Give the gift of great taste this Father's Day
Give the novelty socks, slippers and ties a miss this year and treat your dad to a gift steeped in heritage instead
This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 21 - a time to say thank you to all of the father figures in our lives, albeit perhaps in a slightly different way than we’ve been used to in previous years. It’s also a time to reminisce and celebrate our sense of family heritage and traditions, and all that has been passed on to us over the years by these father figures.
And no one understands heritage better than Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Situated on the rugged north coast of Ireland in its namesake village of Bushmills in County Antrim, The Old Bushmills Distillery is the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery and has been crafting great whiskey steeped in a unique tradition for over 400 years.
The Old Bushmills Distillery is one of the few ‘grain to glass’ distilleries in Ireland, which means that the whiskey is crafted with care in small batches on one site, rather than in different locations. Each stage of the whiskey-making process - from malt distilling and maturing, to blending and bottling - involves skills that have been handed down over centuries. Never compromising on the quality or heart of the spirit, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has a signature smooth taste and famous house style.
The Bushmills Single Malt range includes Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt, Bushmills 16 Year Old Single Malt and Bushmills 21 Year Old Single Malt. While each of these single malt whiskeys carries unique, refined and distinctive aromas, textures and flavours, every bottle delivers that same great taste of a resilient single malt distilling tradition.
There’s a Bushmills Single Malt to suit every whiskey lover, and what better way to raise a glass to your dad and share this moment together? So on this Father’s Day with a difference, give the usual novelty socks, slippers and ties a miss and give dad a gift that will make his day - a gift of great taste.
BUSHMILLS® 10 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT (RRP £32)
Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt is an approachable single malt whiskey, triple distilled from 100 per cent malted barley and matured for a minimum of 10 years in sherry-aged and bourbon-seasoned casks. Carefully balanced by Bushmills Master Blender, Helen Mulholland, Bushmills 10 Year Old is a delicate and quietly confident spirit with honey, vanilla and milk chocolate aromas and soft, woody notes to taste. This amber gold spirit has a precise flavour with a crisp, clean finish, making it a perfect Father’s Day gift for new and discerning whiskey drinkers alike.
BUSHMILLS® 16 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT (RRP £90)
Bushmills 16 Year Old is a premium single malt whiskey aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso sherry and bourbon-seasoned casks, before maturing for several months in port wine barrels. This unique maturation process imparts distinct notes of juicy fruits, toasted nuts and sweet spice in the whiskey, as well as a hint of ruby redness in colour. Ideal for Father’s Day gifting, this great whiskey is best enjoyed neat, or over ice.
BUSHMILLS® 21 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT (RRP £130)
Named Irish Single Malt of the Year for 2020 by renowned whiskey expert Jim Murray, this is a rare whiskey in scarce supply. It’s matured for a minimum of 19 years in a combination of Oloroso sherry and bourbon-seasoned casks, before being transferred to Madeira casks for a further two years. The result is dark chocolate and caramelised toffee aromas and a sip that clings to the palate, before releasing a mint-like burst with a long, delicate finish. This is a spirit of huge depth that should always be served neat - the ultimate addition to any whiskey enthusiast’s collection this Father’s Day.