts with the lighter grain whiskies adding fullness and depth to the blend. 
This iconic whisky has become a recognised symbol of sophistication around the world and has transformed tastes and perception of blended whisky. J&B Rare is smooth with an elegant taste, fruity and aromatic on the nose and has a flavour that layers rich fruitiness and vanilla. As it is lighter than single malts it is the perfect addition to the cocktail cabinet.
RRP: £22.50 for 70cl (ABV 40%) Available to purchase from: Waitrosethewhiskyexchange.com masterofmalt.com and Justerini & Brooks
 
Cotswolds Dry Gin 
 
Cotswolds Dry Gin is a delectable blend of nine carefully-considered botanicals, including lavender from the Cotswolds and freshly-peeled pink grapefruit and lime zest. Cotswolds Distillery use over 10 times the amount of botanicals and do not chill filter the gin, which causes a beautiful pearlescent cloud to appear when ice or tonic is added, known as The Cloudy G&T.
 
RRP: £34.95 for 70cl (46% ABV). Available from Cotswoldsdistillery.comWaitroseMajesticOddbinsLaithwaitesHarvey NicholsSelfridges and Fortnum and Mason.
 
Lowlander Botanical Beers
 
Lowlander Beer is an award-winning brewery from The Netherlands – literally the Low Lands. Each of its botanically brewed beers has a unique story and a unique flavour. Lowlander’s ‘Chief Botanical Officer’, Frederik Kampman, worked for years in breweries and gin and genever distilleries in both The Netherlands and internationally. ‘As soon as I got into the world of distilling, I was gripped by the number of herbs and spices used. As a beer lover, I started to wonder what these botanicals could add to beer.’ 
And so, the idea for Lowlander Beer was born: unique, naturally delicious beers brewed with botanicals. Lowlander does not only use herbs and spices but also (re-)uses discarded botanicals such as Christmas tree needles for their Winter I.P.A. and reclaimed citrus peels from bars and restaurants for their 0.00% Wit beer.
 
The Lowlander Explorer Gift Pack includes 5 botanically brewed beers: 
 
1 x Lowlander 0.00% Beer 
1 x Lowlander Yuzu & Grapefruit
1 x Lowlander Grapefruit Pale Ale – 
1 x Lowlander I.P.A 
1 x Lowlander Islander Tropical Ale
 
RRP: £24 (ABV various). Available from NotOnTheHighStreet.com