The UK rum market is now the third largest in the world, meaning many dads would love to receive a bottle of sugarcane spirit this Father’s Day. A superb selection has been put online by House of Rum with great gift ideas for the weekend.
This carefully curated collection has been selected from the finest distilleries located throughout the Caribbean. Items include the Diablo Series – three award-winning aged rums – each one unique, in small batches that will never be repeated. And, for those who want to spend a little more money, there is also the House of Rum XO Reserve – Single Cask.
Only 140 bottles of this highly sought-after rum exist, and each comes with two beautiful hand-blown, hand-cut tumblers.
Diablo Aged Rum (43% ABV) £69 per 70cl bottle
Diablo Aged Rum is a smartly crafted rum offering great depth, beautiful aromas and a smooth finish. Blended from rums sourced from the famous rum-producing islands of the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, this is a spirit to truly savor.
Exceptionally smooth and clean, this aged rum has delicious flavors of red fruits with a little burnt sugar, ending in butterscotch and sherry notes. It is available to buy from House of Rum and houseofmalt.co.uk and next day delivery is available.
Perfectly distilled drams from Kentucky, USA are another gift idea for whiskey-loving dads. This selection of premium craft whiskeys — created by Lux Row Distillers on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — is the perfect drink to toast or gift dad on his big day.
Prices range from £29 for a bottle of Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey to £58 for Minor Case Rye whisky. They are available from Ocado, Oddbins and Master of Malt and next day delivery is available.
Ezra Brooks 99 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (75cl, 49.5% ABV) – £38.94, fromMaster of Malt
This builds on the spicy Bourbon rye mash taste of the brand’s flagship expression, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Charcoal-filtered for a smooth, chewy finish, Ezra Brooks 99 Proof’s enhanced flavor profile results from the higher ABV.
It also features an elevated look, with the liquid enclosed in a distinctive bottle embossed with a natural cork closure and highlighting the ’99’ proof spirit, making it the perfect addition to any lover’s collection. bourbon.
Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (70cl), 40% ABV – £29, Ocado
The perfect bourbon for those who love a whiskey-based cocktail as much as sipping straight or on the rocks, Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled at Lux Row Distillers located in the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. This easy-drinking bourbon has a peppery, warm finish.
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey (70cl, 45% ABV) – £30.95, Master of Malt
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey has notes of chocolate, leather, vanilla and spicy grain balanced by slightly sweet and woody tones. It is also charcoal filtered for a smooth and chewy finish.
Minor Case Rye Whiskey (70cl), 45% ABV – £58, Oddbins
This pure rye whiskey is finished in cream sherry casks for an unforgettable flavor with hints of butterscotch and dried fruit. Minor Case is a nod to its namesake, Minor Case Beam, great-grandfather of Stephen Beam who founded the famous Limestone Branch distillery in Kentucky. An exceptional distiller, Minor Case was making whiskey long before Prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy lives on through Stephen Beam’s passion for making the best whisky.
Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon (70cl), 46.5% ABV – £52, Ocado
A smooth and expertly selected straight Kentucky bourbon, Yellowstone Select is a masterful fusion of flavors from seventh-generation master distiller Stephen Beam. It features a blend of four- and seven-year-old straight Kentucky bourbons, each chosen to give this exclusive whiskey a taste that celebrates its family’s deep distilling roots.