Father’s Day is looming in Australia and unless your Dad has specifically asked for socks or undies, let’s try to use a little more imagination shall we? I’ve put together a collection of gifts for the gin-loving Dad that will let your him know that he definitely raised you right.
Poor Toms Fool Strength Gin
You know already that I am a big fan of Griff and Jesse’s work at Poor Toms in Sydney and when they told me a few months ago that they were planning an over-proof gin, I was really excited. 8 months on and they’ve finally released Poor Tom’s Fool Strength gin and it was definitely worth the wait!
At 52% ABV, it has a bolder a juniper flavour but is still of the same quality and smoothness that you get in the original.
$79.00 ~available from Poor Toms.
Santamanìa Reserva is a barrel-aged gin from the first urban distillery in Madrid. Using french oak that previously held Rioja, the team have adjusted the botanicals so that the gin flavour is retained, but with a hint of spice and a little vanilla. Delicious over ice or in a Negroni.
$60+ ~available from Master of Malt
Waterford Crystal London DOF Tumbler Pair
Share a gin old-fashioned with your Dad served up in these beauties and you’ll be his favourite child.
$249 for the pair ~available from Waterford Crystal.
Cocktail Kingdom Stirred Set
Everything Dad will need to make a great shaken drink.
Includes large and small Koriko® tins, Koriko® Hawthorne strainer, Mexican Beehive™ Juicer, ice cube mould and a Japanese Style Jigger.
$102.70 ~available from Cocktail Kingdom.
The Australian Spirits Guide by Luke McCarthy
You’ll have to give Dad an I.O.U for this one as it’s not released until 1st October, but I promise it will be worth it. Luke has unearthed sixty of Australia’s best spirits and covers the history, creation, tasting notes and serving suggestions. There is even a handy price guide included.
$30.75 ~ available from Booktopia.
Four Pillars Distillery Tee
If you’ve already shared the Four Pillars gin love with your Dad, then why not give him one of these great looking T-shirts? Designed by Australian illustrator Rohan Cain, this limited edition features Wilma, the first Four Pillars still.
$40 ~available from Four Pillars.
Jo Malone Black Cedarwood and Juniper Cologne
Described as seductive, modern and urban, you might not be able to resist keeping this one for yourself.
$95.00 (30ml) ~available from Jo Malone.
Let me know if you have any other gin gift ideas to share!