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Father’s Day Gift Guide


Hey everyone! Father’s Day is almost upon us (on June 16 this year, do not forget!), and we know you will all be looking for some original ways to celebrate the fathers in your life. So, we thought of a few great gift ideas for the whisky-loving dads around the world.

A great whisky bottle

Father's Day gift: A bottle of Whisky


Of course, one of the best gifts for any whisky lover will be a bottle of one of his favourite drams. You can go classic and restock them on a whisky they love or do some research and try out alternatives similar to the person’s palate.

Are you looking for something new and different? You can find inspiration about some great new whisky categories worth trying out here!

A tasting set and whisky tasting at home

Father's Day gift: a whisky tasting Set


Not too sure about getting just one bottle? Then why not look for some of the fantastic tasting sets available around? Many come directly from distilleries, independent bottlers or subscription clubs. This way, you will give them a tasting experience to sip and cherish in their own time. And maybe this can open the doors to discovering new whiskies. Intrigued? Then why not check out our brand-new whisky-tasting pack? It is also integrated with a QR code that gives you access to a virtual tasting you and your dad can enjoy at home. It is a very tasty experience that you can share with Dad.

A whisky tour/distillery tour

Father's Day gift: Whisky Distillery Tour


Do you want the real deal, a taste-buds-on experience for the whisky-curious father? Then, a whisky tour in a distillery or across some unique whisky places is all you need! Find the nearest one to you, or make it an excuse to get on a wonderful whisky trip. At Once Upon a Whisky, we specialise in whisky tours around Glasgow and Edinburgh. Still, we have recently launched a series of incredible distillery trips that will take you to the best whisky spots across Scotland. There is one tour for every taste!

Whisky Books

Father's Day gift: Best Whisky Books

For anyone who wants to learn more about whisky, there is a great book waiting to be flicked through and absorbed, and they can make a great companion at home or on the go (some are legit fancy books that can inform and add a classy touch to a coffee table or a shelf). Find some of our favourite whisky books here. Another great one is Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert by Davin De Kergommeaux. Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey by Fred Minnick.

Another similar idea is a subscription to a good whisky magazine or an annual publication like the Malt Whisky Yearbook.

A fantastic poster/wall hanging.

Father's Day gift: Wall hangings, whisky maps


Are you looking for a present for someone who loves whiskies from around the world? Or someone who likes smart decor on their walls? Then whisky posters can be an original and excellent gift idea! From whisky flavour maps to tasting steps, as well as a movie-inspired collection, have a look at our unique and original whisky poster collection.

The right glass

Father's Day gift: Whisky glassware

Whisky can be enjoyed in containers of every shape or form; however, the right glass can take the tasting experience to another level! Look out for a Glencairn glass for the classic whisky-tasting option (the shape is wide at the bottom and smaller at the top to concentrate all the wonderful aromas from the whisky). Some versions are bigger, making space for an extra ice cube or smaller, for the lovers of a cheeky nightcap.

The Copitas glasses are also beautiful options for an in-depth tasting experience. However, if your person is more of an old-fashioned or on-the-rocks fan, get a set of tumblers, and you can’t go wrong. Cocktail lover? Highball glasses or some other creative shapes are all you need!

Alternatively, try crystal whisky glasses from Liiton to add a touch of elegance to any whisky-tasting occasion. Their sleek design enhances the visual appeal of the amber liquid, elevating the overall experience. Whether you prefer savouring a single malt or mixing up a classic cocktail, having the right glassware can make all the difference.

 Hip Flask

Father's Day gift: Hipflask for whisky


A classic tool for the whisky lover who likes to travel, hike mountains, camp, and always have a sip of liquid sunshine with them. There are so many to choose from—from personalised and funny options to elegant designs wrapped in tweed and leather. (It’s always worth checking the quality of the product so that a lower-standard inner part doesn’t ruin the pleasure of a great dram.)

Not sure? Gift cards are your friends.

Father's Day gift: Gift cards for a whisky tour


If you haven’t made up your mind yet or want to leave room for the person you are giving your gift to decide, why not get them a gift card? This will allow them to choose what they like the most and ensure that the present will not be recycled on another occasion! We have a selection of gift cards available for virtual tastings and walking tours, which can accommodate different pockets.

We hope you’ll find some inspiration and ideas here. For more, follow us on social media to learn more about the magic world of whisky.

Slàinte Mhaith!


Federica Stefani
Whisky Writer & Jornalist